Updates from the Chiefs Club: August 5, 2019

Here we go again: Catawba Chiefs Club 2019-2020! For the past two years, OUR Chiefs Club membership has been over 500 members. This year, our goal is to have over 750 Chiefs Club members. We need the support from our past Chiefs Club members, as well as our former student-athletes.

We also have a Chiefs Club Challenge from our Catawba Board of Trustees Chair Bill Graham, who is also a former student-athlete at Catawba College.


From Bill Graham: In an effort to support and help the Chief's Club grow, I will contribute $100 (unrestricted) for every new Chief's Club member added from now until September 1st, 2019 in order to get to 600 members. After the 600 number has been reached, I will contribute $200 to the Chief's Club for every new member thereafter and $300 for each member over the 750 membership number. This offer expires October 1st, 2019. A new member is defined as anyone that has not been a Chiefs Club member for at least one year.

Our Chiefs Club membership is growing.
Forward this email to anyone you think would be interested in helping support OUR Catawba Chiefs Club.

Over 525 current Catawba student-athletes, 23 varsity teams, two JV teams, 117 athletic scholarships, a weekly Chiefs Club newsletter, and your gift to the Catawba Chiefs Club is tax-deductible. The funds raised by the Catawba Chiefs Club help support the 117 athletic scholarships that Catawba College offers.

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Our first 2019-2020 Chiefs Club member: Wes Hartsell (second from left), who is also a new Chiefs Club member for this year with our Chiefs Club Board members Bob Setzer, Bill Hall, and Chiefs Club Board President Bucky Cline.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the television broadcast of the Catawba football games, game times have been changed:
- September 7th – 12:00pm
- September 28th – 7:00pm
- October 19th – 12:00pm
- October 26th – 1:30pm
- November 16th – 12:00pm

Current Chiefs Club Membership Business Listings 2019-2020
Bear Insurance
Carolina Golf Mart
Chick-Fil-A - Salisbury
The College Barbecue
Dales Sporting Goods
Davis Law Firm
F & M Bank
Fisher-Greene Insurance Agency
Graeber and Associates
Godley's Garden Center
The Hot Dog Shack
Koontz and Smith Attorneys at Law
Mid Carolina Electric
Mykynos - Salisbury
NC Pediatric Dentistry
RDS Services
The Revival Golf Course
Rushco Oil Company
The Salisbury Post
Stout Heating and Air
Tailgate America
The Warrior Golf Club
Wilson Brown Sock Company
Windsor Jewelry
WSAT Radio

Results & Recaps

Catawba Baseball is the first college baseball team to install high-tech ball tracking software and video: Read More

June 2019 Chiefs Club Newsletter

Schedule of Upcoming Games
Thursday, September 5th
Women's Soccer at Palm Beach Atlantic
Men's Soccer at Barton

Saturday, September 7th
Football – West Georgia – 12:00pm

Cross-Country – 8:30am – Salisbury Community Park. Read More.
Women's Soccer at Lynn

Sunday, September 8th
Men's Soccer – Mt. Olive – 7:00pm

Monday, September 9th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Tuesday, September 10th
Volleyball at Lenoir Rhyne

Wednesday, September 11th
Women's Soccer at Francis Marion
Men's Soccer at North Greenville

Thursday, September 12th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Friday, September 13th
Volleyball at Mars Hill

Saturday, September 14th
Women's Soccer – USC-Aiken – 7:00pm
Volleyball – Chowan – 7:00pm
Football at Winston Salem State

Ryen Reid – Senior – Claremont, NC

Special & Featured Events

Gary Blabon, Roy Campbell, John Hartpence, Don Don Clement, Dr. Jim Duncan, David Patterson, and John Graham. Not pictured – Charlie Graeber.

Seven members of the Catawba Chiefs Club Board will be rotating off after our final meeting for the 2019-2020 school year, as well as our Chiefs Club President Don Don Clement.

This group is a big reason our Chiefs Club membership has had over 500 members the past two years, and you will not meet more dedicated and hardworking board members than the seven who will be rotating off. Thank for your outstanding service and dedication to OUR Catawba Chiefs Club!

Members of the Catawba Men's and Women's Golf teams were invited to play at Grandfather Golf and Country Club following second semester exams as guests of Mrs. Patsy Rendleman and her son, Dick Rendleman. The Rendlemans also host two golf tournaments each year for the Catawba Golf team: the Patsy Rendleman Invitational Golf Tournament and the Richard Rendleman Invitational Golf Tournament. Both tournaments are played at the Country Club of Salisbury - the women's tournament in the fall and the men's tournament in the spring.

The women's tournament is named in honor of Patsy Rendleman, Class of 1947. Mrs. Rendleman has been a member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees since 1975 and is an exemplary community leader and avid golfer. She was instrumental in starting the Catawba Women's Golf team in 1999. She has won 20 club championships, is a past president of the Women's Carolinas Golf Association, and also help started the 1st Tee program at the Country Club of Salisbury. She has two career holes in one. This will be the 15th year for the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.

The men's tournament is named in memory of Richard Rendleman, Class of 1941. The Catawba MVP Award for Golf was named in honor of Richard Rendleman in 1988. Mr. Rendleman was an outstanding golfer for many years and recorded 11 career holes in one. A four-year golf letterman, 1938-41, he helped lead his team to 9-4 record in 1940, qualified for U.S. Open Championship 1948, advanced to third round of U.S. Amateur 1951, and was a Salisbury Country Club champion five times, a Salisbury CC Labor Day Tournament champion six times, a Grandfather Golf and CC champion twice, and an Elk River Golf Club champion three times. He twice scored six-under par 65 at Salisbury CC and is a charter member of the Catawba Chiefs Club. Mr. Rendleman played collegiate golf at Catawba and was inducted into the Catawba Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. This will be the 27th year for the Richard Rendleman Invitational Tournament.

Around 25 teams usually participate in both Rendleman invitational golf tournaments, which serve as a fundraiser for both Catawba College Golf teams.

Doug Rice (1985): Doug will serve as our Master of Ceremonies for our 2019 Catawba Sports Hall of Fame and our 2020 First Pitch Dinner for Catawba Baseball.

View the 2018-2019 Chiefs Clubs Newsletters - a lot of information!

Get your pair of Catawba socks! The socks were manufactured by former Catawba Basketball player and current Chiefs Club member Callum Brown, co-owner of the Wilson Brown Sock Company in Burlington, NC.

Athletic Projects & Updates

Softball Light Project at Whitley Field (began in May):


New HVAC system being installed at the Johnson Pool: The facility is named in memory of Allen Johnson, Jr., who was a business leader in the Rowan County area and former All-American athlete at Duke University.

An example of what Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field could look after replacing the natural grass with turf.

Making a difference: Catawba Football and Basketball players volunteering at Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School to assist third graders with their EOG prep.

Getting ready for 28 teams to head out for the morning session of the 25th Anniversary of the Catawba Football Golf Classic.

Sponsors for the 2019 Catawba Football Golf Classic.

What it is all about: Former Catawba golfer and alumnus Joey Boley '95, former Coastal Carolina and Kansas City quarterback Tyler Thigpen, Catawba graduate Jeb Bennett '18, former head Catawba Football and Golf coach David Bennett, Merionne Hunt '22, and Mandy Berry Sweet '98.

Merionne Hunt '22 and Pam Barber handled registration and check-in for the 25th Catawba Football Golf Classic (around 210 players).

Former Catawba Football / Golf coach, Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Member David Bennett, Bill Hall '66, Curtis Walker '93 - Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Member, Bob Setzer, and Nick Means '02 - Catawba Sports Hall of Fame member.

Catawba Women's Golf team member Sarah Coltrane with former UNC Basketball players Al Wood and Phil Ford at the 25th Catawba Football Golf Classic.

Former Catawba Football player Sam Mobley attended the Denver Broncos rookie mini-camp in May 2019.

The 1999 Catawba Football team won 11 games, tied the record for most wins in a season, was the first ever NCAA playoff team, and won the 1st round vs. Fort Valley State.

Chiefs Club members with pre-game hospitality benefits are invited to join us for a meal
and pre-game chat with Coach Curtis Walker before all home Catawba College football
games. All pre-game hospitality meals will be held in the Kirkland Lobby of the
Abernethy Physical Education Center.

******* Frequently Asked Questions *******

Q: Who can attend Pre-game Hospitality?
A: Chiefs Club members at the “Chief” level and above. Attendees must be a Chiefs Club member or a guest of a Chiefs Club member. Sorry, this is not open to the public.

Q: How much does a Pre-game Hospitality meal cost?
A: The pre-game hospitality meal is complimentary for 2 people per membership. Beyond that, the cost is $5 per person, paid at the registration table as you enter the luncheon.

For questions, please call (704) 637-4474. We look forward to seeing you during football

*PLEASE NOTE: there is NO pre-game hospitality benefit during Homecoming
Weekend (Oct. 25-26), but we invite you to purchase a ticket for the meal served during
the Alumni Awards event on Saturday, October 26th in the gym.

Catawba Commencement - May 11th, 2019

Former Catawba Women's Basketball player Danyel Locklear Joliceur was inducted into the SAC Hall of Fame in May 2019. Read more about this special event.

Catawba Baseball player Peyton Williams selected in 20th round of Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves: Read More

Catawba Footall slated sixth in preseason SAC poll - six named All-SAC: Read More

Former Catawba Men's Soccer Jack Ragan player signs with Australian professional soccer team:Read More

Catawba Baseball Coach Jim Gantt named ABCA Regional Coach of the Year: Read More

The 20th Reunion for the 2000 Catawba Men's Tennis SAC Championship team will be October 2020.

Former Catawba pitcher Bryan Blanton called up to Tampa Tarpons of NY Yankees minor league system. Read More

Former Catawba women's soccer player Allison Parker named Athletic Director at Kannapolis Middle School: Read More

Goodman Gym (circa 1970)

Jeff Childress

Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Development
Director of the Catawba Chiefs Club
2300 W. Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Catawba College Chiefs Club
2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-4394