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FIFTH ANNUAL BED RACE

Texell Credit Union
Saturday April 1st, 2017
2017/04/01 11:00:00

WHAT IS A BED RACE?

Our Annual Bed Race is our biggest fundraiser every year!  You may be wondering, “what in the world is a Bed Race?”  In short, it is a jubilant day filled with creativity, competition, activities and games, chow, and charity.  If that doesn’t clear things up for you, here are a few specifics about the race portion of the day:

  • Prior to the event, teams will build or modify a twin size bed to be on wheels and then decorate the bed with a theme
  • At the event, teams will compete in a racing tournament where one team member rides on the bed with a helmet while the other four members push the bed as fast as they can
  • Teams will also compete in a creativity competition for bed decoration
  • Winning teams of the race and creativity competition will receive trophies and more importantly bragging rights!
  • During and after the race there will be various activities and games to play, food for purchase, silent auction items to bid on, and much more
  • Team members will receive free T-shirts and free food after the race is complete

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

You can participate in the Family Promise Annual Bed Race in three ways:

Registering a team and running the race

To register a team, the team captain needs only to submit his/her name and contact information, along with the team name and if applicable, sponsor name on the Team Registration Form:

Team Guidelines Include:

  • Teams must have 5 members
  • Team members must be 16 years of age to push the bed and 18 years of age to ride the bed
  • In lieu of registration fees, teams must raise a minimum of $200 to support Family Promise
  • Race Beds must be constructed according to the Race Rules
  • Team members must each sign a Waiver Form
Becoming an Event Sponsor

To become an event sponsor, you need only to contact the Executive Director at director@familypromisebellcounty.com

Sponsorhip benefits vary by category and can be found in detail on the Race Sponsorship Flyer, but at a minimum include:

  • Recognition on the Bed Race t-shirt
  • Acknowledgment for one year on the Family Promise website
  • Credit in the semi-annual Family Promise newsletter
  • Invitation to include promotional items in race team bags
Helping on Race Day

To help on Race Day, please contact the Executive Director at director@familypromisebellcounty.com

Possible areas of need include:

  • Running activities and games
  • Selling t-shirts and raffle tickets
  • Assisting in set-up or take-down
  • Managing crowds
  • Passing out race bags
  • Donating in-kind goods
  • Donating money to cover event costs
F.P. BedRace086 Winners
F.P. BedRace080 Medals
F.P. BedRace038 Team 1

On a single 2015 winter night, 127,787 U.S. children were found to be homeless.

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