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Northern Vermont University Support Your Sport Campaign Tops Fundraising Goal

Northern Vermont University (NVU) is thrilled to share that NVU Athletics raised $38,949—nearly 30% above its goal—during the second annual Support Your Sport Campaign. The campaign broke last year’s record, doubling both the dollars raised and the number of donors.

“The fundraising efforts by our student-athletes and staff for this campaign was incredible. In just our second year of running the Support Your Sport Campaign, we doubled the amount raised over the prior year,” said Jamey Ventura, NVU Associate Dean of Athletics. “I am extremely grateful to all of our families, friends, and alumni who donated this year to support our student-athletes. We are fortunate to have you cheering us on from afar.”

While NVU is one university, each campus maintains its own teams and its own mascot. Like so many other universities, the Johnson Badgers and Lyndon Hornets haven’t been able to play typical seasons this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but the teams did compete in the fundraising arena.

Generous alumni and friends offered up a challenge to inspire giving: at the end of the challenge, the men’s and women’s teams on each campus with the most donors received a $500 bonus to their campaign. As expected, this challenge created friendly competition among the teams! The winners of this challenge are the Johnson Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Softball and Lyndon Men’s Basketball and Women’s Softball teams. Overall, Lyndon raised $17,469 and Johnson raised $21,480.

Athletics is more than just competition; it’s about teamwork, discipline, leadership, and perseverance, both on and off the playing field. The Support Your Sport campaign provides vital resources for the university’s 26 varsity teams, enhancing the overall student-athlete experience. 

NVU credits this fundraising win to student-athletes, coaches, and alumni sharing the campaign with family and friends via social media.

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