Pirate Nation Gives 2024 today

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – East Carolina Univerity’s 8th annual Pirate Nation Gives 2024 is Wednesday.

Pirate Nation Gives is an annual online fundraiser that lasts 24 hours and helps fund multiple initiatives across the ECU campus.

It is a planned day of giving that benefits school scholarships, research projects, class resources, and everything pirate.

From social media challenges, a champion gift, and a hunt for PeeDee, participation from those around the state, country, and world is the goal, according to Vice Chancellor of University Advancement Chris Dyba.

Clues posted on ECU’s Instagram and X account will lead to PeeDee squishes scattered across ECU campuses: Main Campus to the Grady-White Boats Athletic Campus, the Health Sciences Campus, the Outer Banks Campus, and the ECU Tuscany Campus in Italy. If found, take a photo with him, follow the directions attached to the squishy, and win $500 for your area of interest. (You get to keep PeeDee, too.)

Those interested in donating can choose where your funds will land.

Dyba says there are feature challenges that include university challenges, scholarship challenges, area challenges, and university leaderboards.

Last year’s event set records with 2,300 donors raising more than $11.8 million.

There is a $5 donation minimum.