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 …
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 NC…
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 o…
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 fie…
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 Champions 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!”
By Lion Athletics FRISCO – Three Texas A&M University-Commerce football players earned all-Southland Conference honors on Wednesday morning, with all three landing on first team defense.In 2023, the Lions finished with the third best total defense and third best passing offense during conference play. Levi Drake Rodriguez (Georgetown – Eastview) is named to first team […]
By Lion Athletics COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce Director of Athletics Jim Curry has appointed Josiah Castro as the Deputy Athletics Director for Revenue Generation. Castro, who comes to A&M-Commerce following a four-year stint at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is tasked with growing revenue streams for Lion Athletics and the Lion Champions Fund, in addition to […]
By Lion Athletics JONESBORO, Ark. –Benz Far-Arun won the Lady Red Wolves Classic in thrilling fashion on Tuesday afternoon at Sage Meadows Club, securing the win in the fourth playoff hole.After 54 holes, Far-Arun (Bangkok, Thailand) and Little Rock’s Anna Dawson were tied with a score of 211. Far-Arun had to birdie her 18th hole […]
By Lion Athletics KINDER, La. – Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball forward Jerome Brewer Jr. is selected to second team preseason all-Southland Conference on Tuesday morning, while the Lions are picked seventh in the preseason poll.Brewer Jr. (Camden, N.J.) is among the 11 preseason honorees on the two all-conference teams, which are voted by the […]
By Lion Athletics KINDER, La. – The Southland Conference announced the 2023-24 preseason women’s basketball poll on Tuesday morning and the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team was picked eighth.The poll was announced as part of the Southland Conference Basketball Media Day at the Coushetta Casino Resort in Kinder.The SLC preseason polls are voted on […]
By Lion Athletics Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes back the 1983 Lion Football team, on the 40-year anniversary of the conference championship team, on October 21 as part of the Homecoming weekend festivities. The team will be recognized on the field during the game against Nicholls and the team members are also invited to take part […]
By Lion Athletics BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time since moving up to NCAA Division I, Texas A&M University-Commerce knocked off a Power Five conference team with the Lion Volleyball taking a five-set win over Alabama on Friday afternoon at Bartow Arena. Earlier in the day, the Lions fell in three sets to Tarleton. […]
By Lion Athletics COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce cross country teams have announced the schedule for the 2023 season.A&M-Commerce is slated to compete in five races during the 2023 season, with three coming in Texas. The season begins on September 1 at the McMurry Big Country Festival in Abilene.The Lions then head to the […]
By Lion Athletics FRISCO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team has its target set for the 2023 season after being picked second in the preseason Southland Conference poll on Friday afternoon.The Lions, who finished third in the regular season a year ago, reached the SLC Tournament championship match in 2022. A&M-Commerce enters its second […]
By Lion Athletics Lion Nation, It’s hard to believe, but today marks my 100th day as your Director of Athletics. I want to take a moment to highlight the incredible work being done by our team in athletics and provide you with an update on some initial observations and insight into where we’re going next. […]