Somersault events are community sport, recreation and fitness events organized primarily for the recreational enjoyment of participants of all ages and stages. Participants are the first priority.
Somersault events are organized for the participants. However, they also offer interesting fundraising and promotional opportunities for community charities, not-for-profit groups, and youth programs who are willing to make a commitment to the participant experience. We offer a multi-charity concept called the “Somersault FUNdraiser Program”, which allows organizations to participate in and benefit from Somersault events. The FUNdraiser program allows a recognized community charity, club, program, school, or organization to develop a fundraising pledge program within a Somersault Series event. Preference is given to groups that share our interest in active health, physical activity, recreation, and the sport needs of children, and their families; keys, we believe, to a healthy Canadian society. Organizations that participate in the “Somersault FUNdraiser Program” are expected to contribute to the event in some way (e.g. providing volunteers), in return for the privilege of using the event to promote and optionally to raise funds for their cause. The FUNdraiser Program is open to more than one charity per event, however we reserve the right to limit the number of community organizations involved in any one event. We are proud to be contributing to the healthy active lifestyles of families through Somersault events. If your organization is interested in the “Somersault FUNdraiser Program”, please contact us at email@example.com.
An invitation to your group
Somersault invites your organization to use a Somersault event to raise funds and gain profile for your programs. Schools, clubs and non-profit organizations will find the “Somersault FUNdraiser Program” designed to provide a participatory fundraising opportunity that is enjoyable and healthy. There are 3 main elements to the program.
Club of the Event Program
Club of the event program
You provide volunteers to work at the event, for which we make a contribution to your organization*. This contribution varies depending on the nature of the work force provided. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your group’s involvement. *This option at select events
We provide your organization with the opportunity to include a fundraising pledge form on the event site, with personalized event specific pledge forms for your fundraising use, and a link to your organization’s web site(s). You receive directly, and retain, every penny you raise through the pledge program. It is an active, fun, risk free way to raise funds for your cause. And the cost? Your group providing volunteer support to the event (TBD event by event)
We provide your organization with the opportunity to have its name listed on the donation box included on the online entry form. Fundraising organizations must provide their own staff/volunteers to accept donations and pledges. Somersault will not accept donations or pledges on behalf of participating organizations. This opportunity is available to those who are part of the “club of the event” or “charity of the event” program – to raise donations through participation in and providing volunteer bodies to the event. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss your group’s interest in these programs. We invite children, youth, and family/active living community organizations to contact us regarding these opportunities.
Funds raised should be for the direct benefit of children, youth, and families
You must register with us before using a Somersault event for this purpose.
You must have a formal organizational structure.
Your personalized event based pledge form must be approved by Somersault.
You must report the amount of funds raised through the event to Somersault.
You must agree to allow the fundraising results to be made public.
All individual fundraisers using the event, must actually participate in the event and be providing volunteer support to the event, as outlined in their agreement with Somersault.
You register with us to use the fundraiser.
You develop a fundraising pledge form.
You enter your individual members, and fundraiser’s, in the event.
You promote and manage your pledge solicitation program.
Your pledge collectors participate at the event
You collect the pledges and donations.
You inform Somersault of your fundraising success.
You keep all of the funds raised.
We are proud to promote and support the official charities of our events. Below are listed a number of organizations that have participated in the past:
Heart & Stroke Foundation – Charity of the Somersault Event Series 2016
KidSport Ottawa – Pledge Program, Donation Program, and Club of Event Program
Children at Risk – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Cumberland Panthers Football Club – Pledge Program, Donation Program, and Club of Event Program
Ottawa Riverkeeper – Pledge Program & Proceeds from Team Challenge
Carleton Place Youth Centre – Fee for Facility Use
Carleton Place Lifeguard Association – Fee for Services
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation – Pledge Program
Canadian Ski Patrol – Fee for First Aid Service
Brockville Kayakers – Fee for Officiating Services
Dovercourt Recreation Association – Donation for use of facilities
Cumberland – Orleans Resource Centre – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Ottawa Food Bank – Donation Program
Cumberland Jr. Grads Hockey Team – Club of the Event Program
Bytown Storm Triathlon Team – Donation Program, Pledge Program, and Club of the Event Program
Top Speed Racing Team – Club of the Event Program
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Camp Quality – Club of the Event Program
Team Diabetes – Donation Program
Iron Cops for Cancer – Donation Program
Faucons Hockey Club – Club of the Event Program
Fallingbrook School – Pledge Program
Bytown Walkers – Club of the Event Program, and Donation Program
Brockville and Area YMCA – Pledge Program, Donation Program and Club of the Event Program
Carefor Health & Community Services – Charity of the Event Program, Pledge Program and Donation Program
Search & Rescue Global 1 – Club of the Event Program and Donation Program
Somerset West Community Health Centre – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Ascent for Kids – Club of the Event Program
Smiths Falls & District Collegiate – Donation Program, Pledge Program and Club of the Event Program
Lanark Animal Welfare Society – Pledge Program and Donation Program
CHIMO Elementary School – Pledge Program and Donation Program
44th Nepean Pathfinders – Club of the Event Program
Cumberland Cobras – Pledge Program and Donation Program
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada – Team in Training – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Pancreatic Cancer Canada – Pledge Program and Donation Program
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Club of the Event Program
Elizabeth Briere Foundation – Pledge and Donation program
Contact For more information on the “Somersault FUNdraiser Program”, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Somersault Event Series is the pre-eminent event series in Eastern Canada consisting of triathlon, duathlon, and running events for all ages and abilities.