Sport Specific Investment
Directly support the Bengal team(s) of your choice.
Now in Year 2, the Champions Fund provides support for the Department of Athletics in areas of greatest need that advance our mission of leading the Big Sky Conference academically, athletically, and in the culture and experience available for Bengal student-athletes. Donations to the Champions Fund are used at the discretion of the Athletic Director, and will help the Bengals compete for and win championships by providing student-athletes and coaches with the essential tools they need.
All Quarterback Club donations directly support Idaho State Football and membership includes exclusive access to the program. Contributions allow Coach Phenicie to provide the team with new equipment, pre and post-workout nutrition, and essential assistant coaching positions that help the Bengals compete at the highest level in the Big Sky. Last year, QB Club members helped fund new weights and bars for the Jared Allen Strength and Conditioning Center and the cost of the Academic Champions Dinner, which rewards strong academic performance every semester.
All Cage Club donations directly support Idaho State Men’s Basketball and membership includes exclusive access to the program. Contributions allow Coach Looney to provide the team with items they need in order to recruit and retain the best student-athletes in the Big Sky. Last year, Cage Club members helped fund a Hypervolt Massage Gun to assist with warmup, stretching, and recovery, new uniforms for the 2020-21 season, and two Dr. Dish Shooting Machines which have been instrumental in allowing players to get more shots up at practice. This year’s donations will help provide an updated film room in Reed Gym and increased funding for recruiting and team travel.
Fast Break Club
All Fast Break Club donations directly support Idaho State Women’s Basketball and membership includes exclusive access to the program. Contributions allow Coach Sobolewski to provide the team with items they need in order to recruit and retain the best student-athletes in the Big Sky. Items needed immediately include laptops for every member of the team, an increased budget for recruiting and team travel, and funding for a new film room in Reed Gym which will also benefit Men’s Basketball and Volleyball.
Caddie Club donations directly support Idaho State Golf and they are essential to the success of the program. Last year, Caddie Club donations helped purchase BirdieBall indoor putting greens, mirrors, and mat accessories, six embroidered Ping golf bag travel cases for air travel, and funding for travel, equipment, and team apparel. This fall, Coach Atkins is seeking donations to help offset the costs of two indoor simulators that will allow the team to train year-round no matter what weather SE Idaho brings.
Keeper Club donations directly support Idaho State Soccer and they are essential to the success of the program. Last year, contributions to Soccer helped purchase Beyond Pulse heart rate and GPS monitors to improve student-athlete health and performance, an iPad to efficiently analyze the team’s performance, and weighted PUGG goals to increase productivity in training sessions on any surface, which are durable and flexible and nearly impossible to break. Coach Brereton is seeking donations to help fund upgrades to the beautifully renovated Davis Field including barrier netting so the team is able to train at the same time as Track and Field.
Winged Foot Club
Winged Foot Club donations directly support Idaho State Track and Field / XC and they are essential to the success of the program. Last year, contributions to Track and Field / XC helped purchase 50 new hurdles which were critical as the Bengals hosted the Big Sky Conference Championships. Funds also allowed for upgrades to Centennial Course that included much needed maintenance and widening of the course, and event indicator boards and computers were purchased to provide live results. These have been needed for a long time and represented a major upgrade to meet management, as well as student-athlete and fan experience.
Match Point Club
Match Point Club donations directly support Idaho State Volleyball and they are essential to the success of the program. Last year, contributions to Volleyball allowed Coach Stuart to purchase a state-of-the-art HUDL video exchange and practice video storage. In addition, new couches were made possible for the team room in an effort to give the players a “home away from home” when studying and spending time with each other. This year, an anonymous donor has offered an exciting match for the program! All donations through the #Prepare2ROAR campaign up to $7,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.
The Baseline Club was established in 2021 to allow for donations to be allocated directly to ISU Men's Tennis. Formerly the Ace Club, which supported both the men's and women's tennis programs, contributions have recently helped second-year Head Coach Alexander Free update the Idaho State Tennis Center with newly branded nets and scoreboards. In addition, state-of-the-art lockers were installed in the team room by ISU benefactor, Chris Kobus, and a new stringing machine was purchased for the team. In the 2021-22 academic year, Baseline Club funds will help offset the cost of resurfacing the indoor courts and will provide updated wide-angle cameras and new on-court equipment.
Donations to the Ace Club directly support Idaho State Women’s Tennis and enhancements for the program. Since 2015, Head Coach Gretchen Maloney has used Ace Club funds to provide new equipment, Adidas apparel, and unique tournament experiences for the team. In the 2021-22 academic year, Ace Club funds will provide the team with new practice equipment and will help offset the cost of resurfacing the courts in the Idaho State Tennis Center, benefiting both the men's and women's tennis programs and community members who utilize the facility.
On Deck Circle
On Deck Circle donations directly support Idaho State Softball and they are essential to the success of the program. Last year, contributions to Softball helped purchase two pitching machines, 20 dozen balls, and team parkas for training and competing in whatever weather SE Idaho brings. Coach Brown is seeking donations to build her support base as she sets the tone for the future of Bengal Softball. Items needed immediately include new uniforms for the 2021 season and an Easton Double Barrel GHOST -10 bat for each team member.
Strength and Conditioning
Help our 300+ Bengal student-athletes behind the scenes with a donation to Strength & Conditioning. This fund is utilized year-round by Head Coach Brandon Stephens and his staff to provide student-athletes with state-of-the-art equipment, personalized training software, and pre and post workout nutrition. The Jared Allen Strength & Conditioning Center is where it all starts for your favorite Idaho State teams and support to the strength program helps fuel the Bengals as they prepare to compete for championships in the Big Sky Conference.
Each year the Bengal Dance Team and ISU Cheer Squad are on the sidelines generating excitement and promoting campus spirit. You can also see them active at numerous campus and community events. As student-athletes, they spend hours strength-training and perfecting each step, not only to make fans cheer but to compete.
This year, your Bengals will be heading to national in Florida together to compete for a National title. You can SUPPORT YOUR SIDELINES and send our teams to the national competition. Your donation will help fund airfare, hotels, uniforms and event registration.
For more information contact:
Associate AD for Development
Office: (208) 282-4503