Community Organizations & Charities
In addition to producing exceptional events, the mission of Cascade Relays is to support local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations as well as local businesses in the communities we travel through. In 2014, over $42,000 was raised to benefit 38 non-profit/ community organizations throughout our 3 events of CLR, S2S and BBC.
Cascade Relays has raised ~$177,000 since 2008!
If you are interested in becoming an Official Charity/Grant Group please fill out the application, and we will contact you promptly with additional information.
Apply to become a S2S Official Grant Group!
Our most popular fundraising opportunity is the “Hire a Volunteer” program. Your non-profit organization finds supporters to volunteer at the race on behalf of your charity. Your charity is paid $100 for each adult volunteer you provide that works an eight hour shift, creating a fun and easy opportunity to raise significant funds for your organization! Register to apply to become an official charity by clicking on the link above and let us know how many volunteers you anticipate being able to provide on race day. There are no guarantees that all volunteers from your organization will be hired. Volunteer assignments will be finalized in the month prior to the race.
There are many other opportunities for your organization to fundraise during the race. Historically, organizations have raised money through activities such as: selling coffee and bagels at the start line, pancake breakfast at a sleep-over area, “renting” cots at a sleepover area, “Van Wash” at the finish line, accepting donations for soap and towels for showers, etc. Please indicate your fundraising ideas in the Official Charity Application and we will contact you to discuss opportunities and how we can support your organization.
If you are volunteering on behalf of an Official Charity, please visit the Volunteer page for critical instructions and directions. The volunteer coordinator for your charity will let you know where you have been assigned and what time your assignment starts.
In 2013, the “Hire a Volunteer Program” and other fundraising opportunities supported these non-profits and community groups (as of 5.6.13):
Angels over Sandpoint
Hoodoo Hustlers 4H Club
Peak 7 Adventures
Priest River High School X-C
Timberlake HS Wrestling Team
The Lands Council
Lutheran Community Services Northwest