The Baton Club was established in 1984 to play an important role in the successful running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. As shown in the world class facilities and competitors, along with our passionate fans, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is truly “America’s Athletic Classic”. The support from Baton Club members is crucial to current operations, exciting competition and the stellar reputation of this world class event. Your contribution will directly assist continued efforts to attract top level teams and individuals, while also ensuring the finest facilities and equipment in the country for track and field. Our generous donors have been part of that success, so consider investing in this timeless, tremendous iconic tradition today!
Individuals who donate $1,000 or more annually are recognized at the Medallion Club level. These world-class contributors are vital to continuing the Drake Relay’s distinctive athletic tradition.
In addition to helping secure the future of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, your gift can qualify for outstanding benefits. Donors that make a gift by March 31 will be listed in a special section of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee program and included in the University’s annual Honor Roll of Donors. In addition, your gift to the Drake Relays Baton Club is tax-deductible to the extent of current tax law and may be eligible for your company’s matching gift program to increase your impact.