The 2nd Annual 
Jaime Montoya Memorial Challenge
Become and organ and tissue donor at www.donatelifeflorida.org and help your school win!


Date: April 1, 2012 - April 30, 2012

Location
: College campuses throughout Florida

Previous Champions:
2011 - University of Florida

This Year's Participating Schools:
Coming Soon!

Event Description: This is an intercollegiate donor registration competition.  College campuses throughout Florida will go head-to-head against one another to see who can get the most people to join the Florida organ and tissue donor registry (www.donatelifeflorida.org/register).   All new registrations will be prompted to designate which college campaign they are supporting (in the "How did you learn about Florida's donor registry?" drop down menu).  The competition run throughout April (National Donate Life Month) and a winner will be named at the end of the month.

How to get involved
:  If your school is already listed above please contact the e-mail listed in order to volunteer for your team.  If your school is not listed above and you would like to represent your school in this event, please e-mail us at GreatestGiftInc@gmail.com to register.  Your e-mail should include the name of your school and the names of at least 5 volunteers (no maximum) with 1-2 people identified as team captain(s).  Register by 3/30/12 to assure that your school is entered into the donor registry by 4/1/12.

Prizes:  The school with the most new registrations throughout Donate Life Month will receive t-shirts to commemorate their victory and will also have their school's name engraved on the perpetual Jaime Montoya Memorial Challenge trophy.  Other prizes will depend on sponsor participation.






Jaime's Story

Jaime Montoya was my roommate and a good friend of mine at the University of Florida.  He was a bright student, a gifted hockey player, and a great friend with an infectious personality.  He was just genuinely fun to be around.  In October 2010, Jaime life was cut short by a car accident.  In the midst of this tragedy Jaime's family decided to honor his wish to be an organ and tissue donor.  Thanks to Jaime and his family, somebody they had never met received a new heart.  Two other people received new kidneys and somebody else, a new set of lungs. Somebody who was once blind or nearly blind received Jaime's corneas and had their sight restored and burn victims were able to heal thanks to grafts from Jaime's skin.  Jaime always wanted to help people and my only hope is that he is able to see just how many lives he has touched and will continue to touch.  I'm honored to have called Jaime my friend.  He will be sorely missed but his legacy will always be one of hope.

- Ryan Buckley, Greatest Gift, Inc. Board of Directors
Special thanks to the entire Montoya Family










Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact us at GreatestGiftInc@gmail.com for more information.