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Tiger Performance Center

For 47 years, Pat Mitchell coached the Cedar Falls Tiger Football team. Help us memorialize the new CFHS stadium field by raising funds to name field and support the SCHEELS Tiger Performance Center at the same time!
Let‘s raise $500K by the last home football game in the Dome!
Donate to the Tiger Performance Center in Pat Mitchell’s honor.

Support the next generation of Tigers


Each year Tiger Athletics and Activities supports nearly 2,200 Cedar Falls District students in athletics, fine and performing arts, and STEM. The Tiger Performance Center represents the future of our programs for the next fifty years and is estimated to impact over 85,000 future Elite Tigers.

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Why Support the Tiger Performance Center?

Dirk Homewood

Project Lead the Way

The engineering program at Cedar Falls High School has connected me closely with other content areas and has given me more opportunities to bring rigor and relevance to my curriculum. The addition of the Tiger Performance Center would provide us the space to introduce aerospace engineering including the flying of drones in a controlled environment. The space would also allow for various competitions and testing of student-generated solutions to course projects.

Ross Pierschbacher

Class of 2014

 I am proud to support the Tiger Performance Center because of what it will mean to this great community in the many years to come. Cedar Falls has always produced high level talent and teams throughout the years, and I am excited to see how much further we can take it with the top notch facilities that the TPC will provide. As a former CFHS student-athlete, I always appreciated having the communities support, and I know that the many Tigers of the future will benefit greatly. By providing this great resource along with the hard-work that will come with it, will be a major key for future success. The best is yet to come!

B.J. McGinn

Director of Athletics for DMACC
Class of 1995

The addition of the Tiger Performance Center will provide all Cedar Falls students and student-athletes with a first-class facility to help them reach their full potential.  This not only applies to our outstanding varsity athletic programs, but also to the general health and well-being of all of our Cedar Falls students.  Having this state-of-the-art facility not only enhances the ability to meet the programming needs of our students but also provides a first-class experience for them now and for many years to come!

Beth Behn

Colonel, United States Army
Class of 1990

My experiences with athletics and performing arts at Cedar Falls High School were foundational to my later service as an Army officer. As an athlete and a musician, I learned both how to follow and lead and how to work as part of a larger team. Since leaving high school, I’ve been able to put those lessons to good use during my military career, serving in a variety of leadership positions at installations across the United States and during combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. The addition of the Tiger Performance Center will ensure that future generations of CFHS students have similar opportunities for self-development. An investment in the Tiger Performance Center today is really an investment for our future.

Tim Dodd

Everyday Astronaut
Class of 2003

Cedar Falls High School is where I learned to express myself in front of others. Through music, art, theatre and sports, I was always challenged to better myself and grow as an individual. I was given opportunities to pursue music much deeper than I would’ve on my own, honing the art of discipline which I still use today. Cedar Falls High School created special courses for photoshop where I was encouraged to explore and create without limits at a time when photoshop was new and not well understood by most, which I ended up using a lot later on in life. The opportunities are endless, all you have to do is allow yourself the room to explore and grow.

Auriona Kimbrough

Class of 2019

My time at Cedar Falls High School positively impacted my journey to becoming a Division 1 track and field athlete. However, being in the midwest, winter weather was a big obstacle to overcome when training for a spring sport. The addition of the Tiger Performance Center would provide students and athletes like me the opportunity to train indoors successfully. Aside from sports, I believe the performance center would have a positive impact on students’ mental health, as it would provide a place for individuals to stay physically active during the winter months.  I would not be the person I am today without Cedar Falls Athletics, and I believe the Tiger Performance Center is a great investment for the community that will continue to push many generations of Tiger’s to become their best selves. 

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