Iona University Kicks Off “12 Days to Fight the Good Fight” Athletics Campaign

Iona University is excited to kick off its fourth annual 12 Days to Fight the Good Fight campaign starting today, December 1.

From now through December 12, join Gael Nation in supporting our student-athletes and Division I teams. This is your chance to Fight the Good Fight in honor of our student-athletes and their teammates.

Michael P. Hegarty

Iona Board of Trustees Chair Michael P. Hegarty '66

Iona is also thrilled to announce the Chairman's Challenge. Iona Board of Trustees Chair Michael P. Hegarty '66 will donate $10,000 to the Athletic General fund if Iona secures 300 gifts by Friday, December 8. 

Make a gift, in any amount, to invest in your favorite sport or support all the teams through the General Fund. Over its first three years, the campaign has grown into the largest annual single fundraising event for Iona Athletics, generating nearly $700,000 in support.

Students come to Iona to receive an unparalleled education and collegiate experience that wouldn't be possible without your help. Your investment in the people, programs and places that ensure Iona athletics continues its tradition of competitive excellence while building a culture of care for our student athletes is crucial.

 "I'd like to extend my sincere appreciation to all those who participated during the first three years of the 12 Days initiative," said Glovaski. "This campaign has become an essential part of our fundraising efforts and plays a critical role in the experience we are able to provide our Iona student-athletes. I ask all of Gael Nation to again join us in the 12 Days and support our continued efforts to build champions in the classroom, in competition, in the community, and in life!"

View video message from Matt Glovaski, director of Athletics.

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Days of Recognition

Each Iona Division I team will have a dedicated day for recognition, with specific sports highlighted across our social media platforms. Teams will engage in friendly competition, with the top two fundraising programs and the program securing the most gifts earning bonus Adidas gear.

December 1: Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving
December 2: Men's Golf
December 3: Men's & Women's Rowing
December 4: Acrobatics & Tumbling
December 4: Men's Lacrosse
December 5: Baseball
December 6: Men's Basketball
December 7: Men's & Women's Cross Country & Track/Field
December 8: Men's Soccer
December 8: Volleyball
December 9: Softball
December 9: Women's Lacrosse
December 10: Women's Basketball
December 11: Women's Soccer
December 12: Men's and Women's Water Polo

Keep up with the 12 Days campaign

Keep an eye out for rallying challenges and matching gifts from our families, alumni and supporters. Check out our live portal to see how many supporters have participated and to track progress toward our goal via GiveCampus!

Make a gift online today! For more information, call 914-633-2598. Checks can also be made out to Iona University Athletics and mailed to:
Iona University Athletics
Attn: External Affairs
715 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801