Thursday, February 28, 2008

Join the Tri to End Homelessness Team

"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish” - Jean de La Fontaine

You've been thinking about it, haven't you?

There's a 5K somewhere near your home just about every weekend. Your co-worker just signed up for a charity bike ride. And triathlons seem to be all the rage.

Or, perhaps you're a seasoned endurance athlete. You've been at this game for a while - waking up early, charging out the laps, clocking through the miles -- and there's that place inside you that wonders how this season might be different. How you could be different? How you could make a difference?

If you've been thinking about it, the Tri to End Homelessness team might be your answer.

I've known all along that Tri to End Homelessness is much bigger than my sister and me. It's about all of us, about what kind of people we want to be and what kind of community we want to live in. It's about creating the change we want for our worlds, inside and out.

Now you have a chance to be an even bigger part of that change. Genesis Home is recruiting other athletes to raise awareness about the homelessness in our community and raise funds to support the critical work that they do to end homelessness once and for all.

Joining the team requires you to :

1. Pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee, due with your application. This amount covers your Tri to End Homelessness t-shirt and is not applied toward your minimum fundraising goal.

2. Raise a minimum of $400 for Genesis Home by June 1, 2008. That's only a little more than $30 per week!

3. Enter and race in a Spring 2008 triathlon of your choosing. You will receive a Tri to End Homelessness wicking t-shirt to wear proudly.

4. Keep Genesis Home informed of your efforts!

In exchange, Genesis Home staff will work with you to develop a fundraising plan, track all of your donations, and send Genesis Home materials and donor thank you notes to all of your generous donors.

I'll be serving as your official Tri to End Homelessness "Team Motivator," sharing your stories with blog readers, pointing you toward training resources, brainstorming innovative fundraising strategies, and sending you example letters to send to all of your family and friends.

So, if you've been thinking about it, contact Shannon Moriarty at Genesis Home TODAY.