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 Baseball to:

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

For More Information
Shane Starr
Assistant Director/Chippewa Athletic Fund
CAF Baseball Contact
starr1sj@cmich.edu
(989) 774-2174

Steve Jaksa, head baseball coach:
(989) 774-4392

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

From the Desk of Steve Jaksa:

Baseball Champions,

To date, our program has captured 12 conference titles in school history. We are very proud of our accomplishments and we recognize that in many ways it is a partnership among our many supporters. The financial commitments of our former letter winners, parents, fans and friends to our Chippewa Club and Championship Fund accounts makes playing for Championships possible. These areas are vital to the overall growth and continued success of our program.

In order for us to play for championships each year we must supplement our operating budget on a yearly basis. Your gift goes directly into our program and provides us the means to continually strive for excellence as we enhance the championship culture in our baseball program.

We can only achieve our collective vision for excellence with your continued loyalty and trust. Thanks in advance for giving us the resources needed to be a champion.

Steve Jaksa
Head Baseball Coach


Completed Championship Fund Initiatives

  • New Batting cages
  • Keilitz clubhouse improvements - flooring, cabinets, trophy display cases, electronic upgrades for the players to view game video.
  • Addition of fully enclosed practice field
  • Several aesthetic upgrades to Theunissen Stadium
  • Continuous technology upgrades - (1) TV
  • 1/3 outfield wall padding
  • Outfield Wall Padding
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Keilitz Clubhouse Air-Conditioning
  • "Continuing the Tradition" Wall Upgrades
  • VIP Reception/Special Events Area
  • Batting Cage Shell
  • New Batting Cage Net
  • Junior Hack Attack Baseball Pitching Machine
  • Samsung Energy Star Refrigerator


Current Championship Fund Initiatives

Additional Cement Work/Adding Astro Turf to Batting Cage Area

To help improve the quality of our offensive training, we'd like to add new Astro Turf in our batting cages. The surface area is 135' long by 12' wide. This upgrade will help to extend the life of our batting cages by withstanding the rigors of extensive daily use.

Astro Turf Cost: Approximately $1.25/square foot; $5,205 total

Wood Lockers for Umpire Room

We would like to improve our current umpire room with the addition of new wooden lockers. We would like to add a total of 6 wooden lockers to the room. We hope that the addition of these lockers will enhance the experience for all umpires who travel to Theunissen Stadium.

Cost: $3,000

e-Hack Attack Electronic Baseball Pitching Machine

The baseball e-Hack Attack is a programmable pitching machine. In seconds it will be able to dial in any change in speed, location and pitch type to deliver any fastball, right or left hand breaking pitch, sliders or change-ups. Pitches can be set in any sequence to allow a hitter to work on weaknesses or to prepare for an upcoming pitcher. With the complete vision and timing of the Hack Attack, this unit will provide the most realistic batting practice possible, it will be just like a live pitcher.

Cost: $9,500

Keilitz Clubhouse Enhancements

he Keilitz Clubhouse is more than just a space for our players to hang their uniforms. It is a place for them to socialize and relax after a long day on the field or in class, in order to enhance their experience we are looking to add a new television and a PA/sound system in the PDC for our players.

Cost: $9,000

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