Top Dog Challenge to Benefit Local Organizations


Although football season has been pushed back to the spring, Truman is partaking in a virtual homecoming competition with a conference rival to help two local organizations.

The “Top Dog Challenge,” a fundraising competition with the Greyhounds of the University of Indianapolis, will take place Oct. 5-23. The GLVC foes will each be soliciting donations for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Truman has selected the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, as well as the Adair County Humane Society. All donations made on Truman’s behalf will go to support those organizations.

The competition will be judged on two factors: the school with the most donations, and school that raises the most money. A donate button will be available soon at or gifts can be made by contacting the Office of Advancement at 800.452.6678. T-shirts will be available soon, with proceeds benefiting the food bank and humane society.

Truman Homecoming was originally scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 24. More information about events will be announced closer to that week.

Watch the video to see President Thomas throw down the gauntlet in the Top Dog Challenge.