The “Race to Raise” money for nonprofits begins in Delaware

 (image courtesy Delaware Charity Challenge)

(image courtesy Delaware Charity Challenge)

The Third Annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay aims to raise money for a variety of Delaware nonprofit groups.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks is joining in once again to support the “Race to Raise” fundraising competition as one of the top prize sponsors. Innovincent, a Wilmington based consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits and small businesses, made the announcement on Thursday. Fundraising efforts began January 1, 2017 and will run until May 5, 2017.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support the Wilmington Blue Rocks provides to our community,” said Charlie Vincent, president of Innovincent LLC. The company initially developed and organized the Delaware Charity Challenge.

According to Vincent, the challenge is open to all organizations, teams, families, and individuals looking for a fun competition. He also said the Blue Rocks will award prizes for the top teams that raise the most money. The prize could be anything from a half-page ad in the Blue Rocks’ game day program to field box tickets at a future game of the nonprofit’s choice.

“Over the past two years, local nonprofits have combined to raise more than $26,000 trying to win the Blue Rocks prizes,” said Kevin Linton, Director of Community Affairs for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. “We hope the local nonprofit community will raise even more money this year in their efforts to win the Delaware Charity Challenge.”

In 2016, the winners of the Blue Rocks marketing prizes were OperaDelaware and Meals On Wheels Delaware. This year the top three fundraising teams will be recognized at the May 10 Blue Rocks game against the Potomac Nationals.

As for the race competition, it will take place at Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017. More information on the challenge can be found online when you visit delawarecharitychallenge.com.

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