To help fundraise to expand the Dumke Center, the Utah Red Rocks gymnastics program is launching the #GetWiggyWithUs campaign. The red wigs cost $20 and will help to pay for the expansion of the Dumke Center, Utah’s practice facility. When the rival and defending NCAA champions UCLA Bruins who come to town on Feb. 23, the gymnastics team is asking fans to “Wig Out” and wear their wigs for the meet between the two powers of gymnastics in the West.
Below is the complete press release from Utah Athletics on the new fundraising campaign including how you can donate.
SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah gymnastics program has launched a #GetWiggyWithUs campaign to raise awareness and funds for its Expand the Dumke Center project. All proceeds from the sale of the wigs, which cost $20, will go toward the Dumke Gymnastics Center expansion fund.
The team asks that fans take photos of themselves in the wigs and share them on social media using #GetWiggyWithUs and #ExpandtheDumke. The wigs will be sold at Red Zone locations on campus, as well as in the Sandy store and at URedZone.com.
Utah’s Feb. 23 meet against defending NCAA champion UCLA will be a “Wig Out” with fans encouraged to wear their red wigs. The meet will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. For Utah’s complete 2019 schedule, visit https://utahutes.com/schedule.aspx?path=wgym. Season tickets, as well as tickets to the 2019 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship in West Valley City’s Maverik Center, are on sale at UtahTickets.com.
The Expand the Dumke Center project was unveiled last March with a goal of raising $3 million to expand and renovate the aging facility where the nationally ranked Utes train. Included in the plans are a partial second story addition with an upgraded team locker room, lounge and balcony, as well as locker rooms for the coaches and improvements to the athletic training and rehabilitation area.
For more information or to donate to the Expand the Dumke Center campaign, please visit CrimsonClub.Utah.edu, call 801-587-9894 or mail a check payable to Utah Gymnastics c/o Dumke Expansion to 1825 E. South Campus Dr. SLC, UT 84112.