Special Campaigns

 

In 2015, the Chicago Mudcats Sport & Social Club received its first-ever challenge grant from an anonymous donor. The donor offered to match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $27,500 from new donors who had not previously contributed to the Chicago Mudcats organization, and increased contributions from current and past supporters. The Mudcats embarked on this challenge and raised $27,957. Our generous donor provided the $27,500 match and for the season the Mudcats raised $55,457 in new dollars to support scholarships, facilities, and hiring of, and professional development for, coaching staff. In 2017, the Chicago Mudcats were once again challenged - this time to raise $30,000 which would be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor. Under the auspices of the MAKE IT COUNT Campaign the Mudcats raised $34,184, $4,184 more than the $30,000 goal. Thus when matched by our donor, we raised a grand total of $64,184 raised - an unprecedented fundraising effort for the Mudcat organization.

 

CLICK HERE  for a list of our 2015/16 MATCHING CAMPAIGN DONORS

CLICK HERE  for a list of our 2017 MAKE IT COUNT DONORS

 

2018 GAMECHANGER MATCHING CAMPAIGN

The Chicago Mudcats are thrilled to announce the GAMECHANGER Matching Campaign. In honor of the 2018 season, the Mudcats have ONCE AGAIN received a GENEROUS challenge grant from an anonymous donor who has offered to match dollar-for-dollar ALL donations made to the Club UP TO $30,000. Please help us CHANGE the GAME and support the Chicago Mudcats during this special campaign which will double your dollars. 

GAMECHANGER | AT-A-GLANCE

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

April 2, 2018 through May 6, 2018

MATCH CHALLENGE

$30,000

FUNDRAISING GOAL

$30,000

CAMPAIGN FUNDS WILL SUPPORT: 

  • Player Scholarships.
  • Coaching Hires.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities for Coaches.
  • Facility, equipment and technology upgrades.

GAME CHANGER | GIVING LEVELS

GRAND SLAM DONOR

$5,000 & above

OUT-OF-THE-PARK DONOR

$1,000 to $4,999

THREE-BAGGER DONOR

$500 to $999

TWO-BAGGER DONOR

$250 to $499

BALL-IN-PLAY DONOR

$100 to $249

BATTER-UP DONOR

$99 & below

WEEKLY PRIZES FOR DONORS! 

Every Monday morning at 8am during the campaign the Mudcats will announce a raffle for a special prize. All donors making a donation of $25 or more between 8am Monday and 6pm Sunday will be entered into the weekly drawing (for every $25 donated, you will receive an entry). Each Sunday evening at 7pm tune into the Mudcats Facebook Page for the live drawing. There is no limit on entries, so don't worry if you don't win one week, you can always donate another week and be in the running for a different fabulous prize. 

CLICK HERE  to view THIS WEEK'S PRIZE!

 

DONATE TODAY 

The Chicago Mudcats accept donations year-round, not only during special campaigns. All donations made to our organization are tax-deductable as the Mudcats is a non-profit organization.

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CORPORATE MATCHING PROGRAMS 

When you support the Chicago Mudcats, be sure to find out if your employer will match your gift - it is an easy way to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

Common Questions

  • What are employee matching gift programs?

    Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

    It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!
     

  • What are volunteer grant programs?

    Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

    If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
     

  • How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?

    Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor/volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
     

  • How do I find out if my employer has a matching gift program?

    Click here for a list of corporations with matching gift programs. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, so if you do not see your employer’s name, please be sure to check with your human resources department so you do not miss the opportunity to double your donation

 

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