Hofstra Athletics and the Hofstra Pride Club Board of Directors are proud to announce the Second Annual Former Athlete Participation Challenge.  The Challenge pits each team against each other in a unique form of competition to determine which program can earn the most points by May 31, 2011.  The team with most points will receive $10,000 given by an anonymous donor to support this competition.  

The inaugural challenge was captured by the women’s soccer program after having 77% of their former athletes make a gift to support the team.  The team finished with 897 points after 63 gifts were received online.

Points are earned in two ways:  

1.  The percentage of alumni giving will be multiplied by 1000. Example: 100 former-athletes who have made a gift of $25 or more out of 500 former-athletes= .2x1000 = 200 points.

2. As an added bonus an additional two points can be earned for each gift made online by a former athlete between now and May 31. 

New this year - the Challenge has been upgraded to include a second prize.  The team that has the highest percentage increase of former athletes giving from the previous year will win an additional $5,000 prize (please note the same team cannot win both prizes).  This initiative is sponsored by the all new Varsity H Club.

Under the umbrella of the Pride Club, the Hofstra Varsity H Club is comprised of former Hofstra student-athletes and exists to provide support for Hofstra Athletics and to encourage camaraderie among its alumni letter winners.  
To become a member of the Varsity H, you must be a former Hofstra student-athlete who contributes $25 or greater to the sport or athletic fund of your choice.   

Benefits of membership include networking opportunities, a quarterly e-newsletter featuring alumni spotlights, information about current Hofstra student-athletes, hosting a freshmen athlete reception, an annual gift, and much more!  For complete details, please visit GoHofstra.com.

To qualify for the Participation Challenge and the Varsity H Club a former student-athlete must make a gift of $25 or more by May 31, 2011.

Support your team and make a gift today!  If you have already made a gift, please reach out to your former teammates and encourage them to join as well. 

Giving information:
To make a gift by phone: 516-463-1944
To make a gift by mail: Check payable to Hofstra University.  315 Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549