ABOUT DSM'S BOLT TO BROADWAY AND BACK CAMPAIGN

Join DSM’s first-ever virtual fun run and step challenge kicking off on May 8! Whether you’re an avid runner or want some extra motivation to get your steps in, come on our virtual trek to New York City. Our collective goal is to raise $15,000 and complete 3,000 miles—that’s a full round trip from the Music Hall to Times Square and back. You can do it all on your treadmill, in your neighborhood, or on your favorite track.

 

All proceeds generated from Bolt to Broadway and Back will support DSM’s Give A Kid A Seat, a fundraising campaign which helps DSM provide thousands of promise-filled youth from underserved communities in North Texas free and subsidized tickets, with accompanying engagement activities, to attend DSM’s Broadway shows. Learn more about Give a Kid a Seat here.

 

All participants will receive a print-at-home completion certificate and a commemorative medal which will be mailed in June. Keep an eye on your email for more information!

 

GRAND PRIZE* – MOST FUNDS RAISED

 

The person who raises the most funds from May 8 to May 31 will receive a trip to New York City for two, including airfare, hotel stay, and tickets to two Broadway shows.*

 

2ND & 3RD PLACE WINNERS** – 2ND & 3RD MOST FUNDS RAISED

 

Second and third place winners—the people who raise the second and third most funds from May 8 to May 31—will each receive a pair of tickets to a Broadway show at Dallas Summer Musicals.**

 

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

WHERE: Anywhere! Since this challenge is virtual, you can complete it anywhere you like—your neighborhood, on vacation, at a park, at the gym, and more.

 

WHEN: Anytime between May 8 and May 31. You can register and participate up until May 31.

 

HOW: Register, then set your goals. Track your miles by connecting your fitness tracker device or entering them manually. Don’t want to run or walk, but like biking, golfing, or other activities? Use this activity chart to calculate steps.

 

 

WHY: After being dark for over a year due to COVID, we are now nearing the finish line to bring Broadway back to Dallas this August. We would love your support to build the excitement for Broadway’s triumphant return and to continue providing youth from underserved communities free and subsidized tickets.

 

Ready, set, let’s go to Broadway (and back)!

 

Tag us or use the hashtag #DSMBolt2Bway to be featured in our Instagram stories.

 

*Limit to two persons. Timing of trip will be determined by a combination of winner’s preferences, Broadway show performance schedules, and flight availability. Choice of shows will be determined by a combination of winner’s preferences and availability/capacity at time of travel. Seating locations to be determined by Dallas Summer Musicals. Hotel will be determined by Dallas Summer Musicals. Airfare will be provided by American Airlines and arranged through Dallas Summer Musicals. Funds raised will be tracked by charityfootprints.com.

 

**Limit to two persons. The show will be in DSM’s 21/22 Broadway season. Choice of show will be determined by a combination of winner’s preferences and availability/capacity. Seating locations to be determined by Dallas Summer Musicals. Performance date and time will be determined by a combination of winner’s preferences and availability/capacity at the specified show. Funds raised will be tracked by charityfootprints.com.

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,170 miles
TARGET: 3,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 3,542
TARGET: $ 15,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by getting us to Broadway!
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
DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS INC. DTD 121862
At Dallas Summer Musicals, our mission goes beyond the glitz and glamour of Broadway. Our mission is to deliver the spirit of Broadway into all corners of the North Texas community through robust educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

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How Your Participation Helps
All proceeds generated from Bolt to Broadway and Back will support DSM’s Give A Kid A Seat, a fundraising campaign which helps DSM provide thousands of promise-filled youth from underserved communities in North Texas free and subsidized tickets, with accompanying engagement activities, to attend DSM’s Broadway shows. Learn more about Give a Kid a Seat here:
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.