Fighting Scots Society
The Fighting Scots Society supports Monmouth College student-athletes and coaches in ways that reach beyond the operating budget.
Over the years, Fighting Scots Society members’ support has benefited thousands of student-athletes. Increasing financial support is critical in order to maintain a premiere athletics program.
Emphasis is placed on projects that will benefit as many student-athletes as possible. Past projects have included: new blinds to block the sun in Pepper Natatorium in 2012-13; a Fighting Scot wall applique to cover a very large wall within Huff Athletic Center and to showcase our outstanding varsity teams; and new uniforms for the football team in 2013-14. A multi-sport instructional space was the 2015-16 project.
If more funds are raised than a project requires, the additional resources are used to support general-purpose needs, such as an upgrade in facilities, purchase weight-training and video equipment, acquire new uniforms and fund additional travel.
The Fighting Scots Society also helps underwrite the Fighting Scots Athletic Awards. Modeled after the ESPY’s, the awards are presented at an April ceremony where student-athletes are honored for their achievements in the classroom and in competition.
Our goal in 2016-17 is to bring a new voice to Peacock Memorial Athletic Park. We plan to upgrade the current sound system by purchasing a sound system that will serve both the baseball and soccer fields, which will provide a better experience for our student-athletes and their fans. We also hope to upgrade the scoreboard used by our men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Coming Soon: Multi-Sport Instructional Space
We would like to thank the many donors who contributed to this project in fiscal year 2015-16. To be completed soon, this room will provide our coaches and student-athletes with more space to gather for meetings.
Fiscal Year 2013-14
Installed new retractable blinds in Pepper Natatorium to block the sun for our water polo, swimming and diving teams.
Purchased new uniforms, both jerseys and pants, for our Football team.
Fiscal year 2014-15
The “Paint the Hall Red” project was finished in the fall of 2015. This excited project has now transformed the drab corridors in the lower level of Huff Athletic Center into dramatic and vibrant canvas, using colorful graphics combined with large action photographs of all our Fighting Scots varsity teams.