Announcements:

Announcing the 2017 RAKC Ambassador Award

As shared in the March Messenger, we are excited to have 6 MAF Ambassadors join us for this year’s RAKC.  These kids—Jamin, Jordan, Koby, Meredith, Tayler and Trevor—are cancer warriors and survivors and are the reason we have this amazing event every year! 

This year, the various race Run Groups and a Worker Group will be partnering with one of these MAF Ambassadors to compete for a new prize:  The RAKC Ambassador Award. 

This award will be given to the team that best exemplifies the overall spirit of this event, and consider things like:

·        フリーイラスト素材] イラスト, トロフィー / 優勝 ...Percent/number of RAKC-registered RMVR members in the Run Group that donated and/or fundraised

·        Number of RMVR members in the Run Group that are not registered for the RAKC but donated and/or fundraised

·        Number of RMVR members in the Run Group donating/raising sponsorships over $250

·        Total dollars raised by the Run Group

·        The special and creative ways the team honored and celebrated their MAF Ambassador

Will your team win?  

The winner of the RAKC Ambassador Award will be selected by MAF and awarded at the Saturday evening dinner.  Following the race week-end, the trophy will reside at the MAF offices to honor all MAF Ambassadors and to promote the annual RAKC event.

Look for more information from your Run Group Team Captain in the coming weeks and months. 

 The RAKC Fundraising Page is Live!

The 7th annual Race Against Kids’ Cancer is right around the corner!  It’s time to start planning and executing your fundraising strategy! 

The fundraising page is live and already accepting donations so let’s get started!

Go to:  https://raceagainstkidscancer.org

 

If you don’t already have a profile from last year, create your personal driver or worker donation page, upload your favorite picture and establish your fundraising goal.  If you already have a profile saved from last year, simply login with your username and password to update your message, change your picture and set your 2017 fundraising goal.  Then you’re ready to go!

The “Fundraising Tool Kit” tab includes a variety of tools to help you in your fundraising efforts, including a sample donation letter, 2017 donation form, Fundraising Tips and Best Practices, a one-pager on The Morgan Adams Foundation, as well as sample social media posts for your use on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Tools are located here.

In addition to the new RAKC Ambassador Award for the top Run Group, we’ll have lots of exciting prizes for the top individual fundraisers!  Stay tuned for the Fundraising Leaderboard, and see who is getting the early jump on the prizes!

Do You Know a Possible Corporate Sponsor?

Do you have a personal or business relationship with someone who may want to be a corporate sponsor for the 2017 Race and Rally Against Kids’ Cancer?  If so, please reach out to either Joan Slaughter at MAF (joan@morganadamsfoundation.org) or RMVR’s Matt Ammer (mattammer@comcast.net), providing the name of the organization, your contact’s name and position, and any background information on prior sponsorship discussions with them.  Joan or Matt will then work with you to move the opportunity forward.  There are a variety of great new sponsorship options available for 2017 so please reach out to Joan or Matt to help secure the sponsorship commitment.    

CVAR’S Inaugural Race Against Kids’ Cancer

The Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing (CVAR) club has decided to have their own charity race to benefit The Morgan Adams Foundation!  The CVAR race will be held just outside Ft. Worth on June 2-4 at the MotorSport Ranch in Cresson.  CVAR is doing some unique things to help raise money for MAF, including donating all proceeds from the Friday test day and a Friday afternoon tour into historic downtown Granbury.  So, if you want to try a new track, support our charity partner in a fun and new way, and have some great new competition, put the CVAR RAKC on your calendar this year!  With the RMVR Pueblo race the week-end after, you might even consider heading south for the CVAR race and then take a leisurely drive northwest through New Mexico (with a stop for some great food in Santa Fe, of course) for our Pueblo race.  CVAR is promoting our Pueblo race to their membership as well so doing the back-to-back races will make for a fun competition among neighboring clubs.

 

Let’s Rally…Against Kids’ Cancer!

If you’re not planning to race in this year’s RAKC, or your friends/family are looking for something fun to do, please consider supporting the event by participating in the 2nd annual Rally Against Kids’ Cancer on Saturday, July 29.

Similar to last year, this year’s Rally will be a fun Poker Rally, with several stops throughout Denver and end at High Plains Raceway.  Each stop will have a variety of fun activities, refreshments and prizes.

More details to follow, but mark your calendars now.  You won’t want to miss out! 

Chairs, Chiefs & Stewards Meeting

We will have a Chairs, Chiefs & Stewards meeting to review policies and procedures, as well as the season ahead on Saturday April 1st (no this is NOT an April Fool’s joke), from 9 am to 12 pm at Hagerty Insurance,  1010 Johnson Rd., Suite 150, Golden, CO 80401

All Chairs, Chiefs & Stewards are encouraged to attend.