BABSON PARK, Mass.—Former Babson College baseball player Eric Dosal '00 understands the importance of giving back and paying it forward to future generations of Beaver student-athletes, beginning with his transformative gift to the Govoni Field renovation project.
A large portion of his donation will help fund The Dosal, a 5,000 square foot indoor hitting and baseball performance center featuring three baseball tunnels and indoor mounds for year round training.
Additionally, Dosal made a significant contribution to the Babson Athletics Excellence Fund, specifically for an endowment that will annually support a Man of the Year award.
The announcement was made public during last week's ninth annual Govoni Cup baseball alumni golf outing at The Cape Club of Sharon.
"We want to thank Eric for his tremendous leadership," said Pamela P. and Brian M. Barefoot Senior Director of Athletics and Athletics Advancement Mike Lynch. "His contribution to fund the indoor training facility for baseball and provide additional means to recognize talented student-athletes will help transform our program and compete with the nation's best. Babson is extremely grateful for his generosity."
"When I think back to my time at Babson, it helped me in so many different ways," said Dosal. "With everyone studying business or entrepreneurship or some slant around that, there's this instant community. The athletics program made a huge impact on me because it was like a brotherhood day one from the moment you got there."
As the recognized global leader in entrepreneurship education, Babson is celebrating its Centennial as the nation's top-ranked business school in this discipline. Similarly, Babson baseball continues to reach new heights as it strives to be the top-ranked program in the nation. Renovating Govoni Field will make it one of the finest baseball facilities in all of Division III.
"My wife Lorena and I had a great opportunity because of people who came before us, so we believe in paying it forward," said Dosal. "As you have the opportunity to give back more than outside your family nucleus or local community, looking back at the institutions or the different things that made a huge impact for you Babson's just a natural place to think about. The players might never know who we are, but we know we're helping them in their journey."
In addition to The Dosal, the facility will feature a new state-of-the-art synthetic playing surface for Govoni Field, an expanded spectator seating area, new dugouts and a renovated press box.
"On the Man of the Year award, every athlete should strive to be a well-rounded athlete and participate in the community," added Dosal. "It wasn't just who hit the most home runs or who hit the most three-pointers, it's leadership, service, academics and athletics. We thought that was a great way to honor someone who has given in all those different categories."
An entrepreneur and currently CEO of his family's operating company Compuquip Cybersecurity, Dosal is passionate about building teams to drive profitable growth. After a successful sale of BrightGauge Software, a company in which he and his brother Brian co-founded in 2010 and sold in 2018, the duo launched a new software company called Strety in 2019.
Graduating from Babson magna cum laude, Dosal won the Wallace P. Mors award for top finance student performance. He grew up in the greater Miami area attending high school at Gulliver Prep before returning to his roots following a two-year stint on Wall Street in New York City.