2021 Vulcan Challenge! UH Hilo kicks off fundraising campaign to benefit sports programs

The 2021 Vulcan Challenge runs from March 17 through June 30, 2021. The goal is to raise $200,000 in private funding to benefit all 12 UH Hilo sport programs.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, in partnership with the UH Foundation, kicks off an ambitious fundraising campaign.

Bonnie D. Irwin
Bonnie D. Irwin
Patrick Guillen
Patrick Guillen

The 2021 Vulcan Challenge runs from March 17 through June 30, 2021. The goal is to raise $200,000 in private funding to benefit all 12 UH Hilo sport programs. Funds raised will ensure the athletic director is able to meet program needs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Donors can decide which program they want to support.

“We have an exciting opportunity to help our student-athletes and sports programs not only survive these tumultuous times, but come through even stronger,” says Patrick Guillen, director of UH Hilo Athletics. “Our Vulcans put their own losses aside this past year, and came together as a team to support our community where they could. We have seen their strength and resilience in action and want to ensure the economic fallout of the pandemic does not derail their dreams.”

Chancellor Bonnie Irwin says that with campaigns like this, every gift makes a positive difference.

“We are proud of our athletes and want to see them succeed on the field and in their futures,” says Chancellor Irwin. “This campaign is ambitious, especially given the current economic climate, but with the help of our community we know we can be successful. Mahalo for your support and Imua Vulcans!”

Click here to make a gift and join the 2021 Vulcan Challenge!