365 Sports is gearing up for its 2020 Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour, and for the third consecutive year, will support Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner.
In 2019, more than 65,000 people participated across 13 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 $103,000 to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses across the country.
“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 is a great opportunity for families to come together and help grant life-changing wishes.”
The 5K Foam Fest is a one-of-a-kind, obstacle-course-based fun run. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the adventure is an exciting challenge for the experienced and beginners alike. Fifteen Foam Fest events are scheduled to take place in cities across Canada from May through September.
“We’re so excited for another fun, foamy year of fundraising,” says Chris Pon, Vice President, National Corporate Alliances, Make-A-Wish Canada. “The event offers amazing team-building opportunities for community and corporate teams to support a great cause and their support will help our organization grant transformational wishes for more children facing critical illnesses. We thank 365 Sports and its generous participants and all the #fundraisingfoamies, 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, donations and revenue generated by the gear check at all Canadian 5K Foam Fest events. Make-A-Wish also looks forward to announcing exciting fundraising contests for all fundraisers. Stay tuned for an update about the contests soon.
Gather your friends, colleagues and family and join the “FUNraising” in support of Make-A-Wish! Obstacles are meant to be overcome so sign up today! Learn more and register for a 5K Foam Fest fun run near you.
Create your Make-A-Wish fundraising page here.
About 365 Sports Inc.
Founded in 2010, 365 Sports Inc. specializes in brand management, field marketing, concept development and event production. 365 Sports’ 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.