In 2018, more than 65,000 people participated across 15 events nationwide and The 5K Foam Fest exceeded its fundraising goal for Make-A-Wish®. Through gear check, participant fundraising and donations, The 5K Foam Fest raised and donated more than $90,000 to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses across the country. In addition, 365 Sports has extended the partnership with Make-A-Wish with a new venture spanning across six locations in Australia with a target to raise $30,000 in the first year with Make-A-Wish® Australia.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Make-A-Wish for the Canadian leg of The 5K Foam Fest,” says Tony Smith, CEO, 365 Sports Inc. “With the success of last year’s fundraising efforts, we know that participants can crush this year’s fundraising goal of $100,000. The event is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities and a great opportunity for families to come together and help grant life-changing wishes.”
The festival atmosphere and activities for participants and spectators make The 5K Foam Fest a unique, exciting and family friendly obstacle course event. Fourteen Foam Fest events are scheduled to take place in cities across Canada from June through September.
“We’re looking forward to another incredible event season with The 5K Foam Fest,” says Chris Pon, vice-president, national corporate alliances, Make-A-Wish Canada. “The fundraising efforts of event participants will help our organization grant transformational wishes for more children facing critical illnesses. We thank 365 Sports and its generous participants for bringing us closer to our goal of granting the wish of every eligible child in Canada.”
Make-A-Wish Canada will receive all money raised through participant fundraising and revenue generated by the 365 Sports Gear Check at all Canadian 5K Foam Fest events. Make-A-Wish also looks forward to announcing an exciting fundraising contest for all fundraisers. Stay tuned for an update about the contest soon.
Gather your friends, colleagues and family and join the “FUNraising” in support of Make-A-Wish! To learn more and register for a 5K Foam Fest fun run near you, visit the5kfoamfest.com/canada.
Founded in 2010, 365 Sports Inc. specializes in brand management, field marketing, concept development and event production. 365 Sports’s mission is to provide fresh, fun and innovative athletic events to challenge all participants from seasoned athletes to beginners alike. 365 Sports is dedicated to inspiring a healthier happier society through the combination of exercise and philanthropy.