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Evangel University launches 4Ever Maroon athletics fundraising club

Published on May 1, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University announces the launch of 4Ever Maroon, a rebranded fundraising arm dedicated to supporting Evangel Athletics.

Previously called the Valor Club, 4Ever Maroon provides membership opportunities for individuals who wish to support Evangel student-athletes as they pursue victory in four key areas: athletics, academics, spiritual life, and community service.

“This endeavor will provide a refresh to the fundraising efforts of all 16 intercollegiate programs at Evangel as well as the general athletics fund,” said Destiny Deas, vice president for advancement at Evangel. “No matter what era your connection to Evangel, we are all forever maroon.”

Annual membership to 4Ever Maroon lasts from June 1 to May 31 each year. As an added benefit, members receive exclusive updates and communication within a selected athletics program, access to invitation-only events, and advance ticketing.

Those interested in membership for the 2024-2025 school year are invited to visit the 4Ever Maroon page on Evangel’s website.

About Evangel Athletics

Evangel University’s Valor Athletics provides opportunities for involvement in 16 NAIA intercollegiate sports. In 2023, the university joined the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) as one of several member schools located in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Nearly 500 Evangel students represent the institution in competition. Valor Athletics is a nationally recognized program with several key victories to its name, including the following successes in the 2023-24 season:

  • KCAC regular season championships for football and softball
  • NAIA national tournament appearances from football, men’s basketball, and softball
  • Men’s basketball reached the Elite Eight of the NAIA National Tournament
  • 5 Coach of the Year Award winners
  • 4 Player of the Year Award winners
  • 94 NAIA Scholar Athletes


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at