With over half of the current Bates student body participating in
varsity or club sports, and nearly 9,000 alumni having played on some
type of athletic team, it is evident that athletics is an important part
of the Bates experience. Through financial contributions, Friends of
Bates Athletics strengthens the budgets of athletic teams, helping them
to become as competitive as possible. FBA also provides an opportunity
for Bates athletics enthusiasts to connect at events and gatherings.