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Ok so Dartanion & I are going to participate in our local Ride for Life cancer fund rasier delio. Now we don't have to but we are asking to try and get at least a $100.00 sponsorship. I would love to try and get more than this but my main issue is I haven't ever really asked anyone to sponsore me before. Can anyone give me any tips/ideas?
Does it matter what I wear? IE:Jeans & a t-shirt?
If I went to say Tractor Supply? do I ask to speak to the manager? or would I have to talk to someone 'higher' on the food chaine. I feel a little weird asking for money because I don't want people to think I am going to run away with it and I also don't want to make them feel like bad people if they can not donate anything. Since this is our first year I am setting the goal of raising $100.00 I really want to raise more than that but better start off at a reasonable area right?
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I've done Relay for Life, and I just got donations from family/friends and I managed to raise close to $100.
If you went to a store to ask, first of all you should find out whether the store is independently owned or part of a chain. If it's part of a chain, you probably won't get anything. I used to work in an independently owned grocery store and when people came in for donations/etc we'd get the owner if he was there, if not our manager would take the request and pass it on.
 

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I've done Relay for Life, and I just got donations from family/friends and I managed to raise close to $100.
If you went to a store to ask, first of all you should find out whether the store is independently owned or part of a chain. If it's part of a chain, you probably won't get anything. I used to work in an independently owned grocery store and when people came in for donations/etc we'd get the owner if he was there, if not our manager would take the request and pass it on.
Aaaahhhh Ok thank you :D
 

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I might have my very first sponsor! :D I am thinking of just asking around at local businessed but might try some biggers one via a sponsorship request letter :D
 

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*excited* I raised $92.00 today!!! :D I got of people who took my information down and I hope they call. I am so motivated and ecouraged(sp). It was a great day, I am hoping to find more sponsors and will be putting more effort into getting individual sponsors and not just businesses.
 

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How did you get involved with the ride for life? My BO mentioned something about that and I would love to know how to get started ...

92.00, that is awesome! Good Luck , you seem like you are off to a great start!
 

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How did you get involved with the ride for life? My BO mentioned something about that and I would love to know how to get started ...
I googled HERO since I saw it on the Facebook Relay for life site. You can email Diana LaCount at [email protected] she was able to provide me with the contact information I needed to get signed up :D. You can start a team of 4(5?)-8 people or join a team. This is my first year doing it so I am still learning. Locally you don't have to raise any money unless you want to and I have just learnt they give out a buckle to the individual who raises the most money and the team who raises the most money wins saddle pads and the reserve team gets halters. I'm very excited about it this year! I hope this helped you :D
 

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:DWish me luck everyone! I will be continuein my sponsor hunt today and hopefully will pick up a couple of things to put into a gift basket :D WOOT:D
 

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:DWish me luck everyone! I will be continuein my sponsor hunt today and hopefully will pick up a couple of things to put into a gift basket :D WOOT:D
A little discouraged since I didn't get any sponsors today :(. I know I won't have a successful day everyday but I was pretty hopeful all the nail salon women seemed very angry lol.
 

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Im doing the same thing as you but for a slightly different cause. I already got my sponser from a small store. I do have a suggestion though, jars. Some small buisnesses will be willing to put out jars for donations for your cause for people to drop change in. It works if you can get people to take them and most people will considering how low maintance they are. :)
 

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I googled HERO since I saw it on the Facebook Relay for life site. You can email Diana LaCount at [email protected] she was able to provide me with the contact information I needed to get signed up :D. You can start a team of 4(5?)-8 people or join a team. This is my first year doing it so I am still learning. Locally you don't have to raise any money unless you want to and I have just learnt they give out a buckle to the individual who raises the most money and the team who raises the most money wins saddle pads and the reserve team gets halters. I'm very excited about it this year! I hope this helped you :D

Thanks for the info, I would really like to get involved with this too:)
 

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I ride every year for the Cheff Therapudic Riding Center in my area - they host a big ride, where everyone raises money for their center.

I go to all the local businesses, and the people I work with - I usually raise over $100.

You'll get sponsors, and remember, even if you get a little bit, it goes a long way :)
 

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Im doing the same thing as you but for a slightly different cause. I already got my sponser from a small store. I do have a suggestion though, jars. Some small buisnesses will be willing to put out jars for donations for your cause for people to drop change in. It works if you can get people to take them and most people will considering how low maintance they are. :)
Oh very cool idea!! thank you for the suggestion/tip! :D
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I ride every year for the Cheff Therapudic Riding Center in my area - they host a big ride, where everyone raises money for their center.

I go to all the local businesses, and the people I work with - I usually raise over $100.

You'll get sponsors, and remember, even if you get a little bit, it goes a long way :)
Thank you MI :D I am keeping my chin up :D I am actuallyfindng a lot of cool litte stores while on my sponsor hunts LOL.
 

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Made my daily quota yesterday!!! :D I also got three businesses that ok'ed me putting jars in their stores!! :D
 

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That is excellent, I love the ticker ! what an awesome idea.
You have really got me inspired to do this locally , I have been thinking about it for awhile and now trying to get other horse owners from my area involved as well. A great cause doing something that you love, trail riding!
 

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That is excellent, I love the ticker ! what an awesome idea.
You have really got me inspired to do this locally , I have been thinking about it for awhile and now trying to get other horse owners from my area involved as well. A great cause doing something that you love, trail riding!
aawww Thank you! *feels special* I inspired someone! YAY!! I got another$10.00 today and our local movie theater might donate some movie passes to raffle off :D.
 

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Probably not going on sponsor hunting today since most store owners will not be in to Ok donations. A little bummed out about this but oh well I suppose. I have two stores to visit next week that will hopefully be donating more towards this cause :D. I am also going to try and get some more Jars out there asap.
 

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I'm stuck at school all day today so no hunting for me :'( HOWEVER, I don't have class tomorrow and I have to go to the DVM to renew my lisence since it expired when I turned 21. So I have two stores I have to stop at that asked me to come in 'next week' well it's next week :D.
 
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