Be Like Bob Challenge

Celebrate Shoebob Fisher’s legacy and ignite our collective compassion by joining the Be Like Bob Challenge! Take action yourself and challenge others to do the same when you support the Sleep Out in one (or many) of these four ways. What will YOU do to shine your light?


Add your star

As days get shorter and darkness falls faster, we are reminded that we can be sources of light for each other. For every donation, fundraiser, sleep out (or in), and yard sign we’ll add a star to our Sleep Out night sky in your honor. As of the last update, we have 2,539 stars to brighten our sky! Check back weekly throughout the Sleep Out (Nov. 1- Dec. 31) to see the dark night sky light up with our collective compassion.

Are you sleeping out (or in) as your Be Like Bob Challenge? Let us know by contacting Sarah Williams at or 763-489-7515, and we’ll make sure to add a star to the night sky for you!

Sleep Out sky 2539 stars

Why is it called the Be Like Bob Challenge?

From one man in a tent to a community transformed

When Wayzata businessman Shoebob (Bob Fisher) pitched his tent 25 years ago in front of his home, he wasn’t trying to start a movement. Yet his individual action captured the imagination and heart of an entire community. What began as “Bob’s Sleep Out” has grown to be an important local tradition that transforms its participants – as well as the individuals, families and kids who benefit from the funds that the Sleep Out raises.

Thank You to Our Sleep Out Corporate Sponsors