On the D.O.G., on top of our Power Hours, there are giving and participation hourly and full-day challenges that will give you plenty of chances to win Pointer swag or bonus funds for campuswide scholarships! Check out the challenges below, and if you want to issue a giving challenge, reach out to Nicole Weir (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Selfie Challenge – $1 for every selfie in Pointer gear using #UWSPGivesBack
All day long on May 4, Chancellor Gibson will donate $1 to campuswide scholarships for every selfie taken in Pointer gear (or purple and gold) using #UWSPGivesBack. But don’t take our word for it. Check out Chancellor Gibson’s personal challenge here. Make sure your profile is public, or tag UW-Stevens Point Foundation on social so that your selfies count toward the challenge!
Sundial Social Distance Campus Selfie Challenge – $1 for every person in the campus photo
Join us at the Sundial at 4 p.m. CST for the traditional D.O.G. campus selfie—taken in a nontraditional way! In this year of social distancing, we will be using a drone to capture our campus group photo, taken outdoors at this landmark location. The best part? Vice Chancellor Al Thompson will donate $1 to campuswide scholarships for every person in the photo.
UNLOCKED: 100 Gift Challenge – $250 released to campuswide scholarships
Vice Chancellor Pratima Ghandi has made a $250 gift to campuswide scholarships.
UNLOCKED: 200 Gift Challenge – $250 released to campuswide scholarships
Vice Chancellor Chris Richards ’81 will donate $250 to campuswide scholarships once 200 gifts have been made on the Day of Giving.
Student Giving Challenge – $250 released to campuswide scholarships
Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer Lana Poole will donate $250 to campuswide scholarships upon meeting the goal of 10 current students making a gift, to any fund and of any amount.
UNLOCKED: Faculty/Staff Giving Challenge – $250 released to campuswide scholarships
Provost Greg Summers has made a $250 gift to campuswide scholarships.
Golden Iris Challenge – $350 released to campuswide scholarships
Our Golden Iris Grads (those who graduated in 1971 or earlier) are challenging our G.O.L.D. (Graduates Of the Last Decade) grads! Once 10 G.O.L.D. grads have made a gift on May 4, in any amount, $700 will be released to campuswide scholarships.
UNLOCKED: First Time Donor Challenge – $250 released to campuswide scholarships
UWSP Foundation Board President Peter Crawford has made a $250 gift to campuswide scholarships.
Pointer Pals Challenge – $1 for every Pointer Pal story
On May 4, share the story of your friendship with a fellow Pointer anywhere on social. For every Pointer Pal story shared (by tagging UW-Stevens Point Foundation and using #UWSPGivesBack) best friends and alumnae Nicole Weir ’14 and Layne Qualy ’16 will donate $1 to campuswide scholarships (up to $250).
MATCH MET: Pointers Wrestling Takedown Challenge – $2,000 Matching Gift
Thanks to anonymous donors, all day long any gifts made to support Pointers Wrestling will be matched, up to $2,000.
Social Media Challenges
Show us your Mug Shots
We’re bringing back a D.O.G. favorite! Share your “mug shot” using #UWSPGivesBack and we will randomly select one Pointer who shares a photo with their coffee/tea mug to win a “Home is Where My Pointers Are” to-go tumbler.
Favorite UWSP Spot
Share a photo of your favorite spot on campus using #UWSPGivesBack and we will randomly select one Pointer who shares a photo to win a Pointer swag box.
Share a photo of your Pointer pets using #UWSPGivesBack and we will randomly select one Pointer who shares a photo to win a Pointer Pet package!
Stay tuned, because sometime during the evening of May 4 we will launch a Trivia contest on our social channels! The winners will win a 125 YearsBook and UWSP Alumni socks!
May the Fourth Stevie Scavenger Hunt
It wouldn’t be a D.O.G. on May 4 without nodding to the National Star Wars “holiday” May the Fourth. Throughout the day, we will be sharing social media graphics and some will contain our favorite Flat Stevie donned in Jedi attire. The first person to find and screenshot all of the Jedi Flat Stevies and email them to email@example.com will win a Pointer Swag box.