The U of A and Louisiana State University’s colleges of agriculture are set to begin year two of a week-long fundraising challenge centered around the annual football matchup.
Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers of College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and LSU’s College of Agriculture created the “Golden Boot Giving Challenge” crowdfunding challenge last year for the week of the game.
The colleges are mirroring the “Battle for the Golden Boot” game between the Razorbacks and Tigers with a philanthropic challenge running Sept. 16-13 this year leading up to the Sept. 23, 6 p.m. matchup in Baton Rouge.
“Rivalries are an important tradition of college sports, and now you can support a rivalry of another kind,” said Dan Miller, the college’s director of development and external relations. “Bumpers College vs. LSU’s College of Agriculture, two organizations that uniquely contribute to important industries and research in their respective states, are battling it out. This year, we are excited to continue this rivalry and partner with LSU, and we are even more enthusiastic that 100% of the funds raised will support our Bumpers Alumni Society Scholarship fund to support student success and achievement, which helps our students succeed in the their study of agricultural, food and life sciences.”
The donation period is Saturday (Sept. 16) through Saturday (Sept. 23). Any amount donated counts for the college. Contributors are counted just once.
Go here to contribute and track the competition.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.