student athletes from multiple sports stand in a V-formation in the gym holding various sporting equipment

SUPPORT STUDENT-ATHLETES THROUGH THE PANTHER CLUB

Whether you are a proud parent of a LaGrange College student-athlete or a LaGrange College Panther alumnus yourself, you’ll be glad to know that you can be a part of a vibrant organization for fans to support their favorite teams.

Known as the Panther Club, the group strives to raise the profile of the athletic program and the institution.  The Panther Club started in 2010, and its members are highly energized by how their collective efforts have been able to tangibly support several of LaGrange College 18 intercollegiate teams, which compete in NCAA Division III.

“Our athletes are fueled by the support of parents, students, alums—anyone who has an interest in helping them compete and succeed,” said Vice President for Athletics Jennifer Claybrook. “More than one-third of LaGrange students are part of a Panther team, and as a former student-athlete of LaGrange College, I can’t think of a better opportunity to support athletics than through the Panther Club.”

All funds the Panther Club raises go directly to support student-athletes. Each year, the club has helped provide championship rings and annually funds travel gear, live streaming of competitions, equipment, uniforms and the LaGrange Panthers athletics website.

For the 2019-20 academic year, the club has three top funding priorities:

  • Championship rings for our baseball team.
  • A press box for our lacrosse/soccer field.
  • An indoor facility for our men’s golf team.
  • These crucial updates will ensure our athletes continue to have an incredible experience.

LaGrange College alumnus David Fowler serves on the club’s Leadership Team. In this role, he helps recruit new members for the group and the Leadership Team itself.

“Panther athletics have been a part of my life as long as I can remember,” says Fowler, a LaGrange attorney and class of 1985 member. “There’s just nothing quite like college competition—for participants and fans alike.

“I’ve been thrilled to see how the Panther Club has been able to make such a lasting significant impact on athletic teams in the relatively short amount of time the club has been around,” he says. “We have alums on the Leadership Team as well as parents of current student-athletes. The synergy of the alums and the parents working together to boost Panther athletics is very exciting.”

To learn more about the Panther Club, contact Panther Club Coordinator Jim Claybrook.

Jim Claybrook
jclaybro@lagrange.edu
Office 706-880-8459
Cell 706-333-8268

 

Panther Club Contributions

Since its inception in 2010, the Panther Club has raised $365,000 for student athletes!

  • New basketball scoreboards
  • Basketball shooting machine
  • Basketball championship rings
  • Baseball championship rings
  • Golf championship rings
  • Remodeled basketball locker rooms
  • Player benches for the soccer/lacrosse field
  • Warm-up suits for all student-athletes
  • Lane lines and flags for the natatorium's indoor swimming pool
  • Charter bus to an away football game
  • Softball uniforms
  • Tennis court resurfacing
  • Heavy-duty commercial grade rhino max pop-up tent to treat student-athletes
  • Website: lagrangepanthers.com
  • Contributed to the online streaming efforts of our athletic teams