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Stanford | Sykes Family Match

Thank you to Gene Sykes, MBA ’84, and his family for their generous matching challenge from July 23 – August 8, 2021. We are grateful to all who participated in the Home of Champions Challenge.

Stanford Athletics is proud of the Cardinal student-athletes and coaches who competed in Tokyo. Once again, Stanford showcased its dominance on the world’s biggest stage.

You can still make an impact on our student-athletes with a gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club prior to the fiscal year-end on August 31, 2021. All gifts make a difference!

By the numbers

This summer, more than 50 current and former Stanford student-athletes — plus two head coaches — competed 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