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
  • Top Central Maine Medical Family Employee Fundraiser

Team Awards:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Top Friends & Family Fundraising Team (non-corporate)
  • Top Fundraising Positive Tracks (PT) Team
  • Most Team Members

Above award winners will be selected based upon their fundraising status as of Friday, October 9th 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.

Monday, August 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 August 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, October 9, 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 tickets for Private Reception with Patrick Dempsey ($10,000 raised). All winners will be notified via email, postal mail or telephone by Tuesday, October 13.

Sunday, October 18, 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.


NEW FOR 2015: The Dempsey Challenge VIP program includes new amenities for the $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000 fundraising levels! Please see the table below for tall fundraising incentives, including our new VIP levels in red!
$200
Level 1
 

Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*


$500
Level 2
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge Stainless Steel 18 oz. cup
$1,000
Level 3
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge Stainless Steel 18 oz. cup
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
$3,000+
Pace Setter
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge Stainless Steel 18 oz. cup
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP lanyard
$5,000+
Sprinter
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*
Official Challenge stainless steel 18 0z. cup
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP Lanyard
Complimentary VIP Bar at entertainment stage
VIP Parking
  Recognition from start stage  
$10,000+
King of the Mountain
 
Option to submit personalized Sign of Hope & Healing*

Official Challenge Stainless Steel 18 oz. cup
Official Challenge cycling jersey or running shirt
Guaranteed Priority Service Line Reg Tent
2 tickets to Champions for Hope event
Exclusive VIP Lanyard
Complimentary VIP Bar at entertainment stage
VIP Parking
Recognition from start stage
Official Specialized Swag Bag
Personally Delivered Credentials
2 tickets to Private Reception with Patrick Dempsey
All Access VIP Lobster Trap area with Patrick Dempsey and Pros

Incentives subject to change. Updated 07/15/15.