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The Western Challenge

Post by ST_Lawson » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:23 am

Western is running a special event for today only called the Western Challenge to raise money. If they reach a total of $10k before midnight tonight, another donor has pledged an additional $10k.
You can choose your area (or just general "area of greatest need"). Some of the areas (athletics, libraries, COEHS) have bonus challenges set up too...for example, AD Matt Tanney will donate an additional $1k to the Leatherneck Club if they sign up 50 new members by midnight.

If you're interested in joining the Leatherneck Club or donating money to the university, now would be a great time to do it: http://www.wiu.edu/vpaps/the_western_challenge/
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Re: The Western Challenge

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Re: The Western Challenge

Post by ST_Lawson » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:36 pm

Well, Western hit the 10k overall as of late morning (at $16,775 currently) so they'll get the extra $10k from a generous alumni.
Also, Athletics hit 50 new members, so AD Tanney chipped in an extra $1k to the Leatherneck Club.

If you were thinking about donating, joining the Leatherneck Club, or re-upping your membership...today's still a great day to do it.
And it's a great day to be a Leatherneck!
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Re: The Western Challenge

Post by wiu712 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:10 pm

Western alumnus Michael Boatman made a promotional video for The Western Challenge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W8wsEd8K4Y

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Re: The Western Challenge

Post by sealhall74 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:19 am

wiu712 wrote:Western alumnus Michael Boatman made a promotional video for The Western Challenge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W8wsEd8K4Y
Great to see he got a nice bend in the bill of that "W" cap. There is absolutely no room for flat-billed caps in my idyllic world.
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Re: The Western Challenge

Post by ST_Lawson » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:10 am

Final numbers still to be released, but unofficially over $62k raised in one day. That's going to be a big help for the university.
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