Friends of Athletics exists to build community around Colby’s athletics programs and each of its teams, and to help provide the best possible experience for our students.


Through a gift designated to Colby Athletics or to a specific friends group, you will provide resources to enable our teams to compete at the highest level. Contributions enhance, not replace, approved annual budgets and are used for supplemental items such as equipment, training, and travel—all crucial elements of a competitive athletic program.

Friends groups consist of alumni and alumnae, parents and families, and members of the community who support Colby and its athletic programs. Groups combine men’s and women’s programs in a particular sport. Alumni chairs help run each group in conjunction with head coaches and the director of athletics. They develop annual plans for social events, communication, and fundraising.

There is no fee to join. All that’s required is an enthusiasm for Colby and a desire to support particular teams or the program to enhance the experience of Colby’s athletes and the competitiveness of our teams.


Ways to contribute