Building on Success
In 2013 the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis presented by Allstream helped raise over $50k for Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's programs.
So, how can we make it better?
An important change that we made last year was the implementation of an on-line pledging system. This allowed teams to send out emails to friends and colleagues soliciting donors. This worked very well, and we would like to extend it this year by asking any Kiwanian who is not part of a team, to join the Kiwanis Head Boards.
When you click on this link, you will be able to register for the event and join Peter Charboneau's Head Boards team. You don't have to run, you can just collect pledges.
After you have registered, you will get a link that you can add to your email signature and ask folks to sponsor your team.
As an example, here is Peter's link: http://www.gifttool.com/athon/MyFundraisingPage?ID=1988&AID=2559&PID=402796, and we can even set up a special page for you: /sponsorPeter
2. Register Your Own Team
You can register your own team here and become part of this fun Winterlude event.
3. Sponsor our Youth Groups
The good news for the Bed Race is that we have our major sponsors looked after, however we are always looking for sponsors for our youth teams. For $500 you can sponsor one of the Key Clubs, Circle K or Cadet teams to allow them to participate. Last year Air Cadets and Circle K both raised an additional $1,000 each in pledges.
4. Help Out on the Day of the Event
On the day of the event, Feb 1, 2014, we need about 20 volunteers on the ice for each of two shifts. Initial setup, finish line judges, starters, help in the food tent. Shifts are about 3 hours, and it is always a fun event.
Drop Jamie Johnson a note.