TCH Training Team Join the Fun Now!!! TCH has been designated as an Official Charity & Training Program of the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ marathon! We have initiated a new program that will • Help you reach your training and fitness goals • Help TCH fulfill its mission of creating Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities TCH will be the ultimate volunteer experience. First we will ask you to train to run or walk a marathon or half-marathon race. While doing so, we will also ask you to raise money that will be used to provide programs and services to over 1,000 men, women and children with a developmental disability. In return, we will provide you with methods and schedules on how to train properly, organize group training runs (for all levels of ability), provide you with incentives and invite you to special pre-race training workshops, pre- race pasta dinner and a post-race Victory party! P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon January 13, 2008 Sign up and start training NOW! Stop by for an information packet or call or e-mail Jarrett @ 480-730-4223 OR email@example.com TCH Training Team Empowering people with disabilities. OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU TCH TRAINING TEAM COMMITMENT TO YOU 1. A comprehensive training schedule including coaching, seminars & group runs. 2. Fundraising materials and training sessions 3. Incentive prizes and entry into the P.F. Chang’s Arizona Roll Marathon/Half Marathon. YOUR COMMITMENT TO TCH TRAINING TEAM 1. To raise a minimum of $300 to benefit TCH 2. Adhere to deadlines and team policies 3. To run or walk the P.F. Chang’s Arizona Rock ‘N Roll Marathon or Half Marathon THE ROAD TO PF CHANG’S ROCK N ROLL ARIZONA! July/August – 2007 Kick-off meeting to go over fundraising and training. The Rock N Roll marathon will send a representative September - October – November – December – 2007 Group Training Runs Motivation and Nutrition seminars Strength training sessions December 6 Deadline for minimum $500 in fundraising to get FREE race registration December 21 All donations due to the TCH Training Team must be recorded in your account by this day. Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12 Health & Fitness EXPO at Phoenix Convention Center Saturday, January 12 5:00 p.m. – Pasta dinner – carb load at TCH Sunday, January 13 7:40 a.m. – marathon start 8:30 a.m. – ½ marathon start Upon completion of race – Head to TCH in the Family Reunion area 7:00 p.m. Concert at Tempe Beach Park Week of January 14 Post Race Victory Celebration at location/time to be named later. TCH Training Team Empowering people with disabilities FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES FOR TEAM TEMPE Amount Raised Incentives* $300 minimum + Special TEAM TEMPE training t-shirt + TCH Training Membership: includes seminars and instruction on strength training, nutrition & motivation. + Coaching and training schedules $500 + Payment of entry fee into P.F. Chang’s Arizona Marathon or ½ Marathon + Special TEAM TEMPE race shirt $750 +Invitation to TEAM TEMPE carbo- load dinner held the night before the race +special team goodie bag $1,000 +Invitation to Post Race Victory Celebration with Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman $1,000+ +Entry into drawing for an Elite Racing trip TOP FUNDRAISER Wins a special trip! (tba) *At each of the higher levels you will receive all the benefits of the lower level in addition to the incentives listed. HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER! There are many ways for you to raise money for this worthy cause, and as long as you allow plenty of time, it will be easier than you think. LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN We think this is one of the most effective way to raise money: 1. Make a list of 150-200 people – your friends, relatives, people you do business with (doctor, dentist, lawyer, other business people, your parent’s friends, etc.). If 120 of them return a donation at an average of $35 each (which is the average per 200 letters sent), you will have raised $4200! 2. Check out the sample letter found in this packet. 3. State the purpose of why you are volunteering and the race that you are training for. 4. Include a personal story of why you are doing this, where applicable. 5. State your fundraising goal. 6. Mention that donations are tax deductible. Be sure to also say that you can pay by using a credit card! 7. Close by expressing your appreciation and gratitude! E-MAIL CAMPAIGN We think this is the most effective way to raise money: 1. Send an e-mail to everyone in your address book with a link to your personal fundraising webpage at www.activegiving.com. THROW A PARTY This is a fun way to enjoy fundraising. Get people to bring food and drink potluck style to your home – invite as many people as possible. If you charge $20 per person for 50 people (25 couples), you can raise $1,000! AUCTION Ask your guests to bring something of value and either silent or live auction it off. HOST A GARAGE SALE Ask family and friends to clean out their homes and donate money for a garage sale. MATCHING GIFTS Many businesses will match funds raised by their employees. Even if your place of employment does not have such a program, maybe your boss will match the money you raised (e.g., $1.00 for every $2.00 you raise). CONDUCT A DRAWING Get dinner for two from a local restaurant, a day off from your boss, or any other prize, and conduct a raffle. Sell tickets for $5.00 or 3 for $10! TCH Training Team YES! I would like to contribute to the TCH and support you in your first half marathon (marathon)! In recognition for the efforts of: (Name Participant) Who is participating in the P.F. Chang’s Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon Name: ________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone #: ________________________________________________________ Can We Recognize Your Gift? ______________________________________ Please circle the appropriate contribution below: $26.20 She/He can do 26.2. $52.40 I want to be an Ultra Supporter. $75.00 Super Supporter Division. $100.00 Amazing Super Division. $200.00 Mega Supporter Division $500.00 Platinum Supporter ______ Other Be creative! $_______________ My company will match this contribution! A matching gift form from my employer is attached. Bill my Visa Master Card American Express Card # ___________________________________________ Exp. Date: ________________ Signature ___________________________________________________________________ OR Go to www.activegiving.com and click on the event “P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona and then find my name. You will be directed to my webpage where you can make a contribution online. Please make checks payable to the Tempe Family TCH and Mail your contribution to ME at the address below: John Doe 1234 Main St. Anywhere, U.S.A. Sample Letter Date: Dear: On January 13, 2008 I will be running the P.F. Chang’s Arizona Rock ‘N Roll (1/2) marathon. This will be my second half marathon, but this time I’m running for a cause that I truly believe in and for which I hope to make a contribution. Through my training and ultimately completion of the event my goal is to raise $1,000 for the Tempe Family TCH. I’m hoping you will help me with this goal. There are three areas that, with your support, will make a tremendous difference in our young people’s lives: • Financial Assistance – No one is turned away from the TCH for the inability to pay fees. Your generous donation allows thousands of youth, teens, families and adults to participate as members in Tempe TCH programs such as childcare, day camp, youth sports, aquatics, water safety classes and health and fitness programs. • Youth & Teens – The Tempe Family TCH Teen Center is an essential resource for teens, providing many healthy, positive activities and programs including sports and recreation. Some of our teen programs include Middle School Madness, Youth & Government and Tempe TCH Youth Leadership. Our programs provide quality, safe, and enriching activities as well as cultivate leadership development skills, mentoring opportunities and community service. • Swimming and Splash Week – Water Safety is a major concern for all of us. Through our swimming programs, we teach children how to swim, and offer life-saving lessons to kids and their parents. Prepare to SWIM (Secure, Watch, Instruct, and Monitor) is one of our safety instruction classes, which includes a mandatory 3-hour CPR Class. As part of our commitment to water safety, we also provide a week of free swim lessons to anyone who would like to sign up. Your tax deductible contributions will be greatly appreciated. Please see attached form for detailed contribution information. Thank you in advance for your support! Your name Tempe TCH Training Team Member Tempe TCH Training Team Empowering individuals with disabilities YES, I want to be a part of the TCH Team, Sign me up!! Name_____________________________________________ Mailing Address__________________________________________ Phone____________________________________________ E-mail____________________________________________ Do you plan to participate in the Full marathon____ or ½ marathon_____ ? Please deliver this form to Jarrett at TCH OR E-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to Jarrett’s attention at TCH – 215 West Lodge Drive, Tempe AZ 85283. Questions? Call 480-730-4223.