DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Athletics Department has launched the Athletic Alumni Challenge for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013).
“The Athletic Alumni Challenge is a great way to engage our alumni and energize their competitive spirit. We want to show people that the passion for UNH Athletics lasts long after graduation,” said New Hampshire Director of Athletics Marty Scarano. “Most alums have shared with us that the best time of their lives were the years they spent competing for UNH and would love to relive those memories. By participating in the Alumni Challenge they can exhibit their support for their sport, rekindle feelings of competition and help their team maintain excellence.”
The goal of the challenge is to increase the number of athletic alumni giving back to any designation within The Wildcat Fund (Friends Groups, Athletic Director’s Priorities and Athletic Scholarships). Gifts that count in the Athletic Alumni Challenge are only current use gifts that are designated to any of the 19 funds within the Wildcat Fund. These gifts will directly benefit current and future student-athletes and give the sports funding necessary to remain competitive. While gifts towards athletic endowed funds are greatly appreciated, they will not be counted in the competition.
To participate in the challenge, make a gift of any size to any designation within The Wildcat Fund. The top three teams with the highest percentage of participation rate of athletic alumni giving back will receive a bonus “reward” to their respective Friends Group. The team that has the largest percentage of alumni giving back will earns a $2,500 reward while second place gets $1,500. The third place team receives a $1,000 reward.
Help your team today and make your annual gift online at www.unh.edu/supportathletics or download the UNH Athletics Alumni Gift Form and return it, along with a check or credit card number to the address at the bottom of the form. (Click here for the form) This competition is all about increasing the percentage of our athletics alumni making an annual gift to support of our current use athletic funds. All UNH athletic alumni are encouraged to participate and make a tax deductible gift at any level.
For any questions about the UNH Athletic Alumni Challenge or updates on the progress of your alumni group, please contact Eric Nappy, Assistant Director of Athletics Annual Giving, at (603) 862-0287 or Eric.Nappy@unh.edu.