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Photo of UNCG's 5 Socon trophies.

UNCG Athletics is preparing to publicly announce the launch of its “Campaign for Champions,” a fundraising campaign to transform student-athlete academic and support facilities, and to recruit and retain top coaches to lead UNCG’s 17 Division I athletic teams.

The campaign’s first initiative – “5 for 5” – aims to raise $5 million by June of 2020 in recognition of the five Southern Conference Championships won by UNCG athletic teams during the 2017-18 academic year.

A group of Spartan Club members and community leaders gathered Monday, Jan. 14, in downtown Greensboro to learn more about the 5 for 5 initiative and meet with student-athletes, coaches, and campaign co-chairs Vanessa Carroll ’83, George Hoyle ’90, and Kathleen Kelly. At the event, the co-chairs announced that the campaign has already garnered almost $700,000 in commitments.

On Jan. 31, the campaign will launch publicly, and a campaign website will go live.

The Campaign for Champions is a vital part of the overall comprehensive University Campaign that is being planned.

The growing success of UNCG Athletics has mirrored overall growth of the institution. Over the past year, UNCG has arrived at what Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. calls an “inflection point.” UNCG graduated the largest-ever class last May, enrollment surpassed 20,000 students in the fall, and the University has been recognized in national ranking lists for academic excellence and its student success efforts.

To learn more, contact the Spartan Club at 336-334-3576 or SpartanClub@uncg.edu.

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