Updates from the Chiefs Club: September 16, 2019

As of today, our Catawba Chiefs Club membership is at 504 which includes 141 new members. This puts us right at 142 members ahead of where we were at the same time last year.

The second stage of our challenge to reach 750 members starts this week. We need to surpass 600 members. Each member over 600 through October 1st, 2019 will be matched with a $200 gift from Bill Graham.


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 10th, 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.

We welcome two first-time members of our Chiefs Club Members this week - two good ones and both former student-athletes:

Lauren Deters
- Played on the Catawba Women’s Tennis team
- M.S. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (2009), UNC-Greensboro
- Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (2017), UNC-Greensboro 

Thanks for your support of OUR Catawba Chiefs Club, Lauren!

David Thomas
- Former Catawba Baseball player
- 2019 Catawba Sports Hall of Fame inductee

Thanks for your support of our Catawba Chiefs Club, David!


Parking for Catawba Home Football Games:
Parking lots available:
- P1 and P2: about 400 yds. from Shuford Stadium (General Parking)
- P15 and P17: about 100 yds. from Shuford Stadium (General Parking)
- P18: behind the tennis courts, about 100 yds. to Shuford Stadium (General Parking)
- P23: by the baseball field, gravel lot about 100 yds. to Shuford Stadium (General Parking)
- P22: VIP/Reserved Parking Lot (reserved parking tag required)
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Trent Bradshaw and Keith Knight set up a phone call campaign using the current Catawba Baseball team members to call the former Catawba Baseball players. We had about 35 players each making calls to six former players. We ended up making around 180 calls. So far from the phone campaign, we have 14 former baseball players that will be joining our Catawba Chiefs Club.

A lot of connections existed before the calls started, such as playing on the same field, in the same clubhouse, attending the same school, the same winning tradition, etc. It was a very good night, with 14 new members, as well as excellent team building time for the current Catawba Baseball team.

Special thanks to Trent Bradshaw, Keith Knight, the Catawba Baseball coaching staff, and especially again to Jason Smith, who provided the meal for the Catawba Baseball team.

A lot of callback messages were left for us, so our numbers will more than likely be growing from this phone campaign during the next few days.

Planning, organization, and manpower all made this a very successful first-time event!

Results & Recap

Monday, September 9th
Women's Golf at Anderson Invitational – Cobbs Creek Golf Club - 2nd Place. Read More

Sandra Brink – Senior – Hasselby, SWEDEN

Men's Golf at Anderson Invitational – Cobbs Creek Golf Club - 3rd place – Read More

Tanner Bibey – Junior – Walnut Cove, NC

Tuesday, September 10th
Volleyball at Lenoir-Rhyne - Lost 3-1

Kylie Morgan – Sophomore – Newton, NC

Wednesday, September 11th
Women's Soccer at Francis Marion – Won 2-1

Shelby Thompson – Senior – Charlotte, NC

Men's Soccer at North Greenville - Won 4-0

Carson Talboys – Junior – Huntersville, NC

Friday, September 13th
Volleyball at Mars Hill - Lost 3-0

Allie Grubb – Senior – Trinity, NC

Saturday, September 14th

Women's Soccer – USC-Aiken – Won 3-0

Courtney Reavis – Sophomore – Harmony, NC

Volleyball – Chowan – 7:00pm - Won 3-0

Jade Brooks – Junior – Hickory, NC

Football at Winston-Salem State - Won 21-14

Demonte Good – Junior - Newport News, VA


Schedule of Upcoming Games

Monday, September 16th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Tuesday, September 17th
Volleyball – Queens – 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 18th
Women’s Soccer – Queens – 5:00pm
Men’s Soccer – Queens – 7:30pm

Thursday, September 19th
The Coach Curtis Walker Catawba Football Coaches Show, hosted by WSAT Radio at the Shuckin Shack in Downtown Salisbury (every Thursday at 7:00pm).

Friday, September 20th
Volleyball – Coker – 7:00pm
Men’s Tennis at Belmont Abbey Tournament

Saturday, September 21st
Volleyball – Wingate – 2:00pm
Men’s Soccer – Mars Hill – 5:00pm
Women’s Soccer – Mars Hill – 7:30pm
Women’s Golf at Lady Brave Invitational
Cross-Country at Wingate
Football at UNC-Pembroke - 7:10pm

Sunday, September 22nd
Women’s Golf at Lady Brave Invitational

Special & Featured Events

A 2019 Catawba graduate and former Catawba Men’s Golf team member is a new member of our 2019-2020 Catawba Chiefs Club! It's nice to have our most recent graduates giving back to help support OUR Catawba Chiefs Club. Thanks, Tyler!

The Catawba Women’s Soccer team has established the Goal Club for this year, in which you can sponsor the team for each goal they score this year. For more information on this fundraising project for Catawba Women’s Soccer, contact head coach Nick Brown.

Our Chiefs Club pre-game hospitality was sold out, and every seat taken. Our group is definitely growing! We will increase our next event's seating by three tables and 24 seats. We will also increase our meal numbers from 100 to 120.

September 28th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Catered by our own Chiefs Club Board member Jason Smith and his Silver Spoon Catering.

Our Chiefs Club tent was very successful, and we will have that set up again for our September 28th game. It is the only night game of the year - plus, there will be fireworks afterwards! We will also have our 1000th Catawba Football game shirts, sponsored by Davis & Davis Law Firm. Purchase shirts at the Chiefs Club tent for $20.


1000th Football Game: This year, when Catawba Football hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, it will be the 1000th football game for Catawba College. https://catawba.edu/images/emails/ath/chiefs/090219/index_clip_image003.jpg

We will be selling special 1000th Football Game t-shirts, sponsored by Davis & Davis Attorneys at Law, starting at the first home game up until our 1000th game with Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, November 16, 2019. You can purchase your Catawba 1000th football game t-shirt at the Chiefs Club membership tent or at the pre-game hospitality in the gym lobby for current Chiefs Club members. Shirts are $20.

Former Catawba Head Football Coach Bill Faircloth coached the Catawba Football team from 1973-1975 (30 games):

Gordon Kirkland, Sr. coached the Catawba Football team for 14 seasons and 145 games of the 1000. Pictured below is his son, Gordon Kirkland, who along with his sister Martha grew up on Catawba's campus.
Gordon Kirkland

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

Athletic Projects & Updates


This year, Catawba Athletics is partnerering with Food Lion for their SACK to Give Back program. Every SACK is a SACK to Give Back this season! Food Lion Feeds will donate 1,000 meals each time Catawba makes a SACK!  We will also partner with Food Lion for two home games for their Forgot It We Got It promo. Details coming soon...

To order your Catawba Athletics logo belt, click here. The belts are $40 each and a portion of the sales will go back to help support OUR Catawba Chiefs Club. Special thanks to Catawba alumni, former Catawba golfer, and current Chiefs Club member David Van Aken, along with his son Tristan for putting together this special offering. Also, David’s daughter is a freshman this year on the Catawba Women’s Soccer team. Thanks, David and Tristan!

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Current Chiefs Club Membership Business Listings 2019-2020

Adam Taylor






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Coe Brier Inc. Builders
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CC of Salisbury






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The Forum





Graeber and Associates







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Kootnz and Smith




Leslie Poteat
Pampered Chef Consultant
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Lettered Lilly

Martin Miller




Matt Cross

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Medicine Shoppe

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Miller Davis






Power Equipment



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Salisbury Power Equipment







Taylor Lawn Care






warrior golf club

Wilson Brown Sock Company
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A new Holland Grill was secured by current Chiefs Club member and Chiefs Club Board member James Taylor '76 to use for a raffle. Bill Hall '66 and Bob Setzer '73, also current Chiefs Club members and Chiefs Club Board members, will help set up the raffle and distribute the tickets. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, just contact me at jchildre@catawba.edu.



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