The Flying Pig Marathon Charity Program provides six avenues for charities to utilize the Flying Pig events (Piglet, Kids Marathon, 5K, 10K, Marathon Relay, Half-marathon, and Full Marathon) as a fundraiser. Over the last 14 years, the Flying Piganthropy program has helped participating charities to collectively raise over $10 million.
The 6 levels of participation are briefly described here:
Partner Level (Porkner Level) – The traditional methods of having participants “run/walk for the cause”. Participants can use any of the events to collect pledges, solicit sponsors, build teams and challenges, etc. All funds raised by the participants go directly to the charity. The Flying Pig will also provide the charity with special perks such as registration rebates, registration discounts, post race party area, cheer station location on the course, and charity recognition on the Flying Pig website and Facebook page.
Associate Level (Asowciate Level) – This level of charity participation is geared toward those charities that are less interested in fundraising but more interested in raising awareness to their cause and in providing their participants a team atmosphere. Associate level charities have the opportunity to purchase discounted team wear, participate in the expo and post-race activities, and will be recognized on the Flying Pig website.
Corporate Challenge Level (Corboarate Level) - Partnering with a corporation or business by participating in the Corporate Challenge Relay division of the Marathon is a very easy way to receive a $240 Pig donation. For each paid Corporate Relay team that designates the charity as the team’s beneficiary, the charity will receive $240 of the $500 entry fee.
Volunteer Level (Grunts) – The most popular level of raising funds for charity is by becoming one of the 100+ volunteer groups that comprise the over 5000 volunteers. Volunteer groups representing charities provide the marathon weekend of events with much needed and critical operating assistance. All facets of the event involve volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, receive a collector t-shirt, and the groups will be assigned a job at which the entire charity group will work the same duty, same general location, same time. In appreciation of the volunteers’ efforts, the Flying Pig will make a direct donation to the charity.
Raffle Level (Piggest Raffle Ever) – This level of charity participation is probably the easiest manner of involvement. Charites participating in the Piggest Raffle Ever will be listed on the Pig’s website under the raffle banner and may also post Piggest Raffle Ever information and buying opportunity on the charity’s website. 100% of the tickets sales by each charity will be returned to the charity. Organizations may also choose to raise funds via paper ticket sales of which 100% will stay with the charity.
Spirit Level (Ham It Up Contest) – This level of fundraising involves a lot of FUNraising as well. There are very few rules, no age limitations and no number restrictions. Groups gather at a predetermined location on the marathon course and provide their own unique and creative brand of enthusiasm- Squealing to the delight of all! Charities participating in this category are contestants in the Ham It Up contest, whereas the groups’ Pig Spirit will be judged by panel of specially chosen committee members who will award $500, $300, and $150 to the charities representing the best Squealers.
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