|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Friday, 17 June 2011 13:31|
TEAM TUESDAY’S CHILDREN
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BEFORE I SIGN UP…
Who is Tuesday’s Children?
Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide.
Since 2001, Tuesday’s Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.
What is Team Tuesday’s Children?
Team Tuesday’s Children provides a platform for athletes to participate in well known
Team members not only have the opportunity to acquire their own bib in these coveted events, they have the chance to fundraise and raise awareness for Tuesday’s Children’s valuable programs to families and responders impacted by September 11, 2001 and terrorism around the world.
Who benefits from the money I raise?
Your fundraising commitment supports Tuesday’s Children programs which include:
All of our programs address the ongoing needs of children and families. They bring families together, helping them recover from their loss and develop a sense of future.
What are the benefits to joining Team Tuesday’s Children?
Team Tuesday’s Children provides you with guaranteed entry to any of the following events: the New York Half Marathon, ING New York Marathon and the Nautica New York City Triathlon. We also offer fundraising tools that will be helpful when reaching out to family, friends, co-workers etc.
Team Tuesday’s Children will provide each team member with a racing shirt for the event, a goody bag, as well as space on our website to promote your efforts.
Can international runners participate with Team Tuesday’s Children?
Absolutely, we welcome athletes from all over the world.
Is there a limit to the number of participants for the events on Team Tuesday’s Children’s calendar?
Yes. Team Tuesday’s Children receives a certain number of spots for each event. Secure your spot by registering early!
I’M CONVINCED AND WANT TO JOIN…
How do I register with Team Tuesday’s Children?
What is the registration fee for Team Tuesday’s Children? Is there a fundraising minimum?
There is no registration fee paid to Tuesday’s Children to sign up for an endurance event. There is a chance, depending on the event, that you will have to pay a fee to the race organizer when you complete registration. Fundraising commitments vary per event but are in the range of $1,500 and $2,500.
Does Team Tuesday’s Children pay my registration fee?
No. The participants are responsible for paying for their own registration fees. Information regarding registration costs will be provided in your introduction email.
Can I participate in more than one event per year with Team Tuesday’s Children?
Yes. We welcome repeat athletes and will send you event information as soon as we learn about future events.
THE THOUGHT OF FUNDRAISING MAKES ME NERVOUS…
How can I raise money for Team Tuesday’s Children? What fundraising resources does Team Tuesday’s Children provide to help me reach my goal?
You can raise your fundraising commitment by reaching out to your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, businesses that you frequent, etc. Aim high. You will surprise yourself with your success when you believe what you can achieve. We will provide template letters and tried and true tricks for reaching your goals. Visit our Fundraising Tools for more information. The fundraising professionals at Tuesday’s Children are always a phone call away and can provide you with ideas as well.
Are there fundraising deadlines?
We ask that 50% of your fundraising pledge be raised a month before your scheduled endurance event. The entire pledge must be met with 7 days after the endurance event. If you have not reached your commitment, your credit card will be charged for the remaining balance.
What if I do not reach my fundraising commitment 7 days after the endurance event?
While Tuesday’s Children will make every effort to work with you, we do require a credit card be put on file with us as part of your application. This information is held until you have met your commitment. If your commitment is not fulfilled 7 days after the event, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance.
How can my supporters donate on my behalf?
Attn: Tuesday’s Children
*They should put your name on the memo line.
How am I notified of my fundraising progress?
A team member will be notified of all donations that come through the mail or through our website within 48 hours of the donation being received.
Are corporate gifts counted toward my total?
WHEN WE GET CLOSE TO RACE DAY…
What happens if I get injured and cannot participate? Is there a cancellation policy?
If you are injured, you are still responsible for your fundraising commitment. In the case of New York Road Runner events, when you reach the fundraising commitment, Tuesday’s Children will contact the New York Road Runners so you can be deferred to the following year.
Will Team Tuesday’s Children pick up my race packet and bib for me?
No. Only registrants can pickup race packets and bibs. Please remember to pack photo ID because it is required to pick up your race packet.
ONE MORE THING…
What if I have already secured my own bib in an endurance event but still want to be a member of Team Tuesday’s Children?
Any participant in any endurance event can fundraise for Tuesday’s Children. There is no fundraising commitment and you would still be provided with all the benefits of a Team Tuesday’s Children member – fundraising tools, a goody bag and space on our website to promote your efforts.