Ds-connex Presents: The Fifth Annual Summer of FUN-draising Contest!


By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member

Summer days are full of fun and adventure, and we know that team captains in the Down syndrome community are also busy hosting fundraisers for their Down syndrome fundraising teams. We love the creativity we see, year after year, as team captains work diligently to create fundraising opportunities to support the efforts of their local Down syndrome organizations.

Team fundraisers have a key role in supporting Down syndrome events. Our research reports show that 60% of top team captains host fundraisers for their teams.

How are you raising funds for your Down syndrome fundraising team? We want to hear from you!

From Monday, August 5th to Friday, August 23rd, send us a photo from one of your team fundraisers and a short description of how the event impacts your team for the chance to win one of three $100 donations to your fundraising team from ds-connex. Team fundraisers can come in all shapes and sizes, including golf outings, ice cream socials, garage sales, kickball tournaments and more. The sky is the limit, and we are excited to learn about your fundraisers!

2019 Summer of Fundraising

Photo submissions can be emailed to ds-connex at contests@ds-connex.org. Images can be from a fundraiser for this year’s event or last year’s event. By submitting a photo, you are giving ds-connex permission to edit your submission for grammar/length, and share your submission via the Connexions blog and across multiple social platforms in order to raise awareness and appreciation of your fundraising efforts on behalf of the Down syndrome community. All submitted fundraising ideas will be shared on the ds-connex social media outlets with the goal of inspiring the Down syndrome community with creative fundraising ideas for team captains across the country. (Please note: When submitting an entry from a mobile device, please be advised that the “connex” segment of our email address may be autocorrected, preventing your entry from reaching us. If you do not receive a confirmation of your entry, please try sending it again.)

One entry will be randomly selected each Friday through August 23rd (8/9/19, 8/16/19, and 8/23/19) to win a $100 donation from ds-connex to their Down syndrome fundraising team. The winning entries will be announced each Friday at 2pm Eastern. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win! We can’t wait to hear all about your fundraising ideas!  


One response to “Ds-connex Presents: The Fifth Annual Summer of FUN-draising Contest!”

  1. Jelena Djordjevic Dewitt says:

    Joyful Augustin team, Connecticut Buddy Walk Team, had a creative amazing smelling online fundraiser during the month of June. Loving scented candles all year round. It was truly exciting for our Joyful Augustin Buddy Walk team to have a scented candle fundraiser. The scented candles just smell amazing! Hosted by PartyLite, Gina Williams offered 25% of each sale, coupons, and $5 of each raffle ticket donated to our Joyful Augustin Buddy Walk team. Joyful Augustin Buddy Walk team was kindly thankfull to PartyLite Gina Williams for the the successful fundraiser.

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