Dolphin Dash Giving Challenge

Dolphin Dash Giving Challenge

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On your marks! Set! GO! The race begins April 3 and will mark Jacksonville University Athletics' inaugural Dolphin Dash Micro-Giving Campaign. This giving challenge will take place during Charter Week from April 3-8, and will serve as a six-day competition between Jacksonville's 18 varsity sports and the spirit squad.

The goal is to cultivate philanthropic financial supporters of Jacksonville Athletics through gifts targeted to a specific team. 

What is Dolphin Dash? A one-week giving challenge amongst Jacksonville University's athletic programs to raise the most $5 or greater donations. Recurring-gifts and pledge payments are included during this campaign.

How does Dolphin Dash work? The competition will be based on participation, not on the total dollar amount raised. Each team will be tasked with achieving specific benchmarks and have the opportunity to win various contests in route to securing matching gifts. Each team will keep what they raise to assist their program budgets.

How Do I Donate? Visit www.ju.edu/dolphindash between April 3-8. Choose a team from the Gift Designation dropdown menu and complete the necessary contact and credit card information. Donors are welcome to make gifts to multiple teams, but only one gift per team will count towards the specific team's total.

Matching Gift Prizes (based on participation only, not amount raised)

Athletic Director's Gold Phin (1st Place most donations) - $2000 (Sponsored by Alex Ricker-Gilbert)

Silver Phin (2nd Place most donations) - $1500

Bronze Phin (3rd Place most donations) - $1000

Team Benchmarks - $300 per team

  • Must achieve 20 unique donors – M/W Golf, Men's Rowing, Spirit Squad, M/W Soccer. 
  • Must achieve 40 unique donors – Baseball, M/W Basketball, M/W Lacrosse, Football, Women's Rowing, Softball, Track & Field and XC, Volleyball (Indoor and Sand).

Unique Contest Incentives

Highest Alumni Participation (%) - $300; Awarded to the team with highest alumni participation percentage

Fast Start (April 3 – April 4) - $200; Most unique donors within the first 2 days of the Dolphin Dash giving challenge.

Big Green Finish (April 8) - $200; Most unique donors during the last day of giving (Saturday, April 8th). 

That's $10,000 in matching gifts! Complete Results announced Monday, April 10!

Leaderboard 

Sport

Unique Donor Count

Women's Rowing

260

Softball

256

Men's Lacrosse

249

Spirit Team

214

Track & Field/Cross Country

147

Men's Soccer

99

Men's Rowing

65

Women's Lacrosse

61

Football

47

Women's Soccer

44

Women's Basketball

42

Men's Basketball

37

Volleyball

29

Men's Golf

21

Baseball

9

Women's Golf

1

 

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