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Athletics
2020-21 Ev’ry Wildcat Fund

As the world continues to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, we, here at the University of Kentucky, continue to do our best to provide our student-athletes with all the tools imaginable for them to succeed and grow as students, athletes, and people. As the 2020-21 athletic year ends, we are proud of the fact our teams were able to compete and do so safely.  Even through these unprecedented times, UK Athletics’ number one priority remains the same, taking care of our student-athletes, ensuring their education and well-being, and providing opportunities for the future. We continue to fund the scholarships for 500+ student-athletes, including paying for their room and board, tuition, and cost of attendance regardless if they were able to compete this year or not. This is where YOU, the Big Blue Nation, can help us sustain and support the future for our student-athletes and athletics programs.

The Ev’ry Wildcat Fund helps support each of our student-athletes for the entire 2020-21 academic year, which includes tuition, room and board, books, full cost of attendance, equipment, academic and student-athlete development services, travel, athlete performance and nutrition, and game day expenses. Within our beloved UK fight song, there is a line that says, “Hold that ball and hit that line, ev’ry Wildcat star will shine." Now, it is your time to shine. We need your help so that we can continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, for our athletic department employees, and for our entire Commonwealth community. With your support, our teams have excelled both on and off the court. Five straight bowl games, multiple Final Fours in men’s basketball, three rifle national championships, multiple conference championships throughout our 22 sports, several national performance and academic awards, and even more conference performance and academic awards have come about because YOU help us, day in and day out. We share these victories and department-wide successes with you and look forward to many more to come. Go Cats!

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Kids and Critters Challenge
Congratulations to Angelica Prekopa for winning our #OneDayforUK Kids and Critters Challenge! Thanks to one good boy's Wildcat pride, the Rosenberg College of Law will be receiving an additional $250! And thank you to everyone who participated – we loved seeing ALL the members of our #BBN family!
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Challenge Your Memory
Congratulations to Alexandra, @wickedwitchofky, for winning the #OneDayforUK Challenge Your Memory! Way to throw it back with your favorite UK memories. Thanks to Alexandra an additional $250 will be given to the College of Fine Arts!
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Be the Y
Congratulations to Lori Wilson for winning the #OneDayforUK Be the Y Challenge! Thank you for showing us why we do what we do. Thanks to your participation the Kentucky Children's Hospital has won an additional $250!
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$1,865
1865th Gift of the Day
Congratulations to the winner of the #OneDayforUK 1865th Gift of the Day, the College of Engineering! Thanks to an anonymous donor, the College of Engineering will receive an extra $1,865.
1,865 / 1,865 Gifts
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Large Units
Congratulations to the College of Engineering for winning the #OneDayforUK Globetrotter Challenge! Way to turn the map Kentucky blue. The College of Engineering will be receiving an additional $500!
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Small Units
Congratulations to the College of Fine Arts for winning the #OneDayforUK Globetrotter Challenge! Way to turn the map Kentucky blue. The College of Fine Arts will be receiving an additional $500!
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1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
Congratulations to Kenneth Russell ('18) for winning the #OneDayforUK 1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge! Thanks to Kenneth, the UK HealthCare Hospital Human Needs Fund will be receiving an extra $250!
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Staff Donor Challenge
A University of Kentucky staff member who makes a gift before 10am will be highlighted to win an additional $500 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge. (1st place: $1500, 2nd place: $750, 3rd place: $500)
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1st Gift of the Day
The college, program or cause that receives the first gift after midnight EDT to begin #OneDayforUK wins an extra $500!
1 / 1 Gifts
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Why Do You Love UK?
Thanks to Haley Powell and her memories of spending all-nighters in Willy T, UK Libraries has won an additional $250 to the Alternative Textbook Gift Fund!
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1st Time Donor Challenge
Congratulations to Michelle Graham-Smith for winning the #OneDayforUK 1st Time Donor Challenge! Thanks to Michelle, the Human Development Institute will be receiving an extra $250!
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Leaderboard
Large Units Leaderboard
Congratulations to our #OneDayforUK Large Units Leaderboard Winners! College of Engineering came in 1st place with 640 gifts, they will receive an additional $1500; College of Agriculture, Food and Environment came in 2nd place with 234 gifts, they will receive an additional $750; and Gatton College of Business and Economics came in 3rd place with 170 gifts, they will receive an additional $500!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,500 College of Engineering 710
2 $750 Agriculture, Food and Environment 286
3 $500 Gatton College of Business & Economics 231
4 College of Arts & Sciences 210
5 College of Education 158
6 Alumni Association 141
7 Communication and Information 127
8 WUKY 108
9 Fund for UK 98
10 Kentucky Children's Hospital 65
11 Rosenberg College of Law 63
12 Athletics 53
13 UK HealthCare 51
14 College of Medicine 40
15 Parent and Family Association 19
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The Globetrotter Challenge - Programs + Centers
Congratulations to the Gaines Center for the Humanities for winning the #OneDayforUK Globetrotter Challenge! Way to turn the map Kentucky blue. The Gaines Center will be receiving an additional $500!
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Faculty Donor Challenge
Congratulations to faculty member, Margaret Rintamaa, for winning our #OneDayforUK Faculty Donor Challenge! Thanks to Margaret's gift, the College of Education will receive an additional $500 gift!
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Returning Donor Challenge
A returning #OneDayForUK donor who made a gift on last year's #OneDayForUK and does so again today before 10:00 AM will be highlighted to win an extra $250 for the college, program, or cause!
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Race to the Top Challenge - Large Units
Congratulations to the College of Engineering for being the fastest to 100 donors in the #OneDayforUK Race to the Top Challenge!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $500 Engineering Scholarship Gift Fund 319
2 Gatton Annual Fund 164
3 Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Fund 133
4 Coach Gene Huff Student Assistance Fund 128
5 CAFE General Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 125
6 Fund for UK 96
7 College of Communication and Information Enrichment Fund 89
8 Jane I Morris Alumni Career Services Endowment 55
9 Ollen B. Hinnant, Jr. Scholarship Fund 40
10 K-Fund 39
11 Circle of Blue Child Life Specialist Endowment 31
12 Dean's Opportunity Fund for Scholarships 31
13 WUKY Listeners' Endowment Fund 22
14 Hospital-Human Needs Fund 19
15 UK Parents Philanthropy Fund 19
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Student DanceBlue Challenge
Congratulations to Cameron French for winning our DanceBlue Challenge! By helping spread the #OneDayforUK message you have won a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
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Athletics Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 27
2 SC 3
2 OH 3
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