The McKendree Bearcat Booster Club (MBBC) is the fundraising arm for McKendree University Athletics. Supported by individuals and businesses alike, the MBBC provides funds that support program operations and facility enhancements for more than 800 student-athletes. Gifts to the MBBC support athletic programs in the following ways:
• Enhancement of athletic budgets supporting 26 sports programs
• Equipment, uniforms and supplies
• Improvements and repairs of fields and facilities
The MBBC is dedicated to providing an exceptional athletic experience for the student-athletes at McKendree University through annual contributions. Members include alumni, former student-athletes, parents, faculty, staff and friends who are dedicated to the advancement of Bearcat Athletics. In our inaugural year of the MBBC, 650 individuals and businesses became charter members.
McKendree University is committed to providing our student-athletes with the necessary means to represent the University and maintain the highest standards of excellence, both academically and athletically. In fact, in fiscal year 2013-2014, McKendree University had 19 student-athletes earn the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award and 180 student-athletes earned Academic All-GLVC Honors. In keeping with this vision, the McKendree University Athletic Department benefits directly from contributions to the Bearcat Booster Club. No matter how much you choose to donate, every gift provides necessary resources to compete at the NCAA Division II level.