Check back later to find out how we will reward riders who go above and beyond the fundraising minimum.
If your team raises over $75,000, we will donate $15,000
If your team raises over $65,000, we will donate $10,000
If your team raises over $50,000, we will donate $7,500
If your team raises over $30,000, we will donate $5,000
If your team raises over $20,000, we will donate $2,500
If your team raises over $15,000, we will donate $1,000
(All fundraising money, including matching gifts, must be received before August 13th to qualify for incentive prizes)
Last year, 10 of our teams reached a team incentive milestone and had donations made in their name to a local children's charity such as the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics of Carbon County, the Montgomery County Hero Fund, and Kevin from Heaven. Click here for a full list of grants that are made possible by the Tour de Shore.
The sooner you start asking, the more money you will raise. Take advantage of the tools we have provided such as the Irish Pub Tour de Shore video, our Facebook and Twitter links, and email everyone you know asking for support!
Start with your email address book and also think about clubs and organizations you belong to. This website allows you to import you entire address book, as well as link your Facebook and Twitter pages to your account. Then, contact everyone you know. You'll be surprised who gives!
The most compelling fundraising pages tell a story about why you are participating. Include photos, videos and anything you can think of to show your passion and enthusiasm for the ride. Update your DonorDrive page and your social media sites, with information about training, progress, or challenges so that your friends and family can stay engaged throughout your fundraising effort.
In addition to sending out emails on your own or through the DonorDrive website, don’t forget to follow-up. Ask, ask, and ask again at every possible opportunity. Don't be shy about asking more than once. You’re enthusiasm will be contagious!
Ask your employer if your company offers matching gifts. And remind your friends and family to ask if their employers/companies offer matching gifts. This can increase your fundraising efforts enormously!
Use status updates on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to update friends on your fundraising progress and provide a direct link to your fundraising webpage. Use these tools to encourage your friends and family to make a donation. Social media is a great way to stay in front of people without making a 'hard ask'.