Build a Sponsor Team!
THANK YOU for sponsoring Rock to Rock! Now, are you ready to build a team? It's a great way to build camraderie and spirit among your employees and other members of your community. It gets your business's name out into the community. It's a chance to encourage healthy exercise on your team. And it's another opportunity to support great environmental work in the New Haven community!
Win Special Prizes Just for Sponsor Teams!
The sponsor team with the most members ...
... will be treated to a campfire and night hike -- complete with s'mores and hot chocolate (or adult beverages, if you choose) at Common Ground!
The sponsor team that raises the most funds ...
... can treat its top 8 fundraisers to an archery class, a special tour of the East Rock monument, a canoe class, or a day-long cycling tour hosted by the New Haven Parks Department!
To get started ...
First Step: Register your team captain. Click the green "register" button at the top of the screen. Once you choose your registration category, you'll be given the option to start a team. You'll automatically become team captain ... So sign up your captain first!
Second Step: Set up your team page. Once you're registered, you can set up a web page for your team, add a photo or video, explain what you're team's all about, etc. This web site will guide you through the steps!
Third Step: Spread the word. Once your team is up and running, you can send emails, post fliers, talk up Rock to Rock in person.
Fourth Step: Build the momentum! Encourage your team members to fundraise by sharing sponsor and individual prize information, congratulating them when they get donations and reach their goals. Check out more fundraising tips.
We are here to help! Contact Joel Tolman at 203.389.4333 x1214 or [email protected]
Thank You for Making a Difference!
Our sponsors rock! Together, we are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for our community and environment
Tips from Past Sponsors
#1: Get the word out early & broadly. Faxon Law Group and Assa Abloy sent out the invitation to all their staff and families, and handled the registration for those who wanted to sign up. The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation posted fliers, sent out emails, talked it up at staff meetings, included it in their newsletter, and put it on their web site. Need a customized flier or text? Email [email protected]
#2: Provide free or discounted registration. Elm Campus Partners and the CMHC Foundation paid the registration fees for their team members. We can even set up a special registration code -- contact [email protected]
#3: Serve together. You don't need to cycle to join a team! Whole Foods staff came out to run a rest stop. Elm Campus Partners comes out in force for our Day of Service. Get details on our Day of Service (April 7th) and other volunteer opportunities.
#4: Match your team's fundraising. The captain of the Nature Conservancy's team stepped up to match whatever their employees raised, up to $10,000!
#5: Organize a team event. Many teams have organized a happy hour, training ride, bike check, or other meetup before Rock to Rock. You can also turn our Launch Party (in February) and Day of Service (on Saturday, April 4th into events for your team!
#6: Get team swag. Elm Campus Partners comes out every year in matching t-shirts. Chabaso came out in slick jerseys. What's your team wearing? We encourage riders to have fun, especially on the shorter routes -- come in costumes, create floats on bicycle trailers, decorate your bike!