Four students stand with President Malaoney holidng oversized check for $1,000

Students raise more than $34,000 in 2024 Chandler’s Challenge

February 27, 2024
By: Paul Davey

Women’s Lacrosse took home first place in the athletics bracket, and the Office of Military Affairs and Veteran Services finished at the top of the campus side of this year’s Chandler’s Challenge.

Led entirely by students, the 48-hour fundraising competition raised more than $34,000 to support Lancer athletic teams and campus organizations. This year’s competition featured 35 teams, and more than 1,000 donations were received from 821 donors. The teams that participated will receive every dollar of the funds that they raised, which will be used to cover costs such as travel fees, event planning, and other expenses.

There were a number of bonus prizes that teams were eligible to win this year in addition to the money raised from donor gifts. The first prize winner from each bracket was given a $1,000 bonus, and the teams that took second place earned an extra $500 for their efforts. The team from each bracket with the most alumni donors was awarded a $500 prize. There were also four Power Hours over the span of the tournament, and the teams that earned the most donor gifts during those periods were given an additional $250.

Here are the 2024 Chandler’s Challenge winners:


1st Place – Women’s Lacrosse
2nd Place – Women’s Ice Hockey
Most Alumni Donors – Women’s Lacrosse
Power Hour 1 – Women’s Lacrosse
Tom Cieszynski ’07 Power Hour – TIE – Women’s Ice Hockey & Field Hockey
Power Hour 3 – Women’s Lacrosse
Bob Doyle ’73 Power Hour – Women’s Lacrosse


1st Place – Office of Military Affairs & Veteran Services
2nd Place – Dance Team
Beth Sannella ’69 Alumni Donor Prize – Office of Military Affairs & Veteran Services
Power Hour 1 – Dance Team
Tom Cieszynski ’07 Power Hour – Dance Team
Power Hour 3 – Office of Military Affairs & Veteran Services
Bob Doyle ’73 Power Hour – Office of Military Affairs & Veteran Services

Photos by Paul Davey

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