Thrive For Shriver 2023 - Support Camp Shriver!
Help Camp Shriver Thrive by Participating in one of our Challenges!
Join Camp Shriver for the 2023 Thrive for Shriver Challenge! We challenge you to join us for one or more of our series of activities beginning in February to raise funds for Camp Shriver. Your donation will directly support our campers, as Camp Shriver scales back up to our pre-pandemic levels of serving 120-140 campers, 50% with a disability, this summer! Additionally, a donation to our Thrive for Shriver campaign will help support our Boston Marathon program, ensuring that Camp Shriver continues our strong partnership with the Boston Athletic Association with a team in the marathon.
We Challenge You: To serve at capacity, we need your help. Your challenge is to join #ThriveForShriver for one or more of our events this year and help our campers thrive!
There is something for everyone: host Football Playoff squares in February, join us for a trivia night in March, train for a half-marathon in April, and more! Give or personally raise $25-$1,000 for our campers and make sure that Camp Shriver can welcome as many children as possible this summer. How can you #ThriveForShriver?
Our challenges are open for registration and we invite you to learn more today. Interested in joining us for a future event? Email Barbara.Gildea@umb.edu. Not interested in an event, but still want to help? Make a donation directly to Camp Shriver and support our campers today!
All donations will directly support our campers as part of our athletic event individual giving annual campaign.
Center for Social Development and Education
10th Floor, Healey Library,
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA
Football Playoff Squares for Camp Shriver
What: Host squares for your friends and family as part of your football champion celebrations! Camp Shriver will provide materials and a live tutorial on how to set up squares for interested individuals.
What: Join Camp Shriver for a fun, fascinating night with prizes for the top teams and give-aways for all participants!
When and Where: March Virtually Zoom
- Gather your team of 4-6 friends and choose your Team Name.
- Discuss your team pledge of at least $100.
- Contact Barbara Gildea to register your team and complete your donation.
- Join us for a night of facts, fun and fundraising for our campers!
March Madness Camp Shriver
What: Using one of the many sites that organize March Madness pool, friends and family make a donation to Camp Shriver to participate and submit their own bracket. Winners split the pool with Camp Shriver!
Camp Shriver Fun Run, Walk & Roll!
What: Run for our Campers! Choose a distance and a day to have your own fun run for Camp Shriver!
Shirts and medals are guaranteed for runners who register by April 2; after this date, shirt/medals available while supplies last.
How To Download Your Bib: Click HERE to download and print your own bib for the Camp Shriver Fun Run, Walk & Roll! You can use the white space for your name or to write a motivational quote. (Make sure to choose "actual size" when printing!) Run with us and make inclusion a reality!
- Register with Camp Shriver and make your pledge (a minimum of donation of $35).
- Choose a day and race length to complete your own (socially distant) run and post pictures with the hashtag #ThriveForShriver!
- Spread enthusiasm and awareness for Camp Shriver, fundraise, train and run!
CREATE YOUR OWN SIGNATURE EVENT (Any Month You Choose)
What: There are so many excellent fundraisers that our volunteers love. What was your FAVORITE fun fundraiser for Camp Shriver? Make it your SIGNATURE EVENT and host it YEARLY for Camp Shriver!
When: Whenever you wish! Plan on your schedule, anytime befween January and April!
Some Ideas: Host a bake sale, create some Camp Shriver ridiculousness (if you can raise $1,000 in 1 week, you will: wear a costume in a 5K, dye your hair, eat an insect/gallon of icecream, etc.), partner with a company that gives Camp Shriver a percentage of the day's sales, host a party (e.g. candles, tuppaware, leggings, jewelry), or whatever makes you happy!
More Events to Be Announced!
Do you have a great idea for an event in this series? Join our volunteer team, comprised of runner and staff alumni! Email Barbara.Gildea@umb.edu for more information.