Fighting Scots Society
The Fighting Scots Society supports Monmouth College scholar-athletes and coaches in ways that reach beyond the operating budget.
Over the years, Fighting Scots Society members' support has benefited thousands of scholar-athletes. Increasing financial support is critical in order to maintain a premiere athletics program.
Each year, emphasis is placed on projects that will benefit as many scholar-athletes as possible. This year, 2017-18, the goal is to raise money to update the Trotter Fitness Complex with new equipment, flooring, wall graphics and more. The project will benefit all students, faculty and staff — and also help future Fighting Scots!
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.
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.
Fiscal year 2016-2017
A new voice was brought to Peacock Memorial Athletic Park. The FSS upgraded the sound system that serves both the baseball and soccer fields and also upgraded the soccer scoreboards.
Fiscal year 2015-16
In 2015-16, the FSS created a multi-sport instructional space, the Varsity Room, for coaches and scholar-athletes to use for recruitment, meetings, and watching plays.
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.
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.