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The Raise Your Game Challenge is a competition to promote athletics fundraising for each Rider team. The Challenge runs annually from June 1 to May 31. Since 2010, in partnership with Rider's Office of University Advancement, the Department of Athletics has issued an annual challenge to former athletes to participate in a fundraising effort that directly benefits their sport. The goal is to increase participation from each team’s former athletes and to raise funds for their team booster accounts. Gifts of at least $35 from former athletes will count toward their team’s goal.

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All of the money raised will go directly to the respective team's individual booster account. Each team will also earn additional funds if they reach their program goal. The prize money earned will be utilized to help each program's operating budget.

A Message from Rider Field Hockey!

Dear RUFH Alumnae!!

We hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy.  It has been a tough journey but hopefully we are all making our way back to normalcy as we continue our fight to help get control and end the pandemic. 

On a positive note, we enjoyed having our alums back with us on October 10, 2021.  Thank you to all who came and braved the bad weather to support our team.  We appreciated having all of you back home and hope we can get a few more back for our next event as well.  

RUFH 2021 is having a very productive fall season as our record stands at 9-5.  We’ve been challenged at every turn as we’ve had to work to overcome key injuries throughout the season.  We have yet to play a single game with our team at full strength, but everyone has shown tremendous resilience and has stepped it up a notch to help us succeed.  We have a little more work to do in order to qualify for the NEC Tournament and will do our best to get it done.  It is a pleasure to come to practice each day and work with such a positive, hardworking and talented group of young women and we are so proud of the discipline that they continue to show in following all the guidelines that we have in place to keep everyone healthy and on the field.

For the past 21 years our team has relied heavily on our fundraising activities, many of which had to be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, to provide our student-athletes with the little “extras” that make our program special.  We’d like to continue being able to do so and are asking those who are in a position to help to consider supporting our team in donating to the program. The opening day push for our annual Rider Athletics “Raise Your Game Challenge” was June 1, 2021. This year’s challenge will focus on alumni participation goals and any gifts of $35.00 or more will count in our favor.  However, please know that any amount possible would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Due to your generosity last year, we finished tied for first place in the Raise Your Game Challenge with the women’s basketball team to lead the fundraising success of all women’s programs at Rider.  We’ve also consistently placed amongst the overall leaders in all years prior!  You all are amazing and we can’t thank you enough! 

We’d like to thank all of our alumni who have already helped the field hockey program this year. It means so much to us that you continue to show your RUFH pride!  Your overwhelming support helps our program significantly and allows us to provide the best equipment, uniforms, and travel accommodations for our student-athletes. We invite all of you to invest in this new generation of student-athletes and help us maintain our strong traditions that make Rider proud.  We need your help more than ever as we work to reach our goal and keep our successful streak going with the “Raise Your Game Challenge!”  

Stay safe and healthy!

Here’s to another great year! Go Broncs!

All the Best,
Lori, Dan, Gina, Kelly and Team

Why are donations necessary?

Gifts to each team help support the needs of our current student-athletes and coaches. The goal is to have the philanthropic participation of current athletes, athletic alumni, parents and friends set the standard for the entire university. In order to accomplish this, we need you to help us Raise Our Game!! Gifts help each program significantly and allow them to provide the best equipment, uniforms, travel accommodations and much more for our players.

Thanks To Our Recent Donors!