In honor of #GivingTuesday the team at Pledge It put together a top ten list of some of its best campaigns from 2018.
At the beginning of the season New York Yankees' super fans Steve Melia and Marybeth Longona embarked on an epic journey—attending all 167 Yankees games, including the playoffs. But that's just where the story started. By partnering with Pledge It, the couple raised over $28,000, split amongst four non-profit organizations.
For the second year in a row, Pledge It was an official partner of the Michigan Sports Business Conference. The student-led event was held at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business on October 18th & 19th. The conference brought together top industry professionals and students looking to gain insight and entry to the ever-growing sports business world. This year, our partnership took on a new dimension with Pledge It presenting MSBC’s first ever charitable campaign— First Downs for First Step—which can be found at pledgeit.org/msbc.
As the MLB season winds down, we pause to recognize some of our top campaigners from the 2018 season. We present the First Annual Pledge It MLB Campaign Awards.
The NFL Network has featured the amazing story of Tom Pettry and the work of high school football teams across the country in Touchdowns Against Cancer, the nation's largest high school football charity program. Each September, communities unite in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month through this initiative created by Pledge It & MaxPreps, a CBS Sports Digital property.
Tyler Collins FaceOff Against Cancer Challenge was a season long fundraiser where he invited family and friends to pledge a donation per faceoff win. Tyler ended up raising more than $3,000 to help those battling cancer through his fundraiser. Our team conducted an interview with Tyler (and Mike Collins, Tyler's dad) to learn more about his fundraising efforts, and why he decided to earn donations for the HEADstrong Foundation.
The Professional Basketball Combine Announces the Rising to the Challenge Fundraising Campaign on Pledge It
In only its second year, of the Professional Basketball Combine (PBC) has decided that it's time to give back and create change in the community. The PBC has partnered with Pledge It to launch the inaugural Professional Basketball Combine: Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign to benefit PeacePlayers.
Kevin Barton was diagnosed shortly after birth with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a genetic disease that affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and causes progressive weakness of the muscles. When his friend, Ryan, learned that Kevin was struggling to cover health care expenses, he decided to earn donations for Kevin by doing when of his favorite activities - riding his bike!
Since 1980, over 1,000 special operations warriors have given their lives so that we might be free to pursue passions such as the sport of baseball. When these heroes died, whether in training or on the battlefield, many left behind loved ones, including over 1,100 children. In an effort to honor their sacrifice, high school baseball teams across the country have joined together to participate in STRIKE FORCE: Runs for Warriors.