3 Ways to Contribute to the Rise Up Challenge:

Increase your Minutemen Club gift by at least one membership level
Join the Minutemen Club as a new member* at the Minuteman membership level ($100) or higher.
Refer a friend to join the Minutemen Club at the Minuteman membership level ($100) or above.
*For the purpose of the Rise Up Challenge campaign, a new member is considered any 2013 donor who did not contribute to UMass in 2012.

Starting with the 2013 campaign year, we are introducing our Rise Up Challenge to our fans, friends, alumni and current Minutemen Club members. Anyone who fulfills one of the three options described above will earn special recognition and benefits for answering the Rise Up Challenge. Our goal at UMass Athletics is to strengthen and grow support locally, nationally and beyond. Only 10 states to go before we have support from each of our nation’s 50 states!

In addition to making a critical contribution to UMass Athletics, all those who meet the Rise Up Challenge will be eligible for the following exclusive benefits in addition to their benefits already afforded to them through their giving level:

  • Free Minutemen Club Hat
  • Special Recognition on the Minutemen Club Official website
  • Automatic entry into raffle for an away game travel package for two

Please notify the Minutemen Club immediately with any new members you have referred by calling our office at 413-545-9652.

Champions in the Classroom:
  • 23 Student-Athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2012
  • 62 Student-Athletes are members of the Commonwealth Honors College
  • 139 Student-Athletes were named to the A10 Commissioner’s Fall 2012 Honor Roll for achieving a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA
  • 157 Student-Athletes earned Dean’s List recognition in the Fall of 2012