Fight On Fund
UConn athletics is excited to announce the launch of the Fight on Fund campaign, an effort to raise critical funds needed to ensure the safety, well-being, and experience of our 650+ student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the department has implemented operating budget cuts, salary reductions, and a hiring freeze but the cancellation and postponement of fall sports have resulted in significant revenue losses. The Fight on Fund will help mitigate those losses, which will make it possible for the department to continue upon its mission of providing a world-class and safe experience to Husky student-athletes.
“The generosity and support of UConn Nation is something that sets UConn athletics apart as we continue to strive for excellence in competition and in the classroom,” director of athletics David Benedict said. “As a result of the pandemic, new expenses have been thrust upon us and revenue generation opportunities have been compromised. The Fight On Fund will ease many of our financial challenges, ensuring that our student-athletes will continue to be supported appropriately.”
Donations made to the Fight on Fund will go toward scholarship support, academic support, COVID testing, sports medicine, nutrition, and mental health services, as well as other operational needs.
Individuals who give to the Fight on Fund during the 2020-21 donor year will receive 2x the standard priority points (20 points per $100).
The Fight on Fund is an unrestricted current-use fund, which means that gifts can be applied when and where they are most needed. This flexibility is critical in today’s fluid environment in order to protect our top priorities for our student-athletes, including their health, well-being, and overall experience.
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