The 2018 Bulldog Challenge

$132,003
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105% of $125,000 goal
560
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This campaign ended on March 31, 2018, but you can still make a gift to University of North Carolina Asheville by clicking here!
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Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick photoBrenda Mock Kirkpatrick matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Women's Basketball

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

Leslie McCullough Casse photoLeslie McCullough Casse matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorDon & Debra Henson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000
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It’s Bulldog vs. Bulldog all month long as each UNC Asheville team competes in the annual Bulldog Challenge. Make a gift to support your favorite UNC Asheville athletic program. The team with the most donors on March 31 will be crowned our 2018 Bulldog Challenge Champs. Will your team emerge victorious? You decide! 

Last year’s Bulldog Challenge was historic, raising more than $100,000 to support current programs and students-athletes. We are counting on YOU to help break that record this year and continue our winning streak!

Your gift directly impacts today’s scholar-athlete by providing scholarships, tutoring, and essential academic support that allow your Bulldogs to compete at the highest level.

Updates
We did it!

Thanks to you, the 2018 Bulldog Challenge set a new record: $130,318 raised to support student-athletes. We exceeded the goal AND beat last year's total of $106,144.

Women's golf had the most donors at an even 100. Women's soccer rallied in the last hours to claim second with 72 donors. Baseball raised an impressive $24,600, with men's soccer not far behind at $18,136.

Thank you so much to the Bulldog Community for your support. You are changing lives and creating champions at UNC Asheville. GO BULLDOGS!

2213 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom
The Final Countdown!


The 2018 Bulldog Challenge has already reached historic heights and set a new record, but it ain't over yet! There is just one day left to hit our goal of $125,000. The team with the most donors by midnight tomorrow will earn our first-ever Bulldog Challenge Champions Trophy!  

As an extra bonus, the team with the most unique donors will receive an extra $1,500 for their program. Keep sharing the campaign and telling the world why your team deserves to be the Bulldog Challenge Champs. 

2215 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom
Highlights from the Bulldog Challenge LIVE!

On Monday, March 26, we hosted the first-ever Bulldog Challenge LIVE! The team that raised the most money in one hour got to push their coach in the pool. (Although a few more ended up going in!)

We raised more than $17,000 in one hour to support our student-athletes, with assistant baseball coach Jonathan Johnston taking the plunge. Check out the video for highlights of the night. 

There are still four days left in the Bulldog Challenge. Will women's golf keep their lead and bring home the trophy, or will another team come from behind to claim victory? 

As an extra bonus, the team with the most unique donors by March 31 will receive an extra $1,500 for their program. Keep sharing the campaign and telling the world why your team deserves to be the Bulldog Challenge Champs!

  


2217 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom
Who will bring home the trophy?

Ladies and gentlemen, we have raised the stakes. The team with the most donors on March 31 will be taking home our Bulldog Challenge Champions trophy. Will your team emerge victorious? You decide!

Share the Bulldog Challenge on social media and help put your team in the lead. 

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2225 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom
Matching gift for men's soccer!


***Matching Gift Alert! Men's soccer alumnus John Hepler is matching all alumni gifts to men's soccer, up to $5,000. With both matches active right now, men's soccer alumni can TRIPLE their impact when they Accept the Challenge. Thanks John!***

2236 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom
Challenge for Women's Golf!

***Challenge Alert! Sunny and Jim Mathews will donate $1,000 to Women's Golf if the members of the women's golf team can get 20 donors by March 10. Donate to Women's Golf and help unlock an additional $1,000. Thanks Sunny & Jim! ***

2244 days ago by Aaron Dahlstrom

Standings
Athletics TeamDonors$ RaisedGoal ($)%
Baseball61$24,600$20,000123.0
Men's Soccer69$18,136$25,00072.5
Track/Field & Cross Country69$15,145$10,000151.5
Athletic Scholarships21$13,565$00.0
Women's Soccer72$13,530$10,000135.3
Tennis (Women's & Men's)51$13,178$10,000131.8
Women's Golf100$6,835$6,500105.2
Women's Basketball56$5,812$8,50068.4
Volleyball32$3,445$10,00034.4
Swimming36$1,895$2,00094.8
Men's Basketball13$1,595$00.0
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Gradhat icon31%Alumni
Book icon11%Students
Parent icon19%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
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