Charity Challenge

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Where

Ravenswood, WV - Ravenswood Senior Center

When

September 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What

5K

Course

Course Map

Charity Challenge 5K Racecourse:

Runners will start from the Ravenswood Senior Citizens Center at 9am and turn right onto Washington Street traveling north. A race lane will be designated on the right side of road on Washington Street. Runners will turn left off Washington onto Division Street and then make two loops through the neighborhood of Downalong Lane. The course then follows the same route back along Washington Street and turns left on to Ritchie Avenue (before the Gas Station). Participants then follow Ritchie Avenue to Henry Street — making a right onto Henry Street; then a right onto Sycamore Street and final right onto Virginia Street. The race finish will be in front of the Ravenswood Fire Station on Virginia Street. The race route is 5K (3.1 miles).

Charity Challenge Walkers Course:

Walkers will start at the Senior Citizen Center (shortly after the Runners have started the 5K course) and turn right on Washington Street, then make one loop through the neighborhood of Downalong Lane, back to Washington Street and return to the Senior Citizen Center.


Entry Fees

Walking Fee $12.50 plus processing fee

Running Fee $17.50 plus processing fee 


Age Groups

Male:

1-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

Female:

1-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

 


Awards

Overall Male

Overall Female

1st  Wheelchair Female

1st Weelchair Male

2nd Wheelchair Female

2nd Wheelchair Male

Male:

1-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

Female:

1-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+


Charity Information

Then Community Foundation of Jackson County:

Charity Challenge is a special Run & Fun Walk Benefit and Matching Program designed to raise funds collaboratively and build community awareness for the many important programs and projects produced by the non-profit organizations serving our community. The Charity Challenge Run & Walk Benefit will take place on September 30, 2017 in Ravenswood, WV.

Approximately twenty Jackson County non-profit organizations will be selected to participate in the Charity Challenge. Each participating non-profit organization will be raising funds for a specific community program – for example Habitat for Humanity may raise funds to support its local home building projects. At the same time, the Community Foundation’s volunteers will be raising matching dollars from businesses and individuals through sponsorship support.  Sponsorship funding creates a matching challenge grant pool for the non-profits and the Jackson County Community Support Fund.  With one donation, sponsors support 20 local charities and their community programs and projects. Following the Run & Walk event a Community Celebration Benefit will be held on October 19th with Rocky Bleier, renowned Pittsburg Steeler & celebrated Vietnam War Veteran to honor sponsors and award grants to participating non-profit organizations.  This event and private VIP reception is sponsored by the Dickirson Community Fund, the Constellium CARES Charitable Fund & _______?_____.  The VIP sponsors reception will be held from 5:30-6:00pm prior to the “” Community Benefit, giving sponsors to the 2017 Charity Challenge Program (at the levels listed below) an invitation to join our national acclaimed special guest for a private reception.
  ▪Donors who give $2,500-$4,999 will receive 2 tickets to a private VIP reception

  ▪Donors who devote $5,000 or more will receive 4 tickets to a private VIP reception    

 

What are the Goals & benefits of the charity challenge matching grant program?

1.   To assist Jackson County non-profit organizations raise funds in a fun, quick and easy manner to support

          important community projects.

 

2.   To help raise funds for our Jackson County Community Veterans Funds – and increase giving through the Foundation’s general grant making fund.

 

3.   To solicit business and individual support for community programs in a consolidated manner so donors

           have an opportunity to support many community projects with one donation. Benefits for the donors

           include: reducing the number of times they are asked to support community projects; receiving much

           broader community publicity for their participation and the benefit of tax credits when available.


More Information

What is the Community Foundation of Jackson County?  The Community Foundation of Jackson County (JCCF, Inc.) operates as a non-profit public charitable organization (501c3). The Foundation connects donors and resources to area’s greatest needs and creates and administers community grant and scholarship funds that will improve and strengthen Jackson County now and far into the future.         

What is the Jackson County Community Support Fund?  The Jackson County Community Support Fund is the community’s general grant making fund. Grants are made from this fund annually to support a wide variety of causes and organizations in the areas of: Education; Health and Human Services; Recreation; Economic Development; Animal Welfare; and Arts and Culture.   

How can an individual or business support the

Jackson County Community Support Fund?  The Community Foundation of Jackson County is providing a unique opportunity for sponsorships.  The Charity Challenge Run and Fun Walk & Matching Fund Program offers local charities a fun and innovative way to raise funds collaboratively.  Sponsorship donations support a pool of matching grant challenge funds that provide a $1 for every $2 raised by each local charity during a five month period (May – September). The Charity Challenge Run & Walk is held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 as a finale to the community’s fundraising efforts. One month later on October 19th, a Community Celebration Benefit will be held to award funding to the 20 participating nonprofits and celebrate the program’s success.

Sponsors making a donation of $2,500 or more ($2,500-$4,999 =2 VIP tickets and $5,000+ =4 VIP tickets) will be given the opportunity to attend a private reception with Rocky Bleier from 5:30-6:00 p.m. prior to the Community Celebration Benefit.  Sponsorship costs and benefits are outlined on the attached pages. A sponsorship pledge can be made now (to be a part of the six month advance publicity) and donations can be made in the early fall by September 30, 2017 to take advantage of WV NIP tax credits (if available).

Are WV Tax Credits available for sponsors?  In the spring and fall, West Virginia NIP tax credits (if available) can be awarded to sponsors for support of these charitable programs. Tax credits provide individuals and businesses with a great incentive to give to the Community Support Fund. Donors can receive a tax credit of fifty cents for each dollar donated for donations of $500 - $5,000. This tax credit is deducted directly from the taxes owed to the state of WV. The program was designed by the state to encourage charitable giving at a community level.  Tax credits are available to donors on a first come first served basis until the credits are exhausted.    


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