ABOUT CATCH ON TO FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
Join Tamika Catchings and friends for our month-long Fitness and Fundraising challenge November 1st-30th! Registration opens October 19th! Our Catch on to Fitness Challenge is a socially distanced replacement for our Catch on to Fitness & Parent Wellness Clinics.
 
Over the past 17 years, our FREE Clinics have taught over 2,500 youth and parents the importance of being fit and leading healthier lifestyles while also providing them with an opportunity to give back! Hence our Clinic tagline, Got Cans? Get Fit! Participation was free for campers & parents with a donation of 10 canned goods, all of which were donated to help Hoosiers in need through Gleaner's Food Bank of Central Indiana!
 
Due to COVID-19, we are shifting from hosting in-person Clinics to hosting a Virtual Catch on to Fitness Challenge (November 1-30) & Youth Fitness Clinic (Saturday, November 21st)
 
CATCH ON TO FITNESS CHALLENGE (November 1st-30th):
 
The purpose of our Challenge is to encourage participants to SET FITNESS GOALS & BE ACTIVE while also GIVING BACK! Entry is a $25 donation per participant and enables us to ship a FITNESS FUN PACK to a child AND donate 10 cans to Gleaner's Food Bank. Hit your $100 fundraising goal and receive a t-shirt.
 
As you run, walk, hike or bike during the month of November, log your activity and encourage your friends and family to join you! Every participant is challenged to raise $100 towards our overall fundraising goal of $10,000 and to record 25 or more miles towards our collective Fitness goal of 10,000 miles.
 
 
You have the opportunity to win prizes & will also receive weekly Fitness Challenge videos from Tamika & special guests!
 
Step 1: Register! Registration opens October 19th
 
Step 2: Sync your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit or Strava. No wearable? No problem. Download the free Charity Footprints app on iOS or Android to track your progress.
 
Step 3: Ask friends, family and colleagues anywhere in the world to join you! Challenge a friend or join by registering today. Participation is not limited to Indiana.
 
Step 4: Share your progress with friends and invite everyone you know to support your progress by making a donation. It is all in the steps! If you are moving…keep track! Walk, run, bike, jog, hike, swim, paddle or whatever you do!
 
Step 5: Keep an eye on the Catch on to Fitness Challenge Charity Footprints page to stay up to date on overall fitness and fundraising progress, as well as weekly challenges and more.
 
Challenge yourself! Challenge a friend! Join a team!
 
If I am tracking fitness activities other than walking, running & biking, how do I log them in miles?We want to encourage all kinds of fitness activities for our Catch on to Fitness Challenge. Here’s a chart for you to equate 1 mile with time spent on various activities:
*Each physical activity/time spent listed above equals 1 mile. So, when entering miles in the Charity Footprints app for any of these activities, simply divide the time you spent on the activity by the number of minutes from this chart for that activity. Then plug in the number of miles - be sure to round up!
 
What to know about registration:
 
• Space is limited to the first 150 participants to register!
 
• Receive weekly Challenge videos from Tamika & guests!
 
• The minimum fundraising amount is set to a suggested $100 but there is no limit on the amount you can raise!
 
• Earn prizes for reaching Fitness & Fundraising goals! Top Fundraisers and Fitness Challenge winners will receive a Nike prize package (value $100)!
 

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PRIZES & LEVELS

$25 ENTRY DONATION

You will receive: 4x4 Laptop Sticker

$50 Raised/Donated-ROOKIE

You will receive the above, plus: CTSF Key Chain

$100 Raised/Donated-STARTER

You will receive all the above, plus: Fitness Challenge T-Shirt

$200 Raised/Donated-ALL-STAR:

You will receive all the above, plus: Anthem Health Champion bag & Shoot for the Stars book

$350 Raised/Donated-MVP:

You will receive: Virtual Tea Party with Tamika-includes CTSF Campfire mug, Tea’s Me tea sampler, cookies & a special gift

$500 Raised/Donated-OLYMPIAN

You will receive all the above, plus: Signed Limited Edition TC bobblehead & Nike Swag bag

 

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 3,130 miles
TARGET: 10,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 11,455
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
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
CATCH THE STARS FOUNDATION INC.
Our Mission is to empower youth to achieve their goals & dreams by providing Goal Setting programs that promote LITERACY, FITNESS and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

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How Your Participation Helps
Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference!

$25 entry fee provides (1) Fitness Fun Pack for a child to participate in our 2020 Virtual Fitness Clinic +a donation of 10 cans to Gleaner’s Food Bank of Central Indiana

$50 DONATION enables us to ship (2) Fitness Fun Packs for (2) youth to participate in our Virtual Fitness Clinic +donate 20 cans to Gleaner's Food Bank of Central Indiana

$100 DONATION enables us to ship (4) Fitness Fun Packs for (4) youth to participate in our Virtual Fitness Clinic +donate 40 cans to Gleaner's Food Bank of Central Indiana and also includes a Fitness Challenge t-shirt!

$250 DONATION enables us to ship (10) Fitness Fun Packs for (10) youth to participate in our Virtual Fitness Clinic +donate 100 cans to Gleaner's Food Bank of Central Indiana AND a Challenge t-shirt & goody bag!
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.