Barefoot Challenge 2024

2,048
Donors
113% of 1,800 Donor goal
$309,334
Donated
This campaign ended on March 07, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Babson College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Swimming & Diving Team Fund

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1992 Challenger matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Lacrosse Fund - Men's
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $25 because $25 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorNick Kovaleski gave $500 because $7,500 was given by donorsJust for Cross Country and Track Fund

An Anonymous DonorAndrew Karamouzis & Siobhan Moran gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alumni donors who gave to Softball Fund

An Anonymous DonorShane Hamel gave $500 because $2,003 was given by donorsJust for Cross Country and Track Fund

An Anonymous DonorJason B. Moore gave $500 because $1,350 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorSherwin Parkhurst gave $750 because $2,007 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Parent gave $1,000 because 95 donors gaveJust for Soccer Fund - Men's

An Anonymous DonorAlex DiPietro gave $1,000 because 200 donors gaveJust for Hockey Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Alumna gave $1,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Tennis Fund - Women's

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Alumna gave $1,500 because $5,000 was given by donorsJust for Basketball Fund - Women's

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Alumnus gave $5,000 because $10,000 was given by donorsJust for Lacrosse Fund - Men's

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Alum gave $10,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Swimming & Diving Team Fund
Incentives
Donate $150
Babson Athletics Wireless Charging Stand

Donate $500
Babson Athletics Duffle Bag
About the Challenge

The Barefoot Challenge started 11 years ago and thanks to all of you, our 12,000+ Babson alumni, families and friends, we've raised over $1.4 Million to date!

We've awarded over $100,000 in challenge prize money and $10,000 total is up for grabs for your program again this year! 

Put your program on top and support our current student-athletes by making a gift to your program today! How? Simply click on the Give Now button above and select your program's fund from the designation dropdown OR click on your program's page above and click the Give Now button to support your specific program from there.

The Barefoot Challenge is named for President Emeritus and alumni athlete, Brian Barefoot '66, H'09, MP'01 and Pamela Barefoot MP'01. Thank you for continuing their legacy.

Our Thanks to You

As our way of saying thanks for supporting the 11th Annual Barefoot Challenge, when you make a gift of $150 or more, we'll send you a Babson Athletics wireless charger. With a gift of $500 or more, receive your choice of a charger or a Babson Athletics duffle bag!

FAQ

What will my gift support?
A gift made to a Babson team will go directly to their program, providing travel opportunities, training equipment, wellness resources, and more. You can also choose to give to our One Team Fund, Women's Empowerment Fund, or Athletics Excellence fund. 

Do you accept Venmo?
We sure do! Click through the Challenge site from a mobile device with the Venmo app installed and click the Venmo button to authorize.

How can I help my child's program after I make my gift?
Share with others! Check out our Social Media Toolkit for images and sample messages, or become an Advocate.

Can I support more than one fund?
Of course! Additional fund designations can be added as part of a single transaction on the Challenge site after clicking the Give Now button. If you make two separate gifts to the same fund, it will only count once toward the participation challenge for that team.

Will my gift count towards the Champions Forever campaign?
Yes! This first-of-its-kind athletics-specific fundraising campaign is designed to boldly move Babson Athletics forward while further strengthening the department’s position as one of the preeminent athletics programs in NCAA Division III. Your gift to athletics will count towards the annual campaign goals. 

If I already donated to an athletic program this year, will it still count toward the Challenge?
It depends. If you made a gift through a pre-launch Barefoot Challenge link or if you have a recurring gift to Athletics that falls during this week, it will count toward this year’s Challenge. However, if you made a gift outside of either of those, while the funds will still be directed to the program for their use, it won't count toward the 2024 Barefoot Challenge numbers. Make another gift of any amount during this Challenge to be included in the 2024 Barefoot totals.

What's New!
We're Passing the Baton to You!

Help us cross the finish line of the Barefoot Athletics Challenge by making your gift to support your team. You have until midnight tonight! Go Babo! 💚

72 days ago by Christy Cisneros Lagos
You've exceeded our expectations!

We’ve received over $200,000 in generous donations – THANK YOU! With one day left in the Challenge, let’s hit our goals out of the park! 


73 days ago by Christy Cisneros Lagos
What a race!

Right out of the gate you’ve showed up for Babson Athletics! Thank you to the 500+ donors that have made a gift so far. Current Leaderboard Standings show Softball in the lead with Women’s Tennis not far behind. Let’s continue the race to the finish and show our student-athletes and coaches we’re their biggest fans!

74 days ago by Shannon Paleologos

Our Generous Donors

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Participation ChallengeThe three programs with the highest percentage of alumni and current-parents participation at the end of the Challenge will win additional prize money. Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of undergraduate alumni and parent donors to the Challenge by total number of living alumni and current parents from that program.
TeamDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Soccer Fund - Women's84$8,42227031.1%
Basketball Fund - Women's61$10,38520429.9%
Hockey Fund194$54,75935954.0%
Volleyball Fund39$4,57017821.9%
Basketball Fund - Men's136$13,81028547.7%
Lacrosse Fund - Men's140$37,43245330.9%
Golf Fund34$8,24520916.3%
Soccer Fund - Men's104$14,58352419.8%
Field Hockey Fund123$16,49723751.9%
Cross Country and Track Fund116$15,52945625.4%
Swimming & Diving Team Fund117$35,99147324.7%
Baseball Fund137$23,15344930.5%
Tennis Fund - Men's35$6,04119118.3%
Skiing Fund42$18,88520120.9%
Tennis Fund - Women's35$4,17215522.6%
Softball Fund86$8,01019145.0%
Lacrosse Fund - Women's72$5,90721433.6%
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon48%Alumni
Book icon7%Students
Parent icon17%Parents
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon16%Friends
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Volunteer Advocates

Community Advocates photo
generated 1318 clicks and 167 gifts, totaling $16,780
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Anonymous Alum
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous Alumnus
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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generated 52 clicks and 29 gifts, totaling $2,885
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Class of 1992 Challenger
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
Eric Walgreen photo
generated 45 clicks and 13 gifts, totaling $1,900
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Anonymous Alumna
Gave $1,500 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous Alumna
Gave $1,500 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous Parent
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
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Alex DiPietro
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!

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