Result of the LAIR Fund
The Great Cause
The LAIR Fund, the lifeblood of Eastern Illinois Athletics, provides annual funding for scholarships, academic support services, and leadership programs that provide Eastern Illinois University’s more than 430 student-athletes with the resources they need to become well rounded individuals, compete at the NCAA Division I level, and engage in a lifelong pursuit of learning.
Investing in the future of a student-athlete through contributing to the LAIR Fund represents your commitment to Eastern Illinois Athletics as alumni, fans, and generous supporters. The financial gifts you provide ultimately transform young adults into future leaders, provide resources for student-athletes to achieve their potential in the classroom, allow student-athletes to develop integrity through personal and professional challenges, and provide student-athletes with opportunities to become responsible representatives of Eastern Illinois University.
Give to a great cause. All donations to the Panther Club LAIR Fund are tax deductible and support Eastern Illinois University’s 460 student-athletes. Renew your annual membership or join the Panther Club today by following this link or by calling 217-581-2310.
Your generous donations to the LAIR Fund make a lasting impact on the lives of all of our student-athletes. Eastern Illinois University's Department of Athletics is proud to highlight some of the many success stories in a quarterly campaign, Result of the LAIR Fund. Recipients are chosen based on nominations from EIU faculty and staff, coaches, administrators, community members and teammates.
April 2012- Brad LaRocque, Cross Country
January 2012- Ta'Kenya Nixon, Women's Basketball
October 2011- Jeremy Rykard, Football
May 2011 - Merritt Whitley, Tennis
March 2011 - Amber May, Softball (April 2011: video)
January 2011 - Chacour Koop, Swimming
November 2010 - Keithan Hedrick, Football (December 2010: video)
August 2010 - Result of the LAIR Fund Nomination Procedures Announced
July 2010 - Erin Supple, Pink Panthers, Spirit of Panther Athletics
June 2010 - Katie Imburgia, Women's Golf
May 2010 - Anci Borozan, Track & Field
April 2010 - Gino Parrodi, Golf
February 2010 - Alyssa Lehman, Swimming
January 2010 - Mike Scheibel, Football
December 2009 - Erin O'Grady, Women's Cross Country
November 2009 - Alain Marcelin, Football
October 2009 - Samantha Kohen, Women's Soccer
June 2009 - Megan Nelson, Softball
April 2009 - Brian Morrell, Baseball
March 2009 - Dominique Sims, Women's Basketball
March 2009 - Megan Edwards, Women's Basketball
February 2009 - Adam Gartner, Men's Soccer
February 2009 - Amanda Fromm, Rugby
January 2009 - Ousmane Cisse, Men's Basketball