CWRU Athletics Breaks University Record during 2019 Day of Giving

CWRU Athletics Breaks University Record during 2019 Day of Giving

For the second-straight year, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Physical Education and Athletics broke a University record for the most number of donors during a highly-successful 2019 CWRU All-In Day of Giving on June 11.

CWRU Athletics finished with a total of 1,097 individual donors, a 55% increase over the department's total of 707 donors from 2018.  Athletics accounted for 40% of the total donors from the University, and Athletics totaled 853 more donors than the next closest department on campus (the Weatherhead School of Management finished with 244 donors).

The 2019 Day of Giving also saw a spike in the total amount of money raised by Athletics.  The department's final total of $55,117 was over $32,000 more than what was raised by the Department in 2018.

"Once again, our alumni, parents, friends and current student- athletes provided their generous support to put us at the top of the WIN column," said CWRU Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Amy Backus.  "We are so appreciative of the resources to assist our department in creating a top notch experience for our student athletes.  The Day of Giving demonstrates the power of both small and large donations.  Thank you from the Spartan Family"

By virtue of exceeding last year's total donors by more than 5% and retaining 50% of the donors from 2018, CWRU Athletics also earned an additional bonus of $6,000.

Individual teams drove the success for the day with Football leading the way with 182 total donors, earning a $500 bonus from the department.  Men's Soccer raised the most money with $20,330 collected from 104 total donors, and its 40 alumni donors were the most among CWRU teams, unlocking a $500 bonus as well.

Four CWRU varsity teams – women's basketball, volleyball, men's basketball and baseball – had 100% participation from its current team members.

In addition to football's 184 individual donors and men's soccer's 104, two other teams tallied over 100 during the day – softball with 160 and track and field with 127.  Other strong days were recorded by cross country with 73 donors and swimming and diving with 72.  The top-performing club team was Kung Fu, with 28 donors totaling $1,557.