CatBackers was created in 1997 as a women’s booster club to support the football program and grew to include all Northwestern athletic programs. Our focus is education, support and friendship.

The events are designed to provide insight into athletic strategy and operations as well as an opportunity to meet many of the student-athletes, coaching staff and extended Northwestern athletic family.

Willie’s Wildcat Cookbook

The CatBackers need your help to prepare a cookbook of favorite recipes of the Northwestern Wildcat family. Each recipe will include the name of the contributor and his or her class when applicable. Cookbook features include:

  • Table of contents
  • Coaches’ Corner
  • Recipe category dividers
  • Wildcat sport facts/history
  • Index
  • Helpful hints (cooking terms, herbs & spices, equivalency chart,  cooking temps, measurements)
  • Photos and artwork
  • …and the best recipes in the Big Ten!

This professionally bound cookbook will be available at the beginning of the 2011–2012 football season and the gift giving season. All proceeds will benefit the Wildcat Fund, which provides financial support for the nineteen intercollegiate programs at Northwestern.