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Team Stocks in the Future

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Join Team SIF at the Baltimore Running Festival on October 15, 2016 to help Baltimore’s at-risk middle school students invest in their financial future and themselves!

Overview

We’re looking for 50 friends, staff, students, teachers and corporate partners to participate in the 2016 Annual Baltimore Running Festival as Team Stocks in the Future (SIF). This year, Stocks in the Future is an official charity partner of the Festival, giving our organization an even better platform to raise awareness for grounded financial education in schools and afterschool programs.

We are also raising funds to give interested Baltimore City schools in the midst of funding cuts the opportunity in 2016-17 to offer Stocks in the Future’s financial literacy and incentive program to underserved student populations.

If our team meets its $25,000 fundraising goal, 100 at-risk Baltimore City students can become financially empowered by participating with Stocks in the Future’s program. Be a part of Team SIF today!

“I’ve been in SIF since 6th grade. It’s cool getting to see your money rise over time. SIF has taught me to be careful with my money. The incentives are cool, too. This helps me know that I’ll get something for working hard. Throughout SIF I’ve learned so much about mutual funds, savings accounts, investments and shareholders. Shareholders are people who invest in companies – like us.” –Raven, a recent graduate of Hampden Elementary/Middle School

Check out some of our pictures from the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival!

How can I get involved?

A. Visit Team SIF online. This is where you can register, create a fundraising page, support a Team SIF member and/or spread the word by inviting others to participate!

B. Want to be a team captain? Check out our FAQ’s and contact Stocks in the Future at info@stocksinthefuture.org to get started. Download and share this handy workplace poster to encourage colleagues to join your company team.

C. Join Team SIF as a virtual runner! Interested in showing your support for Team SIF but also really wanting to sleep in on October 15th? Well we’ve got the perfect race for you! Join Team SIF as a virtual runner; you get all the perks of being a runner (who doesn’t want Team SIF swag?) while getting lounge around on Saturday! Sign up to be a virtual teammate.

D. Support Team SIF with a gift.

E. Be a social media superstar and spread the word about Team SIF! We’ve already written the updates for you. (coming soon!)

FAQ’s

Who is Team Stocks in the Future (SIF)?
Team SIF is a group of enthusiastic walkers and runners participating in the Baltimore Running Festival on behalf of Stocks in the Future. Between now and the day of the Festival, this group will dedicate themselves to raising awareness and funds for SIF’s youth financial literacy programs.

This year, Stocks in the Future is an official Run for a Cause partner of the Baltimore Running Festival, so Team SIF registration fees are discounted for all race distances!

How do Team SIF corporate teams work?
Teams aren’t just limited to businesses. Teams can be a group of friends or neighbors, can represent a running club or civic organization, etc.

Groups should select a team captain. These leaders are responsible for:

  • Being the liaison between team members and Stocks in the Future
  • Ensuring their team members are registered as part of Team SIF before Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Recruiting additional team members.
  • Creating team fundraising goals and encouraging the team to meet them

We also welcome independent runners and walkers on Team SIF. Please visit our Team SIF homepage to register.

What are Team SIF’s goals?

  • At least 50 runners/walkers participate with Team SIF.
  • Teammates are encouraged to raise a minimum of $250 in personal sponsorships. Funds can be raised online or offline. Team SIF’s overall fundraising goal is $25,000.
  • Stocks in the Future is seeking corporate sponsorship to create Team SIF swag and host a post-race team celebration to raise awareness.

What kind of support does Stocks in the Future provide to Team SIF members?

  • We handle donation processing. All donations to Team SIF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • We provide online fundraising tools for teams and individuals, and provide training on using them.
  • We liaise with Team SIF’s captains by providing troubleshooting, encouragement, Team SIF recruitment and fundraising materials, and more!

What running distances are included in the Baltimore Running Festival?

  • Full Marathon
  • Team Relay (4 runners each running a portion of the full marathon course)
  • Half Marathon
  • 5K (both runners AND walkers welcome)
  • Fun Run (kids 12 and under)

For Baltimore Running Festival-specific questions, please visit www.thebaltimoremarathon.com.

For other additional questions, please contact Stocks in the Future at info@stocksinthefuture.org.

Team SIF Sponsorship

Team SIF offers a variety of ways for your company or business to be a part of our efforts. View the Team SIF Sponsorship Prospectus.

For more information or to arrange a sponsorship, contact SIF’s Development Associate at 410-516-6701.

Volunteer with Team SIF

Team SIF needs you! We need both Baltimore Running Festival volunteers  (10) on Saturday, October 15th, and volunteers (3-5) to help with pre-race, team building activities the week of October 10th. Running Festival volunteers should expect a 5-hour shift; a Baltimore Running Festival representative will contact you directly with your specific assignment.

Please complete the form below, and in the comments indicate whether you prefer to volunteer:

  • at the SIF office as needed during the week of October 10th;
  • at the Running Festival on October 15th;
  • or both.

Volunteers receive a complimentary Team SIF t-shirt!

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