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Crown Family Challenge Update (4/11/16)

In true Colgate lacrosse fashion, we have far exceeded the Crown Challenge goal of $25,000, raising a grand total of $63,524 in support of the Crease Club throughout March 2016!

Thank you to the Crown Family for their leadership, vision, and support, and to all of you for your support of Colgate lacrosse!
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MAKE A GIFTFor a third year, the Crown Family has generously stepped forward to challenge the Men’s Lacrosse community. As an added bonus, your gift will also count for the athletics-wide challenge March Mania.

Numbers will be updated daily beginning Monday March 7.

Crown Family Challenge Set For 2016

For the past two years, the Crown Family Challenge has inspired increased giving to the Colgate Men's Lacrosse Crease Club. READ MORE

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Crown Family challenge work?
When we secure $25,000 for Colgate Men’s Lacrosse in the month of March, we’ll earn $25,000 in matching funds from the Crown Family.
Where can I track the progress of the Crown Family Challenge?
In the infographic above.
How does the Crown Family challenge intersect with the March Mania Challenge?
March Mania is an athletics-wide challenge that involves all former varsity athletes, current varsity athletes and current player parents. The goal is to secure 1,013 gifts in the month of March to earn $50,000 for Colgate Athletics. As an added bonus, all gifts will count toward the March Mania Challenge and the top three performing teams will each earn $3,000. All gifts made those in the Men’s Lacrosse community will count for March Mania.
Where can I track the progress of the March Mania Challenge?
Who is eligible to participate?
Former varsity athletes, current varsity athletes and current player parents.
Why is it important to support the Crease Club?
The team relies on gifts from alumni, parents, and friends to meet annual budgetary needs. Gifts support recruiting, equipment, training, travel and more.
What if I already made a gift this fiscal year?
No problem! You can still participate. All current varsity athletes who have made a Presidents’ Club gift this fiscal year will automatically be included.
Can I encourage friends to participate?
Absolutely! You can opt to share with friends informally (through social media or e-mail) or you can participate more formally by requesting a contact list from Colgate. Please contact Jason Coppersmith ’12 for details and to get involved.
What if I plan to make a larger gift later this fiscal year but still want to participate?
No problem! Your gift in any amount will count. We recommend making a gift of $13 or more if you wish to participate in the challenge.
Do I have to give to a specific initiative in order to participate in this challenge?
Yes, in order for your gift to count for the Crown Family Challenge, you need to earmark your gift to the Crease Club.
Who can I contact for further details about this challenge or supporting Colgate Athletics?
Please contact Jen Stone, Director of Annual Giving, jstone@colgate.edu or 315-228-6928.