Drury Athletics Champions Challenge 2023

$288,630
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913
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This campaign ended on September 20, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Drury University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Tamara Conn photoTamara Conn matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorCarpet House Flooring Center matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for STUNT

An Anonymous DonorPaul Evans matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $600Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorTom Hudson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $762Just for Women's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Men's Bowling

An Anonymous DonorAvery Hudson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTyler Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorBen & Mel Taylor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorJustin French matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's Golf

An Anonymous DonorTyler Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorKaren Walker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,750Just for Men's Ice Hockey

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Men's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Women's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorNielsen Architecture & Anonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Shotgun Sports

An Anonymous DonorRex & Heidi Stephens and Anonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorBeth Pile matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorTynes Family & Kyle Wilmoth matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Men's Golf

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Women's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Athletic Director Fund

An Anonymous DonorTyler & Amanda Montelione (Lead Match Donor) and Mark & Gay Stratton matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorThompson Sales (Presenting Sponsor) & Anonymous MATCHING ALL GIFTS! matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

An Anonymous DonorHeartland Financial Group, Architectural Glazing Professionals, Arkie Lures, Big Bass Tour, Clear Creek Vehicles, General Tire, RMP Towing, Table Rock Fishing Intel, and PriceCutter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $35,000Just for Bass Fishing
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CLICK THE GIVE NOW BUTTON AND USE THE DROP-DOWN "SPORTS"  MENU TO SELECT YOUR FAVORITE PANTHER ATHLETIC PROGRAM!

Champions Challenge 2023 presented by Thompson Sales is BACK!

MATCHING FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 10 AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. Almost $110,000 in matching money is available!

Your gift in support of your favorite sport(s) as part of the Drury Athletics Champions Challenge will be matched - dollar for dollar - until the matching funds run out. 

Click the "Give Now" button, select the sport(s) of your choice and make your tax-deductible gift. The impact of your donation is DOUBLED and in some cases tripled by sport-specific matches! Don't delay; these matching funds will go quickly! In order to even the playing field and allow more sports, general matching money is limited to $1,000 per person. The sport-specific match amounts have no dollar limit. Your entire gift goes to the sport of your choice, plus any sport-specific matching funds available.

Thank you to all our matching donors for being More than Champions for Drury Athletics - you can join them by making a gift, sharing the opportunity on social media, or by contacting Kelly Anderson at kanderson018@drury.edu to see how you can issue your own Drury Athletics Champions Challenge match.

Spread the word, encourage others to get involved, and help your favorite team:

  • Sign up to be an advocate by clicking the "Advocates" tab above.
  • Then share your personalized link over Facebook, Twitter, text, or email. Your support will be tracked so you can see exactly how many clicks, donations, and dollars you are generating.
  • Encourage donors to give to the sport of their choice! 

All gifts to the Drury Athletics Champions Challenge are tax-deductible with no athletics benefits.

Special thanks to our matching donors for supporting the Drury Athletics Champions Challenge!

Thompson Sales - matching any athletic team gifts

John & Crystal Beuerlein '75/'75 - matching any athletic team gifts

Heartland Financial Group, Trifecta Productions, Big Bass Tour, Architectural Glazing Professionals, Table Rock Fishing Intel, Clear Creek Vehicles, General Tire, Arkie Lures, PriceCutter, and RPM Towing - matching gifts to the Bass Fishing team

Rex & Heidi Stephens and Anonymous - matching gifts for Men's Soccer

Nielsen Architecture & Anonymous - matching gifts for Shotgun Sports

Tynes Family and Kyle Wilmoth - Men's Golf

Tyler & Amanda Montelione and Mark & Gay Stratton - Baseball

Justin French - Women's Golf

Carpet House Flooring Center - STUNT

Anonymous - Hockey

Anonymous - Men's Basketball

Anonymous - Women's Basketball

Anonymous - Athletic Director's Fund

Anonymous - Bowling

Anonymous - Men's Rugby


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2023 Champions Challenge - Thank You!

Thanks to your support, the 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales set records! 

Over 900+ supported Drury Athletic programs through over $288,000 in donations, both record highs for the campaign!

A HUGE thanks to our presenting sponsor, Thompson Sales for their commitment to DU athletics and Panther student-athletes. Special thanks also go out to all of our Leadership Gift partners who provided matching funds, allowing many of donors to have their impact doubled and tripled!

Your support of your favorite Drury athletic program will go directly to support student-athletes as they excel in competition and the classroom.

You truly are making a difference - GO PANTHERS!

243 days ago by Kelly Anderson
2023 Champions Challenge - FINAL HOURS!

The 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales is in its' FINAL HOURS! This years campaign will END TONIGHT at 11:59pm CST.

If you have already given to support your favorite Panther athletic program - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Your support has helped us reach an all-time record for number of donors to the campaign, and we have a shot at hitting a record gift total!

In these final hours, you can help us reach that record by sharing the link at the top of the page with family, friends, DU alumni, and more and encourage them to join you in supporting DU athletics.

There are STILL matching funds available that allow gifts to potentially be doubled or tripled!

Thanks again for making the 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales a success! We look forward to sharing final totals with you soon!

243 days ago by Kelly Anderson
2023 Champions Challenge - Time is running out!

 

Time is running out on the 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales! 

Currently, we have already surpassed the record of 679 donors that was set in 2022, with more than 800 donors already! 

We are hoping to break another record of $263,119 in donations received!

All gifts go directly to provide funding and resources for the Drury athletic program of your choice, making an impact on over 650 student-athletes on a daily basis.

There is still over $55,000 in matching funds available for specific programs that makes DOUBLE THE IMPACT!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS YEARS CAMPAIGN! You can continue to make a difference by sharing the links with others and encouraging them to a part of the action! 

The 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales ends at 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, September 19th.

244 days ago by Kelly Anderson
2023 Champions Challenge is still going STRONG!


A big THANK YOU  to the 700+ donors who have already made a gift to support our 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales! 

Every gift made goes directly to benefit Panther student-athletes as they take the field, court, pitch, and classroom! 

Already made a gift...then you can continue to make a difference by sharing this campaign link - https://www.givecampus.com/sz3... - via text, email, and social and encouraging others to join you in this awesome opportunity.

There are still several matching opportunities available to double your impact to your favorite DU athletic program!

The 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 19. 

Thanks again for your support!

248 days ago by Kelly Anderson
2023 Champions Challenge is off to a GREAT start!

Thank you to all of the donors who have already made a gift to support the 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales! We have had a wonderful early start to this years campaign!

As of this update, we are already up to almost 500 donors, over 100 more to the campaign over last year at this same time! We appreciate those who have gave already to support our Panther student-athletes.

But...this is just day #1 and we have a chance to make history! The Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales goes through Tuesday, September 19. We need you to continue to help us make the campaign an overwhelming success for DU Athletics by sharing on your social media pages, by text, email, etc. and encouraging your family and friends to become a part of the excitement!

We still have several Matching Gift challenge opportunities available to grab for some of our specific athletic programs. That means that your impact can be doubled with paired with those opportunities!

Each gift goes directly to support the Panther athletic program of your choice.

Share the 2023 Champions Challenge presented by Thompson Sales campaign by CLICKING HERE!

250 days ago by Kelly Anderson

Sport DesignationsOnly sport-specific matches are added to the leaderboard!
SportDonorsRaised ($)
Men's Rugby7$6,670
Men's Golf22$10,609
Men's Soccer30$15,150
Bass Fishing41$37,800
Women's Basketball54$14,243
Women's Soccer55$10,525
Women's Tennis17$1,315
STUNT13$2,510
Men's Basketball14$8,800
Softball51$4,594
Shotgun Sports19$5,678
Men's Tennis19$3,575
Women's Lacrosse19$1,633
Cheer17$1,425
Esports33$3,335
Men's Ice Hockey61$10,515
Women's Golf7$1,650
Men's Swimming & Diving43$7,080
Women's Swimming & Diving44$6,235
Women's Rugby10$3,624
General Athletics5$34,760
Women's Track & Field2$525
Athletic Training5$877
Men's Bowling8$4,750
Dance6$285
Men's Track & Field2$212
Men's Cross Country5$950
Women's Cross Country8$3,510
Baseball222$43,020
Women's Triathlon42$11,737
Men's Lacrosse29$6,151
Athletic Director Fund9$21,500
Volleyball8$698
Wrestling23$2,790
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Thompson Sales (Presenting Sponsor) & Anonymous MATCHING ALL GIFTS!
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $12,500
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Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Tynes Family & Kyle Wilmoth
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000