Green & Grey Backers

The purpose of the Lake Catholic Green & Grey Backers Club (Backers Club) is to unite Lake Catholic High School football alumni, coaches, parents, past parents, and Cougar football friends to support the Cougar football program. We are committed to building and sustaining relationships among alumni and all members of the Lake Catholic family. Our football alumni are very important in our success as a club and in fulfilling our mission. Your support will help sustain the time-honored tradition of cougar football excellence. 

Since 1971 when Tom Ward welcomed 22 sophomores to the gridiron, Lake Catholic has been synonymous with winning football, developing young men for life and fellowship among our Cougar family. Our “Alligator Chant” is a huddle of togetherness after a tough practice to inspire, in one unified voice, our team to give their all in upcoming competition.

Our school Fight Song offers “Humble in Victory, Proud in Defeat,” and our LC coaches provide well-prepared young men for competition in a Christian environment - promoting a high standard of sportsmanship and ministry. Our entire football family (cheerleaders, players, coaches and staff) pray together before our competition and seek His presence in “Playing like a Champion.”

We gather again as a family after games on the field to sing our Alma Mater and show school spirit as Cougars. It is in this fellowship – this “Semper Fi” like bond that our Lake Catholic family resonates and remains special for the many who walked the hallways and donned the uniform.

As a Club whose members include the many who yelled the chant, competed on the field and prayed together, our mission is to support the proud tradition of Cougar football. Hard Work, Preparation, teamwork, Leadership, Character, Respect for the Game and Giving Maximum Effort are the credo’s of preparing young men for competition on the field and in life. All proceeds from memberships benefit the Lake Catholic Football Program and the John C. Gibbons Scholarship Fund. 

The John C. Gibbons Scholarship Fund was created in honor of head football coach John Gibbons to support the Lake Catholic Football Program. He coached from 1985-1998 and won two state football titles. Coach Gibbons was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2017. Your generosity and giving back to the football program in honor of Coach Gibbons is greatly appreciated.

Please consider helping support the tradition that is Lake Catholic Football. Go Cougars!

State Champions 1991, 1992 and 2001
Membership:  By becoming a member, you will receive a Backers Club Membership Card with the year of membership displayed. Membership in the Backers Club is open to any former player, parent, coach, student, teacher, administrator, or friend of Lake Catholic Football. Effective January 2020 New Membership will be valid from August to August.

Touchdown Membership - $100.00 annual membership ($25 tax deductible)

  • One Free admission ticket to all regular season home games ($50.00 value)
  • One ticket to annual Kick-Off Picnic / Social at SPNJ in Kirtland.($25.00 value)
  • 10% discount in the Spirit Store *
  • Weekly email newsletter starting in mid-August on all things LC Football – including recap on all pre-season scrimmages and games, as well as, past football highlights, and history spotlight articles in LC Football
  • FREE to young alumni who played on the gridiron and are still in college. If you graduated in the past 4 years, email to request your membership.
Victory Membership - $250.00 annual membership ($150 tax deductible)
  • One Free Admission to all regular season home games ($50 Value)
  • Two tickets to annual  Kick-Off Picnic / Social at SPNJ in Kirtland.($50 Value)
  • 10% discount in the Spirit Store *
  • Free advertising in weekly emails to display a business ad for one year
  • Weekly email newsletter
Champion Membership - $500.00 annual membership ($250 tax deductible)
  • One Free admission to all regular season home games ($50 Value)
  • Four tickets to annual Kick-Off Picnic / Social at SPNJ in Kirtland. ($100 Value)
  • One LC Football Golf Outing admission ($100.00 value)
  • Free prominent email ad space in weekly emails
  • 10% discount in the Spirit Store *
  • On-Field access to any home game (will receive special laminated pass and LC lanyard)
  • Weekly email newsletter
Cougar Excellence Membership - $1,000.00 annual membership ($750 tax deductible)
  • All the amenities of the Champion Membership
* Some restrictions may apply for Spirit Store items.