Duke Children's Charity Stripe Challenge

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Thank you for supporting the second season of the Charity Stripe Challenge! 

2022-2023 Charity Stripe Challenge

Dollars raised during the 2022-2023 season: $164,281

Free throws made during the 2022-2023 season: 475

In its second season, this fundraising initiative conbined the power and passion of Duke Men's Basketball with a highly engaging fundraising campaign to benefit Duke Children’s. The first challenge was held during the 2021-2022 season. At every men’s basketball home game during the season, a different Duke personality or celebrity guest walked out on the court with the game host, stepped up to the “charity stripe” and attempted a foul shot to help raise money for Duke Children’s. A made shot earned $1,000 and a missed shot was worth $500. Past year's shooters have included J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy, Steve Wojciechowski, Jabari Parker, Coach Mike Elko, Marshall Plumlee, and Grayson Allen. 

The first Charity Stripe Challenge during the 2021-2022 season raised $107,836.30.

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Charity Stripe Challenge Fan Pledge

Fans who couldn't be at Cameron Indoor Stadium last season were also able to join the Charity Stripe Challenge Fan Pledge! Fans could choose a fixed amount to pledge for every free throw made by the Blue Devils during the season, or could choose to make a one-time pledge to show their support. In the 2021-2022 season, 498 free throws were made. At the end of the season, the total pledges made a significant impact for the patients at Duke Children’s!


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Pledge a fixed amount per free throw or one-time pledge.

Choose from $0.05, $0.25, to $1.00 per free throw. A small amount will add up to a big impact! 

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Watch Duke Men's Basketball!

Your pledge will grow with every free throw made. Approximately 550 free throws are made in a typical season.

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Make a difference for kids at Duke Children's!

Pay your total pledge at the end of the season. A $0.05 per free throw pledge can add up to $27.50 in a typical season. Every dollar goes directly to providing hope and healing for our patients and their families. 

Host a Game

Being a Game Host includes:

  • Walking on the Cameron Indoor Stadium court, being introduced to fans as the GAME HOST, and presenting a basketball to a celebrity free throw shooter. (Identity of the celebrity shooter will be revealed the day of the game.)
  • Two tickets in Section 19 (lower level, mid-section), free throw line area, behind the visiting team's bench.
  • Pre-game hospitality in Scharf Hall for two people.
  • Parking pass for the Science Drive garage.
  • Personalized Coach Scheyer autographed basketball.
  • Photo with the celebrity shooter.

2022-23 Season

Level 1 $2,500 Donation
Level 2 $10,000 Donation
Duke vs. North Carolina SOLD

To become a Game Host, contact Debra Taylor at or 919.385.0045.

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Grayson Allen with Charity Stripe Challenge Game Host on the court at a Duke Men's Basketball game

Gene Banks with Charity Stripe Challenge Game Hosts during a Duke Men's Basketball game. 

Mike Dunleavy Jr. taking a shot during a Duke Men's Basketball to support the Duke Children's Charity Stripe Challenge

Steve Wojciechowski with a Charity Stripe Challenge Game Host during a Duke Men's Basketball game.