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

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

For More Information

Brian Brunner, CAF track and cross country contact:
(989) 774-1219
Mark Guthrie, Director of track & field and cross country:
(989) 774-3729

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


Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Championship Fund

MGFirst I would like to personally thank you for the previous support you have shown our programs. Your contributions to the Track & Field and Cross Country Championship Fund are vital to the success of our programs.

Second, the coaching staff and I have identified some initiatives that go above and beyond what we can afford through the traditional operating budget. We believe these initiatives are critical to restoring CMU’s reputation as a championship program in the Mid-American Conference and on the national stage.   

With the collective dedication of the student-athletes, coaching staff, alumni, letter winners and donors; I am confident we will continue to develop a championship program everyone can be proud of.

It is my hope that our student-athletes can count on your assistance.

Mark Guthrie
Director of Cross Country/Track and Field

Completed Championship Fund Initiatives

• Construction of new offices inside of Jack Skoog Indoor Track
• Championship and All-American Displays for Jack Skoog Indoor Track
• New School Record Boards for Jack Skoog Indoor Track
• Team travel to elite competitions and out of region events
• Required and enhanced equipment purchases

Current Championship Fund Initiatives

Elite Travel

To continue building our men's and women’s programs, it is important that our elite student-athletes have the ability to compete against the best athletes in premier competitions across the United States.  

One-Time Cost: $20,000

Aesthetic Upgrades to Track & Field/Cross Country Facilities in the IAC

Our goal is that the look, feel and functionality of our facilities in the Indoor Athletic Center should be unparalleled in the Mid-American Conference. Visual and aesthetic upgrades go beyond creating a “wow factor” for visiting recruits and guests, they serve as a reminder to current athletes and staff that they are part of a special program with a rich history. It is our aim that improvements throughout the IAC, including our men’s and women’s team locker rooms, will convey the impression that we are a championship caliber program and will help us share the stories of past individual and team champions. These upgrades would also include providing our coaches with the latest technology and identifying new work areas to allow our fine staff members to recruit and instruct at the highest level possible.

One Time Cost: $50,000