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The Panther Athletic Challenge is on!

Calling all alumni athletes - 

Your team needs your help this spring. As athletes, competition is in our blood. Let's compete with the fellow teams to see which team can generate the highest alumni fundraising participation in the newly created PANTHER ATHLETIC CHALLENGE. 


The team with the highest alumni fundraising participation percentage when the challenge ends on April 27th will win $1,000 for their team. Second and third place winners will receive $500 and $250 cash prizes for their team. A minimum gift of $20 is needed to count towards your team's total participation.The final three teams will be announced on April 27th. 

Meet Our Student Athletes
Davenport University Soccer Player Allison Luurtsema
Allison Luurtsema

- Women's Soccer -

"Knowing people care about my success and know how important aiding me with my college education is gives me motivation and confidence to do well in my studies. I can't thank the generous donors enough for the opportunity the scholarship gave me. Because of you, I feel like I belong at Davenport."

DU Football player Patrick McMahon
Patrick McMahon

- Men's Football -

“DU Football has taught me commitment, time management, and teamwork. Being on the first football team, we have learned that it is not just about the football, but about growing and learning as young men for a bigger purpose.”

Davenport University Men's Soccer Player TJ Ifaturoti
TJ Ifaturoti

- Men's Soccer -

“Success is bringing together a group of individuals that are culturally diverse to work as a team. Being part of the DU Men’s soccer team has taught me that regardless of the wins and losses, we are one team — one family and for this I take pride in being a DU Panther.”

Davenport University Athlete Talitha (Robertson) Mahome
Talitha Mahome, BBA '12

- Women's Basketball & Track and Field -

"Being a DU athlete has taught me that success is not something that is handed to you, but rather somthing that can be achieved through hard work and dedication. This mindset helped me to accomplish my athletic goals while at DU and has continued to push me to accomplish my goals academically and in my professional career."

Davenport University Athlete Adam Thomas
Adam Thomas, BBA '10, MBA '15

- Men's Golf & Hockey -

"Davenport athletics continue to thrive by instilling professonalism, character and competitiveness in student athletes. Through these fundamentals, we have learned those who prepare and compete will have the upper hand towards success. The techniques learned through sports have then transferred into personal and professional careers to generate huge victories in other areas of our lives."

Davenport University Athlete Amber Getty
Amber Getty, BBA '14

- Women's Volleyball & Softball -

"Being a student athlete at DU instilled in me the characteristics of leadership, work ethic, discipline and teamwork. Having the opportunity to be a dual sport athlete, I was able to sharpen my time management skills. My studies and athletic participation taught me to be a more selfless person in all aspects of my life, and has helped me prepare to take that next step in my career path."

Your Impact

Your support enhances the lives of every Davenport student-athlete by providing financial resources for scholarships, programs and facilities which provide the opportunities to win in the classroom, on the team and in life. Your gift makes a difference! 

Total number of student athletes

On behalf of the more than 900 student-athletes who proudly represent varsity and non-varsity Panther Athletics, thank you for your support. 

Total number of teams

Whether you support a specific team or all 37 varsity and non-varsity teams, your gift shows the student-athletes that they are supported. 

of your donation benefits student-athlete scholarships and programming

Your support leaves a lasting impact on current and future generations of DU students!

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