This fundraising effort connects alumni players with current student athletes who today wear the same number on their backs. The objective is to secure annual funding to underwrite the expenses of every player. Non-players who wish to support this friendly competition can make a gift using the Give Now button at right and designating Women's Softball (456). Thank you for supporting Blugold Athletics.
Create teams of alumni players who wore the same jersey number throughout the 28-year history of Women’s Softball, obtain 100 percent participation and raise $2,500 per team.
Here’s the score:
It takes $31,500 a year to operate the Women’s Softball Program at UW-Eau Claire, plus an additional $25,000 to cover the Spring Break playing tour expenses. This makes for a total annual budget of $56,500 to support 20 players and four coaches. Dividing that among the players, each Jersey Team is challenged to raise $2,500 from among its members.
Get in the game!
We are seeking a team leader to connect with her fellow alumnae who wore the same jersey number. The average number of players who share a jersey number is 10. Ready to step up to the plate? See Coach’s Tips on right for team leaders. Be a winner Jersey Teams that meet the goal will be recognized at the 2013 Alumni Weekend Game April 20-21 and named on the Jersey Board located outside the Women’s Softball offices.
Be a champion
Attain the goal and commit to meeting this funding challenge for three years and you will be honored as CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS for Women’s Softball.
How to give:
All Jersey Team Challenge gifts will be directed by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to the Women’s Softball Fund. This will ensure that your gifts will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. This also allows anyone who works for a matching gift company to use her corporate match as part of her commitment. See how to make your gift. Designate your gifts as: Women’s Softball (456)
Ideally, we would like a minimum funding commitment of three years, which will enable the program to receive and build upon a solid source of annual gifts.
Not a player or former player? Not a problem! You can support the team by making a gift using the Give Now button at the top of this page and designating Women's Softball (456).