Loyal Royals: Enthusiastically supporting student-athletes and coaches at EMU

The Loyal Royals are a group of persons interested in and committed supporting the mission of developing young people through athletics at Eastern Mennonite University. Activities of the Loyal Royals are coordinated by a local Steering Committee working in cooperation with the Alumni Relations Office and Athletic Department.

The Loyal Royals are the sponsoring organization for the Hall of Honor which annually inducts former athletes into the Hall and/or retires athletic jerseys. They also sponsor special activities for alumni, athletes, and parents of current athletes. They also provide funding for special projects and events beyond the athletic budget.

Along with promoting EMU athletics and building relationships in the community, the Loyal Royals raise funds to support their activities and the EMU Athletic Department. The two major fundraisers are the Paul R. Yoder Sr. Golf Classic, which is held each year, and the annual phonathon held each September.

Special projects have included softball field renovations, the new athletics website, athletic training staff and equipment, and a pressbox on the turf field.

Giving Levels for 2011-2012
Bronze Royal: $50-$249 Platinum Royal: $1,000 and above
- Includes two reserved seats at home basketball games and the hospitality suite
Silver Royal: $250-$499
Gold Royal: $500-$999


2011-2012 Goals:

- To increase local community involvement with EMU athletics 
- To affirm and support healthy athletic competition and good sportsmanship
- To improve communication with Loyal Royals 
- To support alumni events in each sport

Loyal Royals Steering Committee:

Gina Campbell Troyer, President
Dave King, Athletic Director
Doug Nyce, Alumni Relations
Phil Helmuth, Development Director
Beth Bergman
Jonas Borntrager
Troy Gerber
Charlene Yutzy Jacob
Neal Lewis
Lisa Ehst Shank
Eric Swartley