Ready, Set, Gold! is participating in A Community Thrives, a fundraising project on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. A Community Thrives is a USA TODAY NETWORK nationwide program that is focused on helping organizations related to wellness, arts & culture, and education. Participating organizations will compete for $600,000 in available grant money.
Ready, Set, Gold! has joined the project in hopes of raising money to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by pairing Olympians and Paralympians with Los Angeles area public schools. The aim is to promote healthy lifestyles, to serve as positive role models, and to inspire, motivate and educate LAUSD students about making long-term health and fitness goals.
We need help! Funds raised would assist Ready, Set, Gold! in these ways:
a) Lease a new copying machine; the current one is fragile and over 15 years old
b) Purchase incentives for participants of the program, including the students, teachers, liaisons and athletes
c) Host our annual regional Ready, Set, Gold! Day at one of our participating schools. This is where students of all grade levels and their families are invited for a fun day of activities with many of our Olympians and Paralympians.
A Community Thrives launched on CrowdRise on January 30 and runs through May 11. There will be up to 16 grants awarded by the Gannett Foundation:
Six (6) Tier 1 Grants in the following amounts: $100,000, $50,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000
Six (6) Tier 2 Grants in the following amounts: $100,000, $50,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000
Two (2) Tier 1 Fan Favorite Grants of $25,000 each
Two (2) Tier 2 Fan Favorite Grants of $25,000 each
CrowdRise administers innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.
To help Ready, Set, Gold! receive grant money from A Community Thrives, head to CrowdRise.