The Red & Blue Challenge will be returning this Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

The Red & Blue Challenge will be a giving day competition for all varsity teams, band & cheer, and club sports competing for bonus prize money towards their annual fund in the following categories: 

Bonus Categories

  • Most Donors: $5,000 awarded to the sport that receives the most unique donors making gifts of at least $10 towards their varsity annual fund (awarded to the winner in each Group)
  • Most Dollars Raised: $5,000 awarded to the sport that raises the most dollars towards their varsity annual fund (to the winner in each Group)
  • Alumni Participation: $5,000 awarded to the sport that generates the highest alumni participation percentage (minimum gift of $10) (to the winner in each Group) 
  • Young Alumni Participation: $5,000 awarded to the sport that generates the highest young alumni participation percentage (minimum gift of $10, 0-10 years out) (to the winner in each Group)
  • Sport Club Most Donors: $5,000 awarded to the sport club that receives the most unique donors making gifts of at least $10 towards their sport club fund

 

Groups

Each team has been placed into one of three Groups, as determined by population of living alumni for each sport. Bonus funds will be awarded to a winner in each group in each competition category.

 

 

How to Participate

On December 3, 2019, you can make a secure gift to your favorite Penn Athletics team in the following ways:

  • Make an online gift to your sport through the Red and Blue Challenge Live Scoreboard here! 
  • Call the Penn Champions Club at 215-898-4717 to make a credit card gift by phone on December 3
  • Notify the Penn Champions Club prior to midnight on 12/3 of any gifts of stock, wire transfers, or checks that you intend to count towards giving Tuesday

 

In order to count as a donor towards the challenge and for alumni participation, you must make a gift to that sport (by fund) of at least $10.

Note that we will only be counting donors and dollars raised on Giving Tuesday when determining a winner in each category. If you prefer to make gift by check, securities, or wire transfer, you must notify the Penn Champions Club prior to midnight on 12/3 in order for these gifts to be counted towards Giving Tuesday participation. 

Questions?

Contact Blair Weber from the Penn Champions Club at 215-746-5125 or braunbe@upenn.edu