Alumni and friends can support their favorite Bulldog teams, even if they cannot make it to the games. The Athletics Challenge, implemented in 2012-2013 and overseen by the Office of Advancement, rewards teams for generating donations for their respective sports. Teams compete to see which one can attain the largest percent increase in donations and total number of donors. Winning teams earn an additional $1,000 for their program.
Football took home the first award for increase in the number of donors, while women’s golf had the largest increase in dollars. Eight of Truman’s varsity teams had significant increases in support last year thanks to the Athletics Challenge, and the Athletics Department in general saw a 25 percent increase in support.
There is still time to support a Bulldog team in the 2013-2014 Athletics Challenge. Gifts received by June 30, 2014, will count towards the current competition. For details on the program, or to make a donation, visit trumanbulldogs.com/challenge or call (660) 785-4133.