It all began when the Lady Knights, as they were then called, were playing in the 1978-1979 playoffs. A group of loyal Rutgers football fans went to see the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team women play in a double header with the men’s basketball team. It was love at first sight!
Since then, there have been countless games at the RAC and on the road, with loyal fans traveling far and wide to show their support for their beloved Scarlet Knights. Today the bond between the team and the fans continues, as the Cagers Club enjoys its role as “the team behind the team.”
As our Hall of Fame Coach, C. Vivian Stringer, begins another season “on the Banks,” the Cagers will continue the tradition started by our club’s founders of unwavering loyal support of the Women’s Basketball Team, coaches, staff and Rutgers University.
You can add to the tradition by joining the Cagers Club. Become a part of the excitement and fun; bring your family and friends. Share in the pride of a hard working group of women who have given so much over the years and who have been so incredibly successful. They appreciate and deserve our support.
Club officers and club members gather before and after each home game at the Cagers table in the lobby of the RAC to get the inside scoop on our Cager activities and travel plans. Stop by to chat and meet your fellow fans. Our Spirit Squad distributes signs you can wave to inspire team members and you are welcome to create your own. Our team of “50-50” ticket sellers gives you a chance to take home a jackpot as you cheer for the team to win the game. You can volunteer to help out with these fun activities.
If you have children under age 13, you can sign them up to be Cager Kids. They will get a chance to be up close and personal with team members as they take the floor before designated home games and celebrate with the players, coaches and staff at our annual Pizza Party with the team.
We hope you will join the Cagers family. Dues are just $25 a year with a discounted rate of $20 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students in high school to age 25. Help us raise money to support Rutgers Women’s Basketball, root for our favorite team and make new fan friends. Our long history and tradition will help us ensure a bright an exciting future for the Cagers Club. Go RU!
President - Glenys Manfre - 908-874-8991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Kathy Duff
Treasurer - Joe Griscti - 732-422-0819 email@example.com
Recording Secretary - Nancy Young
Corresponding Secretary - Theresa Talian
In addition to the elected Officers of the Club, several people play key volunteer roles in an unelected capacity:
Transportation Chair - Bob Manfre - 908-874-8991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster and Facebook Page administrator - Tina Gordon email@example.com
As members of an official "booster club," Cagers are subject to all NCAA compliance rules. It is important to understand what you, as a fan, can and cannot do with regard to recruits and the student-athletes. For detailed information, visit the official Scarlet Knights website. Still have questions? Ask RU Compliance.
The Cagers Club has instituted a Code of Ethics to guide our fans in how to conduct themselves in all dealings with the team, the staff and the University. This Code is intended to reinforce a strong sense of accountability for responsible and mature personal behavior in all those who represent the Cagers Club. Please review this document and contact us if you have any questions.