Sting & Titans Soccer Club 1st Annual 24 Hour Soccer Marathon

The 24-Hour Soccer Marathon is designed to raise funds for the Sting Soccer Foundation and Financial Aid Program.  The purpose of the 24-Hour Soccer Marathon is to give financial assistance to youth soccer players to provide them the opportunity to participate at the Academy and Club level programs. The fundraiser also serves as an opportunity for families to raise funds for their soccer expenses to support their own children in soccer.  The marathon will be a large part of the initiative to create opportunities for community service within the Sting Soccer and Titans FC organizations so that kids understand and grow in a spirit of service in their communities.

In the past 2 years the Sting Soccer Foundation has awarded $430,000 in financial aid to 276 families so that they are able to participate in youth soccer. There are still many families waiting for financial

assistance and the need is great. Please help us raise additional funds to allow these young players

the opportunity to play the game we all love. Our collective fundraising goal is $200,000 and all funds

generated will be earmarked exclusively for player scholarships.

What is the Sting 24 Hour Soccer Marathon event?

This event will be the one time of year that we ask all of our academy and select teams across North Texas, South Texas and New Mexico to come together to help fundraise. Each area will hold their own fundraiser and any funds raised through the 24-Hour Soccer Marathon will be earmarked for scholarships in that area. Each Sting encourages participation from each player to maximize the fundraisers impact. Each player will have a $200 fundraising goal.  During each area marathon event, Sting and Titans teams will play soccer continuously for 24 hours, with each team participating for a 45 minute time slot in a 24-hour-period.

When will the Sting 24 Hour Soccer Marathon take place?

NTX: November 18th, 2017 2:00pm – November 19th, 2017 2:00pm

STX: TBD

New Mexico: TBD

Where will the Sting 24 Hour Soccer Marathon be located?

The North Texas event will be located at the Real soccer center, 1000 W Crosby Rd #120, Carrollton, TX 75006

STX and New Mexico event locations are TBD.

What is the Players Fundraising Goal?

Individual Funds Raised Funds Designation
$0 – $200 Funds go to the Sting Soccer Foundation for the Scholarship Fund.
$201 – $1200 Funds generated go to the Players Club Dues, or if club dues are paid in full, funds generated will be deposited into the team bank account for that player to be used for soccer expenses for that player.
$1201 or greater Any funds raised are split 50/50 between the Sting Soccer Foundation and the Player.

FOR EXAMPLE – IF YOU RAISE $1,500, THE FIRST $200 WILL GO TOWARD THE STING SOCCER FOUNDATION, THE NEXT $1,000 WILL GO TOWARD PLAYERS CLUB DUES, AND THE REMAINING $300 WILL BE SPLIT 50/50 BETWEEN THE STING SOCCER FOUNDATION AND THE PLAYER

How will donations be accounted for?

Sting has partnered with Firstgiving.com a non-profit peer to peer fundraising software to manage donations for each player and team.  All team names have been pre-entered on the site. Every player is required to join their team then create their customizable individual webpage. Set-up is quick and allows players to email and share their personalized fundraising page link to friends and family.  We recommend sharing via personal social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Instructions:

  1. Please Set up your FirstGiving account by Wednesday October 18th, 2017 by visiting the Sting Foundation 24 Hour Marathon FirstGiving page CLICK HERE 
  2. Join a team by click on TEAMS (81) (Teams are pre-entered, select yours from the list of teams)pic_1.png|pic_2
  3. Create your personal account and FirstGiving fundraising page
  4. Share via social media and word of mouth with your family and friends to help fundraising!

Who can donate?

We recommend that players connect with friends, families, associations and businesses for donations.  Social media is an easy platform to spread the word! Parents may not donate towards their own player, however they may donate to a teammate or family friend.

Will donations be tax deductible?

Yes, the Sting Soccer Foundation is an approved  501(c)3 and donation receipts will be sent via email to each donor.


Questions? Contact Meredith Weigelt :: meredithweigelt@stingsoccer.com :: 214-769-9837