Community Success and Student-Athlete Leadership
NBA All-Star Game
For the third time in two years, the Lion Student-Athlete Advisory Council granted a life changing wish and sent a family to the NBA All-Star Game.
Public Health Graduate Houston, TX
LSC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year
The student-athlete led Responsible Lions group led numerous initiatives supporting holistic wellness.
Sports Management Graduate Pflugerville, TX
Campbell Trophy Semifinalist – LSC Fred Jacoby Academic Athlete of the Year
The Lions won third place in the 2020 Division II Award of Excellence for the student-athlete led #MakeItImportant Initiative.
The Impact of Your Support
Being a part of this amazing program has helped me so much in developing and growing individually away from home. Everyone took me in and I love the family environment. The support is not just in my volleyball career, but in academics too. I've been developing the skills I need to be successful in life. I feel so blessed and grateful to be part of this university.
The community and supporters in Commerce are so welcoming. I chose to come here because of the culture and ability our team has to win. Thanks to the support and generosity of this university and our LCF donors, I have the opportunity to win an NCAA Championship, pursue my dream of competing in the Olympic Games, and earn a college degree.
In all my years of being a Lion, I have greatly appreciated the love and support of our fans and donors! Their belief in our program motivates me to work hard every day in hopes of soon winning a national championship. I am also grateful for the opportunity to pursue a higher education and play the game I love.
I was brought up in a family who had an eager desire to win. I fell in love with the university, and appreciate the support from previous champions, Lion fans, and our LCF Donors. Everyone here has the desire for student-athletes to win on the field, in the classroom, and in life. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Your Gift in Action
Ways to Give
You can make a donation in the following ways:
Make an easy secure donation online.
Checks can be mailed to:
Lion Champions Fund
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
We can take a credit card secure payment over the phone. Please call 903.468.8760.
Automatic payment plans are an easy way to split your gift into smaller payments. To set up a personal plan please contact the Lion Champions Fund Staff by calling 903.468.8760.
Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift program, request the appropriate form from your employer and send it in with your gift.
In some situations, gifts or goods/services will be accepted in lieu of a cash contribution. All gifts-in-kind must be approved by the Lion Champions Fund.
Why We Give
“We enjoy helping young people who are working to improve them- selves both academically and physically. Athletics can mean so much to a university well beyond the student-athletes, involving the band, cheerleaders, dance squad, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and more, creating a true esprit de corps, a sense of community and yes, a PRIDE. Truth is, most people hear about a university via its athletic programs and therefore they are even more important.”
“Our family is proud to support the Thrower Student-Athlete Success Center and other Lion Athletics Scholarship Fund initiatives. We are so honored to impact student success through the LCF and celebrate champions in the classroom and in competition. Go Lions!”
Janis and Ralph Stroope
“Ralph and I give because we know how hard the student-athletes work to put Commerce on the map! Our gifts provide a better experience for them, and will help them reach their goals and dreams. It is ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS!”
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