All About Shaw University Bears Booster Club

Mission Statement

The Shaw University Bears Booster Club is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, committed to providing financial support to the athletic programs at Shaw University through various fund-raising activities for student athlete grant-in-aid and team ben­efits. The Booster Club is a strong advocate of the Shaw University Athletic Program and it also promotes the values of sportsmanship and athletic excellence.


Founded in 1970, the Shaw University Bears Booster Club has provided financial support in either grant-in-aid, meals or equipment to the Shaw University Athletic Program.  The Shaw University Bears Booster Club will continue with its mission with help from its members, Shaw University Faculty & Staff and interested stakeholders.

Benefits of Joining

As a member of the Shaw University Bears Booster Club, you will be joining others to help student athletes obtain an exceptional college education and athletic experience as well as providing financial support to the Shaw University Athletic Program. Your financial support is critical to building/maintaining/enhancing a quality and competitive athletic program. You will make it possible for our student-athletes to compete not only sports but also in the classroom. Your financial donation is tax deductible as the Shaw University Bears Booster Club functions under the umbrella of a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.

Message From The President

June 11, 2020

Greetings Club Members:

It is my hope that this message finds you healthy and safe during this time. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrust our lives into unknown territory. This has been a frightening time and many of our families and friends have faced both health and/or economic impacts. 

The time is quickly approaching to renew your membership for the upcoming academic year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).  As you may or may not be aware, membership is our greatest fundraiser for helping Shaw Athletics and providing scholarships for athletes.  In order to continue making a difference in the lives of Shaw athletes, we need your continued support.   If you are not currently facing a hardship in these tough times, please continue your membership in the Shaw Bears Booster Club.

Your help is needed now more than ever! Because of the impact Covid-19 has had on the African American communities, we believe the need for our athletes will be great.  The last thing any of us want to happen is for one of our athletes to be unable to return to school or leave school because they do not have the funds.

Please do not delay, renew your membership and continue to support Shaw U Athletics. 

With Sincere Appreciation, 

Jackie B. Smith

Jackie B. Smith ‘72


Getting Involved 

Here are a few ways to get involved.

Club Merchandise Available!

If you cannot become a member or attend sporting events, you can still support the Booster Club by purchasing merchandise, memorabilia, and raffle tickets from our Online Store or by downloading our Merchandise Catalog and our Merchandise Mail Order Form to mail order your merchandise.

Online Store

Features That Matter

The Reasons You’ll Love It

Mobile Reservations

Request a meeting or consultation with the board directly thru our online reservation system

Amazing App Features

Blog With Us

You can follow our blogs as well as blog with us on your personal profile. upload your pictures, communicate with members inside our portal

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Purchase Merchandise

You have access to the latest Shaw Bears Nation merchandise such as stadium cushions tee-shirts, beverage cups, caps and more

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Easy Social Sharing

You can now share your Shaw Bears moment pictures and posts with friends thru almost all social media channels

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Video Feed

Check out our video stream channels from the Shaw Bears Booster Club app. You will have access to the latest Shaw U Athletic events.

Amazing App Features

Push Notifications

We will be sending you push notifications to keep you in the loop on important announcements and updates on sporting events.

Amazing App Features

Beautiful User Interface

Welcome to the Dashboard where you will find all the major features on the booster club.

Go ahead and sign up, login and we will meet you there!

  • View Club and or Athletic Events on the Event Calendar

  • Message people in the Shaw Bears Community

  • Upload photos and share with friends

  • Like posts, comment and engage.

  • Stay in touch with admin

  • Make donations

  • Purchase merchandise

  • Buy tickets to our scheduled events

  • Post, view or comment on Committee Reports & Club Meeting Minutes

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Who Are We

Philosophy We Strive For in The Club

The Shaw University Bear Boosters Club was incorporated in February 1970, by a number of prominent men, among them JudgeGeorge R. Greene, Dr. George C. Debnam, and the “Papa Bear” James E. Lytle, legendary former Athletic Director and coach of Shaw University. “The Club” as it was called, was created to promote the athletic programs at the University with alumni and friends and to serve as a communication link between supporters of athletic programs and the University.

The original objectives and purposes of the “The Club” were:

A. To promote the spirit of fellowship among fellow alumni and friends of Shaw University.

B. To strengthen our relationship with the “The Club” and the Athletic Department of the University

C. To present, encourage and sponsor activities, which will enhance the reputation of the “The Club” and the University and interpret the same to the public.

D. To provide financial support through fundraising in accordance with NCAA Division II policies, University guidelines, federal and state laws, and all applicable school and conference policies.

You Have Access To

Communication 95%
Events 89%
Merchandise 97%
Tickets 90%

Executive Committee Members

Jackie Smith


Cornell Royster

Vice President

Kamala Uzzell Jones


Burnetta Smith

Assistant Secretary

Portia Richardson


Joyce Robinson

Assistant Treasurer

Linnoya Williams- Royster


Charles Graves


Lawrence Smith

Digital Platform Administrator

Get In Touch With Us

    Shaw University Bears Booster Club, Inc,

    P.O. Box 25493

    Raleigh, NC 27611-5493

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