Come Together & Go Lutes

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An Anonymous DonorLisa & Tim Kittilsby is matching $100 per donor up to $10,000Only for the next 54 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Baseball TeamDavid & Patsy Johnson is matching $50 per donor up to $1,000Only for the next 15 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Basketball Team - MenDavid & Patsy Johnson is matching $50 per donor up to $1,000Only for the next 9 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Rowing Team - MenDavid & Patsy Johnson is matching $50 per donor up to $1,000Only for the next 13 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Swimming TeamAnonymous is matching $50 per donor up to $6,000Only for the next 79 donors

An Anonymous DonorDavid & Patsy Johnson matched $500

An Anonymous DonorDavid & Patsy Johnson matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous - Lute Club General matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDaniel Hagedorn & Amanda Harryman matched $2,500
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An Anonymous DonorDavid & Patsy Johnson - Lute Club General gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous - $2,000 to SAAC when we reach 221 donors! gave $2,000
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About

This spring, PLU Athletics is back! It’s an athletics season like NO OTHER at PLU — and we need YOU to COME TOGETHER like never before with 441 other Lutes on behalf of 442 student-athletes!

Your gift to your favorite team or the Lute Club General Fund will make the MOST EXCITING four months in the history of PLU Athletics possible: 17 varsity teams, 442 student athletes, more than 100 competitions, just 118 days. 

Because of increased costs related to COVID-19, our student-athletes and teams need your support to “GO LUTES” this season. In fact, COVID has led to an additional $227 in costs per student-athlete. This means EVERY Lute’s gift is important. 

What’s this season going to take? YOU! 

Updates
A Special Thank You to Our Donors

On a recent road trip, the Women's Tennis team took a moment to say thank you to all those who have supported PLU Athletics this spring. 

22 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Spread the word! Biggest match yet released!

Thank you to all of the Lutes who have already come together for PLU Athletics, their favorite team and student-athletes. 

With just 45 days to go, we need your help to reach our goal: 442 Lutes giving on behalf of 442 student-athletes. 

Will you spread the word? 

It's a great time to invite other Lutes to give! Right now, gifts of ANY size will unlock $100 to benefit all student-athletes thanks to a generous match from alumni Lisa ’84 and Tim Kittilsby ’84 for the Lute Club General Fund. 

As you already know, because of increased costs related to COVID-19 (an additional $227 per athlete), our student-athletes and teams need your support this season. Thanks to the Kittilsby's generous match, just $127 will fully fund that additional cost for one student. 

Thank you for helping to spread the word. You can use the Share and Tweet buttons above. 

Let's GO LUTES during this season like NO OTHER! 

29 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Lutes Celebrate D3 Week

This week is the 10th Annual Division III week, celebrating the student athlete experience. We asked our Lute student-athletes what does NCAA Division III mean to them...

37 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Sam Noland - Men's Basketball

"My mental game has developed and I have been thinking of all the ways I could develop and improve off the court."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Hannah Beach - Rowing

"I get to be a part of a very competitive team that pushes me to be my best both on and off the water. It's great to have such an emphasis on our studies. We are students first and athletes second."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Larson Fairbairn - Track & Field


"It has really shaped who I am as an athlete and a student, taught me several life lessons and gave me a passion as well as a family."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Lila Ridge - Women's Golf

"It means I can focus on my studies and still be able to play my favorite sport at a college level."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Jordan Haworth - Baseball

"Playing D3 has made me a much better leader, I've taken an active leadership role on the baseball field and off the field in SAAC"

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Hailey Marsh - Women's Basketball

"My teammates!! I love the relationships you are able to build with your teammates whether that's in the classroom, the weight room, on the court, or just from spending so much time together! These will be my friends for life."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Carson Braddock - Men's Swimming

"My athletic experience has benefitted my personal development by giving me a platform and a team that helps me out with school and life in general."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Lauren Wilson - Volleyball

"Pursuing athletics and academics with equal passion and getting support from the university to do both things."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Erick Arcos - Cross Country

"Definitely the team aspect. While it is true that it is enjoyable pursuing athletics goals. My favorite aspects is the bonds you build with your teammates."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Isabella Valles - Women's Swimming

"It has helped me keep my time management and become an all around better person. I have worked on my social skills and made many friends."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Ryan Pearson - Men's Golf

"My athletic experience has allowed me to grow tremendously as a person. I have become a better communicator with my teammates, coaches, and peers. I have been able to network with alumni and past teammates and they have given me advice that I can use once I leave PLU."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Chaella Galapon - Softball

"My favorite part of being a D3 Athlete is knowing that everyone is here because they love the sport we play. We all have a lot on our plates on and off the field, but at the end of the day we play for ourselves and each other."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Why D3? Jace Keim - Football

"Really it's the understanding and perspective of thoughtful inquiry, service leadership & care. A leader shares information & engages people in meaningful ways."

38 days ago by Teddy Wingo

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20251$25
202412$3,902
202311$1,287
202217$6,014
20213$410
20192$1,314
20173$150
20161$25
20155$471
20141$55
20132$75
20091$50
20062$550
20041$50
20032$277
20012$85
20001$100
19991$45
19982$150
19974$8,550
19962$10
19952$3,650
19931$1,000
19916$1,051
19904$2,927
19893$2,800
19872$200
19861$227
19843$4,800
19821$200
19814$350
19801$100
19792$750
19781$50
19773$352
19764$345
19751$60
19743$200
19731$100
19721$200
19711$100
19703$300
19693$3,927
19681$200
19671$500
19662$200
19643$245
19622$500
19613$245
19601$200
19582$150
19531$100
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Gave $2,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
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