Our 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge jerseys have arrived and they look great. With the help of several fantastic domain industry sponsors, John Berryhill and I have helped to raise over $17,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute via our PMC fundraisers! My goal is to raise $12,000 and John’s goal is to raise $9,000, so we still have a bit of a ways to go before we can call this a complete success.
Thanks to the following domain industry sponsors, John and I will be wearing snazzy cycling jerseys with the logos of domain industry companies who have sponsored our ride with donations of $500 or more. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we have had great support from others in the domain industry.
Here are the companies who made large donations to DFCI to sponsor our jerseys:
This weekend, I will be doing two 75 mile training rides in the MetroWest region of Boston. I will be riding with a few other people who are also training for the Pan-Mass Challenge. My bet is that I will be the only one wearing a custom jersey this weekend, and I will proudly tell the other riders why I am wearing the jersey and that it was a big factor in our fundraising. I am sure John will do the same on his training rides.
Here are a couple of photos of John in his jersey and a couple of photos of me in my jersey:
You can consider, if possible, to raise the balance of the goal, by sending a jersey to everyone who donates a certain amount or higher, say $200? And it could arrive in 4-6 weeks?
I also thought about something along those lines, but these custom jerseys cost $99/each (plus tax and shipping). If 10 people did this, DFCI would raise $2,000 but it would cost me $1,000.
I also thought about creating less expensive t-shirts that match the design, but the company that created the jerseys on my behalf likely owns the rights to the design so I can’t do it on my own, and the tactical shirts they sell are also quite expensive.
Get people to donate domain names to you that you auction off at Namejet as a charity event.
That’s also a good idea but I held an auction a couple of years ago and it was challenging to administer.
I am hoping people will support our ride because of DFCI’s mission rather than as a reward for something or in exchange for something.