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The Marquette Academy Go Club is responsible for all funding for our High School Athletics and all things associated with sports. (uniforms, hiring referrees, transportation, maintaining facilities) Your support is appreciated and necessary for the success of our programs. Each student that participates in a sport is directly affected by the efforts put forth by you and the Go Club.

Ways you can support the Go Club: 

  • Going to sporting events
  • Go to fundraising events (watch your emails and Facebook for event details)
  • Buying 50/50 and raffle tickets
  • Volunteering to help take care of facilities
  • Go to the meetings to learn more


Thank you for supporting our athletes! 


Bryan Killelea - President
Tim Durdan - Vice President
Michelle Owens - Treasurer


Go Club Pig Roast

Sunday, October 7, 2018 1-4pm

Location: Dan Patton's home: 2979 E. 1520th Rd, Ottawa IL

Ticket: 430 per person – only 300 tickets sold
Tickets include: Entry – Food – Refreshments

1st - $1000
2nd - $800
3rd - $600
4th - $400
5th - $200

All proceed go towards payment of all sports officials


Join the Bob Strickland 12th Man Club

Over the past 6 years, the Coach Bob Strickland Scholarship Fund has asisted over 25 students with tuition grants. These are students that attended Marquette Academy High School and have graduated, or are currently in school due to the assistance we were able to provide.

In order to continue our Scholarship funding we need to raise the funds to supplement our efforts. To repsond to this we are introducing the Bob Strickland 12th Man Club for the upcoming Football season. 

For a fee of $100 per person you will become a member of a unique club that will meet prior to each home Football game in the Grotto. You will be able to witness the long standing tradition of the Marquette Varsity Team in their pregame prayer ritual. At that time you will be given a coupon for a bottle of water and a bag of popcorn at the concession stand.

In addition you will receive a Stadium Chair with a logo identifying you as a member of the Strickland 12th Man Club.

We hope that you will become a participating member of the 12th Man Club and allow us to continue to help our potential students fulfill their dream of atending Marquette Academy High School.

Please fill out the order form, and should you wish to purchase an additional chair for $50.00 please indicate that on the order form. Drop off your completed order form with a check at the Marquette Academy High School office or mail it to:

Marquette Academy HIgh School
Attn: Pat Whalen
1000 Paul Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Thank you for your continued support of Marquette Academy and the Strickland Scholarship Fund.

John Hughes, Marty Brown, Dr. Bob Guyette, Rick Armstong, Pat Whalen

Strickland Scholarship Fund Committee




GAME 1 WINNERS – September 8, 2017

Dennis Armstrong
Jake Beleckis
Kathy Bishop
Jerry Centoni and Star Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Pat Cinoite and Physicians Mutual Insurance
Janelle Clark and Advanced Heating & Air
Tim & Cindy Donahue
John Duback
Mandy Erickson
Drew Ferracuti and Drew Ferracuti Law Firm
Janet Graham and Bell's Clothing
Mary Alice Hughes
Jane Jobst
Don Keisig
Kathy Long
Barb McGrogan
Mike McGrogan
John McLachlan and Medi-Rx Pharmacy
Keith Roth
Jeff Sheppard and Illiniois Office Supply
Mylnda Threadgill
Dr. William Vesely
Tom & Peg Walsh
Whalen Farms
julie Wheatland
Rob Yuhas

GAME 2 WINNERS – September 29, 2017

John A. Burns
Drew Ferracuti and Drew Ferracuti Law Firm
Phil & Maribeth Hoffman and Casa Mia Restaurant
Hi-Way Restaurant
Mary Alice Hughes
Jamie McConnaughhay
Beth Melvin
Ron Paquette
The Petre Family
David Rhoades
Bill Walsh and The Bill Walsh Automotive Group
Dr. Jeff Yocum and Family Eye Care

GAME 3 WINNERS – October 13, 2017

Dennis Armstrong
Bob & Delores Barnett
Jake Beleckis
Kathy Bishop
Lois A. Boyle
Marty Brown
Diane Brush
John a. Burns
Sandra L. Burns
Jerry Centoni and Star Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Timothy Creedon and Creedon Law Office
Dan Duchon
James Fewell ‘87
The First National Bank of Ottawa
David J. Harmon
Joe Harmon
Diane Kummer
Jack Leininger
Travis Love
Dee McCallum
Ottawa Savings Bank
Joyce Owens
Deb Scudder and Unique By Teke, Jewelry & Gifts
Richard Sheedy
Jeff Sheppard and Illinois Office Supply
Chris Tkach
Rob Yuhas

GAME 4 WINNERS – October 20, 2017

Dr. Dan Cheatham and Cheatham Chiropractic Center
Timothy Creedon and Creedon Law Office
Kerri Donahue
Phyllis Donahue
Brett Dyche and Brett Dyche State Farm Insurance
Jim Ferrero and Herman’s
James Fewell ‘87
John Guyette
Jane Jobst
Judi Johnson
Father David Kipfer
Sandy Kotek
Jack Leininger
Rich Lindhout and American Machining
Pete McGrath and IIP Insurance Agency
Larry McGrogan
John McLachlan and Medi-Rx Pharmacy
Steve Pellino
Doug & Nan Schomas
Rob Snook