Our Mission, Purpose and Goals
The Bearcat Club serves as a support organization for Willamette University's 20 NCAA Division III varsity programs. Under the umbrella of the Bearcat Club, supporters of Willamette athletics gather, contribute, cheer, and enhance athletics at Willamette.
A half century ago, legendary Willamette coach and athletics director John Lewis formed the Cardinal Round Table, a group of local alumni, friends, and business leaders committed to supporting Bearcat Athletics. John’s legacy continues and today we build on his original concept with the Bearcat Club. The Bearcat Club sponsors gatherings around sporting events, features speakers who provide perspective on today's athletes, and helps to promote the benefits of Willamette Athletics to the Salem community and beyond.
Athletics excellence is borne from desire, conviction and relentless passion. Consider Willamette’s 500 scholar-athletes and the dedication each one demonstrates above and beyond the typical student. With your help, we will provide an experience that is second to none, and supports the goals and aspirations of our students.
At the heart of collegiate athletics is a steadfast commitment to amateurism. No place is this more true than at the NCAA Division III level, where scholar-athletes enroll at their chosen institutions without athletically-related financial aid, where they choose athletics because of innate passion for competition and the will to succeed. The pursuit of excellence at Willamette recognizes the value of the competitive arena and the life lessons learned through participation.
Your business can support Bearcat Athletics, and enjoy tickets to football and basketball games, for as little as $250 through our Bearcat Club Business memberships. If you want more marketing exposure for your business, we can tailor a custom sponsorship program to meet your needs and budget.
Opportunities include print, internet and facilities exposure in addition to other special marketing vehicles.
Call (503) 370-6420 for more information.
Tune in to the Bearcat Network and watch live webcasts for select competitions and see live stats for nearly all Bearcat competitions. You can also find social media links like Facebook and twitter, rss feeds and video archives.
Naomi Stukey is the official bearcat photographer. Click the above link to browse and purchase action shots.