Learn More:
     Fundraising Awards
     + College Cup
     Fundraising Deadlines
     + Fundraising Incentives

Do you have aspirations of being a Top Fundraiser for the Dempsey Challenge? Do you have your eye on that Top Team spot or the Top Youth + Young Adult award? Join the elite ranks of our most formidable fundraisers and be recognized and celebrated in our special Champions For Hope VIP virtual event!


Individual Awards:

  • Top Overall Fundraiser
  • Top Young Adult Fundraiser (ages 18- 23)
  • Top Youth Fundraiser (ages 17 & under)

Team Awards:

  • Top Corporate Fundraising Team
  • Top Small Business Fundraising Team (one location with less than 100 employees)
  • Top Friends + Family Fundraising Team (non-corporate)

College Cup:

The College Cup Challenge is open to all colleges and universities who compete for the highest average fundraised for Dempsey Challenge 2021. Coaches, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and family of the colleges are welcome to join in on the fun!

2020 College Cup Winner: Bates College


NEW! High School Challenge:

The High School Challenge is open to all high school teams who will compete for the highest average fundraised for Dempsey Challenge 2021. Students, coaches, staff, alumni, friends of the school are welcome to join!


Award winners are selected based on their fundraising status as of September 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT. Each winner receives one award. If someone qualifies for more than one award, they will be allowed to choose which they would like to receive. The other award will be given to the next highest qualifying winner. 


All funds must be received by the deadline date and time.

September 22, 2021 11:59 PM ET

  • Deadline to be recognized as Dempsey Challenge individual or team award winner
  • Deadline to for College Cup and High School Challenge

September 23, 2021 11:59 PM ET

  • Final deadline to register and achieve the fundraising minimum for the in-person Local Challenge event to take place in Lewiston/Auburn Maine
  • Final fundraising incentive deadline for all other incentive items

September 26, 2021 12:00 PM ET

  • Deadline to raise $3,000+ to be recognized in Champions for Hope VIP virtual event 

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