Softball Cashes in Big; Dolphin Dash Raises Nearly 50K

Softball Cashes in Big; Dolphin Dash Raises Nearly 50K

1,700 unique donors. 1,800 total gifts. Nearly $50K raised.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The inaugural Dolphin Dash micro-giving campaign finished this past weekend in a huge success. With $10,000 on the line in matching gifts, Jacksonville University's 18 varsity sports and spirit program raised nearly $40,000 in six days.

The JU softball, spirit, and women's rowing programs claimed bragging rights as the top three with the most unique donations, but every team walked away a winner as funds raised will support Dolphin student-athletes.

With matching gifts included, the week's total calculations were just under $50,000, and the campaign also recorded 1,700 unique donors.

"This was absolutely incredible. We tallied more unique donors in six days than we did all of last year," said Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert. "The support we received was astonishing, and every dollar raised will go a long way to benefit our student-athletes."

Sixteen of the 19 programs achieved their team-specific benchmark to obtain a matching gift, and softball won big. The team will cash in on its monies raised as well as the benchmarks for most donations and most unique donors during the last day of giving. 

Matching Gift Prizes
1. Softball …. Athletic Director's Gold Phin (1st Place most donations) - $2000
2. Spirit Team … Silver Phin (2nd Place most donations) - $1500
3. Women's Rowing … Bronze Phin (3rd Place most donations) - $1000

Team Benchmarks - $300 per team
M Golf, M/W Rowing, Spirit Squad, M/W Soccer, M/W Basketball, M/W Lacrosse, Football, Softball, Track & Field, XC

Unique Contest Incentives
TBD … Highest Alumni Participation (%) - $300
Women's Rowing … Fast Start - $200; Most unique donors within the first 2 days
Softball … Big Green Finish - $200; Most unique donors during the last day of giving

Leaderboard

Sport

Unique Donation Count

Softball

299

Spirit Team

282

Women's Rowing

274

Men's Lacrosse

252

Track & Field/Cross Country

167

Men's Soccer

102

Women's Lacrosse

70

Men's Rowing

69

Football

67

Women's Soccer

50

Women's Basketball

43

Men's Basketball

42

Volleyball

29

Men's Golf

21

Baseball

9

Women's Golf

1