Eagle Athletics Campaign Initiatives
Below are some of the enhancements funded by Forward in Faith impacting the student and spectator experience for Eagle Athletics.
The Baseball complex was completely renovated with new dugouts, grandstands and field lights.
“These renovations will give our student-athletes a facility to push them to be the best they can be and give our fans a great in-game experience. Lights will enable us to practice and compete at night which means less class time missed and a greater chance for our student-athletes to succeed off the field. It means further engagement with the community while offering our family and friends a better chance to watch us compete.” – Joe Turgeon, Head Baseball Coach
Lacrosse, Track & Soccer
Field lights, a completely new track and a repaired soccer field are among the enhancements in this part of campus. Combined, the soccer field and track serve the largest percent of our student-athletes. “As a former player, and now coach, Concordia has done everything possible to add value to our program, but we are at a point where we can no longer do it by ourselves.” - Chris Gould, Director of Soccer. The field lights free up academic schedules by enabling practices and competitions to take place in the evenings. This gives all students - not just athletes - more flexibility and a better experience in the classroom, supporting their excellence on the field as well.
Arena Locker Room
The CU Arena underwent several upgrades including new bleachers, locker rooms, the installation of the Kenneth A. Walker Athletic Hall of Fame and the Eagle’s Nest. These new facilities will enhance team fellowship, provide NCAA-level facilities and add another layer of excellence for our student-athletes off the court.
Eagle Athletic Fund and Teams
Over $1 million raised! “CUI has been a life-changer for so many who couldn’t afford to go to school because we have given them an opportunity through scholarships that they did not have elsewhere. Being a donor makes you part of the family, and you have the wonderful opportunity to change lives and make a difference.” – Ken Ammann, Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Over one-third of all undergraduates are involved in Eagle Athletics. The Eagle Athletic Fund allows us to bring students from all walks of life to Concordia and provides them with the Concordia Experience and the resources they truly deserve.