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Challenges

Below is the list of Challenges for Dolphin Dash 2022!

College Challenge

By participating in the College Challenge, your college could win over $25,000! Colleges will compete against each other for the following prizes:

Most Donors

  • First Place: $10,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Second Place: $5,000

Most Dollars Raised

  • First Place: $10,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions:Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Second Place: $5,000

Barnes & Noble College Alumni Prize

  • $5,000 awarded to the college with the most alumni donors at midnight on February 14 thanks to our friends at Barnes & Noble College
    • 2021 Defending Champions: College of Arts & Sciences

Alumni Benchmark

  • $1,000 awarded to each college with 50 alumni donors or $2,500 awarded to each college with 100 alumni donors by Friday, February 18, 2022

Athletics Challenge

Each of our JAX Athletics teams and the spirit squad will compete against each other for the chance to win challenge matches, secure benchmark incentives, and ultimately raise support for each of their programs so our student-athletes can continue to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Prizes include:

Most Donors

  • First Place: $5,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Spirit Squad
  • Second Place: $3,500
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Women's Lacrosse
  • Third Place: $2,500
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Women's Soccer
  • Fourth Place: $1,500  

Most Dollars Raised

  • First Place: $5,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Men's Lacrosse
  • Second Place: $3,500
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Men's Golf
  • Third Place: $2,500
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Women's Lacrosse
  • Fourth Place: $1,500 

Most Improved From 2021

  • $1,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Men's Golf

Highest Alumni Participation

  • $2,500
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Women's Lacrosse

Best Advocate

  • $1,000
    • 2021 Defending Champion: Men's Soccer Head Coach Mauricio Ruiz

Fast Start

  • $1,500 to the team with the most donors after the first two days (February 14-15, 2022)
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Spirit Squad

Finish Strong

  • $1,500 to the team with the most donors on the last day (February 18, 2022)
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Congrats to the Spirit Squad

Benchmark Prizes

  • Alumni Benchmark
    • 10 Alumni Donors: $250 per team
    • 20 Alumni Donors: $500 per team
    • 30 Alumni Donors: $1,000 per team
  • Consistency is Key Benchmark (more donors than 2019): $500 per team
  • Consistency is Key Benchmark (more dollars than 2019): $250 per team
  • Champions (every coach/team member becomes social media ambassador): $250 per team

Affinity Network Challenge

A benchmark challenge between alumni affinity networks: JU Black Alumni Network, GOLD Phin Alumni Network and Green Key Alumni Network. 

Most Donors

  • $2,500

Most Dollars Raised

  • $2,500

JAX RecWell Challenge

A challenge between our Club sports teams: Esports, Men's Club Soccer, Women's Club Soccer, Club Tennis and Watersports!

Most Donors

  • $1,500

Most Dollars Raised

  • $1,500

Greek Challenge

Greek organizations (current) compete for the following prizes:

Most Donors

  • First Place: $2,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Second Place: $1,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Delta Delta Delta
  • Third Place: $500
  • Fourth Place:$300

Most Dollars Raised

  • First Place: $2,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Second Place: $1,000
    • 2021 Defending Champions: Delta Delta Delta
  • Third Place: $500
  • Fourth Place: $300

Benchmark

  • Each Greek organization currently active on campus that gets 10 alumni donors will receive $250 for their chapter, 25 alumni donors gets $500, 50 alumni donors receives $1,000
    • Congrats to Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu for reaching an alumni benchmarks in 2021!

All gifts to the Greek Challenge support JU's Greatest Needs.

Sailing vs. Shooting Challenge

Varsity Sailing and Varsity Shooting go head to head to compete for top prizes for most donors and most dollars raised!

Most Dollars

  • $2,500

Most Donors

  • $1,500

Most Alumni Donors

  • $1,000 

Trustee Dolphin Dash Scholarship

The Jacksonville University Board of Trustees are excited to announce an opportunity to recognize student leaders in philanthropy! When 750 Jacksonville University students give forward during Dolphin Dash, the Board will unlock three $10,000 scholarships! Sign up on GiveCampus to become a social media advocate and share the message about Dolphin Dash with your friends, become a Dolphin Dash Champion or support any Challenge throughout the week! Click for details.