Churchill Athletic Patrons (C.A.P.)
was formed in 2001 as an athletic
booster club. C.A.P. is a nonprofit
organization financially supported
through membership dues and
fundraising. Its mission is to
promote and enhance the Churchill
Athletic Program, provide
scholarship opportunities, and
foster alumni relations.
A quick overview of how your money
The Pay-to-Participate Fee is paid
by each family that has an athlete
participating in a Churchill sport.
All money goes directly to
Livonia Public Schools (LPS) to help
with expenses such as coaches and
athletic trainer stipends, equipment
repair and replacement, team
transportation, event supervision,
The Pay-to-Participate Fees make up
approximately 40 percent of the
middle and high school athletic
budgets. An additional 15 percent of
the budget comes from the previous
year’s gate receipts, and the
remaining 45 percent comes from the
So who helps pay for the “extras”
a program or coach needs?
Churchill has 39 teams - with over
890 athletes. When coaches or
trainers need new team uniforms,
warm-up suits, weights for the
weight room, or funds to help with
things like leveling a baseball
diamond, they ask C.A.P. for financial
What else does C.A.P. do?
Each year, C.A.P. awards eight $1000
scholarships to graduating seniors.
To be eligible, the athlete must,
among other things, have
participated in at least one
Churchill athletic sport, plan to
continue their education at a
college or vocational school,
complete a scholarship application
form, and be a current C.A.P. member.
Where does C.A.P. get the money to help
the teams and the athletes with
C.A.P organizes, manages and
promotes fundraising events, and
offers items to purchase.
We hope you will also consider
attending one of our monthly C.A.P.
meetings. They are held on the
second Monday of each month from
7:00 - 8:00 PM in the school
cafeteria. We are a small group of
volunteer parents, who, along with
Marc Hage, Churchill’s athletic
director, meet to discuss ways we
can enhance the athletic experience
for our students. If you have any
questions about C.A.P. or would
like more information, please contact
Mark McCusker - C.A.P. president at