Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie

Bell Skate & Swim Presented by Agero


Date: November 7, 2017

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: John Rhodes Community Centre

Pledge Form 
(includes complete 2017 prize list)

Team Information Sheet

Team Reconciliation Sheet

This is a unique event where participants come together at the John Rhodes Community Centre to skate with our OHL heroes, the Soo Greyhounds and to enjoy the pool facilities where participants can free swim.

Great team/organization fundraiser!   
Teams/groups who have a minimum of five participants who each raise the minimum of $35 will receive 50% of the total that the group raises as a donation from the Rotary Club after the event.

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How can I convince other parents/leaders that this is a great fundraiser for our team?
Here are some of the reasons the Bell Celebrity Skate & Swim stands out from other fundraisers:

  1. It works – every year we send tens of thousands of dollars to participating community groups .
  2. Prizes – we take care of the incentives for your team as a whole and your individual fundraisers, from the top electronics to pool parties.   We’ve got you covered!
  3. Not weather dependent – if you’ve ever known the disappointment of working hard preparing for a car wash only to have it rain all day, you know why this point matters.
  4. No inventory – you won’t have to be worried about toting crates of cookies, or having freezers full of cookie dough, or having to buy all your child’s leftover chocolate bars.
  5. Great return – your team receives 50% of all money raised by your participants.
  6. Great cause – the other 50% goes towards local Rotary youth projects such as Easter Seals, THRIVE Child Development Centre, Student Youth Exchange, and Rotary District Science Fair Algoma.
  7. Best of both worlds – your participants have the choice of skating, swimming, or both which makes this event a good fit for almost everybody.
  8. Celebrities – a chance for your team to meet and skate with their OHL heroes, the Soo Greyhounds! (including Dash)

Can parents skate/swim with their kids?
Guardians are more than welcome to join their children on the ice or in the pool. In some cases, it is required that an adult accompany a child if swimming (i.e. if they are 7 and under OR if they are 8 or 9 and do not pass the swim test). Keeping in mind that this is a fundraiser, ALL swimmers/skaters regardless of age (including parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc.) are required to raise the minimum participation amount of $35. This amount can still be attributed to your team’s total, as long as the team does not exceed the maximum of 20 participants.

Do I have to register before collecting pledges?
No. If you picked up a pledge form or printed one from our website, feel free to start collecting pledges right away. IF you are unsure if your group qualifies as a “team”, feel free to call the Rotary office at 705-945-1279 for confirmation. You may be wondering about this after hearing the term “pre-registration”, but that refers to handing in your collected money before the event.

When will we receive our half of the funds?
We do our best to send the cheques to groups the week after the event. We may call you beforehand to confirm who the cheque should be made out to and the address it should be sent to. To ensure the amount you receive is correct, please make sure ALL your team members correctly fill in the top portion of their pledge form with their Team Name and Coach Name.

How do I pre-register?
Pre-registration appointments will be available the morning of the event and the three business days leading up to the event, every half hour during regular business hours. To book your appointment, call the office at 705-945-1279. The appointment will go smoothly and efficiently, if before you arrive, you: collect all of your team members’ forms and monies (we will only count pledges that have been fulfilled), use the reconciliation form available on this page to count the money, and double check that all the forms have the team and coach information completed correctly. If your team collected money as a group at the mall or another store, please distribute the money before your appointment (e.g. divided between all participants, divided between participants who worked at mall, etc.).  Every player for whom you have collected forms and pledge money will receive a bracelet.

Can we get bracelets before turning in our money?
No. Please book a pre-registration appointment and bring in the forms and monies to receive your team bracelets. Appointments go all the way to the morning of the event, for your convenience.

What if a member of my team turns in more money AFTER our pre-registration appointment?
As long as his/her form’s Team Name and Coach Name fields are filled out correctly on their pledge form, it can be brought to the registration room at the John Rhodes on the evening of the event and the funds will be counted towards your team’s total.

My team can’t participate in the event because we have a game/practice/competition that night, can we still use this as a fundraiser?
Absolutely! We will miss having you at the event, but your team can still fundraise and receive half back (with a minimum of 5 members raising $35 each). Your group will still qualify for the team prizes and individual incentives.


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