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Carolina-Clemson donor challenge set

The rivalry between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University has deepened this year, with alumni emboldened by a new competition to show their collegiate support.

The challenge is simple: to amass more donors to the school’s annual fund than the other school, before Dec. 31. The goal is participation, not money raised, so gifts of any amount are accepted. To participate, alumni and fans should go to The Web site also features a playful video in the spirit of the competition.

“The rivalry doesn’t end when our alumni leave campus, and the challenge is a wonderful opportunity for graduates to support today’s student experience,” said Lola Mauer, the university’s director of annual giving.

Alumni are encouraged to visit to check out the status of the competition. Also up for grabs are two tickets to the Carolina-Clemson football game Nov. 28, as well as 50 prints of the challenge artwork.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 10/12/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/20/09 @ 1:39 PM | Permalink

Ready, Set, Give!

  • What: A challenge between Clemson and Carolina to see which can drum up the most support for its respective annual fund
  • When: Through Dec. 31
  • Why: Besides the obvious reason of supporting the university, another incentive to participate is the chance to win tickets to the Nov. 28 football game, plus prints of the challenge artwork

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