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#UFHHP Gators Give

College hopes to exceed giving goals of $15,000 with 33 percent participation

#UFHHP Gators Give

September 26, 2022

It's that time of year again – UF Campaign for Charities 2022! The College of Health & Human Performance broke records last year and this year we're hoping to build on that success.

Last year, faculty and staff in the College of Health & Human Performance broke two of its records during the annual University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) giving campaign. As a college, faculty and staff raised more than $15,000 with 33 percent of faculty and staff participating.

Employees across campus participate in UFCC and compete every fall to raise money for numerous charities serving the region including the United Way of North Central Florida, Community Health Charities of Florida and other independent agencies.

Returning this year, the College of Journalism and Communications versus HHP paper airplane challenge will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 starting at 10:25 a.m. on the southeast side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The fee for entry is $5 with prizes for the longest distance and most creative. (Note that entries for the longest distance must be made of paper only – no weighted objects allowed.) Judging will be provided by “Head Ball Coach” Steve Spurrier. In addition, a trophy will be awarded to the college with the most participation. Read more at

HHP Division Results - 2021Participation RateAmount Pledged
Applied Physiology & Kinesiology 30% $2,425
Dean's Office 48% $7,390
Health Education & Behavior 29% $1,952
Sport Management 23% $1,453
Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management 36% $2,495
TOTAL 33% $15,715

For the past 15 years, UF employees have given almost $1 million annually to charities serving the region. This year, 98 charities, all approved and vetted by the UFCC Planning Committee, will participate. These nonprofits focus on health, social services, diversity, relief, development and environmental issues of local importance.

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