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Dabo and Kathleen Swinney Pledge $1 million to IPTAY

A closeup of Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dabo Swinney's donation of $1 million to IPTAY is in support of Clemson football to provide future funding for programmatic and building initiatives to further the success of their program.

IPTAY stands for "I pay ten a year" in reference to the former cost of supporting the athletic program at Clemson. Dabo Swinney's donation was announced via the Clemson Instagram account, which featured an image of the head coach, along with his wife, Kathleen.


This is hardly the first time the Swinney's have shown their support for and donated to other programs at Clemson. The Swinney's past gifts include $265,000 of their private funds to needs-based scholarships, GOLF Paws, the Clemson chapel project, and the completion of the WestZone.

Swinney said in a statement:

“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. 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.”

Swinney has given his all to the Clemson program. Money. Blood. Sweat. And tears. His success on the field can only be equalled by his generosity off of it. After Clemson made the College Football Playoff National Championship last year, expectations are high on the Tigers entering this year as they return phenom quarterback DeShaun Watson.

Expect Clemson to make headlines quite a bit this season, as it looks to return to the College Football Playoff National Championship.