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Mackey Lights Out Campaign

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
185 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 29, at 12:00 PM EDT
Project Owners


Thank you for your interest in supporting Purdue Basketball by helping us make enhancements to Mackey Arena that will keep the Boilermakers competitive in the Big Ten and nationally - well into the future.

This crowdfunding site is an opportunity for everyone to make a difference, big or small, to fund $100k of our $3.5M overall goal for the entire Lights Out Campaign!


  • Allowed us to create a greater pregame and halftime atmosphere
  • More extravagant player introductions impress recruits, who are making official or unofficial visits
  • Turning off the lights will enable us to host future events to entertain fans and recruits


  • 50% larger than the existing video board
  • 8x the number of pixels as the existing video board
  • Uses 6mm LED technology, doubling the resolution of the existing 12mm technology used in the current video board
  • HD capable


  • 700' LED video ribbon will circle the top of Mackey Arena
  • Four new video-capable hustle boards in the upper corners of the arena

Visit our website for more information on the John Purdue Club and benefits HERE!

Already a JPC member? All gifts to the Mackey Lights Project will be applied to your membership earning you more priority points for next year's reseat. Not a member? Any gift over $200 will make you an active member of the John Purdue Club!

Choose a giving level



Support the Mackey Lights Project and know that you are helping the program get better!


Black Level

You'll be honored on as a Mackey Lights Campaign contributer


Gold Level

Play a pivital role in the campaign and we'll send you an autographed photo from Brian Cardinal


Sixth Man

You will receive recognition in an issue of Gold & Black Illustrated along with the above rewards



We'll upgrade your seats for a game of any sport of your choosing


Star Player

You'll receive a Boilermaker Prize Pack full of valuable collectibles from our Purdue Basketball vault for you to display with pride along with the above rewards


All-Big Ten

We'll send you a set of team issued apparel along with the above items


Big Ten Player of the Year

You will get an invitation for you and a guest to a private dinner with Brian Cardinal, Sharon Versyp and Matt Painter in addition to the above benefits


Hall of Fame

In addition to the above benefits, you will be able to rent one of our available facilities for an event of your choosing.



In addition to the above benefits, you and your 20 closest friends will get a behind the scenes tour and private dinner on Cardinal Court with Purdue Legend Brian Cardinal and other men's and women's basketball legends prior to a game