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#GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Courtesy: Cal Athletics
Support the Golden Bears on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/25/2013

 BERKELEY – For the first time ever, the University of California Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will join #GivingTuesday, a two-pronged movement based on philanthropic donations and giving back to the community. Set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, Cal’s student-athletes will spend the day volunteering in the Bay Area, while Cal Athletics' supporters are encouraged to #GiveToCal by making a charitable donation to assist student-athlete pursuits on and off the field.

Nick Forbes (Football) with his UNSelfie in honor of #GivingTuesday.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season with days such as “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday,” #GivingTuesday serves as a celebratory, fully connected day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts. Gifts made to Cal’s athletic department or any of Cal’s athletic programs will help provide scholarships, equipment, facilities and more and ensure Cal’s status as a perennial Top 25 athletic program.

Cal’s student-athletes will spend part of their #GivingTuesday by visiting the Oakland Boys and Girls Club and participating in other activities that inspire giving and personal philanthropy.

As an added incentive to donate on #GivingTuesday, donors who #GiveToCal via CalBears.com/GivingTuesday online will receive double priority points to be applied to seating selection options for Cal sporting events. For every $100 contributed on Dec. 3 only, donors will receive two priority points, compared to the standard one point per $100 contribution.

Stay posted to CalBears.com/GivingTuesday on Dec. 3 for live updates, including photos and videos about Cal’s #GivingTuesday efforts, and join in on the conversation in the social media realm by using the hashtags #GiveToCal and #GivingTuesday.

For more information on #GivingTuesday or to #GiveToCal, contact Nick Parsons in Cal’s Office of Athletic Development at 510-642-3945 or nparsons@berkeley.edu.

Zsofi Susanyi (Women's Tennis) with his UNSelfie in honor of #GivingTuesday.


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