Using the Web is a fun, easy way to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network
Love the idea of raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network through the Tyson Fitness Challenge, but hate handling the money and the paperwork? Well, we have the program for you!
Children’s Miracle Network has developed a simple online giving program that provides an easy way for you and your club members to collect and track donations. Today’s kids primarily use computers to communicate with friends online, and this program allows Tyson Fitness Challenge participants to e-mail their friends and family asking for donations through a secure Web site.
Although your club can still raise money without participating in the online giving program, your members cannot fundraise online if your club does not have an account and opening one only takes a few minutes. You must create your club’s page before any of your gymnasts can register online. Please keep in mind that for the Tyson Fitness Challenge participants to be eligible for prizes, they must be affiliated with a club.
Once you have created your club’s personal donation page, you can enter the cash and check donations that you receive through the traditional pledge sheets, as well as monitor how your club’s fundraising efforts compare to others across the country. Your members will create their own pages to track their personal fundraising, and that money will contribute to your club’s overall amount of money raised. Also, your gym club’s supporters may donate straight to your club’s total contribution.
Please take a minute and complete the steps shown below to create your club’s online giving page. Then tell your Tyson Fitness Challenge participants about this easy, fun way to raise money for children who need help in your community!
Since partnering in 2001, USA Gymnastics and its member clubs across the country have raised more than $816,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. USA Gymnastics announced last year its goal to raise that total to $1 million by 2008.
To be eligible for the prizes awarded to the top three individuals who raise the most money for Children’s Miracle Network, participants must be between the ages of 4 and 16 and must participate in the Tyson Fitness Challenge. Money raised by club members participating in the Tyson Fitness Challenge, regardless of age, will contribute toward their gym’s overall total for the club prizes.
Register your club now to use the Online Giving Web site. Visit http://usagym.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/ and follow the instructions linked below to set up your club account.
Also, please make sure you have already registered your club for the Tyson Fitness Challenge with USA Gymnastics. This will allow you to access the password-protected administrator’s portion of this web site. If you haven’t done so, click here. It takes only a few seconds!
Click on the following links for PDF instructions for the Children's Miracle Network online giving site