Show No Mercy   

    Giving challenge against Detroit Mercy    

   February 11-15   

The 2019 Giving Challenge has ended. Thank you for participating! The final winner will be announced Saturday, Feb. 23rd at the Men’s Basketball Game between Oakland vs. U of Detroit Mercy. See you there!


Some things

just can’t be done alone

Some things require teamwork

All of us

Everybody working together

It’s that time for us to come together

To show our school pride

And to once again


Show your OU pride!

The fourth annual Oakland vs. Detroit Mercy Giving Challenge returns February 11–15.

This annual competition pits the Golden Grizzlies against the Titans in a race to see how many donors can rally to support their school in five days. In addition to Giving Challenge bragging rights, the winners will be treated to the opponent’s mascot wearing the other team's jersey at the men's basketball game at the O'rena at 3pm on February 23.

The school with the most number of donors wins. We’re down in the rankings for this challenge, so this is our year for a comeback! Only the number of donors counts. A minimum donation of $5 (or $1 for students) is all that’s needed to join the competition.

You have the power to help OU show No Mercy and take this year’s challenge. Any support, big or small, impacts our current and future students at Oakland University. This is your chance to make your mark and directly benefit OU initiatives that you are passionate about – academics, programs or general campus needs.

How to keep score

Gifts of $1 for students or $5 or more from alumni and friends of Oakland University made between 12:01 a.m. EST Monday, February 11, 2019 and 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, February 15, 2019. Donors can donate to any fund designation of their choice at OU. Only one gift per person will count toward the challenge.

How to win

The winner is the university that tallies the most donors during the five-day standoff. The school with the most supporters by the deadline will win. Remember, an OU win will force Detroit Mercy’s mascot to don an OU jersey at the men’s basketball Metro Series game against Detroit Mercy the following week in the O’rena on OU’s campus. The winning institution will be announced during the pre-game show on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the O’rena.