ABOUT THE CYCLONE GRIDIRON CLUB
The Cyclone Gridiron Club (CGC) is an official support group recognized by the Iowa State University Department of Athletics. The CGC mission is to contribute to the advancement of Cyclone Football in a method consistent with the parameters set by the NCAA, The Big 12 Conference, and Iowa State University. CGC members work with the coaches and athletic administrative staff to achieve the following goals:
- Raise money for special projects and services for the football program and staff which are not provided for in the annual Athletic Department budget,
- Sponsor and conduct activities which foster a positive football family atmosphere and spirit,
- Ensure good communication and exchange of information between the football staff and it supporters.
- To date the CGC has raised over $1,250,000 for non-budgeted football program expenses!
All contributions are tax deductible and will go directly to the ISU football program.
Board of Directors
The Cyclone Gridiron Club is led by a volunteer board that meets the first Tuesday of the month. Contact us for meeting times and locations. The board members receive no compensation.
- Mulhall, Greg
- Pullen, Kim
- Ragaller, Doug
- Rank, Josh
- Richman, Dick
- Smothers, Todd
- Sprock, Marty
- Teifenthaler, Jon
- Vencil, Marge
- Weatherwax, Mel
- Wolf, Tim
- Harris, David (Ex officio-Athletic Department)
- Nogel, Frank (Ex officio-Athletic Department)
- Schwartze, Brian (Ex officio-Football Staff)
Cyclone Gridiron Club Executive Board
The current Executive Board:
•Jay Chapman - President
•Todd Ashby - Vice-President
•Lee Griffin - Vice-President
•Dick Richman - Secretary
•Brian Chittenden - Treasurer
Interested in joining the Gridiron Board? Fill out the application form here.
"Every winning college football program nationally has, at its core, a committed group of people dedicated specifically to making and sustaining that school's gridiron success. That is what the Cyclone Gridiron Club does for us. The existence and generosity of the Gridiron Club allows us to have the resources to fashion an Iowa State football legacy that is worthy of a great university like ISU. The Gridiron Club funds many day-to-day needs which are necessary to building a winning program in the nation's premier football conference."
“There couldn’t be a more exciting time to be a member of the extended family for Cyclone football. An elite future for Cyclone football rests largely upon the personal investment of people like you in the Cyclone Gridiron Club. Whether it’s buying tickets, donating to the club, inviting a neighbor to Jack Trice Stadium or simply listening to a game on the radio, your contributions are core to the future results. Thank you for your past support of Iowa State football, and Go Cyclones!”
Director of Athletics
“The Cyclone Gridiron Club is a fantastic support organization for Iowa State University and the Cyclone football team. The club and its members raise funds to improve and enhance the football program, sponsor the annual Spring Game, and hold tailgate parties and other activities to add to the excitement and enjoyment of Cyclone home football game-days. I encourage anyone interested in Iowa State football to join the Cyclone Gridiron Club and become an even bigger part of Cyclone athletics!"
President Iowa State University