Lyons Athletic Club

Our Mission
The Lyons Athletic Club (LAC) promotes excellence in intercollegiate athletics at Wheaton College 
through the support and participation of alumnae/i, parents and friends.

In partnership with Wheaton’s Department of Athletics and the Office of College Advancement, the LAC raises funds to support athletics.  All gifts to the LAC count toward Wheaton’s alumnae/i participation. 

LAC donations at work
Donations to the LAC help individual teams and/or the overall athletics department with their operational needs and expenses. For example, LAC funding was instrumental in renovating the Tokarz Team Room in 2012, and has enabled the department to upgrade its equipment and infrastructure needs in order to webcast our home athletic contests - from every venue on campus - to alums, family and friends of Wheaton athletics.

Gifts in support of individual teams have enabled coaches to augment their travel budget to fund out-of-region travel, in addition to providing added equipment and gear that are critical to the success of the program.   

All gifts to the LAC enrich the student-athlete experience.   

How does the LAC work?
You have a variety of options.  Your gift to the Lyons Athletic Club may be directed to the General Athletics Fund where the Director of Athletics will use the funds to enhance programs and facilities that might affect all student-athletes.  You can also direct your gift to a specific team or teams, or, you can support a combination of both the general athletic fund and a team.

Can I give to a specific team?
Yes! Support of individual teams provides the coach with additional funds to enhance the program.  You can designate your gift to the any of the following teams: 






Men's Cross Country

Men's Basketball


Women's Cross Country

Women's Basketball

Men's Lacrosse

Field Hockey

Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field

Women's Lacrosse

Men's Soccer

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving


Women's Soccer

Synchronized Swimming

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis


Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Women's Volleyball