Mar 13 / Todd

GIVING DAY IS BACK TODAY! (with a JMUSB challenge)

keep-calm-and-bleed-purple-14Do you root?! Do you bleed purple? Do you care about the quality of education your beloved James Madison University is providing to it’s current crop of work hard/play hard students? Do you remember how much fun it was to see the incredible outpouring of Dukes love on Giving Day last year? Or heavens forbid, did you miss out on the action last year? Are you home with your kids on a snow day and just aimlessly checking Twitter because you’ve finished reading the entire internet and can’t take any more political news?

Well if you answered yes to any of those questions, today (Tuesday, March 14th) is your day! As we said last year, Giving Day is a great chance to support JMU. And it doesn’t have to be about Athletics if that’s not even your thing. There are numerous different aspects of the university you can support today. And you can do it at any level that works for you. 10, 20, 1000 dollars – all are most welcome. This is a day when there is truly power in numbers and we’re confident JMU would love to have you even if your budget is tight and/or you’ve never given before.

And don’t forget, we’re even doing our very own JMUSB challenge. As we noted last week, our individual donation levels will never win us awards or club seats, and we can hope for no more this year than a few Rootin’ Rewards, but we are hereby announcing the major very small JMUSB Official Giving Day Challenge. For every donor that notes us as their “referral” or “how did you hear about Giving Day” when they make their donation (all funds – not just Duke Club – count for us), we will donate $1 for JMUSB in addition to our personal donations up to $100. In other words, if 100 folks note us as their referral source, we will donate an additional $100 to the Duke Club. Please comment on this post or #JMUSBchallenge us on Twitter by 10:00 p.m. Tuesday (so we still have time to get our donation in even though there’s no stopping Giving Day till the stroke of midnight) to let us know. Added bonus, if anyone joins the Duke Club from the state of New Mexico at the $25 level or higher (we’re looking at you Nat Conley), we’ll match that as well, just hit us up with #LandofEnchantmentDukeClubDonor). For the record #JMUGivingDay and #ProudandTrue are the actual official JMU hashtags for the day.

So get ready to be a part of what will hopefully be one of the biggest fundraising days since 1908!


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  1. Duke of Richmond / Mar 14 2017

    Just threw y’all a referral. Pay up sports bloggers!

  2. Gail Pittman / Mar 14 2017

    I will do one on top of the one I just did to honor the Sports Blog, which I really enjoy, and to get an extra $ for the fund.

  3. JMUJeff / Mar 14 2017

    I just donated and put you in for the referral. Thanks for your blog and keeping us informed/entertained! Go Dukes!

  4. Carleigh D / Mar 14 2017

    Done and dusted. Thanks boys!

  5. Rob K / Mar 14 2017


  6. Cotterpiñata / Mar 14 2017

    Keep up the great work…I feel like I should be paying you for all the great content, but I listed JMUSB so somehow now you owe $1 more

  7. Uncle Ron / Mar 14 2017

    Just cost you guys another $1. Thanks for getting the word out. Looks like totals have surpassed 2016.

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