Champions of Character® Foundation



Champions of Character® Foundation

Changing the culture of sport through training, professional
development, and community outreach.








2021 Awards Event & Fundraiser Recap

The annual fundraiser and awards event was held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. This inspiring event recognizes student-athletes, coaches, businesses and teams that exemplify the five core values of the NAIA's Champions of Character program. If you would still like to donate to support our Character-Coaches training, text NAIA to 56651 or click here to donate.


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Your donation shapes lives

With your support, we can continue changing the culture of sport through teaching good character. Join the mission to advance character-driven athletics. Your support for the Champions of Character® Foundation makes a significant impact on the lives of our student-athletes and their communities.


Text NAIA to 56651 or click here to donate.


30,000 kids impacted each year


Connecting communities and NAIA Championships across the U.S.

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"Thank you, NAIA!"

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"Share our love for the game"

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"Support them like they support us"

Connecting champions and communities

Champions of Character® connects communities and NAIA Championships across the U.S. Teaming Up for Character™ events are an integral part of every NAIA Championship annually impacting more than 30,000 individuals.

teaming up for character

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Which role do you play in athletics? Select your role below and learn how you can bring Champions of Character to your organization.