UGA raises a record $80.4 million toward athletics

It was announced Monday afternoon that the Georgia Bulldog Club — the fund-raising arm of the UGA Athletic Association — raised $80.4 million in total donations last year, which includes $40.5 million in major gifts and nearly $40 million through annual giving campaigns. 

This past year’s total was 43.5 percent above the $56 million raised in fiscal year 2017 and 41 percent higher that the previous high mark of $56.9 million in fiscal year 2016, according to an athletic association release. 

The release also said the majority of major gift funds raised went toward the $63 million West End Zone project at Sanford Stadium, which includes a new game-day locker room, recruiting hospitality lounge, a new entry plaza and video board and enhanced concession and restroom facilities. 

Work is expected to be complete when the Bulldogs kick off the 2018 season at home Sept. 1 against Austin Peay. 

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