Since 1974, the Club has promoted its annual sports award banquet by attracting prominent athletic figures to be the featured speakers. The banquet has become a fixture in the Defiance community and attracts over 400 people each year.
During the annual Purple & Gold Financial Basketball Tournament, the area local banks pull together to help sponsor the tournament through their financial contributions. Additionally the athletic staff members volunteer to work the tournament in a variety of areas.
During the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to the DC Athletic Department each year to assist in defraying the costs of various building projects as well as equipment and uniforms.
What We Want To Continue To Do!
It is the primary goal of the Purple & Gold Club Inc. to continue to serve as a support organization for the athletic programs of Defiance College. Through membership fees, contributions and game attendance support, the Club will continue to make the Defiance College athletic experience something special for each student-athlete.
How We Will Do It?
We will achieve our success through membership fees, 50/50 raffles, the Financial Basketball Tournament, ticket sales, and tournament patron ads which are all used to help secure financial support for the athletic programs.
What Can You Do?
You can play a "BIG PART" in Yellow Jacket athletics by becoming an active member of the organization while enjoying the special privileges at one of the four membership levels.