University community raises $171,000 for athletics programs

November 02, 2021

Women's ice hockey team greets fans at game

The Quinnipiac community came together for the annual Bobcat Challenge last week to support the university’s 21 Division I teams.

This fundraising tournament raised more than $171,000 by more than 1,550 members of the community. All proceeds directly benefitted donors’ team of choice.

“It is inspiring to see the record-breaking level of philanthropic support from our Bobcat family,” said Todd Sloan, vice president for development and alumni affairs. “This year’s Bobcat Challenge has generated the largest amount of dollars raised and highest donor participation in the history of the challenge; it is especially energizing to see the significant increase in our alumni donors.”

This combination of commitment and generosity of the community as a whole resulted in two teams, in particular, having access to additional funding. 

"The winners of the challenge are men’s baseball and women’s ice hockey — with women’s ice hockey scoring the most points,” said John Arcangelo, director of alumni outreach and development communications. “Both teams earned additional funds for their programs as a result of earning the most points.”

This event highlighted the unique qualities of many Bobcats and their efforts toward continuously achieving excellence.

"With this and our generous matching gifts from Liz Jankowski ’03 and Laura Magenheimer ’04, we set a record for the most money we’ve ever raised in the Bobcat Challenge with $14,610,” said Cassie Turner, head coach of women’s ice hockey. “This is such an amazing way to celebrate 20 years of women’s hockey with our community coming together to show our pride in Quinnipiac hockey.”

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