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Athletics App Promotes Student Involvement

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University sports fans can earn rewards for attending athletic events with the new CU Jackets app. Since it was launched in November 2016, nearly 700 people have downloaded the app and started earning rewards for attending Cedarville athletic events.

Fans earn points by checking into the app for each athletic event they attend, as well as participating in fan polls at these events. Points can be spent on rewards, ranging from Cedarville hats and T-shirts to discounts at local restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Rudy’s Smokehouse and Olive Garden.
Team rosters, a schedule of athletic events and a fan cam are also included on the app to help increase student engagement with Cedarville athletics.

The goal of the app is to generate enthusiasm and school spirit, encouraging people to get excited about the sports teams at Cedarville, explained Stephanie Zonars, assistant athletic director for marketing and sponsorships. 

“We talk a lot around this campus about having a vibrant community, and we think sports play an important part in that,” Zonars said. “We want to make it fun to come to games and engage.”

The app can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store by searching “CU Jackets.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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