As a Geneseo Knight, you and your teammates were always up for a challenge. Two of your fellow Knights, Bob Avallone '76 and Dan Loughran '86, are confident you are ready to step up for Geneseo once again.
Orginally, Bob and Dan contributed $40,000 to challenge alumni-athletes to support The Fund for Geneseo. As of April 23rd, an additonal $10,000 has been added to the award levels! By participating in A Knight's Challenge, you make a dramatic difference for your team and your college!
A Knight's Challenge now guarantees that the men's and women's teams with the highest alumni participation rates will receive grand prizes of $7,000 each! Second place teams receive $5,500, third place teams receive $4,500 and all teams reaching a benchmark of 15 percent participation will receive $2,000.
To qualify as a participant and help your team win, an alumni-athlete needs to make a $20 gift to The Fund for Geneseo OR match the gift you made to The Fund last year -- whichever is greater. Learn more about qualifying gifts.
By making a qualifying gift to The Fund for Geneseo - you not only win bragging rights and a portion of the challenge money for your team - you also help to build a tradition of repeatable, consistent alumni giving. Unrestricted gifts to The Fund for Geneseo provide support where need is greatest - funding athletics, leadership training, scholarships, research, global studies and departmental initiatives.
We will be posting updates on Which Teams are Winning and on Facebook.
Please encourage your teammates to participate. The challenge funds can make an extraordinary difference for the teams that earn the top three awards - helping to fund travel to tournaments and championships, new uniforms and warm-ups, updated equipment and so much more!
At Geneseo, student-athletes have always been leaders on campus. Last year, only 8.5 percent of alumni gave back to Geneseo, while participation rates at our peer institutions averaged 30 to 40 percent. Let's lead the way as alumni and meet the challenge that Dan and Bob have so generously issued.
Thank you for your support - and may the best teams win!