Founded in 2015, the Cincinnati Christian University Athletic Boosters enhance the performance, achievement, spiritual development, sportsmanship, and the overall athletic experience of the Cincinnati Christian University Student-Athlete through community-based fund raising activities and student-athlete involved community betterment programs. The Boosters work closely with the CCU Athletic Department to determine the needs of its student-athletes and coaches and provide funding for those needs in an equitable manner.
LEGACY OF CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN
Since the 1920’s, Cincinnati Christian University has used intercollegiate athletics as a tool to instill character and leadership skills in students. Ninety years later, as CCU continues to DREAM BIG, we imagine a future where new champions are forged on the field of play.
The Legacy of Champions campaign is a project of the CCU Athletic Boosters that will fund three major projects that will vastly improve the ability of the CCU student-athletes to achieve excellence.
A new multi-sport stadium on campus
Throughout our history, CCU has been forced to rent athletic facilities across the city in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics. This campaign will enable us to construct a 1,500 seat stadium on land that the university already owns on the north side of Lehman Road.
A new athletics center
CCU’s current athletic facilities are overtaxed and insufficient to meet the needs of our growing NAIA program. The Legacy of Champions campaign will permit us to build a 10,000 square foot building, serving as a gateway to the new stadium. The structure will include training facilities, locker rooms, offices, and a state of-the-art weight room.
Expanded CCU Practice Complex
Since 1997, Jean Byars Field has been the home field of the soccer programs. Constructed on top of a landfill, it has been unreliable as the playing surface is uneven from the ground settling far below the surface. Additionally, NAIA regulations demand a larger field, making Byars Field unplayable for collegiate competition. Landfill from the stadium construction will be used to reinforce and expand the area. Field-turf will be installed on the grounds, providing both a top-tier practice and game facility.
The goal for the Legacy of Champions campaign is to raise $5 million. This includes the cost of reconfiguring the land, field turf, lighting, bleachers, and building construction. The Legacy of Champions campaign will raise money from donors across the financial spectrum. The boosters will sell naming rights and corporate sponsorships and all revenue from ticketing, field rental, and concessions will go to fund the projects. Construction is slated to begin in the last months of 2015. The main field is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2016.
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