Investing in Future Lions
A gift to the Lion Champions Fund is an investment in the lives of our student-athletes that will pay dividends in their own lives and in our communities. We thank you for your interest in financially supporting your Lions, and choosing to invest in our student-athletes!
Community Success and Student-Athlete Leadership
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
LSC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year
The student-athlete led Responsible Lions group led numerous initiatives supporting holistic wellness.
Sports Management Graduate
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
Your Gift in Action
Increased Academic Resources
The Thrower Center is the premier student-athlete success center in Division II and continually provides Best In Class service in academics and student life.
Over the past four years, every athletic program has received a brand new locker room or locker room enhancement through the support of our donors.
Best In Class Travel
Since 2015, over 50 Lion Athletics teams have qualified for NCAA postseason, and LCF support has assisted in making sure they travel in comfort and have plenty of time to arrive at road contests to prepare.
Expanded Sports Medicine Facilities
Lion Sports Medicine has had its capabilities to serve multiple teams at once expanded in the Field House, Memorial Stadium and west campus facilities.
Impact of Your Gift
- $5/MONTH ($60 annually): Varsity L Club Membership Young Alumni Only
- $10/MONTH ($120 annually): Average cost of uniform or a student-athlete travel trip
- $50/MONTH ($600 annually): Average cost for books per semester
- $200/MONTH ($2,400 annually): Sports Performance / strength and conditioning equipment
- $416.66/MONTH ($5,000 annually): F.A.S.T.E.R. Program Food service and nutrition
- $10,000: Average cost of tuition and fees per year (fall, spring and summer)
Ways to Give
You can make a donation in the following ways:
Make an easy secure donation online.
Give by Mail
Checks can be mailed to:
Lion Champions Fund
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Give by Phone
We can take a credit card secure payment over the phone. Please call 903.468.8760.
Automatic Monthly Payment Plans
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!”
“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!”
Lion Football Announces Full 2023 Schedule
By Lion Athletics COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team has announced its full schedule for the 2023 season, which features four home games.The Lions, under first year coach Clint Dolezel, are scheduled to play four non-conference games and play a full Southland Conference schedule, facing all seven other teams in the conference. For […]
National Champion! J.T. Smith Wins 60-Meter Dash at USA Track and Field Indoor Championships
By Lion Athletics ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s track and field sprinter J.T. Smith is a national champion once again after winning the 60 meter dash at the 2023 USA Track and Field Indoor Championships on Saturday afternoon. A welcome back celebration is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Field […]
Joe Morales Named Head Volleyball Coach
By Lion Athletics Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced the hiring of Joe Morales as the next coach of the Lion Volleyball program. Morales comes to A&M-Commerce with 14 years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I and Division II levels. “We are excited to welcome Joe to the Lion family,” A&M-Commerce Interim Director of […]
Lion Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2023
By Lion Athletics Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced four individuals and one team for the 2023 Lion Athletics Hall of Fame Class, as well as the Bobby Fox Award recipient, and the newest members of the Lion Athletics Hall of Honor.The Hall of Fame class includes the 2006-07 Women’s Basketball team, who advanced to the […]
Celeste Vela Signs to Play Professionally With K.S. Tirana of Albania
By Lion Athletics TIRANA, Albania – Former Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball player Celeste Vela has signed her first contract to play professionally with K.S. Tirana, a club volleyball team in Albania, after finishing her storied Lion career. Vela, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, will compete in three tournaments over three months while with K.S. Tirana. […]
Lion Athletics Excels in Classroom in Fall 2022
By Lion Athletics COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce student-athletes continued their excellence in the classroom during the fall 2022 semester.As many of the A&M-Commerce student-athletes competed in NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference for the first time, the athletic department recorded a cumulative grade point of average of 3.25, marking the 14th consecutive semester […]
A Look Back at the Fall Semester
By Lion Athletics Lion Nation—As Fall sports season comes to a close, we have learned that we are right where we belong in our transition to Division 1. We have had many successes on and off the fields and courts, and we know the best is yet to come!Fall Highlights Loin Athletics in the Community […]
Clint Dolezel Hired as A&M-Commerce Head Football Coach
By Lion Athletics Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced the hiring of Lion Athletics Hall of Famer Clint Dolezel as the 21st head coach in the history of the Lion Football program on Wednesday morning. One of only three documented three-sport athletes in school history, Dolezel enjoyed a 13-year professional career with the Arena Football League […]
Five Earn All-Southland Conference Honors
By Lion Athletics FRISCO – Five members of the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team earned all-Southland Conference recognition in their first season in the conference as announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning.The Lions had four on the first team and one on the second team. A&M-Commerce went 5-6 in 2022 overall and 3-3 […]
Mitchell Named SLC Freshman of the Year, Five Earn All-SLC Honors
By Lion Athletics FRISCO – In its first season in NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference, five members of the Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team received all-conference recognition on Wednesday morning, highlighted by Mya Mitchell being named the conference’s Freshman of the Year.Joining Mitchell (Dallas – Mesquite Horn) on the conference honor roll are […]
The Varsity L Club
The A&M-Commerce/ET Association of Former Student-Athletes – is an organization formed to reconnect former student-athletes to our university and Lion Athletics.
Just four years ago, we had less than 300 accurate former student-athlete contact points, and that number is increasing every day!
Join TODAY by updating your contact information and securing your spot with a $30 donation to the LCF. You will receive a Varsity L Club decal, and your sport specific sticker with your registration and gift.
Meet our Department
- Lion Champions Fund
- P.O. Box 3011
- Commerce, TX 75429-3011