Get off the bench, Be an Ice Hero™ and join the 2017 Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's™ in support of Baycrest. You will make a meaningful impact on the Baycrest Foundation’s mission to support Baycrest Health Sciences, a leader in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia care, research and education. Your team is required to raise the team fundraising minimum for the 2017 Pro-Am. It’s surprising how quickly the donations add up once you put your heart, creativity and commitment into securing donations. The key is getting started now!
Secure Your First Donation Today
Ask for your first donation today! Think of the people like family, fiends and co-workers who won't say no. Get that first donation to start momentum. You can do it! The sooner you get started, the easier it will be for your team to reach beyond the team fundraising minimum.
Create your list of potential donors and write down the names of all of the people in your life: family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, family doctor, auto mechanic-don’t leave anyone out. You know a lot of people!
You’ll receive a simple email from us within 24 hours of registering that you can easily forward to all of your contacts. They can click on a link in the email to donate to you online.
Even better, personalize an email with the story about why you are committed to the Pro-Am. Inspire your donors to support you!
After a week, follow up with a phone call to everyone you emailed to secure a donation if they haven’t already donated online.
You can also log in to your personal page online where you will find emails already written for you to send as follow-ups and thank yous.
Expanding Your Giving Circle
Reach people you’ve never met!
Have everyone you email forward your donation request to their friends and family.
Use social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share your journey and encourage others to support you.
Have family and friends distribute donation forms for you and talk to their contacts about supporting your Pro-Am.
Ask for corporate support.
Ask your workplace to support your epic journey.
Ask management if your company will contribute to your Pro-Am either through a donation or even donation matching. Don’t be afraid to ask big!
If co-workers express an interest in the Pro-Am, form a corporate team with your company’s support. Everyone will raise more money, and it’s excellent for boosting camaraderie!
Customize Your Personal Page
Your Personal Page is an easy way to share why you’ve made the decision to compete in the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's in support of Baycrest.
Post your photo, tell your story, update your fundraising goal, request donations and keep track of your fundraising progress.
Link to your Personal Page in emails and on social media.
Players who customize their pages raise on average 22% more those who don’t.
Set your goals high.
The team fundraising and individual Free Agent fundraising minimums are only the first step! How much more can YOU raise?
There are incentives for fundraising, teambuilding and other challenges. Remember, you are asking for money to help provide critical Alzheimer’s research. You can make an epic impact!
Cash donations are easy to process. Either fill out a printed donation form from the Resources section of our website and attach a personal cheque with the donation amount, or make a donation online equal to the cash donation you received using your credit card. The donor will receive a tax receipt via email or mail, according to the information given on the form.
Your Participant Centre has all of the resources you need to jumpstart your fundraising.
You can send emails, find email templates, keep track of your donors and easily follow up with them from your Participant Centre.
Upload your contacts from your address book.
Update your fundraising goals.
Track your progress, and if you have a team, track its progress.
Update your Personal Page.
Ask your company to support you. Talk to management about a donation from the company or even donation matching. If the right people know about your commitment to the Pro-Am, fundraising possibilities are limitless.
Corporate teams are a great way to increase individual players’ fundraising while encouraging camaraderie and increasing the exposure of your company. Approach management about supporting a corporate team.