Athletics Giving Challenge #ILoveTheBears

110% of $100,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 01, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
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Catherine Richter photoCatherine Richter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Michael Seabolt photoMichael Seabolt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Baseball
Generate $100
Help us raise $100 or more and be entered into a drawing for Bears or Lady Bears Basketball Courtside Seats for the 2018-19 season.

Donate $30
I Love the Bears limited edition window sticker! Making a $30 gift is the only way to get one of these limited edition stickers!

Donate $100
*Claim this incentive to be entered into a drawing for 2 courtside seats to a Men's or Women's Basketball game for the 2018-19 season (On an agreed upon date).

Donate $500
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Baseball - Up to 4 tickets to that day's game plus breakfast (at Scramblers) with the baseball staff prior to the 6:30 PM game against Kansas on 5/2/18.

Donate $750
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Baseball - Up to 4 tickets to the game plus dinner with the baseball staff after the 2:00 PM game against Southern Illinois on 5/12/18 (we'll do dinner at Ebbets).

Donate $1,000
Only 1 left!
Football - 4 suite tickets for an agreed upon game for the 2018 season.

Donate $1,000
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Baseball - Manager for a day with Coach Guttin! Hangout in the dugout during pre-game BP and all pre-game activities plus participate in the home plate meeting turning in the line-up with Coach Guttin for the 6:30 PM game on 4/14/18 against Oregon State.

Donate $1,000
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Men's Basketball - 2 Loge tickets and dinner in Prime for 2 for an agreed upon game for the 2018-19 season.

Donate $1,000
Only 1 left!
Softball - join the team in the dugout for their meeting before a game on an agreed upon date!

Donate $1,000
Only 1 left!
Women's Basketball - 2 Loge tickets and dinner in Prime for 2 for an agreed upon game for the 2018-19 season.

Make a gift today to show your love for your favorite MSU Bears team!  The Missouri State Athletics “I Love The Bears” February Giving Challenge, sponsored by The Bears Fund, invites alumni, family, friends, students and sports fans to make a gift to support their favorite team.

MSU student-athletes need your support!  When you make a gift to the team(s) of your choice, you are helping enhance the collegiate experience for each student-athlete at Missouri State University. Your donation today will be used by each team to support their individual needs.The Bears Fund will reward three top performing teams with an extra $1,000!

Donors of $30 or more receive a complementary “I Love The Bears” window sticker; giving to this campaign is the ONLY way to get this sticker! Many other great incentives are available for other donation levels. You can even qualify for for incentives by sharing the campaign!

Show your love for the Bears by making a gift today! Click the GIVE NOW button, choose the sport(s) you want to support, select your incentive and enter your payment method. It is quick, easy and secure!  After you’ve given to the campaign, encourage others to give by sharing this page on social media.

Thank you for your support and remember #iLoveTheBears! 

To read a transcript of the video, click here to download.

If you have questions on the campaign or incentives, please contact To be eligible for a sport specific incentive be sure you claim the incentive for the sport you're donating to.  

Help the Bears reach their goal!

Hey Bears Fans! 

The 2019 #ILoveTheBears Athletics Giving Challenge is a little over halfway to reaching this year's goal. 

Please help by giving to your favorite team, or by simply sharing the campaign.

Every dollar counts! Click the link below to show your LOVE for the BEARS! 

Click Here

1940 days ago by Callie Carroll
Check out the 2019 MSU Athletics Giving Challenge!

Thank you so much for giving to our 2018 "I Love The Bears" Athletics Giving Challenge! 

We have officially launched our 2019 campaign and would love your support. 

Please give to your favorite team and help us reach our goal! 

Click Here for 2019 Campaign

1960 days ago by Callie Carroll
Thank you! We met and exceeded the goal!

Thank you for your support! With your help, we raised $110,137 and smashed the $100,000 goal! Way to say #ILoveTheBears! On behalf of all the student athletes, coaches and Missouri State Athletics - THANK YOU and GO BEARS!

2296 days ago by Melanie Earl

Today is the FINAL DAY! 

Thank you the response has been amazing, and we couldn't be where we are today without you! Our goal is within reach, now more than ever we need your help to share and ask people to join you in supporting your favorite team! 

Today is the day you get to be a member of your favorite team and come through with the clutch shot, the buzzer beater, the Hail Mary and the grand slam! 

Get out there and bring home the WIN for MSU! 

Share, text, but most of all ASK! Thank You!

2297 days ago by Callie Carroll
Help us reach our goal!

Thank you donors for supporting the #ILoveTheBears Athletics Giving Challenge! Today was AMAZING, let's keep the momentum going! 

We have two days to reach our goal of $100,000. To do that WE NEED YOU! Please forward this email or the link to at least 10 other people and ask them to make a gift to their favorite sport. 

Let's Do This! GO BEARS!

Thanks again for supporting Missouri State Athletics! 

2299 days ago by Callie Carroll
Show your LOVE today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

What better day to join us in sharing again on social media and asking everyone to show their love for the Bears!  Make a gift in honor of someone special!  Gifts of $100 or more get a shout out on Bears social media – today only!

You can also join us as a volunteer advocate!  Send me an email and I’ll tell you how! We have some great drawings planned for our volunteer advocates!  

2311 days ago by Callie Carroll
Happy Bearwear Friday!

Thank you donors and advocates for donating and sharing the “I Love The Bears” Athletics Giving challenge! We have some great momentum. Let’s keep on going! 

Thank you Marty and Karin Prather for supporting Missouri State Athletics! 

2323 days ago by Callie Carroll

Donor Maps
Team Leaderboard
DesignationDonors$ RaisedGoal ($)%
Swimming and Diving137$11,577$15,00077.2
Men's Soccer89$11,000$10,000110.0
Men's Basketball13$10,235$20,00051.2
Women's Soccer42$7,455$10,00074.6
Women's Golf41$5,325$5,000106.5
Men's Golf37$5,055$5,000101.1
Women's Tennis14$2,450$3,00081.7
Beach Volleyball24$2,130$2,50085.2
Women's Basketball16$1,965$5,00039.3
Women's Cross Country16$980$3,00032.7
Women's Track & Cross Country14$865$3,00028.8
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon25%Alumni
Book icon13%Students
Parent icon29%Parents
Suitcase icon9%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon24%Friends
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