Gimme Your Money! (And Win Double Back!)

Or: It's Mother's Day Run time again, with a twist!


Sorry to sound like a bad car dealership ad. The Calgary Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk is cranking up again, and I’ve decided to go whole hog with the fundraising (and my resolutions).

The support I’ve received for these runs has been fantastic, but I realized that I’m kind of mooching off others, so I thought it was time I ponied up some of my own dough into the pot.

This year, for every $10 you donate, you’ll get one entry into a draw I will hold after the run. If I run in my “new year’s resolution” time of 25:00 or less, I’ll write the winner a cheque in the amount of their donation, up to $100. If I run slower than 25:00, the winner will receive double the amount of their donation, up to $200! The race uses a timing chip, and times are published in the Calgary Herald, so I couldn’t cheat if I wanted to.

In addition, all donations of $20 or more will receive tax receipts (applicable in Canada only, so American friends, you may want to make the donation in the name/address of a Canadian relative or friend).

I’ve had a couple of acquaintances who have given birth prematurely, and this run will raise much-needed cash to help the neonatal intensive care doctors and nurses have the necessary equipment to help parents (and the preemies!) through this difficult time. Here’s how easy it is to support this great cause:

  1. Make out a cheque (sadly, Sport Chek has not adopted online donations yet) to The Forzani Group Foundation, dated May 9th or earlier.
  2. Send me the cheque, along with your full name and address (including postal code– this is so you can get your tax receipt). If you don’t know my address, whip me off an email and I’ll send it along immediately. (I just don’t want to post it online. If you’re not sure you have the right one, a hint is that the street number has two 9’s in it, and the suite number has two 4’s in it).
  3. Stay tuned for the draw!

If you have any questions, drop me a line or post a comment. Thanks in advance for your support, and I hope for the winner’s sake that I’m slow as molasses. I sure as hell won’t be training very hard.

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