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Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup

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Participation

What is the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup?
The Corporate Cup promotes fun and friendly competition among the business community through a series of field day events, while raising funds for Boston Children’s Hospital. Teams compete for points in activities that include basketball knockout, plank challenge, obstacle courses, corn toss and more. Companies tell us the fun-filled day boosts teamwork and wellness, and makes their people proud to support an amazing cause. The day ends with a party to celebrate and announce the winners!

Who can participate?
The Corporate Cup is open to teams of up to 20 employees from Corporations, small and large businesses. Each company is limited to two teams.

How do I participate?
If your company already has a team and captain, you can join the team.

Interested in starting a team? Register as a team captain.

What are the events?
You can view the events list here.

Why should we participate?

Team building: It’s your company competing against others.

Networking: Rub elbows with your work friends, and those in other industries, at our post-event reception.

Do good: Align your company and its employees with a world-class institution, Boston Children’s Hospital, and raise money for the kids.

Bragging rights: Give a shot at taking one awesome trophy back to the office and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

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Teams

How do I form a team?
The team captain will create a team during the registration process and recruit up to 20 employees to be part of their team.

What should I do next?
As a team captain, invite colleagues to join your team by having them register online. The team captain will be responsible for recruiting (up to 20 employees per team), managing communications to the team, and ensuring day of activity assignments. Captains may also participate in event day activities if they choose.

Participants will get a bib number and a t-shirt, along with all of the necessary information to get you through event day.

How do others join my team?
All team members must register to participate in the Corporate Cup. During registration, participants can join your team by searching for and choosing the team's name. Registered team captains will also find recruitment tools in their fundraising center.

Why is a team captain required?
Team captains will manage communication to the team, day of activity assignments and all the necessary information to get you through event day. Each team is allowed up to two team captains.

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Fundraising

Why should I fundraise?
Even though your company is supporting the entry fee, we do hope that participants will go the extra mile and fundraise on their own. Fundraising is strongly encouraged but not required. We are happy to provide you with the fundraising tools to reach out to your network and ask for donations to support the kids at Boston Children’s Hospital.

What is the fundraising minimum?
The suggested fundraising minimum per participant is $100. We want to make your fundraising endeavors easy and fun. We give you all the tools you need to succeed, including an online fundraising page and support from a Boston Children’s Hospital staff member.

What are the incentives for fundraising?
Top fundraisers and top fundraising teams will also receive incentives as a token of our appreciation for raising money for the kids.

Where does the money go?
All proceeds from the Corporate Cup will support The Children’s Fund at Boston Children’s hospital—healing children, helping families, and fueling lifesaving research for every child.
Learn more about what The Children's Fund supports

Where do I send proceeds?
You can encourage supporters to donate online through your personal fundraising page. If your donors prefer to make a check donation, please make checks payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and mail to:
 
Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup
Attn. Stacy Devine
401 Park Dr. Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215
 
We ask that you include a note clearly identifying the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup participant that the donation should be credited to. Please allow 7-10 days for the check donation to be reflected on your personal fundraising page. If you'd like to request pre-addressed donation envelopes, please contact stacy.devine@chtrust.org.

How do I access my Fundraising Center?
To access the Fundraising Center, login and use the username and password you created when registering online. You can also edit your personal fundraising page and send emails to family and friends asking them to support your participation in the Corporate Cup.

Can Boston Children’s Hospital issue tax receipts to my donors?
Yes. All online donations will receive a receipt via email. Boston Children’s will issue IRS compliant charitable tax receipts to the full extent of the law only if a check donation of $250 or above is made payable directly to Boston Children’s along with detailed contact information of the donor. Issuing an inappropriate receipt can put our charitable tax status in jeopardy; please do not promise any kind of receipts.

Should I send a personal thank you letter or card to my donors?
Definitely! It is important to thank those who support your efforts. Use your Fundraising Center to send thank you emails or write your own and send through the mail.

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Website

What is a Fundraising Center?
Your Fundraising Center allows you to communicate with potential supporters, update your fundraising and team pages, track your fundraising progress, and more. Need help? Check out our Fundraising Center Guide.

How do I get a Fundraising Center?
All participants automatically get one when they register. Once you register, we’ll email you the link to access your Fundraising Center and your login credentials.

Can I personalize my page?
Yes, we hope you will! The more personal your page, the more effective it is. You can upload your own photo, update the header on the page and add your own personal content. With your own personal statement, tell your story, and explain why you are fundraising for Boston Children’s Hospital.

How do people donate to my page?
Once they arrive at your page and read your inspirational message, they can click the “Give Now” button. The link takes them to an online form that allows them to:

  • Give any amount by credit card (over $5)
  • Contribute anonymously
  • Include a message to you
An email note of gratitude is automatically sent to everyone who makes an online donation to you.

What else can I do with my page?
You can build an email address book, send personal messages to potential supporters, and a lot more. You can also track your donors and their mailing addresses to make sending a thank you note easy!

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Location: Harvard Athletic Complex

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Our fundraising goal: $500,000.00

Raised to date: $296,440.00

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