Fundraising Incentives

We want to recognize your fundraising efforts!

The Dempsey Challenge will recognize top fundraisers through our fundraising awards, presented at the Champions for Hope Celebration, as well as provide individual fundraising incentives based on levels outlined in the below chart. Please pay special attention to the deadlines section.

Please note, registration fees do not count towards fundraising minimum or incentives. Upon meeting the $150 minimum fundraising requirement, each registrant will receive an event t-shirt, water bottle and goody bag at Packet Pick Up.


Fundraising Awards

The Dempsey Challenge will recognize outstanding individual and team efforts with special recognition and award ceremony during the Saturday night Champions for Hope Celebration. Each winner will receive two tickets to the Celebration where they will receive their award from someone who has utilized Dempsey Center services. The awards are as follows:

Individual Awards:

  • Top Fundraiser
  • Positive Tracks Top Youth Fundraiser (participants 23-or-under)
  • Most Donors
  • Central Maine Medical Family Top Fundraiser

Team Awards:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Top Friends & Family Fundraising Team
  • Top Fundraising Positive Tracks (PT) Team
  • Most Team Members
  • Central Maine Medical Family Top Fundraising Team

Above award winners will be selected based upon their fundraising status as of Friday, September 19 at 4 p.m. EST (please see deadline information).

Fundraising Deadlines

All funds must be RECEIVED by the Development Office by the deadline date and time.

If you are mailing donations, please choose a shipping method that will ensure that the package will be received by the deadline date; please also alert the Development Office at 207-795-2950 if you are mailing donations close to a deadline.

Thursday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. EST
Deadline to receive your custom event cycling jersey or performance running shirt at the event ($1,000). Those who meet the $1,000 level after July 31 will receive their jersey or shirt via postal mail post-event (please note this may take 8-10 weeks for production and shipping).

Friday, September 19, 4:30 p.m. EST
Deadline to receive a fundraising award (please see above list of awards), as well as tickets to the Champions for Hope Celebration ($3,000 raised) and Private Ride ($10,000 raised). All winners will be notified via email or telephone by Monday, September 22.

Sunday, September 28, 11:59 p.m. EST
Final fundraising incentive deadline for all other incentive items listed below. Items can be retrieved post-event at the Dempsey Center or mailed to participants.


$200
Level 1
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
$500
Level 2
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
L.L.Bean Trailblazer Headlamp (Black)
$1,000
Level 3
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
L.L.Bean Trailblazer Headlamp (Black)
Exclusive 2014 Dempsey Challenge Cycling Jersey or Performance Running Shirt (please see fundraising deadline info above)
$3,000
Level 4
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
L.L.Bean Trailblazer Headlamp (Black)
Exclusive 2014 Dempsey Challenge Cycling Jersey or Performance Running Shirt (please see fundraising deadline info above)
Two (2) tickets to the Champions for Hope Celebration presented by Patron Spirits on Saturday, September 28 (please see fundraising deadline info above)
$5,000
Level 5
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
L.L.Bean Trailblazer Headlamp (Black)
Exclusive 2014 Dempsey Challenge Cycling Jersey or Performance Running Shirt (please see fundraising deadline info above)
Two (2) tickets to the Champions for Hope Celebration presented by Patron Spirits on Saturday, September 28 (please see fundraising deadline info above)
L.L. Bean Camp Sleeping Bag, Flannel-Lined 20°-

*Signs of Hope & Healing (formerly known as Mile Markers) Incentives subject to change. Updated 12/10/12