Participating in the lives of student-athletes.

What is CU Compete?

CU Compete is a capital campaign driven by a group of Men's Basketball alumni. The goals of the project are to:

  • provide the funds to remodel the Men's Basketball locker room
  • invite and encourage alumni to participate in the lives of student-athletes
  • enhance the competitive position of CU Basketball 

Why Give to CU Compete?

There are many reasons to participate in the CU Compete project. Here are just a few.

  • Your CU experience was instrumental in your life and you want to make that experience available to others.
  • You know that the locker room is a venue for developing community and Christian fellowship, and you think that changing the life of a student is a good return on your investment.
  • You recognize the competitive environment of today's collegiate athletics and the necessity of enhancing facilities as a tool for recruiting championship level, Christ-centered student-athletes.
  • You take seriously the role that alumni play in advancing God's mission for CU.

Men's Basketball Alumni Committee

Al Gortmaker ('99)

Cameron Currie  ('97)
Assistant Director

Mark Zichterman ('02)
Head of Finance

Brad Tilma ('99)
Head of Locker Room Design

Bryan Edwards ('09) 

Kevin Shuneson ('83) 

John Freund ('05) 

Dominic Allen ('11)  
Assistant Basketball Coach

Kelvin DeVries ('11)

Caleb Simons ('11)

Rick Koole ('70)


Prayer Sponsors

Cornerstone University Men's Basketball has a tradition of connecting former players with current players through prayer sponsorship. In this way, alumni have a direct impact upon the work that God is doing in the lives of students at CU.

Suggestions for Prayer Sponsors

  • Stay an extra fifteen minutes after a game to talk with your player about the game. Players need your encouragement and experience in order to rebound off of a poor performance, and to put those record performances into perspective. 
  • Call, text, or email your player every week or two to ask him how you can pray for him. A mere 5 or 10 minutes a week can be powerful.
  • Take your player out for a meal. College students love going out to eat (and not spending money). Those face-to-face interactions help in the relationship-building process.
  • Be prepared to be changed. Participating in the life of a player provides opportunities for personal reflection - an occasion for God to continue working in your life.
Current Prayer Sponsors



Brad Gray ('02)

Wes Hudson

Al Gortmaker ('99)  

Jake Plite

Lance Roark ('94)

Anthony Allen

Jesse Tien ('07)

Alex Lyle

Cameron Currie ('97)  

Justin Pepper

Dominic Allen ('11)

Ty Mason

Bryan Pasciak ('11)

Luke Morrison

Mark Zichterman ('02)            

Shane Moreland

Matt Kingshott ('10)

Ben Lanning

Kelvin DeVries ('11)

Cory Cox

Dan Possehl ('12)

Joey Blauwkamp

Ron Bates ('12)

Mike McLaughlin

Caleb Simons ('11)

Travis Wells

Derek Kingshott ('13)

Ty Smith 

Become a Prayer Sponsor

Please contact Assistant Coach Eric DeSantis if you are interested in becoming a prayer sponsor.


Give to CU Compete