Athletic Philanthropic Priorities
Without a doubt, the greatest supporter of the Blue Streaks continues to be the Blue Gold Club, which provides resources to enhance the student-athlete experience.
Since it’s inception in 1982, the Blue Gold Club has been the official booster club for varsity athletics at John Carroll University. The Club has been instrumental in providing additional support for facility renovations & enhancements, training improvements, capital support for individual teams, awards, recognition, in addition to other athletic support that benefits ALL varsity student-athletes.
Gifts to the Blue Gold Club will support JCU Athletics' current and most pressing needs.
Direct support to each individual varsity athletic team is instrumental in ensuring that each coach is able to provide an amazing student-athlete experience. The creation of funds dedicated to supporting individual teams (restricted operating funds and endowed funds) allows the coaches of each team the ability to enhance the team experience and fund opportunities and experiences over and beyond what annual budgets cover. Enhanced experiences assist in recruiting exceptional student-athletes to matriculate to John Carroll and provide lifelong memories for JCU student-athletes.
This fund will empower and enable the Senior Director of Athletics to address funding challenges that the athletic department faces on a year to year basis. Some years the women's volleyball team requires new uniforms, the football team might need an equipment upgrade, or the coach of a specific team might need an increased coaching or training stipends. JCU has 21 Varsity athletic teams and each year they present unforeseen challenges that can be addressed by this fund.