VIP Mahalo Club - Teams
The Top 3 Fundraising Teams, and the Top 3 Per Capita Fundraising teams to raise the most funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by November 10th will receive an invitation to the VIP Mahalo Club on event day. Only teammates who have met their $50 fundraising minimum by event day will be permitted. VIP Mahalo Club Members receive a series of race day perks that include: private food lines, reserved seating area, VIP beer garden, VIP parking and a commemorative gift.
VIP Mahalo Club - Individuals
All participants who raise $1,500 or more will receive an invitation to the VIP Mahalo Club on event day. VIP Mahalo Club Members receive a series of race day perks that include: private food lines, reserved seating area, VIP beer garden, VIP parking and a commemorative gift.
$750 companies receive 5 race entries, $1500 companies receive 10 race entries
All corporate teams receive finishers medals, tech T-shirts, post race Hawaiian meal, Georgetown beer, company name on corporate team banner, company logo with hyperlink on our website, recognition in social media posts and event emails and top corporate fundraising teams will be in the VIP tent.
Starting in May and running through December, there will be fundraising promotions for a plethora of incentives which include but are not limited to: Alaska Airlines tickets, start times, swag, VIP parking, and gift certificates galore! Think everything from movie passes to groceries! Please check your email and follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about all of these amazing promotions.
$50 Fundraising Minimum
All participants 18 years of age and over are required to fundraise a minimum of $50. This is in addition to the $50 registration fee. Participants who do not raise the minimum will not be allowed to participate in future Winter Pineapple Classics. When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Most leukemia patients, especially children, died within three months. Even by the mid-1950's, when the first-generation chemotherapy drugs began appearing, the disease remained a stubborn challenge. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. LLS is a driving force behind breakthroughs in treating blood cancer patients. For these reasons, it is vital for the Winter Pineapple Classic to maximize participant's fundraising efforts.
Can I conduct a raffle to raise money for LLS?
Probably not. Only if you are a member of a non-profit or membership organization that holds a valid raffle license in Washington or Alaska, may legally conduct a raffle for LLS. The Washington / Alaska Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chooses not to hold a raffle/gaming license because of the significant administrative burden, high cost and personal liability it places on LLS and its staff.
It is important to know the raffle and gaming laws in the state in which you reside. As a volunteer raising funds for LLS you are bound by those laws when holding a raffle of any kind, including knowing the types of prizes that are lawfully allowed.
Participants past and present, as well as sponsors, patient honorees, volunteers and staff have worked incredibly hard over the years to build Big Climb into a world-class fundraising event. We know that you are working extremely hard in helping us meet our fundraising goals and for that we are grateful. Like you, we want to protect the stellar reputation of Big Climb for years to come.
Click HERE for the 2018 Winter Pineapple Classic Fundraising Packet!