The Lyons Athletic Club (LAC) raises money to support a wide range of needs and opportunities for each of Wheaton’s 21 varsity athletic teams. All gifts to the LAC are 100% tax-deductible and count toward Wheaton’s alumni participation.
All Wheaton alumni, parents, friends, and supporters are welcome and encouraged to join the LAC by making an annual gift in support of our 380 student-athletes as they pursue athletic excellence.
How does the LAC work?
Your 100% tax-deductible gift to the Lyons Athletic Club may be directed to your favorite Wheaton team(s) or to the Unrestricted Athletics Fund in order to provide maximum investment flexibility.
Each of our 21 varsity teams has annual fundraising goals, which if met, will close the gap between Wheaton and programs with larger endowments, such as NEWMAC rivals Babson and MIT.
[Click Here] To learn more about the Athletic Friends Groups of each of our teams.
Make your gift to the LAC
To directly support our student-athletes and coaches, make sure to designate your gift to the Lyons Athletic Club. GIVE NOW
LAC Giving Levels – Please consider one of the below suggested giving levels
|$1 - $149||Annual LAC Donor|
|$150 - $299||Annual LAC Member|
|$300 - $499||LAC Stakeholders|
|$500 - $999||Head Coaches’ Circle|
|$1,000 - $2,499||Athletic Director’s Circle|
|$2,500 - $4,999||Champions Circle|
|$5,000 - $9,999||Hall of Fame Circle|
|$10,000 and above||The Iron Lyons|
Can you definitely give to a specific team?
Yes! As stated above, support of Wheaton’s individual teams provides our coaches with the incremental funds needed to enhance their specific programs.
Please Note: when making an online gift, you must wait until the final step of the process to select a specific team (Athletic Friends Group).
Athletic Endowments: [Click Here] to Learn More about Athletic Endowments at Wheaton – Leaving a lasting legacy
To make a gift via check:
Make checks payable to “Wheaton Lyons Athletic Club”
(If giving to a specific sport, please write that info in the memo section)
Mail checks to:
Lyons Athletic Club, c/o Gavin Viano
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766