A donation to the 50 for 50 campaign goes toward the Female Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Award Fund.
In celebration of the 50 years of Title IX, the Mountaineer Athletic Club has announced its '50 for 50' campaign, which is set to begin on Thursday, Dec. 1, and run through Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.
What began as a federal law on June 23, 1972 has since blossomed into 50 years of continued success for West Virginia University's female student-athletes. WVU trailblazers such as Kittie Blakemore, Martha Thorn, and Dr. Wincie Ann Carruth opened the door for female athletes today.
The '50 for 50' campaign is designed to invest in the next 50 years for Mountaineer women's student-athletes. A donation to the 50 for 50 campaign goes toward the Female Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Award Fund. Additionally, a donation is able to award a female scholar-athlete attending graduate school up to $10,000. Donors can make a $50, $250, or $500 investment today towards the 50 for 50 campaign and give back to the female athletes who proudly represent WVU and the state of West Virginia.
Additionally, the following challenges are in place with the 50 for 50 campaign:
The First 50: The first 50 donors giving $50 and above will receive a Diversified Energy goodie bag
Dollar for Dollar Match: WVU Women Supporting Athletics has generously agreed to match up to $10,000. Every dollar and every donation make a difference!
Giveaway Challenges: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @WVU_MAC and @WVUSports for more information on giveaway challenges for the 50 for 50 campaign.
Additionally, fans can support female Mountaineer student-athletes by attending the WVU women's basketball game vs. Baylor, iBelong Diversity and Inclusion game, on Sunday, Jan. 15, and the WVU women's basketball game vs. Texas, National Girls and Women in Sports Day/50 Years of Title IX Celebration game, on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Fans can donate today at give.wvu.edu/50for50.