Thank you for your interest in supporting Central Michigan track & field and cross country, specifically through the Chippewa Champions program. Your support will be directed right to the projects the staff has identified as those that will make a significant impact on the team's success. A list of these initiatives can be found below, along with benefits, incentives and special events just for members.

With your help, together we can be Chippewa Champions!

  Dr. and Mrs. Barry M. Alexia
John and Cathy Belco
Scott Binder
Eric Curtiss
Craig and Marian Fuller
Mark and Dawn Guthrie
Shaun and Lisa Holtgreive
Matt and Jill Kaczor
Jim Knapp
Bruno Pauletto
Karen Spevak and Dan Polz
Bill and Adrienne Taylor 
Tony and Kim Voisin
Bryan and Monica Wieferich - Waddell & Reed, Inc.

Chippewa Champions is designed to provide benefits that bring our champions closer to the programs of their choice.

  • Exclusive logo apparel
  • Exclusive communication, including audio e-mail updates from Director Mark Guthrie
  • At least two exclusive events and an invitation to the postseason awards banquet
  • Web site recognition

We invite you to take a look at some of the initiatives the track & field and cross country program has identified as worthy of its championship funds. In becoming a Chippewa Champion, you play a significant part in ensuring these projects are completed. [Championship Fund initiatives]

Chippewa Champions Event –
In developing a single united entity with Chippewa Champions, we wanted to have an event that recognizes ALL of our members no matter which sport they support. This event will likely occur in conjunction with Homecoming – a time of year when many people return to campus. Homecoming is bigger than just a football game and this event is bigger than any single program.

Track & Field and Cross Country Event A spirit of togetherness between our programs and their closest friends is what lies at the heart of Chippewa Champions. One in-season and one out-of-season event will be held to celebrate and recognize the Men's Track & Field and Cross Country Chippewa Champions – the people who help make success possible. Information regarding time and place will be placed on this page, or you may contact the Chippewa Athletic Fund liaison listed below.

Event #1: Chippewa Invitational- We would like to invite our Chippewa Champions and their guests to experience the excitement of the Chippewa Invitational on Friday, January 13, 2012. Each Chippewa Champion will receive complimentary admission for themselves and a guest. You will also get an exclusive view of the action by sitting in our special reserved seating section. There will be a pre and post meet social gathering where we hope you will be able to interact with the coaching staff, student athletes, and other supporters of CMU Track and Cross Country.

Event #2: Post-season Banquet- Only Chippewa Champions will receive an exclusive invite to this special post season event. We invite each champion and a guest to join us as we celebrate what we are sure will be another successful season. Come relive every accomplishment and help us say goodbye to our seniors. This event includes complimentary admission for each Chippewa Champion and a guest. The event will take place on a date to be determined, so stay tuned for information regarding date, time, and location.

Our former Chippewa student-athletes are among the greatest resources for current athletes. You are a link to our tradition of greatness and your achievements beyond Mount Pleasant extend our reach by bringing notoriety and prestige to our programs. CMU Athletics has success today, in large part, because of our special alumni.

Chippewa Champions presents a unique opportunity for our programs and letterwinners to re-connect. It allows our former letterwinners to remain a part of the inner circle of CMU Athletics and to contribute financially to the success of current and future student-athletes. In becoming a Chippewa Champion, our former athletes ensure that their positive impact on the program didn't end after their final competitive performance.

For additional information, please contact:

Brian Brunner
Director/Chippewa Athletic Fund

Track & Field and Cross Country CAF Liaison
(989) 774-1219