Athletics Giving Challenge #ILoveTheBears2022

$202,040
Donated
134% of $150,000 goal
552
Donors
This campaign ended on March 01, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
Matches
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Russ Friedland photoRUSS FRIEDLAND matched $50

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $200

An Anonymous DonorBeth Perine matched $300

An Anonymous DonorRich and Christine Perkins matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAlex Dunser matched $500

An Anonymous DonorSteven McRoberts matched $500

Holly Hesse photoHolly Hesse matched $500

An Anonymous DonorBryan Fisher matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorSoccer Boosters matched $15,000
Incentives
Donate $50
Make a gift of $50 or more to receive an exclusive pair of Missouri State socks. Your support of #ILoveTheBears goes a long way, and we want you rocking some cool Bear Wear!

Donate $500
BASEBALL ONLY - Make a gift of $500 or more and receive exclusive MSU Baseball Bear Wear!

Donate $30
FOOTBALL ONLY - You will be entered into a drawing for a Coach Petrino Autographed MSU Football or Licensed Team Apparel.

Donate $50
FOOTBALL ONLY - You will be entered into a drawing for 2 pre-game sideline passes or 4 tickets to a home football game.

Donate $100
FOOTBALL ONLY - You will be entered into a drawing for a trip for 2 to the North Dakota away football game in 2022. *COVID-19 permitting.

Donate $200
Only 1 left!
TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY ONLY - Receive an MSU Hurdle Board. These exclusive boards are Missouri State branded and are a commemorative piece of our programs history!

Donate $50
MEN'S SOCCER ONLY - For every $50 you give, you will be entered into our Men's Soccer gift raffle. There will be 6 total winners: 3 winners will receive a hoody and scarf and the other 3 will receive an MSU t-shirt. Raffle details: $50=1 entry, $100=2 entries, etc.
About

This year marks the 5th year of the Missouri State Athletics 'I Love The Bears' February Giving challenge! Join us in support of our outstanding student-athletes by making a gift to the program of your choice today and play a major role in helping us meet our goal for our teams. 

Every gift that is made during the month of February will go directly to your program of choice and assist in enhancing the overall experience of each student-athlete. Your gift today will be utilized by each team to support their individual needs and priorities, as determined by each head coach. As a reward, an additional $1,000 will be given to each of the five top performing teams who reach their goal the fastest. 

Interested in receiving a pair of exclusive Missouri State Bears socks? Donors who make a gift of $50 or more to the I Love The Bears campaign will receive some awesome Bear Wear socks! Be on the lookout as there are many other great incentives being offered by some of our sports programs for giving to their program at a certain level.  


Show your love for the Bears by making a gift today! Click the GIVE NOW button, select 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 all your social media platforms.

Thank you for your support and for your participation in #ILoveTheBears2022

If you have questions about the campaign or about incentives, please contact Payton Haslam or by phone at (417) 836-3114. As a reminder, to be eligible for a sport-specific incentive be sure you claim the incentive for the sport you're donating to. 


A transcript of this video will be available for download here.


*Your charitable donation is tax deductible.

*In addition, MSU alumni who make a qualifying gift of $50 or more receive a V.I.B.card - Very Important Bear.


Updates
The Final Numbers Are In!

The numbers speak for themselves! We cannot thank you enough for making a gift to the #ILoveTheBears campaign. Your incredible support and passion for our student-athletes is evident and we are so fortunate to have your support. 


Thank you again!

Go Bears! 


278 days ago by Payton Haslam
THANK YOU!

Wow, what an incredible month February has been! Because of your generous support of our student-athletes, we far surpassed our goal of $150,000 and were able to raise more than $200K.


Thank you to everyone who made a gift and chose to impact the lives of our student-athletes, we greatly value and appreciate all that you do.

On behalf of Missouri State Athletics and our student-athletes, thank you again! 

Go Bears! 

279 days ago by Payton Haslam
LAST DAY TO MAKE A GIFT!

Thank you to everyone who has already given to #ILoveTheBears and supported our student-athletes. Through your generosity we have surpassed our goal and are now trying to get 550 donors. Please share on your platforms and encourage others to give as you have! Go Bears! 

279 days ago by Payton Haslam
Men's Soccer Gift Raffle

For every $50 you give, you will be entered into our Men's Soccer gift raffle. There will be 6 total winners: 3 winners will receive a hoody and scarf and the other 3 will receive an MSU t-shirt. Raffle details: $50=1 entry, $100=2 entries, etc.

292 days ago by Payton Haslam
I Love The Bears Update!

Thank you to everyone who has already given to #ILoveTheBears in support of our student-athletes, your impact is going to be profound! As we cross the halfway mark, here are the numbers! 

Continue to support our student-athletes by making a gift to your sport of choice! 

Go Bears! 

292 days ago by Payton Haslam
Track & Field/Cross Country Incentives

307 days ago by Payton Haslam
Football Incentives and Prize Drawing Information

311 days ago by Payton Haslam

Donor Maps
Team Leaderboard
TeamsDonors$ RaisedGoal ($)%
Football87$62,818$45,000139.6
Men's Soccer107$32,190$30,000107.3
Women's Soccer48$21,105$20,000105.5
Volleyball37$14,785$16,50089.6
Men's Golf33$14,064$15,00093.8
Women's Golf25$10,449$12,00087.1
Softball40$9,043$10,00090.4
Beach Volleyball55$8,665$10,00086.7
Swimming and Diving28$8,395$8,000104.9
Baseball36$7,050$15,00047.0
Women's Basketball28$6,396$7,00091.4
Men's Basketball22$2,860$15,00019.1
Women's Track & Cross Country16$1,800$7,00025.7
Cheerleaders8$1,100$6,00018.3
Sugar Bears19$1,055$6,00017.6
Women's Tennis7$265$5,0005.3
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Advocates

Soccer Boosters photo
Soccer Boosters
matched a total of $15,000
Russ Friedland photo
matched a total of $50
generated 573 clicks and 34 gifts, totaling $6,405
Neal Stafford photo
generated 414 clicks and 25 gifts, totaling $6,072
Community Advocates photo
generated 208 clicks and 24 gifts, totaling $2,500
Bryan Fisher photo
Bryan Fisher
matched a total of $2,500
Gracie Johnston photo
generated 66 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $1,305
Holly Hesse photo
matched a total of $500
generated 60 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $56
Rich and Christine Perkins photo
Rich and Christine Perkins
matched a total of $500
Alex Dunser photo
Alex Dunser
matched a total of $500
Steven McRoberts photo
Steven McRoberts
matched a total of $500