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Support Muhlenberg Athletics February 9-18, 2018!

Step Up Mules. Make a Gift. Lead Your Team to Victory.

WHAT IS Mule Madness?

Mule Madness is a great way to show your team pride and support Muhlenberg Athletics.
Muhlenberg’s student-athletes are always striving to get to the top and stay there. They are dedicated to their sport, their team and their studies, and they need the financial support of those passionate about Muhlenberg Athletics to stay on top. They need you! When you make a gift during Mule Madness, February 9 - February 18, you make a statement that Muhlenberg Athletics is number one with you. The winning teams are selected based on participation points and total dollars raised. Step Up Mules! Make a gift today and lead your team to the winner's circle.

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Mule Madness will crown two champions this year. The Cardinal champion is awarded to the team with the most participation points. The Grey champion will win for most total dollars raised. “How does the point system work?”

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Our Team Captains

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for stepping up and sponsoring the 2018 team challenges.

D-III Challenge

Jerry Galgano '80, P'11, P'14

Baseball

Glenn J. Cocchiola '83 and Jacqueline Fierro Cocchiola '85

M. Basketball

Jeff Evans Vaughan '89

Golf

Steven and Sharon Lieberman P'19
Robert Lobel '98

M. Lacrosse

Ross and Beth Cooper P'21
Chris Lafond P'18

M. Soccer

Duane Sonneborn '62

Football

Clifford W. Roth '62

Wrestling

James and Amy Bennett '98

W. Basketball

Jack D. McCallum '71 and Donna Kisselbach McCallum '70

Field Hockey

Denise A. Heier Silverman '79

W. Lacrosse

Michael and Nancy Markhoff P'20
Dr. Kim E. Fenesy and Dr. Lawrence P. Duca, Jr. P'19

W. Soccer

William and Kirsten Jordan P'19

Softball

Samantha Crist Korotkin '09 and
Neil L. Korotkin '08

Volleyball

James Galgano '78, P'08 and Cheryl A. Frenzel Galgano '78, P'08

Track & Field and Cross Country

Jason Robert Finkelstein '06

Tennis

Bruce Reitz '70

Make a gift

Call 1-800-859-2243 or mail a check made payable to Muhlenberg College, Office of Annual Giving, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104.

FAQs

Fifteen teams will face off in a battle of the Mules. Who will be victorious? Don’t miss out—make your gift today!

Mule Madness kicks off Friday, February 9 and continues through Sunday, February 18.

The team with the most participation points at the end of the competition will be named the Cardinal champion. The team with the most total dollars raised at the end of the competition will be named the Grey champion.

Participation points are awarded to the teams with the following qualifications:
• (5 points) - Any alumni athletes, student-athletes or parents of current athletes who make a gift of $100 or more.
• (3 points) - Any alumni athletes, student-athletes or parents of current athletes who make a gift under $100.
• (1 point) – Any friends of Muhlenberg who make a gift to any sport.
  *25 additional bonus points will be awarded to any team who has 100% participation from their student-athletes.

These goals were determined by members of the annual giving staff and the athletic department. Each team has a student-athlete participation goal, a total participation points goal and a total dollars raised goal.

The winning teams will be named champions for the 2017-2018 season, have bragging rights for the remainder of the year and have their team names engraved on the Mule Madness trophy on display in Memorial Hall. As part of the D-III challenge, the Cardinal and Grey champions will each receive $4,500 from trustee Jerry Galgano '80, P'11, P'14. Please click here to view the challenge guidelines.

Making a gift as a student-athlete is a great way to give back to the team you love to play on – and it will increase your team’s participation. If 100 percent of your team makes a gift to Mule Madness, your team can earn 25 bonus points and additional dollars through the D-III Challenge. For seniors, your gift will also count towards the Senior Class Campaign. Gifts under $25 are accepted by phone or in person.

Of course! When you make your gift online, you will be asked to select which team or teams you wish to support. If you make a gift by mail, please note the designation of your gift on the check.

We are counting all prior gifts this fund year (July 1, 2017 - February 8, 2018). Alumni athletes, student-athletes, and parents of current student-athletes who have already made a gift to the College were grandfathered in and reflected in the donor counts at the outset of the competition. Every gift made during Mule Madness adds participation points and dollars to your team.

Make a gift and encourage others to make a gift! Share your team’s goal progress on all of your social networks. Keep checking our social media links for competition updates.