Below you will find answers to many common questions about Support Your Sport.
What is the Support Your Sport Giving Challenge?
The Support Your Sport Giving Challenge is a five-day donor challenge that encourages former student-athletes, current parents of student-athletes, and the entire BC Athletics community to give back to the sport they are most passionate about.
Why Support Your Sport?
When you donate, your gift will support key priorities of the team including equipment, nutrition, recruiting, and travel. You’ll also help your team compete for up to $50,000 in challenge funds that can drastically impact their upcoming season.
I already made a gift earlier this year. Will that count?
Thank you for supporting BC Athletics this year! For this challenge, we are counting gifts specifically made during the Support Your Sport Giving Challenge. To support your team during the challenge, we encourage you to make a gift of any size at bc.edu/supportyoursport between February 10th and February 14th. This is a participation challenge, so every gift counts!
What are the best ways to Support Your Sport?
Make a gift of any size to your sport at bc.edu/supportyoursport. Your gift will directly support the team's operating budget and it will also count toward unlocking up to $50,000 in additional challenge funds.
We also encourage you to share the challenge within your BC network. Be sure to create a social media ambassador account so you can easily share content, and receive credit for your referrals. The team with the most referred donations will receive an additional $15,000 in funding.
I’ve already made my gift for Support Your Sport. How else can I help?
Thank you for Supporting Your Sport! We encourage you to spread the word and share the challenge with your BC friends and family. Sign up as an ambassador to access sample social media posts and your custom referral link at bc.edu/supportambassadors. Remember, all gifts made through social media ambassadors give your team a chance to win the $15,000 MVA (Most Valuable Ambassador) prize!
What are Support Your Sport ambassadors?
Support Your Sport ambassadors volunteer to help promote fundraising efforts for their sport. Your role as an ambassador is to share messages on your personal social media accounts to encourage your network of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students to participate with their gift from February 10th-14th! Sign up today to start sharing. All gifts made through social media ambassadors give your team a chance to win the $15,000 MVA (Most Valuable Ambassador) prize!
Can I send my gift in via the mail? Or make it over the phone?
Support Your Sport is a time-limited giving campaign, so we strongly encourage you to make your gift online at bc.edu/supportyoursport between February 10th-14th. However, if your check is received during challenge week with "Support Your Sport - SPORT NAME" in the memo, it will also be counted as part of the overall challenge results.
You can also make your gift over the phone by calling the Flynn Fund office at 617-552-0772.
Is there a gift minimum to count towards the Support Your Sport Giving Challenge?
No! Gifts of all sizes will count as participation for your sport and will help unlock up to $50,000 in additional funding toward your team’s operating budget. Please also keep in mind that larger gifts will have a more significant impact on helping your team reach Greater Heights!
Need assistance with your gift?
For additional questions, or to speak with a member of the BC Athletics Development team contact us at: 617-552-0772 or email@example.com.