Community Outreach

Hillsdale College Mission Statement:

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 with a purpose to "develop the minds and improve the hearts of its students," a reference to the moral and intellectual virtues. The driving purpose of athletics at Hillsdale College is to cultivate these virtues. Their practice, on the field of competition, inspires and elevates the minds and characters of those who compete and those who watch.

2018 Charger Football Victory Day - 9/01/2018

Victory Day is an evening and afternoon of education, inspiration and fun on the gridiron for children with cognitive and/or physical impairments in Hillsdale County. These Special Needs participants are provided with a full “game day experience” and have the opportunity to play football, cheer on the squad or march with the band while their parents, family members, caregivers and teachers witness the realization of a dream coming true for their child or friend.
The event is hosted by the Hillsdale College Football Program, the Hillsdale High School Football Program and the Reading High School Football Program.


2017 Community Outreach and Service Projects


Chargers in the community: Hillsdale Athletics give back 10/14/2017


Hillsdale athletics send aid to Hurricane Harvey victims 09/01/2017


Charger football, cheerleading, and pep band connect with community at Victory Day More photos 09/09/2017  


Coach to Cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 09/30/2017 


Hillsdale College Chargers support Hillsdale Recreation youth sports  10/21/2017 

Hillsdale Recreation Youth Basketball Season Kick off at Roche Sports Complex with Coaches John Tharp and Brandon Pritzl and the Hillsdale Chargers Men's Basketball team on 10/29/2017. 

Full-Court Press Against Hunger

Charger Basketball, Charger fans, and Market House Supermarket donated 150+ lbs of food to the King's Kupboard on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. 


Track Team Fosters Hope

Charger Basketball and GOAL High Rise Christmas Card Day 

High Rise delivered Christmas Cards which were signed during the basketball games on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by Charger fans to the elderly and/or disabled residents of the Hillsdale High Rise Apartments. 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018: Charger Basketball Reading Day at Jonesville Elementary

The Charger Basketball teams visited the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms at Jonesville Elementary. They supported with reading aloud, script reading, and plot mapping. Thank you for letting us be a part of your school day! 


 Thursday, January 25, 2018: Coaches vs. Cancer/Suits & Sneakers  

Charger Athletics and Charger Basketball partnered with Hillsdale College Students Against Cancer and SAAC to raise awareness and funds for both the Hillsdale Hospital Infusion Ceneter and The American Caner Society.


Thursday, February 8, 2018: Women in Sports Night  

 The women of Charger Athletics came together for Hillsdale College Women’s Basketball vs. Ursuline College on Thursday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. to meet young athletes from the community and and share about being women in positions of leadership on our campus.


Saturday, February 10, 2018: Autism Speaks 

Charger Basketball vs. Lake Erie featuring Hillsdale SPARC and Michigan Area 29 Special Olympics basketball at halftime of the men's game.