Wilmington, DE, March 20, 2018 – Spur Impact Association and the Wilmington Blue Rocks are pleased to announce that the Blue Rocks will be returning as one of the prize sponsors for the Third Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay. The Blue Rocks will award prizes to the top two local nonprofits that raise the most money during the Delaware Charity Challenge "Race-to-Raise" fundraising competition, which runs from January 1, 2018 to May 5, 2018. They will also recognize the top fundraising teams at the May 5 Blue Rocks game against the Frederick Keys. For more information, visit delawarecharitychallenge.com.
The Delaware Charity Challenge is a unique fundraising and athletic competition designed to give organizations, families, and individuals a fun way to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes.
The Blue Rocks will award two grand prizes for the top teams in the Delaware Charity Challenge. For the nonprofit team that raises the most money, the prize will include a half-page ad in the Blue Rocks' game day program for the remainder of the season and also two thirty-second radio spots during the Blue Rocks radio broadcasts for the remainder of the season. In addition, at a future game of the nonprofit's choice (subject to availability), the nonprofit will get the use of a luxury suite (including twenty tickets and ten parking passes) and will receive some promotion at that game as well, including an on-site marketing display. For the nonprofit team that raises the second-most money, the prize will include a quarter-page ad in the Blue Rocks' game program for the remainder of the season as well as ten field box tickets at a future game of the nonprofit's choice (subject to availability) and similar promotion at that game, including on on-site marketing display. In addition to these prizes for the top nonprofit teams, the Blue Rocks will be recognizing the top three fundraising teams at the May 5 Blue Rocks game against the Frederick Keys. These prizes will be in addition to the cash prizes that are also awarded as part of the Delaware Charity Challenge.
"Over three years, local nonprofits have collectively raised more than $31,000 trying to win the Blue Rocks prizes," says Kevin Linton, Director of Community Affairs for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. "We hope this year's prize helps even more local nonprofit community raise lots of money in their efforts to win this year's Delaware Charity Challenge."
In 2017, the winners of the Blue Rocks marketing prizes were Friends of Wilmington Parks and OperaDelaware, who raised $3,779 and $2,076, respectively.
"We are grateful for the ongoing support the Wilmington Blue Rocks provides to our community," says Charlie Vincent, Executive Director of Spur Impact, the nonprofit which runs the Delaware Charity Challenge. "When you look at all of the Delaware Charity Challenge events, we have helped participants raise more than $150,000 for nonprofits they support. It's a great event for any organization, family, or individual looking for a fun and friendly competition."
Registration is open for 4th 3rd Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay, which takes place Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Race registration for the 5K is $40/runner for teams with discounts available for nonprofits. Runners racing together as a team can choose to run in one of four divisions at the Delaware Charity Challenge 5K: a competitive men's team 5K, a competitive women's team 5K, a competitive co-ed team 5K, and a fun team run/walk. Competitors can also challenge themselves in the Adventure Challenge Relay, which consists of a series of different races for pairs and larger teams, including a canoe race, a peddleboat race, a mountain bike race, a run, and other team puzzle challenges. Race registration for the Adventure Challenge Relay is $50/person.
For more information about the Delaware Charity Challenge, visit delawarecharitychallenge.com. To see the teams and nonprofits represented and what they have raised so far in the Spring Race to Raise competition, visit crowdrise.com/challengeDE.
About Spur Impact Association
Spur Impact Association is a Delaware-based nonprofit whose mission is to be the premier hub developing, engaging, and inspiring tomorrow's leaders by fostering connections with people, nonprofits, and businesses to promote growth personally, professionally, and philanthropically. The Delaware Charity Challenge is an initiative of the Spur Impact.
About Wilmington Blue Rocks
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are the Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Recognized throughout the Wilmington area as the premier attraction for sports and entertainment, the Blue Rocks provide fans with the best in family fun at an affordable price.