The 23rd Annual Tour de Fun is just over a month away! During this time, the committee will be working hard to make this year's Tour the best one yet. But we can't do it alone...
Without hundreds of amazing volunteers, donors and sponsors, the Tour de Fun would not be possible. Last year, over 600 excited kids came to the Tour de Fun to enjoy awesome variety of rides, games, music and entertainment. The funds raised from Tour de Fun also help support scholarship assistance for Early Childhood Education and Family programming at the JCC.
The entire event is planned and organized by a committee of "dads" that are truly passionate (and maybe even a bit competitive, as dads usually are) about making the Tour de Fun one of the coolest and most fun family events of the Summer in the St. Louis area (and maybe even the ENTIRE WORLD). Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated by all of us "dads", the children that benefit from the scholarship assistance program, and of course the hundreds of kids and their families that look forward to enjoying the event each year.
Here are several ways you can help us make the 2013 Tour de Fun the greatest one of all time (at least since it started 23 years ago):
Volunteer at the event
Most of our volunteers have almost as much fun as the kids. As a volunteer, you will be tasked with either managing one of the activities or providing event support. If you are available for just a brief two-and-a-half-hour shift from either 9:15am-11:45am or 11:30am- 2:00pm on Sunday, August 25rd, 2013, we could really use your help. Many of our volunteers will coordinate with the rest of their family, so they can spend some time with them at the event either before or after their shift. Best of all, all volunteers get a FREE Tour de Fun t-shirt ! To sign-up to volunteer, simply click the "VOLUNTEER" link at the top of the site and fill out the simple form.
Sponsor the Tour de Fun
The Tour de Fun is truly grateful for our wonderful and generous sponsors. Without these families, individuals and organizations that donate both their time and funds, this event would not have lasted one year, let alone 23 years! Sponsorship levels range from $250 up to $15,000 and provide some fantastic benefits, including complimentary tickets, promotional opportunities, recognition and more. Check out the sponsorship page to learn more about ways you can support the event this year or in the future. We also would be happy to discuss other sponsorship ideas or in-kind offerings. For more information about becoming a Tour de Fun Sponsor, please contact Kimmi Levinson at 314-442-3109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Family Fan Club
The Family Fan Club is a great way for any family to show a little extra support for the Tour de Fun at a reasonable price. For a $150 tax-deductible donation, you get several benefits that include:
- 4 tickets to the 2013 Tour de Fun
- 4 t-shirts in any sizes you choose
- Goodie bags with fun prizes and discount coupons
To join the Family Fan Club, please contact Kimmi Levinson at 314-442-3109 or email@example.com.
LIKE the Tour de Fun Facebook Page
If you are on Facebook, LIKE the Tour de Fun Page and share it with all of your friends that have kids ages 2-10. Many new families are excited to discover Tour de Fun through word-of-mouth every year, and now that we are on the biggest social network in the world... we hope many more continue to discover it online!
Buy tickets in advance
Tickets for the Tour de Fun are available for $10 if you purchase them before August 23rd, 2013. You can purchase them online at the JCC website or contact Kimmi Levinson at 314-442-3109 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket(s) . In addition to getting discounted admission, purchasing tickets in advance also gets your child a FREE t-shirt and goodie bag. Tickets will be $15 if you purchase them at the event.
Let your Friends & Family in on the fun
Tour de Fun is best experienced with as many friends and family members as possible. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, your family's friends, your friend's families and even complete strangers about the Tour. In fact, feel free to just shout out how awesome the Tour de Fun is going to be anytime you're in a place with lots of kids and families. They will be thankful for letting them know about it (or at least be thankful that you stopped shouting in public).
Come have an awesome time at the Tour de Fun
Finally, the most important way you can help make the 2013 Tour de Fun a HUGE success, is by coming to the event with your family and having an AWESOME time! All of the dads on the committee take great pride in creating a day for kids that was unforgettable and the one thing that we want to see and hear in return are lots of kids and families having a blast together. Hope to see you there :-)