Thank you for your interest in supporting Central Michigan men's basketball, 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!


Paul and Maryanke Alexander
John and Sue Bradac
Don and Kim Chiodo, Edward Jones Investments
Keno and Krista Davis
Thomas and Sharon Davis
Barry and Debra DeLau
Jim and Carol Erickson
Kevin and Alesha Gamble
Kyle and Angela Gerdeman
Stephen Hoedt
Jim and Karen Holton
Dennie Howe
Tyrone and Ronda Jordan
Bill and Carla Kanine
Jason and Ginger Kaufman
John and Carole Kulhavi
Ken and Vivian Kopke
Nancy and Pat McGuirk
Bill and Karen Mordica
Dave and Marcia Outwin
Dan and Luke Pohl
Walt and Marian Schneider
Stan and René Shingles
Grant Skomski and Mary Jane Flanagan
Jeff and Alison Smith
John and Jeannette Smith
Rich Swindlehurst
Rick and Lisa Swindlehurst
Garth and Marcia Williamson 
Ron and Jean Zyzelewski



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 the head coach
  • At least two exclusive events and an invitation to an end-of-the-year gathering 
  • Game program and web site recognition


We invite you to take a look at some of the initiatives the men's basketball 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.

Men's Basketball Event A spirit of togetherness between our programs and their closest friends is what lies at the heart of Chippewa Champions. At least one in-season and one out-of-season event will be held to celebrate and recognize the Men's Basketball 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:  - Join us on Friday, October 18, with our Men’s Basketball Chippewa Champion preseason event! We are inviting the best friends of CMU Basketball to watch a closed practice session from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to be followed by dinner with coaches and players in the McGuirk Arena Upper Club Lounge. We will also distribute our new Men’s Basketball Chippewa Champion membership gear at this event so we would love to have as many of our Chippewa Champions in attendance as possible! We ask that you please RSVP to this event by no later than Tuesday, October 15, by contacting the Chippewa Athletic Fund at 989-774-6680 or by email at



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

Men's Basketball CAF Liaison
(989) 774-1219