For the fourth year in a row, the youngest sixteen classes (from 2003 through 2018) are facing off in the highly competitive Young Alumni Challenge. The challenge is a bracket-style elimination tournament, styled after the NCAA’s March Madness. In a nod to Regis’ Jesuit identity, this first round of competition is called “March Magis.” In order to advance past each round, a class must beat its opponent class’ monthly participation in the Annual Fund, until a champion is crowned at the end of June.
The goal of the Challenge is to encourage alumni to promote class connections and friendly competition, as well as support a lifetime habit of engagement with their classmates and giving back to Regis. Three classes will qualify for a special barbecue this summer at Regis: The Young Alumni Challenge Champion, the winner of the consolation bracket, and the class that attains the highest overall Annual Fund participation rate. Last year, Regians from 2012 emerged victorious after defeating the Class of 2002 in the Championship Round.
The 2018 Young Alumni Challenge raised over $125,000 for the Annual Fund, with five classes surpassing 50% overall participation. As this year’s challenge gets under way, may the best Class win!