Elmhurst College's Bluejay Backers supports the College's intercollegiate athletic program. The club promotes 18 Bluejay teams through a variety of activities, including special events and fund raising. Since 1979, the Bluejay Backers have raised more than $1 million for Elmhurst's athletic programs.
What We Do
Bluejay Backers sponsors a variety of activities and events designed to promote intercollegiate athletics at Elmhurst.
Our most important fundraising event is the annual Bluejay Backer Golf Outing, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, gifts, prizes and a raffle. For more information, please contact the Elmhurst College Athletic Department at (630) 617-3140.
Bluejay Backers supports student recognition activities by sponsoring letters, certificates and plaques given to the College's outstanding athletes. The club also recognizes community members for their involvement in Bluejay athletics with an annual Community Service Recognition plaque. The plaque was first awarded in 1996 to Elmhurst Mayor Thomas D. Marcucci.
What We've Done
Since its founding in 1979, Bluejay Backers has made a significant difference in Elmhurst College athletics. For example, the group provided critical initial funding for the 200e Langhorst Field renovation, the 1997 renovation of the football locker room in Goebel Hall and the 1987 construction of the Oliver M. Langhorst Field Press Box.
In addition, the club has purchased rehabilitation and conditioning machines for the training room, weight machines for the weight room in the Tyrrell Fitness Center, and all of the concession equipment used in the concession stands at Langhorst Field and R.A. Faganel Hall. It has provided funding for new uniforms, team equipment and team trips.
Who We Are
Bluejay Backers are alumni, parents, community members, friends, and College faculty and staff.
John R. Quigley '77
Sarah Hawkins '99
Alan Brinkmeier '76
Joel Herter '59
Earl F. Wilcek '78
How to Join Us
Join the Bluejay Backers in supporting intercollegiate athletics at Elmhurst College. You can join online today at our secure giving site (please make sure to designate your gift "Bluejay Backers membership"). Come out and cheer on your Bluejays at all of our athletic events!
The annual membership fee is $75, but recent alumni may join at a discounted rate.