Are you ready to get involved with one of the most unique experiences to be offered in Skagit County? The inaugural fundraising event, Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids, is from 9 am—3 pm, Sat., June 28, with all proceeds to support the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club.
This is not a marathon, relay match or scavenger hunt! It’s a special blend of many challenges based on the Priority Outcomes of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County’s Formula for Impact: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Loosely following the format of the CBS reality television game show, “The Amazing Race,” race participants can expect to encounter physical skill elements, such as running and climbing, combined with creative and/or mental skills, such as singing, dancing, puzzle solving, fact finding, or eating strange foods.
Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids will have two race legs: (1) the Qualifying Leg and (2) the Final Leg. A maximum of 50, 2-person teams will compete against each other in the Qualifying Leg of the race, completing no less than 10 challenges. The first 10 teams to complete the Qualifying Leg of the race with the fastest times will move on to the Final Leg of the race, completing no less than five more extreme challenges. The top three qualifying teams will win prizes, with the first place finisher taking home the trophy/plaque and top winnings.
How to Get Involved
We wouldn’t be able to make an impact without the support of our community! Our goal is to raise more than $20,000 in this inaugural community event. The money raised during this event allow us to never turn a child away from membership, as well as enhance our current programs, and recruiting appropriate staff members who are equipped to work with our communities’ most precious resource – our Kids!
Please consider joining our efforts to help Skagit Raise Great Kids! The following are ways you can get involved:
Register a Team — $250 Pledge
There is a maximum limit of 50, 2-person teams. This makes it highly competitive to meet pledges. Teams can register and receive team donations online. Teams who would also like to fundraise offline are welcome to do so using the Offline Fundraising Form. In order to secure your team’s participation in the Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids, all entry pledges must be met by 11:59 p.m., one week prior to the event. Any additional pledges may be tracked with the Offline Fundraising Form, which must be turned in 11:59 p.m., nine days prior to the event.
Don’t forget – each team must raise the full $250 pledge to participate in Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids. But there are also other ways for teams to get ahead in the game! Below is a list of rewards* teams will receive if they fundraise more than their entry pledge:
1-minute head start: For teams raising more than $300
2-minute head start: For teams raising more than $500
Fast Forward Pass: For teams raising more than $1000
*Teams must meet the minimum amount required for an award level to receive the designated award. If a team is short of meeting the goal, they can pay the remaining amount out-of-pocket, or default to the lower category.