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Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal

To celebrate the return of the Labor Day Classic football game to the William “Dick” Price Stadium on September 2, Norfolk State and Virginia State are staging another competition – a fundraising challenge. The Battle of the States Giving Challenge is a giving competition, designed to see which school can raise the most money from their alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. Our goal is $50,000.

The fundraising challenge started at noon August 28th and concludes at halftime of the Labor Day Classic football game. For this competitive challenge, please consider designating your gift to Athletics General Scholarships or the Spartan Legion Band.

Why These Designations?

  • A new law, Virginia House Bill 1897, limits the amount of student fees that can be used to support intercollegiate athletic programs. This limitation significantly reduces funding for athletic scholarships and operational needs.
  • The Spartan Legion, considered a jewel of Hampton Roads, is currently raising funds for new uniforms. Whenever they perform, they exemplify Spartan Pride. To showcase their stellar talent and program, they need our help, too!

Every investment in Norfolk State University – large or small – extends our proud legacy of supporting our Spartan scholars. To make your gift, go to www.nsu.edu/givenow, simply click on Designated Gifts, type in your gift amount in the Description Box, type your Designation (Athletic General Scholarships or Spartan Legion Band).

Help NSU win the Battle of the States! We need to raise $50,000 by halftime at Saturday’s big game.  Make your gift TODAY…GIVE generously in support of our first competition against Virginia State. Visit www.nsu.edu/givenow. Your gift is tax deductible. Let’s show VSU that NSU really is ‘Big State’!

Help get the word out by using the hashtag #NSUvsVSUBattle on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and by using the donate now photo attached above. Encourage your fellow alumni and friends to support NSU with a donation, and to promote the Challenge on their social media pages.

Spartans from around the country are calling, logging on and besting each other in the Battle of the States . . . the giving challenge between Norfolk State and Virginia State designed to see which school can raise the most money from their alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. As of 3 p.m. August 31, NSU has raised $41,500 of the $50,000 goal! Rally now, Spartans and take us over the top and beyond!. Anything can happen in a fundraising challenge. The Battle of the States will run until halftime of the Labor Day Classic football game on Saturday, September 2.

Give now. Hear why President Moore says this is an important fundraiser for Norfolk State by clicking here. Every investment in Norfolk State University – large or small – extends our proud legacy of supporting our Spartan scholars. To make your gift, go to www.nsu.edu/givenow, simply click on your gift designation,  type in your gift amount and in the description box retype your gift designation of Athletic General Scholarships or Spartan Legion Band.

Let’s beat Virginia State on the field, in the giving challenge and in the battle of the bands! Let’s show them why Norfolk State is now Big State! Then get the word out via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #NSUvsVSUBattle.

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