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Big Tackles with Harrison Smith

Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

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Based on 85 estimated tackles, each worth $663.41

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Ranked 8 of 21 fundraisers - $170 raised by 1 supporter

I'm participating in "Big Tackles with Harrison Smith" benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities. Please support me by pledging per tackle during my fundraising campaign. I believe in Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities's mission and I'm excited to earn your support with every tackle. Please help me reach the campaign goal of $65,000 by pledging now. I really appreciate your support. Thank you!

BIG Tackles is Back Again!

I’m thrilled to announce the return of my BIG TACKLES campaign, which supports area youth and Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities.

Together with your pledge, every tackle I make during the 2019 season provides financial support to help kids facing adversity reach their potential. Last year, we raised over $56,000 – and I’m expecting 2019 to be an even BIGGER year on and off the field!

–Harrison Smith #22

*NFL.com is the source for tackle totals.


A BIG thank you to our sponsor!


RECEIVE A SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO: Pledge $1 per tackle to the Big Tackles campaign and you will receive a signed Harrison Smith 8X10 color photo. Photo must be picked up at a FanHQ store location (Ridgedale Mall and Eden Prairie Center). Optional shipping for $5.


RECEIVE A PERSONAL TWEET FROM HARRISON: Pledge $3 per tackle or make a one-time $350 gift to the Big Tackles campaign and receive a shout out from Harrison from his Twitter account.


RECEIVE AN INVITE TO A MEET & GREET WITH HARRISON SMITH: Pledge $4 per tackle or make a one-time $500 gift to the Big Tackles campaign and you will receive an invitation to a meet & greet and autograph session with Harrison Smith at the Vikings’ TCO Performance Center. (Date TBD, typically a Tuesday in December.)


FLY WITH HARRISON: The Top Fundraiser who raises the most money through Big Tackles by the end of the season will win a VIP invitation to fly around the Twin Cities in a private plane with Harrison Smith as your pilot! Check out this video from Sports Illustrated showcasing Harrison’s hobby as a pilot!

This doesn’t mean YOU need to make the largest gift, you can inspire others in your network to give to Big Tackles by launching your own fundraiser!

How It Works: Click here to become a Big Tackles Ambassador who advocates to help us reach our campaign goal and achieve our mission. Share your personal fundraiser link with everyone you know – the top fundraiser will win this VIP experience with Harrison Smith! Fundraisers receive credit on the Fundraiser Leaderboard every time someone gives to Big Tackles through their fundraiser link. Big Tackles Ambassadors will be recognized on Pledge It as they rise up the fundraiser leaderboard.

The Steps Are Easy:

  1. Create a personal fundraising profile and invite your friends and family to makes pledges to Big Tackles.
  2. Personalize a message of why Big Tackles and supporting mentoring is important to you.
  3. Make your own pledge, first! It is much easier to ask others to support if you have made a gift yourself.
  4. Share your custom URL with your friends and family to make their own pledge! You can share via email, text, Facebook, Twitter, or other social channels. Making personal asks are much more successful. You can also share progress of the campaign on your social channels, so check back to the Fundraiser Leaderboard to track where you’re ranking!

Top Fundraiser: The individual at the top of the Fundraiser Leaderboard by the end of the season will win the opportunity to fly with Harrison Smith on a mutually agreed upon date, time and location. Experience is for one adult, 18+ years old.


WHO YOU WILL HELP

Almost 4,000 Twin Cities kids each year benefit from having a Big Brother or Big Sister in their life. 87% of these Littles com from low income households, 73% live with single parents, and up to 15% of Littles are homeless or highly mobile (meaning that they are without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence).

Did you know that youth who are mentored do better in school, have healthier relationships with their parents and peers, and are less likely to engage in risky behavior? 92% will graduate from high school. 86% maintained or improved avoidance of risk-taking behavior. And 85% have a clearer understanding of their career options.

But the waiting list for a mentor is long, especially for Little Brothers. Your support of Big Tackles will help Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities match more youth and help them on the path to a life-changing friendship.


THANK YOU FROM THE HITMAN

This campaign goes beyond football, it’s about giving to those who truly need and deserve our support. Please join me by making a pledge; you can also invest your time by becoming a Big— please click here to sign up.

If you can’t make a pledge, please show your support by sharing the campaign on social media.

Thanks for your support of Big Tackles, and of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Sincerely,

Harrison Smith #22

Schedule

DateNametacklesEarned
9/8vs. Falcons9$5,971
9/15@ Packers6$3,980
9/22vs. Raiders--
9/29@ Bears--
10/6@ Giants--
10/13vs. Eagles--
10/20@ Lions--
10/25vs. Redskins--
11/3@ Chiefs--
11/11@ Cowboys--
11/17vs. Broncos--
12/3@ Seahawks--
12/8vs. Lions--
12/16@ Chargers--
12/24vs. Packers--
12/29@ Bears--

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

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Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong & enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

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