Friends of Bates Athletics

Bates BobcatFriends of Bates Athletics (FBA) is a group of alumni, parents, and friends who are passionately committed to supporting athletics at Bates.

With over half of the current Bates student body participating in varsity or club sports, and nearly 14,000 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.

Upcoming Events


Men’s Basketball vs. Colby and Reception
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Thompson Room, Alumni Gymnasium

Men’s  Basketball vs. Bowdoin and Reception
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015   
Time: 3 p.m.
Location:  Thompson Room, Alumni Gymnasium

Bates Alpine Ski Carnival and Reception
Saturday, Jan 16, 2015
Time: TBD
Location: Sunday River Ski Area, Newry, ME
To Register: Coming Soon!

Women’s Basketball vs. Connecticut College and Reception
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016   
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Thompson Room, Alumni Gymnasium

Women’s Basketball vs. Wesleyan and Reception
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016   
Time: 3 p.m.
Location:  Thompson Room, Alumni Gymnasium

Men’s Basketball vs. Tufts
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Time: 2 p.m.

Ice Hockey Alumni Game and Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Time: Game- 3-5 p.m.,  Dinner- 5:45 p.m.
Location: Underhill Arena and Bates Dining Commons
To Register: Coming Soon!

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Have questions? Contact Sue Harriman at or (207) 786-6238.