Ten for Ten is back! October 1 - October 10, 2017
The Ten for Ten Challenge is the Eagle Club's annual fundraising initiative for current student-athletes. So how does it work?
A $10 suggested donation will qualify current student-athletes for UMW’s Eagle Club. The Eagle Club, the fundraising arm of UMW Athletics has raised over 1.5 million dollars in gifts over the last four years for its mission to maximize opportunities and strengthen support services for Mary Washington student-athletes.
“Our student-athletes are leaders. They lead in competition, in their classrooms, and they lead by serving their communities,” said Philip Pierce, Director of Athletic Development. “The Ten for Ten Challenge is another example of how these young men and women are modeling leadership for all of us. They want to feel a sense of ownership and give back to their programs so those who come behind them can have the same outstanding collegiate experience they had.”
The challenge begins this year on October 1st and will end on October 10th. The goal is for every sport team to reach 100% participation by 10/10.
UMW softball standout Kara Deppe was one of the first student-athletes to step up to the challenge last year and will be featured as one-of-three Ten for Ten Spotlight Stories this October! "It's so important for us as student-athletes to give back to our own programs that we are so passionate about. Last year the entire softball team participated in the Ten for Ten Challenge" Deppe said, "The UMW Athletics community would not be who we are without our Eagle Club donors. Their support and generosity enables us to achieve our goals and thrive as a program."
Current Student-Athletes can give today online by clicking on the tab below. In order to track your gift for the Ten for Ten Challenge, please be sure to write "Ten for Ten" in the "Comments:" section under "Additional Information".