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May 5, 2024     |    Lake Park, Milwaukee WI     |     8am-11am

Event Overview

The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is a series of 50+ in-person events taking place across the country! All GiGi’s Playhouse locations host their very own Acceptance Challenge, consisting of a fitness-based challenge and fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Our local event consists of a Dash for Down Syndrome where participants kick off our event, inspiring our 5K runners and 1-mile walkers to MOVE for acceptance!

Our Mission

We challenge you to MOVE for ACCEPTANCE

See you in

Your Support Changes Lives

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Join the Milwaukee May 5th event to show your commitment to including people with Down syndrome and all unique abilities! Join a team, attend the event, donate, sponsor, or volunteer.

Raise awareness and funds by creating a team and inviting friends and family to sign up and join us! The funds and awareness you raise will help provide life-changing programs and acceptance initiatives here, at GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee.

Registration

$25 per 1-Mile Walker ($30 starting May 1)
$30 per 5K Runner ($40 starting May 1)
FREE Dash for Acceptance
Raffle Tickets $5 each or $20 for a wingspan (at event)
Event T-shirts $10
GiGi’s t-shirts $21
Day of event registration is possible; however, t-shirts are not guaranteed

* Registrations before 4/1/4 include t-shirts

T-SHIRT REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 P.M. (midnight) 

ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION – closes Thursday, May 2 at 11:59 P.M. (midnight) 

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS May 5 at 8.00 A.M. at Lake Park

Schedule

8:00am - Open Registration & Packet pick-up
8:30am - GiGiFIT program sample & Warm-ups
9:00am - Dash for Acceptance
9:15am - 5K Timed Run
9:20am - 1-Mile Inspirational Walk
10:00am - Awards, Raffles, Family Fun & Pie-in-the-face

Followed by post-race party and family activities.
Please keep dogs at home.
No bicycles.
Parking at Lake Park Bistro or street parking is available.

Your support empowers all unique abilities!

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Team Incentives and Awards

  • For each person that joins your team, the team champion will get 1 raffle entry into the photo wall drawing (12 chances to win)
  • Teams created by 3/10 will receive an event yard sign! Pick-up signs at the Down Syndrome Day Party at GiGi’s 11am-1pm on March 10
  • The top 5 fundraising team champions will get to have a photo on the picture wall at GiGi’s
  • The top fundraising team will win an award
  • The biggest team will win an award
  • The top 3 5K runners in each age group for men and women – receive medals
  • Pie in the face opportunities when total event donations reach the following levels: $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; or MORE!

Move for Acceptance Today

National Sponsorship Opportunities

All National Sponsors receive the following benefits

  • Recognized as a National Sponsor on the main event webpage (3.5 million) and direct email blasts (200,000+)
  • Recognition as #GenerationG - Certified organization in GiGi’s Playhouse Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Link on all national emails pre- and post-event
  • Recognition on all media advisories/releases and promotional efforts across 55+ locations.

Presenting Sponsor - $100,000

  • Exclusive event sponsorship naming rights at 55+ GFAC events, including logo on the front of all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 30 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 3 Foursomes at National Golf Outing
  • Sponsor logo on National Golf Outing shirts
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner
  • Guest Podcast Opportunity

Platinum Sponsor - $75,000

  • VIP logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 20 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 2 Foursomes at National Golf Outing
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Gold Medal Sponsor - $50,000

  • VIP logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship recognition at GiGi’s National 2024 signature events
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • 10 VIP tickets to the National Gala
  • 1 Foursomes  at National Golf Outing
  • Premium ad placement in our 2024 issue of the #GenationG Magazine
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative

Silver Medal Sponsor - $25,000

  • Logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • Opportunity to create a personalized plan of GiGi’s Corporate Disability DEI Initiative
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Bronze Medal Sponsor - $10,000

  • Logo placement at 55+ GFAC events and on all event t-shirts (15K+)
  • Sponsorship logo on all GFAC websites
  • Recognition on our website as a Certified #GenerationG Organizational Partner

Local Sponsorships

All Local Sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity for company presence at the event.
  • Set up a tent and table on-site, share informational or promotional materials, bring volunteers and cheer on athletes.
  • Inclusion of promotional material or product samples in event swag bags (contact us for more info and to confirm event details)

Racer Sponsor - $5,000

  • Logo on Event Arch Structure at the Start/Finish line
  • Exclusive naming rights for an event station, such as the Kids Zone
  • Prominent logo on Playhouse webpage with link to business (1 year)
  • Listing in local Press Releases
  • Custom Yard Sign displayed along race route at sponsored event
  • Logo on Event Publicity (Posters, E-blasts, Social Media posts, etc.)
  • Inclusion in Announcements at event
  • Acknowledgment at Playhouse on Star Wall
  • Logo on event T-Shirt

Sprinter Sponsor - $2,500

  • Logo on Event Banner Barricade located at the Start/Finish line
  • Listing in local Press Releases
  • Custom Yard Sign displayed along race route at sponsored event
  • Logo on Event Publicity (Posters, E-blasts, Social Media posts, etc.)
  • Name/Logo acknowledgment on Playhouse event webpage
  • Inclusion in Announcements at event
  • Logo on event T-Shirt

Jogger Sponsor - $1,000

  • Event supporter yard sign to display at your home or business
  • Logo on Event Publicity (Posters, E-blasts, Social Media posts, etc.)
  • Name/Logo acknowledgment on Playhouse event webpage
  • Inclusion in Announcements at event

Walker Sponsor - $500

  • Event supporter yard sign to display at your home or business
  • Logo on Event Publicity (Posters, E-blasts, Social Media posts, etc.)
  • Name/Logo acknowledgment on Playhouse event webpage

WE, the people of the Down syndrome community, are challenging YOU to MOVE FOR ACCEPTANCE – to prove that every person should be accepted for who they are!

We live in a world that is often separated based on differences. It is time for people to come together regardless of race, gender, diagnosis, sexual orientation, or religion. We need universal ACCEPTANCE for all people.

This peer-to-peer fundraising event directly funds our 4,000+ hours a year of FREE educational, therapeutic, and career-building programs for our GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee Participants.

Thank you to our Sponsors. Without your support we couldn’t provide FREE programming to support over 500 individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities in the greater Milwaukee area!