Twin Cities In Motion and Partners Raise More Than $510,000 in Charitable Contributions in 2011
Donations further youth initiatives and support healthy lifestyles
Posted Monday, 2 April, 2012
From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA
ST. PAUL, Minn. - (March 28, 2012) - Twin Cities In Motion (TCM), together with its Community Partners and Charity Program teams, raised more than $510,000 in 2011, the organization has announced. Through entry fundraisers, individual donations and contributions to the Friends of TCM program, TCM exceeded its 2010 total by nearly $175,000.
The majority of money raised came through the efforts of teams participating in the Charity Program. Sixteen charity teams used the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon for fundraising efforts, bringing in nearly $365,000 for their respective causes.
"The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has enabled and empowered Team World Vision to grow from zero runners in 2009 to more than 180 runners raising more than $100,000 by 2011," said Bradley Hofbauer of Team World Vision. "Because of this, more than 2,000 people will gain life-long clean water access because of Team World Vision's partnership with TCM."
TCM's Youth Community Partners are able to raise money through late entry fundraisers, donations given during registration as well as creating a team through the Charity Program. Bolder Options, MIGIZI Communications and the YWCA of Minneapolis work together with TCM to promote health and fitness not only through their youth programs, but through their reach into areas of the Twin Cities most in need of resources.
"In 2011, eighteen runners ran in support of Bolder Options raising about $20,000 - a huge boost to our program!" said Stephanie Leonard, Volunteer and Marketing Director for Bolder Options. "It was so great to see our kids supporting their supporters at Mile 17. They learn so much about determination watching the marathoners persevere."
In addition to monetary donations, goods were donated to TCM's In-Kind Community Partners, Hand-in-Hand Together, US'Again Clothes Collection System and the Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN).
About Twin Cities In Motion
Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the non-profit organization that organizes running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, as a community service for the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Visit www.tcmevents.org for more information.