SIUE Faculty Athletics Representative, Bill Retzlaff issued a matching fundraising challenge for the $28 for 28 campaign.
The $28 for 28 is a huge campaign for the SIUE athletic department. The $28 donation represents 28 consecutive semesters SIUE student-athletes have earned a combined grade point average of better than 3.0.
Bill Retzlaff, the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has put time and effort into supporting student-athletes, even before he was appointed Faculty Athletics Representative in 2013. He is asking anyone to join him to support the academic accomplishments of the Cougar student-athletes.
SIUE recently announced the $28 for 28 campaign,which kicked off Aug. 3 and goes though Sept. 4. Prior to this event, the SIUE coaches and administrators have already raised more than $700 in donations.
"I am exceptionally proud of the academic accomplishments of the SIUE student-athletes," Retzlaff said in a press release. "Therefore, I am contributing $28 to the Cougar Athletics Excellence Fund for every one of the 16 teams. I'd like to challenge other fans, supporters, faculty, staff and students to match my contribution for the support of academic excellence of the student-athletes on their favorite Cougar team."
For more information, visit SIUE Athletics’s Website.