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The Rutgers B1G Build Fundraising Continues

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Spearheaded by Jon Newman, the Towers and the Garuttis, fans will try to raise more money for facilities.

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This week, the Rutgers Board of Governors gave final approval to start construction on the much needed Multi-Sport Practice Facility. With a massive fundraising campaign underway from Athletic Director Pat Hobbs and Senior Associate Athletic Director Sarah Baumgartner, Rutgers quickly raised 70 million dollars toward their 100 million dollar goal.

That’s massive. However, the announced price ticket of the facilities will come to around 115 million, which means fans have to do more.

This afternoon, Rutgers fundraising captain Jon Newman stepped in.

And that’s when things got interesting. As happens, the tweet picked up steam and caught the eyes of some of Rutgers’ major donors—who jumped on board with a ton of ton of enthusiasm.

That’s right. Jeff and Amy Towers and Ron and Joanna Garutti offered to match the donations of new donors up to 100,000 dollars each, per Newman. That means raising 200,000 over the next 24 hours is actually raising 400,000 dollars—no small change. Big time donors are stepping up to help.

So, if you’ve been sitting on your hands, waiting for the right moment to donate, this is it. You can reach the B1G Build Fund and donate through Newman’s captaincy via this link.

UPDATE: