Athletics News

GW Athletics to Participate in Giving Tuesday

Nov. 28, 2016

The GW Department of Athletics and Recreation is joining with partners throughout GW and organizations around the world in participating in #GivingTuesday on November 29, a day devoted to generating awareness and philanthropic support for non-profit groups.

Alumni, families and friends of GW athletics are encouraged to make gifts to the Buff & Blue Fund, which supports student-athlete needs throughout the department.

"Donors to the Buff & Blue Fund have given our student-athletes access to unprecedented resources here at GW," Interim Assistant Athletics Director for Development Nicole Fratianne said. "The investments we have been able to make have substantially improved the way the Colonials eat, train and prepare for their competitions and careers."

#GivingTuesday was founded as a response to the growth of post-Thanksgiving sales traditions like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in the hopes of encouraging people to consider making an impact on their communities and causes during the holiday season.

GW Athletics social media properties will showcase the ways the Buff & Blue Fund supports the student-athlete experience, and loyal GW donors are encouraged to share the Colonials #GivingTuesday message with their networks.

For more information on how to make a gift, visit or call the Buff & Blue Fund at 202-994-8412.