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2016 Donor Matching Day a Record-Breaking Success

May 4, 2016

South Orange, N.J. - Donor Matching Day was an outstanding success, and the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund has its loyal members to thank for it. In the fifth installment of the 24-hour fundraising period, Pirate Blue raised a record amount of over $207,000 from over 350 donors of alumni, fans, friends and current and former student-athletes.

The highlight of the day was receiving a donation from a supporter in each of the 50 U.S. States, which triggered a $50,000 gift from an anonymous donor. Pirate Blue secured the final state, South Dakota, in the 7 p.m., hour.

The day was also highlighted by men’s basketball head coach Kevin Willard, who matched all the gifts received on Donor Matching Day by 30 percent. His contribution pushed the gift total over the $200,000 mark for the first time.

The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund directly supports the Seton Hall Department of Athletics and its student-athletes. Pirate Blue strives to embrace and engage the most dedicated Pirate fans within the Seton Hall community to further promote the passion and camaraderie that makes the University so unique. Donor Matching Day is not the only day you can donate; you can make a tax-deductible contribution and join Pirate Blue today and any day of the year by calling 973-275-6447 or visiting PirateBlue.com.