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$137,268 Raised, 199 Riders Registered 60 Days Until #CourageClassic19

Happy Spring Storm WOJ! It sounds like this is the latest snowfall to hit Denver in 49 years. Never fear, Saturday is supposed to be 71 and partly sunny. We will be back in training in no time. Currently we are in second place for fundraising, but I know you are all working hard at taking that lead back. Here are some tips and tricks if you have never fundraised before.

It’s time to set up your personal fundraising page: •When you personalize your fundraising page, you raise far more money than if you don’t add personal details.
•A recent report, the 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study, shows that participants who update their personal page typically raise at least 7 times more than participants who do not update their pages and can raise up to 18 times more.
• In 2018, only 75 percent of fundraising Courage Classic riders personalized their fundraising pages. Those who personalized their fundraising page raised an average of nearly $1,000 more than those who didn’t. Incremental increases in fundraising for each rider would add up to a lot more money raised for kids. Here are a few tips to consider when updating your personal page…
•Tell your personal story: If you have a personal story of why you are riding, share it! It doesn’t need to be long – just a paragraph or two about why this ride means so much to you, and why you are fundraising. The more compelling your story, the more compelled people will be to donate to your ride.
• Share lots of photos and videos: Be sure to add a personalized photo to your page – of the person you’re riding for, you training, etc. Photos and videos are some of the most compelling ways to get people to donate to your ride.
•Write about why you ride: If you don’t have a first-person connection to the hospital or event and fundraising for it, you can still talk about why you are riding. Perhaps you were motivated by a friend or neighbor’s experience. Or maybe you know one of the caregivers who are riding, and they’ve talked about why this ride means so much to them. Or you may just be passionate about children’s health. Regardless, the more that people know your personal reasons for riding, the more likely they are to give to your ride.

Important Dates:
Carter Lake Training Ride 5/25
Aurora to Castle Rock – Easy ride, lots of miles 6/1 ***Date Changed***
Primal’s Littleton Ride – 6/8 Starting at Breckenridge Brewery

EARTH ANGEL FEST – Concert benefiting WOJ 6/15 Details Below


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