Athletic Giving Days Kicks Off Today!

It’s time to knock one out of the park — Pacific University’s third annual Athletic Giving Days starts now! Athletic Giving Days is Oct. 18-19, 2022

During the next 36 hours, join Pacific fans and friends to support Pacific’s athletic program and student-athletes. Make a gift to support your favorite athletic teams, clubs and programs, or support the Athletic Director’s Fund to help student-athletes excel on and off the field. To increase the impact of your gift, take advantage of the matches and challenges offered by other donors, or create a match or challenge of your own.

“Donors invest in the people we grow into,” says Emily Rutkowski ’23, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). “They’re investing in the future.”

Emily, who plays on the Women’s Soccer team and also runs for the Women’s Track & Field team, admits that it can be hard to be a student-athlete, balancing academics and sports. But support from the Pacific community — from professors who attend games, to teammates providing encouragement at practice, to donors who support Pacific athletics — helps her focus — and succeed — at both.

Every gift made during Athletic Giving Days will have a direct impact on Boxer athletics by enhancing equipment and programs that serve all our student-athletes. Support Boxer athletics by becoming a Boxer Advocate to spread the word about Athletic Giving Days to your family, friends and wider network. Use our social media toolkit to share images on your social media feeds, or create a personal plea video to support your favorite Pacific sports team. Make a difference while sharing your love for Boxer athletics!

“Athletic Giving Days is an integral part of our ability to deliver an exceptional experience for our student-athletes who invest so much in Boxer athletics,” Athletic Director Keith Buckley said. “The funds raised impact every sports program, and I speak for all of our coaches, staff and student-athletes in relaying our deep appreciation for those who support Boxer athletics through this campaign.”

Monday, Oct. 17, 2022