Become a member by making a gift of any amount to a varsity team fund or the Bear Club Fund.*

The Bear Club is committed to ensuring a quality athletic and educational experience for all of our cadet athletes by providing philanthropic support to CGA varsity sports and chartered club teams. Athletics are a critical part of the overall educational and Academy experience for cadets, as well as, the entire CGA community. When you join the Bear Club you are providing critical resources that directly aid the Academy’s athletics budget and enhance cadet athletes' opportunities for success. The Bear Club provides annual revenue to address the unmet need for two critical areas of CGA Athletics’ operation: cadet-athlete travel and hiring the best, non-billeted coaches. 

Your gift, of any size, has a direct impact on CGA Athletics and cadet-athletes. 


Hopley Yeaton Society

Impact: Approximately 50% of the average cost to send a team to NCAA competition outside of the region


Henriques Society

Impact: 100% - 200% of a part-time positional coach salary


Spirit of 1879 Society

Impact: 3 plane tickets for cadet-athletes


Superintendent's Club

Impact: 83% of 1-day bus use


Eagle Club

Impact: Lunch and dinner for a cadet-athlete for 10 days


Bear Club Insider

Impact: One night hotel lodging for two cadet-athletes

All Bear Club Members and Insiders receive:

  • Bear Club window decal
  • Monthly Bear Club e-newsletter 
  • Invitations to Bear Club events
  • A discount on all purchases on

Bear Club Insiders also receive ($150+):

  • Two Bear Club can koozies
  • Bear Club lapel pin
  • Entry into the Bear Club’s year-end CGX raffle
  • Discounted entry into Bear Open Golf Tournament
  • Two complimentary Bear Club tailgate tickets for the first home game
  • Advanced access to purchase discounted CGA football season tickets
  • Access to Alumni Association parking lot on most football game days

Bear Club members enjoy benefits associated with their donations; however, even more important than what you’ll receive is what you provide to the cadet-athletes. By supplementing the Athletics Department budget the Bear Club helps to provide the first-class experience that every Academy cadet-athlete deserves.

*At least 80% of all gifts designated to specific team funds are restricted to the respective program. The difference is applied to the Bear Club Fund. Gifts designated to the Bear Club Fund are used to support operations and additional Athletics priorities, such as the sponsorship of the National Competition Award.


Trueson Tarinelli
 Director of the Bear Club
(860) 442-2683 x29