The Coach Z Club, a group of alumni, friends and supporters of the longterm
stadium development project at Shaw, has launched an ambitious initiative to
make the stadium shine with permanent lighting. Last season, night games were
played at the stadium using bright, but temporary lighting rented at considerable cost.
The project seeks to raise $300,000 over a three-year period to invest in the stadium
and illuminate the field with state-of-the art permanent lighting that will eliminate
the recurring cost of temporary lights. The Coach Z Club supports not only Shaw
events and extra-curricular activities, including football, soccer, lacrosse and the
band, but also aims at long-term infrastructure investment to generate revenue for the
school through concession sales, parking income and stadium rental for concerts and
other community events.
Rene Faucheux ‘73, a committed member of the Coach Z Club, said, “The
goal ultimately is to have the stadium generate enough funds to supplement the cost
of a Shaw education and make that education more affordable for all incoming
students. We want to make Shaw more viable and sustainable to provide high quality
educational, spiritual and extra-curricular activities, making the Westbank a better
Donation commitments have already been made, ranging as high as $1,000
per year over the next three years, but donations in any amount are welcome and can
be made through the Alumni Association’s separate Eagle Athletics Facilities L3C.
Click here to make a donation or buy a brick with your inscribed name and class year
and support this worthy investment and charitable effort.
Alumni Association Executive Board
Jeremy Callegan ‘02, President; John Dalton ‘92; Mike Fahrenholt ‘91; CraigHebert ‘03;
Steven Marque ‘96; WayneTheriot ‘69; Joe Miller ‘71; Willie Marque ‘72; Tom Cortazzo ‘80;
Lloyd Songy ‘09; Brandon Surrency ‘09; Jason Brown‘92; Daniel Hill ‘92; Brad Perque ‘00;
Travis Eden ‘90; Kyle Gaudet ‘05; Alex Rutledge ‘09
© Archbishop Shaw Alumni Association 2020