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Step Up to the Mountaineer Touchdown Challenge

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
December 20th, 2012

There is still time to participate in the Mountaineer Touchdown Challenge, a collaborative effort between the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the WVU Libraries that enables alumni and fans to support the Libraries while cheering for the Gold and Blue.

Challenge participants pledge a certain dollar figure per touchdown the Mountaineers score during the 2012 season and in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Funds raised will support library resources.

Last year, the 63 touchdowns resulted in numerous donations for the Libraries.

“I’m pleased that our alumni and fans made the initial Touchdown Challenge a success,” Athletic Director Oliver Luck said. “As excitement about West Virginia University continues to build during our inaugural Big 12 season, I encourage Mountaineers everywhere to express their enthusiasm by stepping up to support the Libraries through the Touchdown Challenge this season.”

Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen finds it gratifying that his players’ hard work on the field benefited the Libraries. He believes the partnership sends a good message about the importance of academics.

“We all need to remember that those young men executing plays on the field are student-athletes,” Holgorsen said. “Just like every student here, our guys have to focus on their classes, study, and earn good grades. Students with busy schedules know the WVU Libraries can help them excel in their academic pursuits.”

If you’re up for the Challenge, click here For more information about supporting the WVU Libraries, contact Monte Maxwell, Libraries development representative at 304-293-0306 or

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