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August 30, 2019 • case study
After tragedy struck his community, Mike Cooley felt a bond with one of the victims. So he set up a pledge per mile biking fundraiser to support the young children she left behind.
August 20, 2019 • case study
As a company commander in the U.S. Army with a Master's degree in psychology, Frank Hill is all too familiar with the effects PTSD can have on soldiers. That’s why he performed a pledge-per-mile fundraiser benefiting Permission to Start Dreaming, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting veterans in need the help they deserve.
August 1, 2019 • case study
Friends Bethani King and Jessica Stotz wanted to raise funds and awareness for Venezuelan refugees. With their dollar-per-mile-hiked fundraiser, they have raised over $2,000 benefitting On the Ground International, a non-profit dedicated to helping Venezuelan refugees.
July 17, 2019 • case study
Father Tom, President of the St. Edmund’s Retreat, has raised over $35,000 with his weight loss fundraiser. By having supporters donate per pound lost, he keeps himself motivated and accountable to stay healthy, and help young men recover from substance abuses at St. Edmund’s.
July 11, 2019 • case study
Longtime friends Sam Salmirs and Ben Silverstein are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. By inviting friends, family and supporters to donate per mile, they have made created a purpose greater than taking a break from everyday life. The hiking fundraiser has now raised over $5,500 to benefit impoverished nations.
June 25, 2019 • case study
The North Bay Aquatics Swim team decided to leave Team Unify, pass up GoFundMe, and move their fundraising to Pledge It in order to better engage swimmers and donors. Their swimmers raised a team-record of $32,550 to keep its program thriving.
June 14, 2019 • case study
Faced with personal heartache from the loss of her aunt, Stephanie Berry turned adversity into triumph. By performing her running fundraiser Halfs for Hope, Berry has earned nearly $7,000 for the Foundation for Women's Cancer in her aunt's memory.
June 4, 2019 • case study
To celebrate Global Running Day the Pledge It team highlights four of our athletes who used running to raise money toward the causes that matter most to them.
May 7, 2019 • case study
Jimmy Moceri was a high school basketball star fielding offers from universities across the country. Then a car accident changed everything.
April 26, 2019 • case study
Jen Marlowe has made an annual trip to Gaza for years. In these trips she's forged bonds with several families. This year, her visit happened to be during the Palestine Marathon, delivering an opportunity for Marlowe to make a difference in those families' lives.
April 16, 2019 • case study
When Aaron Staenberg's father Rick was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in 2011, their lifetime spent riding bikes together soon changed. Aaron found a way to bike for him, and benefit those struggling with Parkinson's disease.
April 9, 2019 • case study
American Ninja Warrior Roo Yori created a foundation in his beloved pit bull's memory. Now he's using his platform on the popular TV show to raise money for Wallace the Pit Bull Foundation— and awareness for dog rescues everywhere.
April 2, 2019 • case study
As Juniors at St. Paul's School in Louisiana, Michael Phillippe and Hyde Healey used their passion for lacrosse to raise funds in former team captain Graham Jordan's memory. Now they are back for the second year of "Goals for Graham."
March 26, 2019 • case study
Retired Military Aviator Dan Cahalane and cancer survivor—four years cancer free from Stage IV Lymphoma — shares tips and strategies that he used to raise over $8,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
March 15, 2019 • case study
Former college wrestler Eric Devos took on the challenge of running a marathon to raise over $5,000, split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the ALS Association's Iowa Chapter.
February 25, 2019 • case study
Throughout the end of February and early March, select College Football players will be selected to perform in the NFL Combine and school Pro Days.
December 12, 2018 • case study
5 NBA Players Team up to Raise over $27,560 for the Waterboys Initiative.
August 16, 2018 • case study
Tyler Collins FaceOff Against Cancer Challenge was a season long fundraiser where he invited family and friends to pledge a donation per faceoff win. Tyler ended up raising more than $3,000 to help those battling cancer through his fundraiser. Our team conducted an interview with Tyler (and Mike Collins, Tyler's dad) to learn more about his fundraising efforts, and why he decided to earn donations for the HEADstrong Foundation.
April 28, 2017 • case study
Kevin Barton was diagnosed shortly after birth with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a genetic disease that affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and causes progressive weakness of the muscles. When his friend, Ryan, learned that Kevin was struggling to cover health care expenses, he decided to earn donations for Kevin by doing when of his favorite activities - riding his bike!
March 24, 2017 • case study
The World Marathon Challenge is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days. A challenge that can be found on the 7 Ultimate Achievements in Endurance Running List and the one that only 560+ people have accomplished in the world. BethAnn Telford was the first runner living with brain cancer to attempt and complete the World Marathon Challenge!
February 26, 2017 • case study
Rama N’diaye, a native of Dakar, Senegal, crossed the globe to join the University of California in the Fall of 2006. She embarked on a five-year career for the Golden Bears. After her college career, she went on to play professional basketball for three seasons in Iran, Spain, and Turkey. Unfortunately, in July, 2016 she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer at the young age of 29. When news reached the current 2016-17 University of California Women's Basketball team, the staff and players decided to do something epic to help Rama!
July 1, 2016 • case study
As a high school pole vaulter and honor student, Cori understood the value of reading and the importance of getting children excited about reading at an early age. Using the power of sport for social good, Cori launched her first annual Pole Vault for Promising Pages campaign to raise donations for Promising pages, which uses donated books to turn ordinary children into enthusiastic bookworms.
June 27, 2016 • case study
The Lebanon Valley Soccer Club provides quality soccer programs for over 400 boys and girls from Campbelltown, Palmyra, and the surrounding communities of the Lebanon Valley. From April 23-24th, Lebanon Valley Soccer Club teams participated in the 1st Annual "Goals for the Good of Soccer" Challenge to benefit Lebanon Valley Soccer Club. Thirteen teams competed against each other to see who could raise the most money and score the most goals.
April 2, 2016 • case study
Using the power of sport for social good, Dickinson and Swarthmore College Baseball teams launched the Hits Vs. Cancer Challenge and raised more than $5,600 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation powered by PLEDGE IT.
April 1, 2016 • case study
In February, Shaun began his weight loss journey. To help keep him motivated and accountable, he launched the Weight Loss Challenge for Charity campaign powered by PLEDGE IT and raised more than $9,700 for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which works to heighten education and awareness of cystic fibrosis and to provide a better quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis.
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