SportsSignup Offers Event Participants Convenient Way to Support Charitable Organizations

2012-12-13T17:01:41+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Fundraising, Sports Management, SportsSignup Updates|

Here at SportsSignup, we are dedicated to making it convenient for sporting event organizers and registered participants to support charitable causes in their communities.

For instance, participants in last month’s 65th Annual Troy Turkey Trot in Troy, N.Y., used SportsSignup’s integrated, intuitive drop-down feature on the race’s online registration page to voluntarily contribute more than $12,000 to three local nonprofit organizations!

The process is simple. At checkout, a registrant is given the option to make a contribution. The designated amount, if any, is added to the registration fee. There is no limit to the number of nonprofit organizations that can be listed in the drop-down feature.

“We believe very strongly in the value and importance of community-based nonprofit organizations, and we’re proud to offer a convenient, secure way for individuals to support these services where they live,” says our CEO, Anthony Bruno. “Every amount is significant because of the cumulative effect. We saw that very clearly with the Troy Turkey Trot.”

Every cent of charitable gifts goes directly to the designated organization. The Lansingburgh (N.Y.) Boys and Girls Club, one of the beneficiaries of directed giving by participants in the Troy Turkey Trot, planned to use its share of the proceeds to buy new computers for its homework room and replenish arts and crafts supplies.

SportsSignup has thousands of customers nationwide for its online registration, volunteer background checking and concussion management services for youth sports. In recent years, we’ve expanded into individual participation sports, offering online registration for such prominent events as the annual Freihofer’s Run for Women, which draws thousands of runners each June to downtown Albany, N.Y., and the Troy Turkey Trot, which this year set a record with over 8,000 participants.

Last year, for the first time, SportsSignup teamed with the Freihofer’s Run for Women to become the presenting sponsor of the Freihofer’s Junior 3K, a road race for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The 2013 Freihofer’s Junior 3K presented by SportsSignup will take place on Saturday, June 1. Registration for the event will open soon. As with last year, the 2013 Freihofer’s Junior 3K presented by SportsSignup will include a charitable component — “Kids Helping Kids,” with donations supporting the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

For more information about partnering with SportsSignup for registration services, please visit www.SportsSignup.com.