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Stanford | Sykes Family Match

Celebrate our current and former Cardinal student-athletes and coaches during the Home of Champions Challenge. Your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous matching challenge from Gene Sykes, MBA ’84 and his family.

From July 23 through August 8, Stanford Athletics is excited to celebrate more than 50 Cardinal student-athletes and coaches who are competing on the world stage in Tokyo.

Participate in the Home of Champions Challenge by donating to the Buck/Cardinal Club, or directly to a sport of your choice, and the Sykes family will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, until we meet the $250,000 match. Only online gifts will be matched.

Give to the sport of your choice—and double your impact

Make a gift to support the programmatic needs of your favorite individual sport during the Home of Champions Challenge.

By the numbers

This summer, more than 50 current and former Stanford student-athletes — plus two head coaches — are competing on the world stage.

By the numbers

Behind the match: Gene Sykes, MBA ’84

Gene Sykes, a member of Stanford’s Board of Trustees, is an ardent Stanford supporter. As the CEO of LA28, he played an instrumental role in securing the 2028 Summer Olympics for the United States. Sykes is currently co-head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions and co-chairman of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Goldman Sachs.


Get in touch with a Stanford Athletics giving specialist.

Matt Wittig
(650) 723-5051

Women's team USA swimmers from Stanford