On Tuesday, April 11, the inaugural Oklahoma Christian Athletics Day of Giving will take place.
The Day of Giving encourages countless donors to assist the athletic program with the development of facilities,equipment and travel budgets for upcoming seasons through donations.
The athletics fundraising campaign is an opportunity for alumni, donors, former student-athletes and parents to support the programs of their choice inside the athletic department. Donors select their program of choice through an online campaign that has already received over $58,000 toward the goal of $100,000.
Oklahoma Christian large gifts officer, Luis Lopez, said he has been pleased with the campaign so far and is looking forward to the coming days.
“The [Oklahoma Christian] community has embraced this fully and it is a testament to our donors and their belief in our student-athletes,” Lopez said. “This day will set up our programs to be successful and compete at the highest level of NCAA Division II athletics.”
Oklahoma Christian alumni, Kevin and Devin Lawrence, have gifted $10,000 dollars toward whichever program not only receives the largest gift, but also receives the most $150 plus donations. Each winning program will receive a $5,000 bonus towards travel, equipment, facilitates, etc.
“We hope this gift will create energy and enthusiasm within the athletic department for the first OC Athletics Day of Giving. We admire the work ethic student-athletes demonstrate and look forward to being a part of this great initiative.”
Oklahoma Christian athletic director David Lynn said the ongoing campaign is a big opportunity for coaches and athletes to connect with supporters while also bettering their programs.
“Our Athletics Giving Day is an important opportunity for coaches and student-athletes to engage with our supporters, and we are excited for each program to work towards a goal,” Lynn said. “We hope establishing a specific day will give our supporters a new avenue to support our efforts and provide a first-class opportunity for all our student-athletes.”
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