Thank you for loyally supporting Auburn Athletics by contributing to our Tiger Giving Day project this past February. Because of your help, we received 208 donations and raised $57,565 on Tiger Giving Day. Your gifts benefitted our student-athletes by enabling us to provide more than 70 internship opportunities and to create an exciting new comprehensive life skills program.
Providing internships for vital career development became a priority when student-athletes highlighted this as the one area where more assistance would be beneficial. Because of their rigorous schedules, student-athletes rarely are able to participate in traditional internships. So, we began to work with our student-athletes to understand their areas of career interest and identify opportunities where they could gain firsthand experience in those occupations. The funds raised through Tiger Giving Day have allowed us to expand their awareness of potential career options and focus on experiential learning opportunities for them to gain in-depth knowledge in a vast number of occupational fields.
In addition to our successful internship program, we used a portion of Tiger Giving Day gifts to create the AUBURNYOU program for student-athletes. This program is an umbrella that houses all the services provided to our current and former student-athletes. It offers a number of resources including assistance in finding internships and employment opportunities. The program will serve as a resource for prospective student-athletes to learn about Auburn and gain insight on the services available for student-athletes on our campus. You can visit AUBURNYOU.com to learn more about this exciting new program.
Thank you for investing in the lives of our student-athletes through Tiger Giving Day. Together we are helping to prepare our student-athletes for great success beyond graduation by building a solid foundation for a prosperous future in whatever career field they choose.