Dabo Swinney donates $1 million to IPTAY

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney has made another charitable donation to the university.

On Tuesday, the team’s official Instagram account announced Swinney and his wife, Kathleen, have pledged to donate $1 million to the school’s IPTAY program which helps fund the program and new projects into the future.

“I love Clemson, and I believe in our program, and I feel like Clemson has been pulling for me since that first game in 2008. But no matter how much we win on the field, my passion is building and empowering successful young men through the game of football. Kathleen and I are blessed,” Swinney said in a statement. “And we have always known we need to use those blessings to do good for others. It’s so important to us that we give back to this program that has been so good to us.”


IPTAY a year originally stood for “I pay ten a year,” a nod to the cost of keeping the athletic program moving forward. The program funds millions of dollars in scholarships for student-athletes while helping to fund new facilities that keep Clemson among the top programs in the nation.

Previously, the Swinney family donated $265,000 to different programs and to fund stadium renovations.

It’s safe to say that Clemson is lucky to have a man like Dabo Swinney heading the football program which should once again compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Clemson returns to action this weekend against Troy at Memorial Stadium.

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