Bobcat Challenge raises more than $944,000, shattering records

November 08, 2023

Students decked out in navy and gold at the M&T Bank Arena

More than 2,700 Bobcats came together to support Quinnipiac’s 21 Division I teams as well as Pep Band, Ice Cats and other athletics-related initiatives during this year’s Bobcat Challenge — raising a record-shattering $944,675!

For the first time, 100% of Quinnipiac’s varsity student-athletes made a gift to their program.

“As student-athletes, we learn the value of teamwork and dedication, and this support truly embodies those principles. Their commitment goes beyond the field, helping to make a difference in the future of their programs and Quinnipiac Athletics. What may be considered a small amount to our student-athletes goes a long way,” said Farrah Chernov, president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team.

All gifts directly impact the success and well-being of our 460 student-athletes, ensuring that they have the resources they need to thrive in all aspects of the Quinnipiac experience.

“The unwavering support from everyone throughout Bobcat Nation for our teams and more than 450 student-athletes is inspiring,” said Greg Amodio, director of athletics. “This level of support allows our teams to continue to compete at the highest levels — both academically and athletically.”

The challenge featured 20 team-specific matches and challenges from athletic alumni, parents, friends and coaches totaling $60,000. These matches and challenges were critical in maximizing the impact of our donors.

Two donors committed more than $350,000 leading the way for a record-setting Bobcat Challenge.

Four teams led this year's challenge for most money raised: Men’s ice hockey ($51,710) and women’s tennis ($31,952). Men's lacrosse (420 points) and acrobatics and tumbling (770 points) won the challenge for most points earned. Points were calculated based on alumni, students and fans who contributed to this year’s challenge.

“As a former Quinnipiac student-athlete, I am grateful for the alumni, family, and friends that play a critical role in the success of our teams,” Nick Wormley, interim vice president of development and alumni affairs. “Their unwavering support and enthusiasm have provided the support our teams need to be conference and national champions."

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