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Bluejay Backers

Go Bluejays!

Elmhurst College's Bluejay Backers club promotes the College’s 20 athletics teams through a variety of activities, including special events and fund raising. This year, the club celebrates its 37th year of support for the College's intercollegiate athletic program. 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 and support intercollegiate athletics at Elmhurst.

Our most important fund-raising event is the annual Bluejay Backer Golf Outing, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, gifts, prizes and a raffle. This year, the 34th annual Bluejay Backer Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. For more information, please contact the Elmhurst College Athletic Department at (630) 617-3140. For more information, see the 2016 Bluejay Backer Golf Outing Brochure (pdf) the ability to register online coming soon.

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.

Who We Are
Bluejay Backers are alumni, parents, community members, friends, and College faculty and staff.

Executive Committee

Executive Director
Paul Krohn

John R. Quigley '77

Vice President
Sarah Hawkins '99

Kevin Juday

Committee Members
Alan Brinkmeier '76
Jeff Childs
Joel Herter '59
Rick Soderstrom
Eileen Sullivan
Darrell Whistler
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.

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