ABOUT BAWSI MOVES CAMPAIGN

IMPORTANT: BAWSI Moves Virtual 5K has been moved to Oct. 24th– 25th due to the wildfires and poor air quality in California. We hope you will join us!!

The Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative invites you to participate in our very first virtual BAWSI Moves 5K! Each step you take in the BAWSI Moves 5K gives girls from underserved communities and children with disabilities the opportunity to experience the power of sport.

 

What is a virtual race? Join us on Saturday, October 24th through 25th and walk, run or roll in the virtual BAWSI Moves 5K. Complete your 5K anytime, anywhere and know that you will part of a community moving together to create active lives and empowered futures, one step at a time!

We’re calling all of our amazing supporters, volunteers, athletic teams, friends and families to join us to have fun, get active and support the most vulnerable in our community.

*There is also an option to fundraise for BAWSI programs.

BAWSI’s mission is to mobilize the women’s sports community to engage, inspire and empower the children who need us most. For more information visit www.bawsi.org

How to join:

Step 1: Register to participate! Invite your friends and start a team. This is virtual so anyone in the world can join you.

$41 – registration – includes a BAWSI Moves shirt

 

$46 – registration – Includes a BAWSI Moves shirt AND a cool BAWSI Moves finisher medal

 

*Optional – provide a BAWSI Girl access to a semester of program filled with physical activity to build resiliency.

Step 2: Sign up for the BAWSI Moves Facebook page and post pictures and videos while you train. Encourage each other to keep moving and #BAWSIMoves5K!

Step 3: Optional: Create your personal fundraising page (it’s easy) and connect with your buddies, family and others to support BAWSI. Win prizes for achieving fundraising levels:

Raise $100 (includes registration fee plus $ raised) – Earn a BAWSI Mask

 

Raise $400 (includes registration fee plus $ raised) – earn a BAWSI hoodie

 

**There will be special prizes for the top fundraiser and the top fundraising team**

Step 4: Don't forget to join us on Saturday, October 24th at 9am when World Cup Soccer player Brandi Chastain will lead our virtual kick-off event. More info to follow.

Step 5: Complete your walk/run/roll the weekened of October 24th-25th, post your finishing time and celebrate! Don’t forget to post your pictures and videos on the BAWSI Moves 5K Facebook page.

 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 253 miles
TARGET: 920 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 31,172
TARGET: $ 40,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
BAY AREA WOMENS SPORTS INITIATIVE INC.
BAWSI's mission is to mobilize the women's sports community to engage, inspire and empower the children who need us most;.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Money raised will be used to fund our programs for the 2020-2021 school year bringing the power of sport to the children who have the least access.
A sample of what your funds raised will provide:

$112 - Funds a BAWSI Girl for a semester
$225 - Fund a BAWSI Girl for a year
$24,000 - Funds a BAWSI Girls site for a year

$590 - Funds a BAWSI Roller for a semester
$1180 - Funds a BAWSI Roller for a year
$11,000 - Funds a BAWSI Rollers site for a semester
$22,000 - Funds a BAWSI Rollers site for a year

We plan to have 8 sites of BAWSI Girls:
BAWSI Girls - a weekly after-school program using physical activity as a backdrop for building resiliency in second through fifth grade girls in socioeconomically disadvantaged schools.

And 8 sites of BAWSI Rollers:
BAWSI Rollers - A weekly adaptive and fitness and confidence-building program that offers fun and accessible physical activities to girls and boys with physical, hearing and cognitive disabilities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.