ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey and ski teams have begun the road to reinstatement: building fundraising websites.
Both skiing and hockey have to raise two seasons’ worth of expenses, one year in cash and one year in firm pledges by February 2021. That means the hockey team has to raise near $3 million and skiing has to come up with $628,000.
The downhill ski team is calling their fundraising campaign the 314 initiative hoping to raise $314,000 this fall along with $314,000 in pledges for next year.
“We are trying to find 314 people who will give a $1,000 [this year], and pledge to give a $1,000 next year,” said UAA head ski coach Sparky Anderson. “In three days we are just over $50,000 in cash and $40,000 in pledges.”
While the Nordic ski team was not eliminated under