The Keene State athletics website is promoting the 2018 Fenton Family Dealerships Athletics Giving Challenge.

Photo illustration by Kiana wright / Equinox Staff

Photo illustration by Kiana wright / Equinox Staff

The Keene State athletics department is looking to raise $15,000, with the Fenton Family Dealership, which is located in Swanzey, New Hampshire and sponsors the challenge.

The Giving Challenge is powered by GIVECAMPUS, a digital fundraising and volunteer management for schools and colleges.

When making a donation, the funds can either be directed to a specific KSC athletics team or they can be directed to the athletics general budget fund.

This challenge not only helps the athletic department, but it also helps teams which need the funds to buy equipment and other necessary things.

So far, the challenge has been extremely successful, raising $11,510 out of the $15,000 goal, which is already 76 percent of the intended goal.

There is a total of 98 donors and the challenge ends on Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m..

With this challenge comes the 2018 Giving Challenge Leaderboard, which is led by the KSC baseball team, who got a total of 35 donors to raise $4,850 for the team.

The second leading is the Athletics program, who had six donors, which raised $2,685.

The KSC softball team is third, with a total of 21 donors, rasing $2,560.

So far the baseball team, softball team, women’s soccer team, the athletics department, women’s field hockey team, men’s soccer team, men’s basketball team, women’s lacrosse team, the cross country and track teams and the strength and conditioning department have all received donations through the challenge.

The total turn out shows that eighteen percent of the donors was KSC alumni, eight percent was parents, six percent was faculty and staff, and 12 percent was friends.

Overall, the athletic program was very pleased with the total outcome reaching the original goal of $15,000.

Caroline Perry can be contacted at cperry@kscequinox.com