Aly Dugdale

#idigmines Giving Day: Annual tradition of love for Mines is Feb. 8

Let’s make the sesquicentennial edition of #idigmines Giving Day the most successful ever! 
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Colorado School of Mines' eight annual #idigmines Giving Day is on February 8.

Our 150th anniversary is all about pride in Mines, and #idigmines Giving Day is all about celebrating 150 years of excellence at Mines. What better way is there to show your OreGiver love than supporting the Mines causes you care about most to help them win up to $100,000+ in bonus funds? Let’s make the sesquicentennial edition of #idigmines Giving Day the most successful ever! 

#idigmines has become a tradition on campus, and it’s also a time to have some fun with many chances to win money for the causes you love.  

Attention students, faculty and staff: Participation in any #idigmines activities will get you points towards Blaster’s Founders Week Challenge.   

Mines Coffee, Cocoa and Trivia: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Arthur Lakes Library 

Enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee, generously provided by the Book & Brew. Then line up and play a round of Mines Trivia; there's over $1,000 to be unlocked for your favorite campus causes! Check out the anniversary memorabilia display too.  

Campus Treasure Hunt: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Let’s go mining for silver! Twenty 3D-printed 150th anniversary special-edition silver Blasters will be hidden across campus on February 8 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Find one, snap a selfie with Blaster and unlock $150 for your favorite cause.  Be sure you’re following @mines_mac on Instagram for clues throughout the day! 

FSL Heart Decorating Contest: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Voting closes at 3 p.m.)

Fraternities and sororities are decorating wooden hearts in a way that showcases what they love the most about Mines. Hearts will be on display in the Student Center Atrium on February 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vote on your favorite design through 3 p.m. in person or using the vote button on the #idigmines webpage. The winning chapter will receive a $150 bonus to pay it forward to their favorite campus program. 

Spirit Photo Contest

Grab your hard hat, swag and memorabilia (or dig through your photo archive) and submit your most spirited photo on Instagram using #idigmines for a chance to win $150 for your favorite cause. 

Where’s Blaster? 

Download our #idigmines Giving Day 150th anniversary illustration to celebrate Mines' birthday with Blaster. Be one of the first 15 people to find the hidden objects and we'll give $150 to your favorite campus cause. 

Treasure Hunt - virtual  

Let’s go mining for silver! Several 3D printed 150th special edition silver Blasters will be hidden across the country starting February 5. Be the first to identify the location and unlock $150 for your favorite cause. 

Check out for details on all of the activities.    

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Aly Dugdale

#idigmines Giving Day Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines Foundation
About Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.