The Blue Hens Athletic Alumni Giving Challenge is a friendly competition between all 21 sport programs, encouraging former Blue Hens to donate to an athletics designation of their choice. By making a donation and encouraging former teammates to do the same, alumni will have a meaningful impact on Delaware Athletics. Every former student-athlete who mades a gift, of any amount, between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, counts towards our FY17 Challenge.

Last year, our overall alumni giving percentage for student-athlete alumni was 11.3%. Fifteen programs increased their percentage from the previous year and four programs more than doubled their giving percentage. This year, our goal is to exceed 13% alumni giving, which can be achieved with 1,080 alumni donors to athletics! We are already more than half way there with over 550 alumni donors.

Here's how you can help:

  • Watch the video here to see why fellow alumni give back.
  • Make a gift to your team.
  • Share why you give on social media and invite your friends to do the same. (Tag your sport or @UDBluehens & #BlueHens)


FY17 Results to Date (as of May 22, 2017)

Once a Blue Hen, always a Blue Hen - support your team today! Click the link below to support your program.