Believe it or not, we are just under two months out from the start of the 2013 Amazing Raise which kicks off at 6 a.m. on September 18 and goes until 6 p.m. September 19! While we’re sure many of you are hard at work planning creative strategies to hit your fundraising goals this year, we want to share some of the most recent updates and news:
A 5K run/walk kicks off in the evening of September 18, providing a great opportunity for our community to come together to cheer on the participants, enjoy a fun night with friends, and celebrate the generous spirit of giving.
A portion of every race registration, as well as sponsorship from local businesses, will fund at least $13,500 in new grant prizes that will allow runners to compete on behalf of their favorite charities (individual and team prizes available). Race registration is now open! For full details please visit www.amazingraise5k.org.
Go Viral Video Prize sponsored by CDW Kids – this prize will be awarded to the organization with the “most popular” video based on reach (based on ranking of views, time watched, likes, and shares on YouTube). Winner gets $1500 and runner-up gets $500.
Spirit of Giving Video Prize – this prize will be awarded to the organization with the video that best promotes the spirit of giving (based on the selection of a judging panel of local marketing and PR professionals). Winner gets $1500 and runner-up gets $500.
Procrastinator’s Prize – awarded to the three organizations that receive the most donations during the last three hours of the Amazing Raise. Winners each get $2500.
Grow the Grassroots Prize – awarded to the three organizations with total revenues of $250,000 or less that receive the largest number of donations during the event. Winners each get $1000.
Go the Distance Prize sponsored by the Bobby and Marilyn Thalhimer Family Fund – Awarded to the organization that receives donations from the most countries outside the United States. Winner gets $1000.