Soccer Championship Fund

We would first like to thank the supporters of the Central Michigan University Women’s Soccer Team.  The women’s soccer program has come along way, with a large part of that success due to the support of people like you through the Chippewa Club.  

We are excited to introduce to you a new initiative, created by the Chippewa Club, called the Championship Fund.  The Championship Fund is a list of needs that go above and beyond our traditional operating expenditures that will assist us as we strive to be a championship level program in the Mid-American Conference and at the regional and national level.

With the combined dedication of our student-athletes, coaching staff, past letter winners and donors there is no doubt that we will continue to compete at a championship level. We hope to count on you to assist us as we continue to elevate our program.

Peter McGahey
Head Soccer Coach



Completed Championship Fund Initiatives


• Covered team benches
• Locker room enhancements
• Expanded spring schedule (increased dates, travel and quality of opponents)
• Office improvements
• Vertimax equipment






Additional Details

Championship Fund gifts can be added to Chippewa Club membership donations to upgrade your club membership level. Chippewa Champions must be members of the Chippewa Club to receive benefits.

Donors will receive university receipts for their gift(s).

Pledges can be made for multiple years.

How You Can Help

• Make an online gift
• Send a check payable to CMU Soccer to:

Chippewa Athletic Fund
Carlin Alumni House
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

For More Information

Brian Brunner, CAF soccer contact: (989) 774-1219
Peter McGahey, head soccer coach: (989) 774-1123

E-mail us to request additional information about this Championship Fund.

Current Championship Fund Initiatives


Facility Improvements

To be a championship level program we need to play and look like champions. Enhancements to the field, looker room, and coaching offices will give us the championship look that will benefit us in recruiting, fan attendance, and growth of the soccer program.

One-Time Cost: $34,000
-Office improvement: $2,000
-Locker improvement: $6,000
-Soccer field landscaping: $7,000
-Field banners: $3,000
-Bench covers: $16,000


We are looking to enhance the equipment that is key to the development of our players. 

Practice goals, large and small, will help to improve the technical development of our players. Back nets are used to keep soccer balls off the field hockey field and field hockey balls off the soccer field. The video equipment will be used to review game and practice film to improve on-field performance

One-Time Cost: $24,500
-Goals (large): $9,000
-Goals (small): $3,000
-Video equipment: $2,500
-Polar Heart Rate Monitors: $10,000


Out-of-Region Travel

These trips are very important as we strive to maintain our championship program. The out-of-region travel allows us to be exposed to better opponents as we prepare for conference victories. The preseason trip is a way for the team to bond, prepare for the season, and develop a championship focus prior to the actual start of the season.

Annual Cost: $13,000

Staff Development


Raising money for a second assistant coach would directly benefit our student-athletes. It would allow additional instruction that would otherwise not be available. 

Professional development is important because it allows the coaches to further their knowledge of the game. Whether it be from clinics or earning additional soccer licenses/certifications, these education enhancements will help us train our women to compete at a championship level.


Annual Cost of Second Assistant: $10,000

Annual Cost of Professional Development: $3,000