I am the president of the board of an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works with children and families impacted by alcoholism. I am also into kayaking, so I thought I would bring the two interests together for a fundraiser.
The general idea is that people commit to paddling as many hours as possible over the course of a week - this will vary by paddler. People then get pledges, similar to walk-a-thons, bike-athons, etc. Pledges are for overall participation and not per hour/mile etc.
We want to finish it all off with a party, complete with Cajun dance hall/Zydeco music in a local park.
I want to give out awards for the most hours paddled, most raised, and other fun ideas people might have.
So, any suggestions on how to make this successful are most appreciated. We are in the Rochester area.
- Anyone on this board who would like to help out? - Anyone who could see themselves participating.
- Can you suggest others I should contact.
We are targeting the week of July 26 - Aug 2. We obviously want to make sure there is interest in an event like this and that people will participate.