SET A DATE FOR YOUR KICK-A-THON: You can choose any date during the time block allotted for your Kick-A-Thon. Pick a date that gives you enough time to execute well and to get everyone involved and enthusiastic.
Edit and personalize your Press Release, in your SCHOOL PACKET
AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY REMIND YOUR SCHOOL/STUDENTS:
It’s time to start collecting those pledges!
Don’t forget to get pledges collected for the Kick-A-Thon!
Are you collecting pledges for the Kick-A-Thon?
Let’s help the martial artists who need our help at Kids Kicking Cancer and collect as many pledges as possible for the Kick-A-Thon!
IDENTIFY AND FIND NAMES/ADDRESSES/CONTACTS FOR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, RADIO AND TELEVISION NEWS SOURCES TO WHICH TO SEND YOUR PRESS RELEASE.
Keep reminding your students to collect pledges. Have extra copies of the STUDENT PACKETS AND PLEDGE SHEETS available to hand out to students at every class. Ask students to report on how their pledge collecting is going. SEND YOUR PRESS RELEASE TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS. Post about the upcoming event on your school’s website, social media and email. Make sure you have enough volunteers and/or staffat the ready to help you on Kick-A-Thon day.
Communicate with your Staff/Volunteers who will be working at the event. Some possible considerations include:
Does everyone know what their role is?
Who will be monitoring, helping count kicks?
Who will be helping the younger children?
Who will be collecting cash/checks that are brought in?
Who will be inputting information/amounts in the computer for those who did not use the online forms or register correctly?
Is there a need for snacks/beverages for sale or given out?
Do you need a microphone at the event?
Is someone ready to take photos and/or post on social media about the event?
Set up: How do you need/want your school set up for the event. Do you need volunteers to set up? Execute: Have a great time!
AFTER THE KICK-A-THON
Send in collected money. All instructions/address are on your SCHOOL PARTICIPATION FORM.
NOTE: Cash must be converted to money order or cashier’s check.
Consolidate all cash into one check.
Kids Kicking Cancer can answer any questions you have about running your successful Century sponsored Kick-A-Thon. Contact them at 248-864-8238 or firstname.lastname@example.org