clayton family circle of honor

11th Annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction

Knights and Knights Fans— The spirit and energy that came from our broadcast into more than 300 households for the first ever virtual Clayton was inspiring. In this time of uncertainty you all showed that the Marian connection does not miss a beat despite the distance. 

If you want to relive all the magic of the 2020 Clayton event, you can! Click here to watch it again, and again, and again. You will need to log back in with the same username and password that you used last night. Didn't register before it aired? No problem! Click the link and create an account. Don't worry, this takes one step and your contact information is secure. 

Check out the videos that debuted during the event:

Winners for the prizes have been selected. Keep an eye on your e-mail account to see if you won! The winner has first right of refusal. Winner must respond within 48 hours before moving on to next winner. The possible prizes are listed below: 

  • The President's Suite at an Indianapolis Indians game this year! You will get a ballpark style buffet: burgers, hot dogs, sides, select alcoholic beverages.  
  • Students, you can get one of five MUPD parking forgiveness passes - You know for that time you park in the wrong spot
  • A Sr. Norma Rocklage bobblehead from the Marian Bookstore 
  • Golf lesson at Country Club of Indianapolis with the Marian Women's Golf Coach Dan Stanjevich
  • Signed 2019 Marian football helmet
  • Two tickets to a 2020-2021 Season Basketball Game and Champion Zone (Date TBD)
  • Two tickets to the USA Collegiate Track Cycling National Championship VIP Event on September 11th at the Major Taylor Velodrome 

Event schedule

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Location | Your living room, dining room, kitchen or bedroom

5:30 p.m. Pre-event "cocktail hour" video begins (BYOB)
6:30 p.m. Virtual Experience starts! Login a few minutes early to check your connections.

2020 Clayton Family Circle of Honor Emcee
Scott McCauley

Scott McCauley Headshot

Scott McCauley just completed his 6th season as the voice of Marian University football. During that time, he has been on the microphone for 3 national championships and some of the Knights biggest moments. Scott has been a part of the Indianapolis sports scene since 2003. Before joining the Knights, he worked for ESPN radio, IUPUI basketball, the Indianapolis Indians, and various play-by-play roles for sports outlets through out the state.

Scott has spent the past seven years working at Angie's List. His wife, Katie, daughter Madeline, and son Declan live in Fishers, IN. The former Ball State Cardinal and Hamilton Southeastern Royal is originally from Akron, Ohio. 

2020 Clayton Family Circle of Honor Inductee
Tamika Catchings

Allison Melangton

Tamika Catchings, Indiana’s “do-everything” forward, completed 16 seasons in the WNBA, stepping away from her future hall-of-fame career following the 2016 season. Catchings was the WNBA’s only player ever to spend an entire career of 16 or more seasons with the same franchise.

Since her playing retirement, she serves as Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Fever. She operates the cozy Tea’s Me Café on the north side of downtown Indianapolis and continues her service as an ambassador with the NBA and WNBA. She serves on a developmental committee with USA Basketball and as an SEC ESPN women’s basketball analyst. Her naming as recipient of the very first ESPN Humanitarian Award in 2015 and a 14-year run of community service by her Catch The Stars Foundation are testament to her work off the court.

In March 2016, Catchings released an autobiographical story, Catch A Star: Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion sharing her story of overcoming hearing loss, separation from family, high expectations and the pain of debilitating physical injuries. She reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance and her faith in God.

On the court, Catchings’ legacy is cemented as one of the greatest women ever to play the game. She retired as the league’s number two scorer and rebounder of all-time, and is career leader in free throws and steals. In postseason play, nobody appeared in as many WNBA playoff games as Catchings or started as many. She retired as the WNBA postseason leader in points, rebounds, free throws, steals, double-doubles, and minutes played.

2020 Clayton Family Circle of Honor Inductee
Indianapolis Indians

Indianapolis Indians

The Indianapolis Indians are a professional Triple-A baseball club affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In continuous operation since 1902, the organization believes in creating affordable and memorable experiences for fans so they can grow closer together with family, friends and the community through the game of baseball. The team has led Minor League Baseball in combined total attendance over the past 10 seasons. In 2018, the organization was recognized as Ballpark Digest Team of the Year.

The Indianapolis Indians Charities collaborate with local organization to support youth development, family success, education and neighborhood development. They collaborate with Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Teachers' Treasures, the YMCA and many more to offer programs that help promote personal growth, build stronger family bonds, and encourage community engagement.

Past President and current Chairman Emeritus, Max Schumacher, and his wife, Judith, have been supporters of Marian University for many years. In fact, Judith was an education professor at Marian University.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Ascension St. Vincent

GOLD Sponsors

Anonymous
Clayton Family
Fanning Howey
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Al '62 and Sue Leighton
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Fanning Howey
Indianapolis Airport AuthorityPacers Sports & Entertainment

BLUE Sponsors

Aramark Dining and Operations
Michael and Bea Becher
Browning
BSN Sports
David Haire '71
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company
Follett Bookstore
Jerry and Rosemary Semler
Paul Skjodt & Cindy Simon Skjodt
Roberts Glass
Jerry and Peggy Jones
Vertellus 

AramarkBrowning

BSN SportsF.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. Follett Bookstore

Roberts GlassVertellus

Sponsorship Opportunities

GOLD Sponsor

$5,000+

  • Logo and Name Recognition:
    • Marian.edu/Clayton (link to sponsor webpage if applicable)
    • MUKnights.com
    • Virtual Event Platform
    • Pre & Post event e-mail communications
  • Social media promotion surrounding the event
  • "Shout-outs" from the Emcee Scott McCauley, Director of Athletics Steve Downing, or President Elsener

BLUE Sponsor

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Logo and Name Recognition:
    • Marian.edu/Clayton (link to sponsor webpage if applicable)
    • MUKnights.com
    • Virtual Event Platform
    • Pre & Post event e-mail communications

Contact us at RSVPClayton@marian.edu for more information

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created in part to honor, but also to inspire. Joseph Clayton (1949-2018) and his wife, Janet, agreed to lend their names to these awards because they believed in the character-building qualities associated with athletics in a university community. At Marian University, the faith tradition and values are activated in many ways, including athletics. On the fields and courts of competition, student-athletes learn respect, fair play, and teamwork. These values carry over into all areas of their lives: personal relationships, careers, parenthood, and community service.

For more information

Laura Peterson
(317) 955-6717
RSVPClayton@marian.edu

#MUClayton2020

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