Help Detroit Mercy beat Oakland during Donor Challenge Feb. 5-9

January 10, 2018
This means war detroit mercy versus oakland donor challenge february 5-9 2018

Detroit Mercy will once again face off against Oakland University for the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, which takes place Feb. 5-9.

The winner is determined based on the number of donors during the competition time line and will be announced during the Detroit Mercy/Oakland University men’s basketball game on Feb. 9. The losing school’s mascot must wear the winning team’s jersey at the game.

Detroit Mercy won the first challenge in 2016 and OU came out on top on the final day to win in 2017. That’s why this year’s theme is “This Means War.” Detroit Mercy is running several crowdfunding campaigns in conjunction with the challenge, so donors can direct their gifts to projects or programs that are most meaningful to them.

“We were disappointed with the come-from-behind loss last year,” said Anita Joyce-Barnes, assistant director of Annual Giving at Detroit Mercy. “Given the enthusiastic support of Detroit Mercy’s alumni, paired with student, faculty and staff participation, we expect that Tommy Titan will not have to wear the OU jersey again.”

To learn more about the Detroit Mercy vs. OU Donor Challenge, please visit, You can also make your donation directly at For additional information, please call 313-993-1250.