David Dunsmore, a proud graduate and Ravens fan, is devoted to helping the team raise its game. This is the third year he has agreed to match gifts to support the team.
Throughout Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), competition is increasing as other varsity basketball programs improve. The Ravens’ budget, while competitive with other programs, is unable to cover all of the costs associated with running an elite CIS institution and provide the competitive experience our athletes deserve.
We need additional funds to enhance practice and game performance, develop new leadership and recruitment opportunities and provide student-athletes with extra tools to attain and exceed academic goals.
This is Year 3 of Mr. Dunsmore’s 5-year matching challenge. The matching program will continue with adjustments made to the starting point each year as appropriate.
Part One of the challenge was to raise $60,000 to “unlock” the Dunsmore Challenge matching opportunity. Thanks to our donors who helped us reach $60,000 in gifts, we’re in Phase Two: Mr. Dunsmore will now match every gift (received before April 30, 2017) to a maximum of $50,000.
It’s an incredibly generous offer to help the Ravens Men access $160,000. The money will be used to support all aspects of the Raven’s men’s basketball program.
You can make your one-time gift here on the FutureFunder. If you’d prefer, you can also make a monthly pledge at carleton.ca/giving or contact Paul Armstrong, senior development officer, at 613-520-2600 ext. 1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments pledged for the 2016-17 fiscal year will not appear on the FutureFunder automatically but will be added to the total.
Our varsity players benefit from new coaching and training initiatives, expanded opportunities for international competition, and meal funds for better nutritional options. When our athletes can concentrate on playing, instead of out-of-pocket costs, we see the positive repercussions on the court.