Rodeo Team

283
Donors
102% of 275 Donor goal
$134,991
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley matched $25
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorRobert V Burns gave $50

Lon Stroschein photoLon Stroschein gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMed-Vet Pharmaceuticals Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorSharon Hanson Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDaktronics Student Donor Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorCraig and Tonya Korkow Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorLoiseau Construction Challenge gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorCordes Family Challenge gave $10,000

An Anonymous DonorFriends of Rodeo Challenge gave $17,300

An Anonymous DonorSDSU Parent Challenge gave $20,000

An Anonymous DonorFaculty/Staff Donor Challenge gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorRick Howard Challenge gave $50,000

An Anonymous Donor1881 Donor Challenge by Sandy Ellingsen gave $50,000

An Anonymous Donor5000 Donor Challenge by Kathy and Mark Walker Challenge gave $100,000
Gifts to Rodeo Team contribute to...
One Day for STATE
5,362 Donors - $2,131,110 Donated
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Sharon Hanson Challenge 

The Jackrabbit family broke fundraising records last year for the rodeo team – think we can do it again?! When we rally our first 35 donors, Sharon Hanson will contribute $5,000. 

Here we go!

Loiseau Construction Challenge

Spearheaded by Shaw Loiseau (’94) and Jennifer Latham (’89), Loiseau Construction will generously gift $10,000 to support the SDSU Rodeo Team when we rally 55 more donors! 

Let’s keep our momentum going, Jacks!

Cordes Family Challenge Sponsored by Sam and Kirk Cordes 

 We can elevate the rodeo team and all the Jackrabbits that provide the SDSU margin of excellence in the rodeo arena. With just 55 more donors, the Cordes family will give $10,000. 

Your gift can help the SDSU Rodeo Team saddle up and deliver their personal best!

Rick Howard Challenge

Along with the entire Jackrabbit family, the SDSU Foundation would like to share a special thanks to Rick Howard for his $50,000 gift to support the SDSU Rodeo Team, unlocked once we reach 150 donors. A 1962 economics grad, Rick and his wife, Kay, have been lifelong donors and friends of the university. Rick was a founding member of the student committee that formed the rodeo club in the 1960s, and his passion for the sport remains to this day. His gift will help elevate the Jackrabbit rodeo team into a bold era of excellence in the arena. Let’s follow his lead in making a difference! 

Friends of Rodeo Challenge

These rodeo enthusiasts have teamed up to challenge us to reach another 60 donors. When we do, they’ll contribute an additional $17,300! 

Special thanks to challenge donors Don and Pat Reichart; Jim and Reyna Martin; Jim and Penny Woster; and Boyd Waara. 

Their giving is truly transformational – with friends like these, we can make a bold impact for the rodeo team!

Craig and Tonya Korkow Challenge

For Craig Korkow, being involved with the SDSU Rodeo Program is both a natural fit and a family legacy. His mother, Bonnie, was part of the inaugural women’s rodeo team at State in the 1960s, and nowadays, Craig follows in her footsteps by serving on the board of the SDSU Rodeo Coalition. Craig and his wife, Tonya, are challenging us to round up some support for the program they’re passionate about. When we reach 35 more donors, they’ll give $5,000!

Med-Vet Pharmaceuticals Challenge 

Can we rally 35 more donors?! Once we do, Heather Steege (’96) and Med Vet Pharmaceuticals will contribute an additional $5,000. 

Let’s finish the day strong!

That’s $102,300 unlocked by 275 donors for the rodeo team! Together, we can support a program unlike anywhere else in the Midwest.
Updates
5 of 6 challenges unlocked for the Rodeo Team


Great work, Jackrabbits! We're not finished making a difference for the college yet, and we're hoping you can help us reach 275 donors. 

18 days ago by Carolyn Poss
4 of 6 challenges unlocked for the Rodeo Team


You made 205 donors look easy! Think we can reach 240? When we do, we'll unlock a $5k donation from Craig and Tonya Korkow.

18 days ago by Carolyn Poss
150 donor milestone met!

You know what that means - we've unlocked the $50k challenge from Rick Howard. A special shoutout to Rick for this amazing gift, but also to all of you who have come together to unlock the challenge. Let's keep working together to unlock the Friends of Rodeo Challenge at 205 donors.

18 days ago by Carolyn Poss
3 of 6 challenges unlocked for the Rodeo Team

That's right, 145 Rodeo donors means we've unlocked the Cordes Family Challenge. On to our next challenge of the day! Let's reach our 205 donor goal!

18 days ago by Arian Bunde
2 of 6 challenges unlocked for the Rodeo Team

Thanks to Loiseau Construction for providing $10K in challenge funds. We can cross that one off the list because we have reached over 90 Rodeo donors. Let's work together to unlock our next challenge at 145 donors!

18 days ago by Amanda Conrad
1 of 6 challenges unlocked for the Rodeo Team

Nice work Jackrabbits, we've unlocked our first challenge, the Sharon Hanson Challenge. Let's keep working together to unlock the next one at 90 donors!

18 days ago by Arian Bunde


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1881 Donor Challenge by Sandy Ellingsen
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Kathy and Mark Walker Engineering Challenge
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Rick Howard Challenge
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Mylo and Lillian Hellickson Challenge #1
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