Updates from the Chiefs Club: September 30, 2019

Dear Chiefs Club members,

Watch VideoView a video with a special message from current Catawba Chiefs Club Board member Trent Bradshaw.

OUR Catawba Chiefs Club continues to grow each week. We need to get to over 600 members by October 1st to meet the challenge from Bill Graham, our Board of Trustee’s Chairman. We need 55 more members to get to 600!

If each of our current Chiefs Club members could help us find a few more people willing to join and help support our Catawba Chiefs Club, we would reach our goal by October 1st. Ask a friend who could come with you to our Catawba home games, ask a former Catawba classmate, ask a former teammate to join. What a good reason to help get back in touch with a few people who would join OUR Catawba Chiefs Club if you asked them to! Ask someone you know that owns a local business to consider joining. Our business listing is growing just like our Chiefs Club membership and those businesses are getting a lot of exposure each Monday with our growing Chiefs Club membership e-newsletter.

We also need the support from our former Catawba student-athletes to meet this goal and our overall goal to have over 750 member in OUR Catawba Chiefs Club.  If you are a former Catawba student-athlete, ask some of your teammates to join. Help give back to support the same athletic scholarships they received while playing on a team at Catawba.

Memberships start as low as only $100. You gift is tax-deductible, will place you on our weekly Chiefs Club e-newsletter that goes out each Monday, and the funds we raise with our Catawba Chiefs Club goes back to help support our athletic teams.

It would really help our efforts if you would forward this message to anyone you think would consider joining and helping us get one step closer to OUR goal of 750 members.

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As of today, our Catawba Chiefs Club membership is at 545 which includes 160 new members. This puts us right at 159 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 the Chiefs Club Challenge mentioned above 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. This includes 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.

Homecoming registration has opened! If you are planning on attending any of our athletic championship team reunions, please register today! There is no charge for our athletic championship team reunions, but your response will help us plan for our special events.
Read more about Homecoming at www.catawba.edu/homecoming.


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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Current Catawba Chiefs Club member and Catawba Sports 1983 Hall of Fame inductee Talmadge “Ike” Hill
- All-Carolinas Conference 1967-69
- All-District 26 1968 & 1969
- Carolinas Conference Most Valuable Back, 1969
- Conference scoring champion, 92 points, 1968
- Nation's 10th leading scorer with 92 points, 1969
- All-Time leading pass-receiver, 151 catches, 2,089 yards
- All-Time leader, total offense, 5,871 yards
- All-Time leading punt returner, 883 yards, 75 returns
- All-Time leading kickoff returner, 1,600 yards, 80 returns
- All-Time scorer, 210 points
- All-Time touchdown scorer 33 TD's
- Catawba's 12th-leading career rusher 993 yards

- Receptions- 10 vs. Carson-Newman and Western Carolina, 1968
- Receptions Yardage- 215 vs. Carson-Newman, 1968
- Touchdowns Receptions- 3 vs. Western carolina and Guilford, 1968 total Offense Yardage- 397 vs. Western Carolina, 1968

- Receptions- 57 in 1968
- Reception Yardage- 833 in 1968
- Touchdown Receptions- 11 in 1968
- Total Offense Yardage- 1,974 in 1968
- Kickoff Returns 32 in 1968
- Drafted in 1970 by Oakland Raiders in ninth round. Played with Buffalo Bill, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins 1970-74

Current Head Football Coach Curtis Walker with Gordon Kirkland. Coach Walker was a player from 1989-1992 (42 games), was an assistant coach for seven years (84 games), and was the Catawba Head Football coach for 80 games - a total of 204 of the 1000 Catawba Football games.

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Results & Recap

Monday, September 23rd

Men’s Golf at King University - Country Club of Bristol. View 1st Round Results

AJ Boyd – Junior – Walnut Cove, NC

Tuesday, September 24th
Men’s Golf at King University - Country Club of Bristol. View Results

Tanner Bibey – Junior – Walnut Cove, NC

Wednesday, September 25th
Men’s Soccer – USC-Aiken - Won 5-3

Ben Bielby – Middlebrough, ENGLAND

Women’s Soccer at Columbus State - Lost 3-0

Sarah Bissett – R-Freshman – Winter Haven, FL

Friday, September 27th
Women’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC
Men’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC

Volleyball at UVA-Wise - Won 3-0

Saturday, September 28th
Men’s Soccer – Shaw – Won 5-3

Carson Talboys – Junior – Huntersville, NC

Women’s Soccer – Shaw - Won 1-0

Football – Wingate – Lost 13-10

Cris Page – Senior – Atlanta, GA

Volleyball at Tusculum – Lost 3-0

Morgan Hester – Senior – Salisbury, NC

Women’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC
Men’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC

Sunday, September 29th
Women’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC
Men’s Tennis at ITA Tournament – Sumter, SC

Former Catawba Tennis player Chris Juergens and current Catawba Tennis coach just helped us get one step closer to our goal of 750 Chiefs Club members. Thanks, Chris!

Schedule of Upcoming Games

Monday, September 30th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Tuesday, October 1st
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Wednesday, October 2nd
Women’s Soccer at Newberry
Men’s Soccer at Newberry

Thursday, October 3rd
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, October 4th
Volleyball at Lincoln Memorial

Saturday, October 5th
Football at Limestone
Cross-Country at Paul Shore Run – Lehigh University, Lehigh, PA
Women’s Soccer at Coker
Men’s Soccer at Coker

Sunday, October 6th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Monday, October 7
Women’s Golf – Rendleman Invitational – Country Club of Salisbury  
Men’s Golf at State Farm Intercollegiate – Woodlake Country Club – Tazewell, TN

Special & Featured Events

Women’s  Golf – Rendleman Invitational – Country Club of Salisbury
Just a little background information on 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 start 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 name 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, Salisbury Country Club champion five times, Salisbury CC Labor Day Tournament champion six times, Grandfather Golf and CC champion twice, Elk River Golf Club champion three times, twice scored six-under par 65 at Salisbury CC, and 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.

Both Rendleman invitational golf tournaments usually have around 25 teams playing in the tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for both Catawba College Golf teams.

Catawba Men’s Golf 1941.  

Former Catawba Tennis player Tina Brodt Sledd just helped us get another step closer to our goal of 750 members. Thanks, Tina.

Athletic Projects & Updates


                         1st Catawba Softball practice under the lights.


First ever SAC Conference Champions – Catawba Women’s Track: Recognized during halftime of the Catawba-Wingate football game.

Watch Catawba Football

The games listed below are scheduled to be televised live. Check with your local affiliate to find out the station/channel to view the Catawba Football games.
October 12th – at Carson Newman   1:00pm
October 19th – Newberry               12:00pm
October 26th – Mars Hill                 1:30pm
November 16th – Lenoir-Rhyne     12:00pm

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! So far we have sold 35 belts.

Former Catawba Tennis player Julia McKinzie helped us get another step closer to our goal of 750 members. Thank you, Julia.

Current Chiefs Club Membership Business Listings 2019-2020

Adam Taylor






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Cathy Griffin
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Coe Brier Inc. Builders
Mt. Pleasant, SC





CC of Salisbury






Debbie Suggs

Dianne Greene
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Farm Credit Carolina








The Forum










Graeber and Associates







James River

Kootnz and Smith




Leslie Poteat
Pampered Chef Consultant
Leslie Poteat - Pampered Chef

Lettered Lilly

Martin Miller




Matt Cross

Matt Cross

Medicine Shoppe

Mid Carolina




Miller Davis






Power Equipment



Contracting LLC.


















Salisbury Power Equipment







Taylor Lawn Care









warrior golf club

Wilson Brown Sock Company
Wilson Brown





Woodleaf Lanes



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.


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.

This year, Catawba Athletics is partnering 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! Home or away games up to 30,000 meals.  We will also partner with Food Lion for two home games for their Forgot It We Got It promo. Details coming soon...


Former Catawba Tennis player and Cross Country runner Dr. Olivia Myers is a first-time Chiefs Club member as of this week. It was a special membership, when she joined in honor of her former Catawba Cross Country coach, Bill Haggerty. Thanks, Olivia - you just helped us get another step closer to our goal of 750 members. 


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

Chiefs Club

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