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Yale Field Hockey Participation Challenge

The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Hello Team YFH!

The Third Annual Alum Dawg Challenge has come to a close and what a journey it has been. We can all be very proud of our achievement!

As a team, we have raised $45,510 from 51 individual donors! We have made significant strides towards achieving our 2015-2016 fiscal year goal of $60,000. Well done!

Now for the winners…. DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…..

Team Yellow 62 (classes ending in 2s & 6s) with a whopping $18,095 in team giving!

This is a terrific accomplishment. But there is more to do. This year we have challenged ourselves to raise $60,000—the highest annual giving goal in the history of the YFH program. And we can do this, with the help of everyone. There is plenty of opportunity for your team to make its mark this year.

To keep the competitive juices flowing, we announce a second competition through June 30, 2016—the YFH PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE! 

We will stay with the five teams already established—Yellow 62, Red 78, Purple 51, Green 49, and Blue 30—but this time we are measuring participation.

By the end of this fiscal year, whichever team has the greatest percentage of participation from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will be declared the winner.

We will be counting the number of donors who make a gift or pledge or make a payment on an outstanding pledge. Each person affiliated with a team counts as ONE DONOR. Family of current team members are affiliated with the player and are assigned to her graduation year.

We will check in during the course of the fiscal year and give you status reports until we reach the conclusion on June 30! 

We will provide you the first participation numbers in January 2016. Please encourage your teammates to get involved! Let’s follow the YFH team’s lead – are you #ALLIN?!

Ways to Contribute

For your convenience, here is a link to Giving to Yale.

Checks should be made out to Yale University, with a note that it is designated for Field Hockey, and sent to:

Yale Field Hockey Association

PO Box 1844

New Haven, CT 06508-1844

With the holiday season already here, consider YFH in your giving. We still have space for inside of locker plaques available.  What a wonderful gift to the YFH alumna in your family or circle of friends!

How do you make this pledge? Simply download and complete the attached donor card and mail it back to Yale Athletics. A plaque inside one of the lockers is $200/year for five years.

We are so very thankful for your generosity this year and every year.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season!

Heather & Lorraine