As a member of the GrizzlyBackers, we are thrilled to offer you meaningful opportunities to engage with the teams you care about through annual membership benefits. By joining and supporting the GrizzlyBackers, you demonstrate a commitment to Butler Athletics and help us build upon a legacy of excellence through the investments we make together through scholarships, programs, and facility improvements. Your investment plays a critical role in Butler’s athletic program and allows us to continue building one of the premier athletic programs in the nation.

 "Your Support Helps Keep Butler Athletics at the top of its game."

GrizzlyBacker Club donors directly enhance the experience of the 300+ Butler student-athletes that compete across 13 varsity sport programs by providing financial support for resources in the critical areas of:

  • Student-athlete scholarships
  • Academic support
  • Athletic training & medical care
  • Mental well-being resources
  • New and upgraded facilities
  • Overall student-athlete experience

Each year, more than 300 student-athletes and 13 teams make up Butler’s nationally-recognized athletic programs. Their success, which includes 13 national championships, hundreds of Jayhawk Conference and Region VI team championships and thousands of All-Americans and All-Region VI selections, is not possible without the generous support of our donors. Butler’s astounding successes are a direct result of your generosity, which has a profound impact on the lives of our students. 

There are a number of ways to get involved with donating to Butler Athletics:

Become a GrizzlyBacker

Renew your Membership

Jacobs Family Fund for Athletic Excellence 

2023-24 Membership Form (PDF)


 With our versatile membership and benefit packages, we strive to make sure your support also benefits you, our loyal GrizzlyBacker members.



Student-athlete testimonies:

“The scholarship from Butler gave me a second opportunity that I’ll forever be thankful for. Throughout my college years, I’ve learned way more about being a man and what it takes to be successful at Butler than I did at any other place. It’s where I learned my motto “Steady Hustlinn...” Great origination, great coaching staff and all-around great people. Juco is most definitely a stepping-stone and without it, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. Forever grateful and nothing but love for Butler and the football organization.”

Chris Carson | Football | 2013-14 | Seattle Seahawks


“An athletic scholarship at Butler was the foundation of my success. I gained the confidence and skills to go after my dream life.”

Ryan Schraeder | Football | 2010 | Atlanta Falcons


“It opened the door to success for me.”

Tavarious Wright | Track & Field | 2017-2019 | NJCAA National Champion


“An athletic scholarship to Butler gave me an opportunity to continue playing the sport I love and create lifelong friends and memories. On top of that, I was able to receive offers to continue playing at the Division I level, which was a childhood dream for me.”

 Will Honas | Football | 2016-17 | University of Nebraska


“It gave me the opportunity to continue my education while I could play the sport I loved at the same time.”

Michelle Sanchez | Cross Country & Track & Field | 2018-2020 | NJCAA All-American