Charity Partners

2020 Charity Teams 

We are excited to support three local charities for our 2020 event – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Safelight, and Safe Harbor.

In order to receive the discounted Charity Team Entry rate for our 2020 event ($225 vs $675), you must raise a total of $3000 for charity by March 18, 2020. A charity representative will assist you in setting up your online site to request donations.

The $225 registration fee is non-refundable and if you fail to raise an additional $3000 in charity donations by March 18, 2020, at midnight, your team will forfeit your race entry and deposit. All donations collected will be given to the selected charity despite the amount collected.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. For 30 years, the Chapter has provided support to more than 12,000 families through the Ronald McDonald House program and serves 600 families annually with its 24 total rooms. More than a guest room to stay, the House serves as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing, and emotional support with other families who are also caring for a sick child being treated at nearby healthcare facilities.

Please contact Kate Sanders at [email protected] if you are interested in registering as a Ronald McDonald House Charity team.

Safelight

Safelight offers free, confidential help for adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse. By removing barriers to getting help, Safelight’s programs heal lives and create a safer, healthier community. Our many programs include:

–          Believe, an accredited child advocacy center where abused children and their families are provided crisis intervention.

–          Henderson County Family Justice Center, which empowers, educates, and counsels adult victims of abuse through emotional support, safety planning, courtroom advocacy, and case management.

–          Emergency shelter is available for adults or children fleeing abusive situations.

–          Dandelion Eatery, a full-service restaurant that provides job training and educational support.

–          Community-based Prevention Education, ongoing training to schools, community partners, businesses, and organizations.

Please contact Laresa Griffin at [email protected] if you are interested in registering as a Safelight Charity team.

Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor serves Greenville with comprehensive services for domestic violence victims, including 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling (for adults and children), transitional housing, and legal assistance. In 2018, Safe Harbor served 576 victims in Greenville County.

To prevent future generations of abuse victims, Safe Harbor provides a school-based healthy relationships curriculum called the Relationship Education Project, or REP. REP reaches thousands of middle and high school students per year with education, awareness, and resources.

All Safe Harbor Charity teams are sold.