Battle of I-75

892
Donors
$36,669
Donated
This campaign ended on November 14, 2023, but you can still make a gift to The University of Toledo by clicking here!
Matches iconMatches
View All
An Anonymous DonorJana M. Gessner matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $500
About

Let's BEAT BGSU! An epic rivalry continues...

What? In the spirit of a friendly rivalry, UToledo and Bowling Green have partnered in a giving challenge that will strengthen both schools. Come together with other UToledo alumni, students, and friends with one goal in mind: BEAT BGSU - on the field and off. 

Why? Just 20 miles of highway on I-75 separate The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, considered by many observers to have the greatest rivalry in the Mid-American Conference. These two universities first met on the gridiron in 1919, playing 12 times before the series was discontinued following the 1935 game (a 63-0 Toledo triumph).The rivalry resumed in 1948 and has been stirring up emotions on both sides ever since. Adding a friendly fundraising rivalry, helps everyone win - especially our students. 

When? NOW! The race is on and your gift will make an impact. The campaign closes the day of the big game, Tuesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

How? Make your gift today! Every gift of $5 or more counts toward our goal. Your donation will help make an immediate impact on UToledo students and programs. After you've made your gift, be sure to share the campaign and use the hashtag #beatbgsu

Visit www.battleofi75.org to see the live stats!

Help Beat BGSU
Updates
UToledo #BeatBGSU with the most donors!

Dear Rocket,

On behalf of UToledo, we wanted to thank you for your support during the Battle of I-75 Giving Challenge.

UToledo #BeatBGSU with more than 890 donors!


Thanks to you, we've used this rivalry for good to create positive change in our community and for our students.

Your generosity is truly appreciated, and we couldn't have done it without you!

186 days ago by Kristen Gartland
Almost There!

We are less than an hour away and we need your help! Now is the time to push ahead. Email, text, post, help get the word out! 

Thank you to all who have given their gift and their time.

Let's crush those Falcons!


186 days ago by Allie Berns
Time to push ahead!!!

Our sincere thanks to those who have given! You helped us to unlock a $500 gift from Jana Gessner who pledged to give $1 per donor up to $500! 

It's 11:10 p.m. here in Toledo and the donations continue to come in for both schools! We are currently THREE donors ahead of BG with a total of 566 donors! 

Wake up with us tomorrow and push this campaign to the finish line!!! Share our posts on social or create your own with #beatbgsu to encourage your friends and family to give! 

https://www.battleofi75.org/

186 days ago by Heather Slough
Still head to head!

We are in the lead, but not by much. 


Be sure to share this campaign with anyone you know who is a Rocket fan (or just wants to beat BGSU) so we can widen the gap and leave BGSU in the dust!

$5 is all it takes to join in the challenge!

#BeatBGSU

189 days ago by Kristen Gartland
We are tied!

BGSU has caught up with us and we are now sitting at 224 donors each! 


If you have already given, help us widen the gap by sharing the campaign with your family, friends and networks and encouraging every Rocket you know to give! 

Share on social media, via text, or email to get the word out! 

#BeatBGSU

191 days ago by Kristen Gartland

Class YearIs your graduation class in the lead?
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
20019$228
200416$521
19926$224
19815$204
200310$454
198712$708
202216$180
20240$0
19551$19
19661$5
20007$183
20168$153
201310$178
19651$5
199511$413
20143$20
20025$573
202110$153
19692$70
20208$113
19727$104
20153$34
19842$94
19998$232
19740$0
20189$128
19933$63
19917$524
19621$25
20072$219
20113$79
20099$238
20057$263
19962$69
19894$163
19611$10
19680$0
20250$0
19530$0
20066$106
20197$263
19736$239
19642$75
19703$10,039
19945$189
19630$0
19807$733
19887$283
20239$66
20310$0
19500$0
19774$149
19540$0
19767$284
20280$0
19590$0
19570$0
20290$0
20107$222
19907$144
19581$50
19756$524
19672$75
19863$63
19560$0
20300$0
20178$51
20085$64
19510$0
20260$0
19520$0
19792$225
20320$0
19858$96
20270$0
19833$250
19781$20
19826$220
19714$344
19984$93
19601$100
20127$92
19976$314
Donor Map
Donor Affiliations
Book icon7%Students
Gradhat icon44%Alumni
Parent icon10%Parents
Suitcase icon32%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon16%Friends
Friends icon4%Retirees
Most Recent Donors
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
Calvin M Sweeney photo
Calvin M Sweeney
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
Jacob Payden photo
Jacob Payden
Viranga Tillekeratne photo
Viranga Tillekeratne
Stephen P. Ciucci photo
Stephen P. Ciucci
Sue Hodges Moore photo
Sue Hodges Moore
An Anonymous Donor
Anonymous
View All Donors

Advocates

Preston Ramsey photo
generated 138 clicks and 16 gifts, totaling $550
Jana M. Gessner photo
Jana M. Gessner
Heart icon matched a total of $500
Community Advocates photo
generated 105 clicks and 21 gifts, totaling $213
Heather Slough photo
generated 68 clicks and 9 gifts, totaling $211
Keith Maly photo
generated 125 clicks and 10 gifts, totaling $174
William Pierce photo
generated 42 clicks and 9 gifts, totaling $65
UTCOMLS photo
generated 23 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $54
George W. Lathrop photo
Nate Hermann
generated 1 gift, totaling $25
Jen & Mark Skeldon photo
Nate Hermann
generated 1 gift, totaling $24
Carlos I. Ruiz photo
Nate Hermann
generated 1 gift, totaling $19