Football Championship Fund

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.

Additional details on the 1100 Club

How You Can Help

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

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

For More Information

Mike Dabbs
Associate AD for Tickets and Chippewa Athletic Fund
CAF Football Contact:
(989) 774-2472

John Bonamego, head football coach: (989) 774-3896

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


Completed Championship Fund Initiatives

• Hall of Champions Project (remodeled team meeting room, graphic displays of program history throughout the facility, new office furniture and computers for all coaches offices)
• Locker Room Improvement - addition of new wooden lockers, players' lounge, graphic displays throughout the complex
• Training Table
• Weight training equipment
• Enhanced video technology (recruiting, practice and scouting)
• Supplement operating budget (focus on team travel, equipment and apparel)

Current Championship Fund Initiatives

Enhanced Video Technology

Up-to-date video technology will allow our student-athletes instant access to reviewing opponents and their own performances from games and practice sessions. It will also allow the staff to immeasurably upgrade opponent analysis and put us in a position to prepare our players for ultimate game success.

One-Time Cost: $50,000

Facility Improvement

With more than $350,000 already raised toward these efforts, to date we have made the following championship-caliber improvements:

• A new team room that includes seating, graphics, and projection units
• New trophy cases and artifact displays
• A recruting lounge and meeting area
• An exciting mural of CMU football history. 

We have one of the best facilities in the country but additional improvements are needed to maximize recruting efforts and create an environment that illustrates the dynamic force that is CMU football.

The final stage of this initiative is the addition of a new staff meeting room. The layout of our crrent space makes it very difficult for our entire staff to meet in this area.

One-Time Cost: $500,000
($350,000 already raised)

Daily Operations Fund

Daily operations of a Division I football program are very demanding and ever-changing. Growing this fund will allow us to keep up with this changing and competitive environment, daily helping us strive for and maintain a championship program.

Cost: $100,000


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