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Saints Club

Purpose of the Saints Club About AQ Sports Programs
Gift Levels Printable Gift Form
Matching Gift Program Visions for our Future
(Map) 2013 Athletics Golf Outing Form
 
 
Scott Lake
Scott Lake is a beautiful course and the
day could not have been any more perfect.
 
 
 

Letter from the Athletics Director

Dear Friend of Aquinas College Athletics,
Terry Bocian

 

This site introduces you to the Saints Club; our all-inclusive boosters' club created to support our program and its student-athletes.  By designating a gift to the SPORT OF YOUR CHOICE, your involvement can help any of our 19 intercollegiate sports.

We are extremely proud of our programs and the traditions that have been formed through the years.  Each year we continue to build on the past with the enthusiasm and efforts of our current Saints.  As we look to the future, our vision includes improvements and enhancement of our facilities, our programs, and the experiences of our student-athletes.
 
Your membership in the Saints Club allows you to help current and future participants compete in a quality program and experience the many positive aspects of small-college competitive athletics.  At the same time, it allows the athletic department to communicate with you in regard to current schedules, social events, and other athletic happenings.
 
Thanks for your support.  Remember - it's great to be a Saint!
 
Gratefully yours,
 
Terry Bocian
Director of Athletics
 

About AQ Sports Programs:

Aquinas College is proud to have over nineteen varsity sports offered to our students. We offer the highest total of varsity sports in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Every year, over 300 students participate in our sports programs in over 350 varsity and intercollegiate athletic contests. We are proud of our one hundred and thirty-seven Aquinas student-athletes that have been honored with NAIA Academic All-American honors. Aquinas College sports programs continue to lead the WHAC Conference in academic awards.
 

Visions for our Future:

The athletic department has established a vision for the future of the program and its student-athletes.  A new era of opportunity and enthusiasm has begun.   Please join us and help create a bigger and better athletic experience for our student-athletes.  Our vision for the future includes:
 
  • Enhancement of current athletic facilities
  • Addition of new athletic facilities
  • Refinement of cooperation with the Grand Rapids community to enhance the Aquinas athletic experience through the use of facilities such as Van Andel Arena, Old Kent Park, and the USA Volleyball Center
  • Improvement of athletic equipment and expansion of uniform budgets
  • Continued growth of the athletic training program
  • Enhancement of schedules for each team, including opportunities for regional / national trips each year
  • Addition of staff to aid in operation of the program
 

Purpose of the Saints Club:

  • To realize our vision for the future of Aquinas athletics.
  • To assist each team in its continued growth.
  • To establish a network of communication for upcoming events; friend raise and fund raise for the athletic department and the college.
  • To establish a base of alumni, friends, and parents to promote Aquinas College and its athletic program.
 

Gift Levels:

Gifts of any amount to Aquinas College athletics are sincerely appreciated.  Your interest and commitment to the vision for the future of the program is a key to its success.
 
Letterwinner's Level ($25-$99)
  • Quarterly newsletter.
  • Recognition in game programs.
  • Invitation to special events, e.g., golf outings, banquets, luncheons
  • Two tickets for home regular-season contests.
 
Captain's Level ($100-$249)
  • All privileges enjoyed by the letterwinner's level.
  • Aquinas Saints' sweatshirt.
 
Coach's Level ($250-$499)
  • All privileges enjoyed by the Captain's level.
  • Aquinas College pullover jacket.
  • Six tickets for home regular-season contests.
 
Athletic Director's Level ($500-$999)
  • All privileges enjoyed by the Coach's level
  • Aquinas College pullover jacket.
  • Six tickets for home regular-season contests.
 
All-American Level ($1,000 and above)
  • All privileges enjoyed by the Athletic Director's level.
  • Aquinas College Athletic Department varsity jacket.
  • Eight tickets for home regular-season contests.
  • Two tickets for post-season contests.
 

Matching Gift Program:

If you or your spouse are employed by one of more than 1,000 companies that have a matching gift program, you have the ability to boost the value of your support for Aquinas College athletics.  The College can provide you with a list of matching gift companies and guide you through the procedure. For more information regarding the Matching Gift Program, please contact Terry Bocian at (616) 632-2475.
 

2013 Athletics Golf Outing:

The 2013 Aquinas College Athletics Golf Outing will take place on Sunday, September 29th at Scott Lake Country Club in Comstock Park at 1 p.m. Nearly 100 golfers took part in raising money for the Saints Athletics Department this past year. Contact the Athletics Department at (616) 632-2474 for further information.
 

2013 Winners:

 

Top Performing Teams: Jesse Young, Mike Despres, Greg Antor, Jerry Orent (58)

Jim Wila, Doug Gillespie, Bob Nickademski, Don King (59)

Dan Lepri, Dave Joppie, Joe Emmanuele, Mark Rasmussen (59)
Sean Ford, Pete Zeedyk, Ben Schettlese, Steve Crawfrod (5()
 
Closest to the Pin Winners: Dan Steffee
 
Longest Putt Winners: Austin King
 
Longest Drive Winner: Sean Ford