A great fundraising opportunity for teams with 75 or more members
For teams with 75 or more members, Shamrock Run Portland will make a donation in the name of your team, company or organization to the charity of your choice at the rate of $5 per adult team member. For example, a Shamrock Super Team with 120 participants age 13 or older would raise $600 for the non-profit organization of its choice!
Creating a Shamrock Super Team is an easy way to support a great cause, and everyone wins. Team members already receive a $4 discount off the individual entry fee. By expanding your team to 75+ Shamrock participants, team members can combine their recruiting and team-building efforts to help raise funds for a worthy group or organization. The recipient can be a high school band, choral group, athletic team or club. Or, maybe your team wants to make a donation to a well-known charity, or even to our primary beneficiary of the Shamrock Run – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The team captain will be notified when his/her team becomes a Shamrock Super Team. When that occurs, just let us know your chosen recipient, give us the contact information for that organization, and we will mail a check in the name of your team during the week of April 11. In the meantime, to learn how to track your team’s registration total online, please contact our Shamrock Run database manager, Kim Terry at PDQ Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, get busy! Bigger is definitely better at Shamrock! The team and Super Team registration deadline is Saturday, January 31, 2016. To get your Shamrock Super Team started, follow the procedure listed HERE. Shamrock bib numbers and shirts will be shipped to the Super Team captain to arrive on or before March 7, 2016.
All Super Team entries must be submitted online, or postmarked and submitted in one envelope, by that date for a team to qualify for Shamrock “Super Team” status. If you are a team captain and already have your team started, spread the word and encourage all of your team members to do the same to reach the 75-participant level and be a Shamrock Super Team.
As long as all Super Team entries have been submitted by the January 31 deadline, ALL Super Team entries will be accepted, even if the field has filled before January 31 (which could happen).
In 2015, we had 32 Shamrock Super Teams and donated more than $25,000 to various non-profit organizations -- both event records! After Shamrock 2016, we expect our cumulative donations from the 5-year history of the Shamrock Super Team program to exceed $125,000. Congratulations to our great Shamrock Super Team captains and their team members!