Frequently Asked Questions
This year there is a $25 registration fee for to cover the cost of your Courage goodies mailed in celebration of our Courage weekend, August 28-29, 2021.
No, all participants have been converted to virtual riders.
Please contact the Courage Crew at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kelly Werner at 253-403-1387.
If you have to cancel, please understand that your registration fee is non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Our virtual fundraising event will run through September 30,2021. You are welcome to sign up as a virtual rider at any point during this time.
Riders who raise $1,000 or more will become part of our Summit Club and will win a special Courage 2021 jersey or shirt. Other Courage merchandise will be available for purchase through our online gift show. Please visit our Courage Jersey and Merchandise page for more information.
Courage is powered by the support of incredible volunteers. Unfortunately, since Courage is going virtual this year, we do not have any volunteer opportunities. But, if you'd like to support Courage this year, you are more than welcome to join as a virtual rider.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding. If you have any questions or are interested in potential opportunities for 2022, please contact the Courage crew at email@example.com.
Courage will not be hosting an in-person ride. While we are shifting gears into the virtual world we are not slowing down. We enCourage everyone to get out and get active! Participants are asked to complete 111 miles. This can be by activities such as cycling, walking, running, kayaking, etc.
For a virtual rider there are no age limits! Anyone can get active for Courage and help to raise funds for child abuse prevention and treatment programs at Mary Bridge Children’s.
We will not be gathering in person this year so there are no formal roles for volunteers. All volunteers are encouraged to join us as virtual riders.
No need to track your miles. All goals are tied to fundraising levels that will be tracked through your participation center. You are welcome to join our Strava Clubs and have fun with others out and about.
As a virtual rider, we have waived our standard $750 fundraising minimum. We encourage participants to climb their own fundraising mountain.
All fundraising will end on September 30, 2021. Check out our Fundraising tool kit for ideas and information on this year’s event.
The Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation Tax ID Number is 94-3030039.
Thank you for your support! All checks should be made out to Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation.
No, a donation made to your team does not count towards any team member's fundraising goal. Fundraising minimums are entirely based on an individual basis. We do know, however, that sometimes donations are made to teams instead of individuals by mistake. If ever you need to adjust who receives credit for that donation, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absolutely! You can fundraise through September 30 to earn some great rewards.
There are a couple of different options:
- Please reach out to your Courage Crew to make an arrangement. We are happy to meet you at our new office or wherever works for you.
- You can also note it on your participant center and mail in a check for the cash donations that you receive.
Yes, donations are tax deductible.
Yes, they can donate online! They would just need to do a search for your team name or you on the Courage website and follow the prompts to give a donation. Be sure to share your fundraising page on your social media channels, this is one of the easiest ways for people to give.
100% of donor contributions to Mary Bridge Children’s Courage support child abuse prevention and treatment programs Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Read more on our your impact page.
Donations can be mailed to:
Mary Bridge Children's Courage
PO Box 5296
Tacoma, WA 98415
To ensure you receive proper fundraising credit, please include this Donation Form with any donations you mail in.
Definitely! Utilizing your Participant Center is easy and the best way to reach your fundraising goals. You can also change your password, your username or update your personal information. Download our Participant Center How-To Guide to learn how to do all of this and more.
We like where your head's at! Most employers have Matching Gift Programs to match charitable donations made by their employees. It’s easy to do and a great way to reach your fundraising goals even faster! Reach out to your HR department today to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program so you can double your support for Mary Bridge Children's.
One of the many benefits of forming a team is riding or doing any type of activity with a group of people that share your passion for Mary Bridge Children's. Get inspiration from the Banana Slugs, one group that takes team spirit to the next level.
There is no minimum for how many members can be on a team - it can be as small or as large as you want it to be.
You will need to form a team at the beginning of your registration process by selecting Form a Team option. If you have already registered as an individual, and would like to form a team, please contact the Courage crew at email@example.com and we would be happy to create the team for you. Just send us your team name, contact information and your team’s fundraising goal, and we will get the team created!
There is no additional fee to form a team.
No, a donation made to your team does not count towards any team member's fundraising goals. Fundraising goals are entirely based on an individual fundraising basis. We do know, however, that sometimes donations are made to teams instead of individuals by mistake. If ever you need to adjust who receives credit for that donation, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every team does need a team captain. A team captain’s role is to recruit others for their team, rally their team, assist their team members with fundraising efforts so everyone can reach their fundraising goal and get active for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
Fundraising is up to each individual; however, we have had teams do group fundraisers and split the proceeds among their team.
Still have questions?
Let us know by contacting the Courage Crew at email@example.com or call Kelly Werner at 253-403-1387.