Giving Back Through The L-Club

Each year, the L-Club and its Board of Directors vote on different opportunities for the club to get involved with. The Board of Directors routinely discusses and makes decisions on what projects would be beneficial to get involved with. It is also important to take into account that the Board of Directors represent all members (more than 850) that make up the L-Club. Therefore it is extremely important to act with the membership's interests in mind when monetary decisions are made. Some of the projects the L-Club has been involved with, either directly or indirectly, are as follows:

  • Each year the L-Club designates $1,500 to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Education Foundation that is designated as a community scholarship to help a local student attend UofL.

  • Named after one of the most influential coaches in UofL history, the Clark Wood Scholarship Fund is an endowment fund set up by the L-Club. The club annually fundraises for this fund which is now fully endowed.

  • Board members are assigned as liaisons to each varsity sport with the purpose of building communication between the club and the athletic program. This provides an opportunity to be involved with the advancement of the student-athlete, as well as assisting our head coaches in their mission to succeed.

  • The L-Club Board of Directors annually designates $1,500 towards the Hickman/Camp General Scholarship Fund. This scholarship endowment was set up by Cardinal Athletics in honor of two of UofL's most storied coaches, Peck Hickman & Frank Camp.

  • The L-Club Board approved a donation in the amount of $2,000 to help with the construction of the new Jim Patterson Baseball Stadium.

  • The L-Club and its Board of Directors routinely help with various alumni reunions. Countless hours of volunteer work by board members as well as monetary donations are a tremendous asset to our sport programs.

  • Perhaps the most telling example of the L-Club's commitment to giving back is the presentation of the Clark Wood & Sherrill Brakmeier Awards at UofL's All Sports Banquet. These two awards are named after two of the University's most respected and loyal alumni and are presented to a deserving male & female student-athlete who have shown great leadership, academic commitment, community involvement and university loyalty.

  • L-Club members routinely help current UofL student-athletes by becoming apart of the Cardinal Life After Sports Program and Mentor program. Who better to assist our current student-athletes with the rigors of getting in the "real world" and finding a job, than those former athletes who have already been through the process? Mentors do everything from sitting down with our current athletes and explaining in detail the challenges of life after college, to helping with resume writing. Mentors also provide great shadow experiences for our athletes looking to pursue similar professional fields. Also included in the Life After Sports Program is the assistance in job placement. L-Club members can help our student-athletes with contacts and information on possible job leads.

  • Aside from the various UofL events that L-Club members can be seen at, they also volunteer their time on numerous occasions throughout the year to help coaches & administrators achieve their goal of success. The L-Club is also annual supporters of various reunions and banquets, as well as the new tradition, Letterwinners Day.

  • $5,000 for two-person shell for the rowing team.

  • $1,500 T-shirt sponsorship for The Cardinal Caravan.

  • $2,500 for the field hockey team's trip to Holland.