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ATH: Fifth Annual Former Student-Athlete Participation Challenge Update #2

Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
Release: 04/14/2014
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Hempstead, NY – Three weeks have gone by in the Fifth Annual Former Student-Athlete Participation Challenge, presented by The Hofstra Pride Club, and the Women’s Golf program has taken the lead with 250 points over Softball who trails with 211 points. In third place and holding strong is Men’s Lacrosse with 130 points. There is still plenty of time to make a difference for your team.  Every gift counts as five teams will win gifts with the support from their alumni.

In the Increase Competition, the Cross Country team has maintained first place just ahead of the Pride Men’s Tennis program. Softball has taken a commanding lead in the Young Alumni Competition. The Young Alumni Competition encourages former student-athletes who graduated between 2004 and 2013 to make a gift and support their team.

It’s not too late to support your team by making a gift online to The Hofstra Pride Club of $25 or more by May 31, 2014. If you have already contributed to Hofstra Athletics – you can extend your commitment and help your program by encouraging teammates to join the Hofstra Pride Club.

Participation Competition ($5,000 gift) - as of April 14, 2014
1.    Women’s Golf – 260 points
2.    Softball – 211 points
3.    Men’s Lacrosse – 130 points
4.    Women’s Lacrosse – 93 points
5.    Men’s Soccer – 85 points

Increase Competition ($2,500 gift) - as of April 14, 2014
1.    Cross Country
2.    Men’s Tennis
3.    Wrestling

Young Alumni Competition ($2,500 - 1st, $1,500 - 2nd, $1,000 - 3rd) - as of April 14, 2014
1.    Softball - 52%
2.    Men’s Lacrosse - 5%
3.    Baseball - 4%

Information about the Challenge:

Participation Competition

Each Hofstra Athletics team recruits as many of their former student-athletes to join The Hofstra Pride Club and give a gift of $25 or more. The team with the most points will win the competition and earn a $5,000 gift to their program.

How the Scoring Works: The percentage of alumni giving will be multiplied by 1000. Example: 100 former student-athletes who have made a gift of $25 or more out of 500 former student-athletes= .2x1000 = 200 points. As an added bonus an additional two points can be earned for each gift made online by a former student-athlete between now and May 31.

Increase Competition

The team with greatest percentage increase of former student-athletes giving from last year to this year will win a $2,500 gift.

Young Alumni Competition

Each team will compete for the highest percentage of their own young alumni joining The Hofstra Pride Club. A young alumnus is someone who graduated between 2004 and 2013. The team with the highest percentage will win $2,500, with second place receiving $1,500 and third receiving $1,000.

*Each team can only win one gift*

Giving information:
To make a gift: or make a gift online to The Hofstra Pride Club
To make a gift by phone: (516) 463-6144
To make a gift by mail: Check payable to Hofstra University.  
315 Mack Sports Complex
245 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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