Maple Leafs Athletics is committed to furthering the mission of Goshen College through the pursuit of excellence in competitive athletics. Our distinct whole-person development, focuses on student athletes' character and competence. Within the context of a strong Christian ethos, student athletes are fully engaged in developing as athletes, students and individuals.
Our focus on developing Champions goes well beyond competition, and focuses on building Champions for Life. Goshen College student athletes pursue excellence in all areas, striving to be Champions in Competition, Champions in the Classroom and Champions in their Character and the Community.
Initiated in the 1999-2000 academic year, the Maple Leafs Athletic Club (MLAC) is the official support group of Goshen College Athletics.The MLAC was created to provide an avenue for alumni, parents, businesses and fans to become a part of the team. Overseeing individual donations, corporate sponsorship as well as the annual Champions of Character award, the MLAC plays a vital role by investing and meeting the various needs of the Goshen College Athletics Department, including:
- National Championship travel
- Capital Improvements
- Champions of Character Awards
- Advancements in Technology and Equipment
- Preseason Team Destination Trips
- Specific Team Initiatives
Since the club's inception, the MLAC has helped coordinate multiple fundraising activities, including the annual MLAC golf scramble and former athletic director Ken Pletcher's 50-mile run in 2003, plus many others. As a result of the club's efforts, the Goshen College athletics budget has increased significantly every year.
The MLAC is much more than just a financial asset to Maple Leafs athletics, however. Members remain a true part of the team through newsletters and group meetings, and are encouraged to help in the recruitment of future athletes. The club hosts various gatherings following certain athletic events, while members get opportunities to meet current athletes and each other.
Now is as an exciting time in Goshen College athletics, and you are invited to join the Maple Leafs Athletic Club to be a part of the action. If you are a fan, friend or parent of an athlete on a Goshen team, or are a former Maple Leaf athlete yourself, you are invited to get reconnected with the present and future of Goshen College athletics.
"Athletics at Goshen College gives people a means to display their physical talents as a part of a learning experience." says Pat Vendrely, chair of the MLAC "This is an organization that allows you to remain connected, stay in touch and support the coaches and players."
There is no minimum donation to be a part of the MLAC, and all members receive complementary all-sport passes — good for admission to all regular season home Goshen College athletic events. Most importantly, however, are the benefits that both current GC athletes and coaches receive as a result of club membership.
To join, donate by check or online with your credit card (one time gift or automated monthly giving).
Checks payable to: Maple Leafs Athletic Club
1700 S Main St
Goshen, IN 46526
For more information contact Tim Demant at firstname.lastname@example.org (574) 535-7491.
Individual Contribution Levels
$5000+ NATIONAL CHAMPION
$2500+ CONFERENCE CHAMPION
<$250 LETTER WINNER
Donations made to the Maple Leafs Athletic Club are tax deductible and qualify for the Indiana College Tax Credit