Chipola's retired coach Milton H. Johnson explains the Chipola Appreciation Club's purpose as "to help the college maintain a quality athletic program." The goal of the club is, ultimately, to totally endow the athletic programs. Through its gigantic once-a-year fund raiser, the Wild Game Dinner, the club has amassed more than $700,000 over the past nine years. This money will eventually be used to fund athletic scholarships. Funds in the endowment will never be spent; only the proceeds will be used.
In the words of a previous president, and former Chipola basketball player, Robert Trammell, "It's only a matter of time before all state funding for athletics is cut off. We want to be ready for that day." The club also sponsors this media guide and conducts an annual membership drive. Membership benefits include special seating at games and refreshments in the Appreciation Club Room.