Throughout his career, Babcock has spoken regularly in a variety of forums. While serving as president of the Denver Nuggets, he was asked by then Governor Roy Romer to travel the state and speak on behalf of the Governor's program, "Communities for a Drug-Free Colorado".

The business community in Denver sought his support in speaking on behalf of the "Colorado Proud" initiative and the economic impact of building a new airport for the metro Denver area. The Mayor's office asked for Babcock's help in promoting the importance of physical fitness for the youth of Denver and Babcock created a program to reduce gang violence within the city.

As general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, he spoke on behalf of gun buy-back programs, annually addressed groups on the importance of the study of Black history, established a male-mentoring program with inner-city grade schools and conducted monthly success seminars with at-risk students at local high schools. This resulting in his being awarded the prestigious"Golden Apple Award" from the Atlanta Public Schools.

The Turner Broadcasting System has repeatedly asked him to speak to employee groups and divisions as a motivational speaker focusing on maximizing one's potential and United Way requested his assistance in speaking to numerous businesses and corporations to help raise contributions. He was selected as Sports Personality of the Year by Special Olympics not only for his volunteer work, but for his speaking on behalf of supporting Special Olympics.