TopCat Club FAQs
WHAT IS THE TOPCAT CLUB?
The TopCat Club exists as a support organization to Linfield's 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams and the over 450 students who participate in athletics each year. Support from the TopCat Club has been essential in maintaining and expanding each of these programs.
The mission of the TopCat Club is to provide students with an outstanding athletic and academic experience and to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the Linfield athletics program.
At Linfield, we continually strive to improve facilities and annual funding so that our teams may compete at the highest level. Less than half of the athletic department's annual operating budget comes from the college's general fund. The balance is generated through a wide variety of external sources, including annual contributions to the Linfield TopCat Club.
WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED?
By contributing to the TopCat Club, you can truly make a tangible difference in our continuing quest for excellence in every arena of competition.
Without the help of TopCat Club contributions, the Linfield athletic program could not continue to excel regionally and prosper at the national level. Though we are a small private college, Linfield has long strived to compete at the highest level of sports.
WHERE WILL MY CONTRIBUTIONS GO?
Donations benefit all 19 varsity sports programs. Resources provided by the TopCat Club have been a major factor in Linfield receiving the prestigious McIlroy-Lewis trophy three of the last five years as the Northwest Conference's top sports program.
Special needs vary from year to year, but the primary areas supported by TopCat Club include enhancement of facilities, equipment and uniforms, salaries for part-time assistant coaches, travel expenses for teams, as well as contingency funds for any unexpected needs.
WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE GOALS?
This year, the TopCat Club is seeking to increase its membership by 25 percent while generating $100,000 for our student-athletes. Though ambitious, these goals are vital to the growth of our programs.
To make it easier and more enjoyable to be involved, we have developed varying levels of membership and expanded benefits.
Join the TopCat Club today, or renew your commitment. Help continue the proud tradition of one of the most vibrant and successful sports programs in the nation. Thank you for sharing our excitement for athletics at Linfield.
To make a contribution to the TopCat Club, visit Linfield's annual giving page. Be sure to designate your gift to "Athletics" or "TopCat Club." Thank you for your generous support of Wildcat Athletics!