Detroit Free Press / TCF Bank Marathon Charity Partner Challenge

Detroit Free Press and TCF Bank Marathon Charity Partner Challenge infographic.

Since the Detroit Free Press / TCF Bank Marathon has gone virtual the marathon planning team has come up with some great unique ways to keep us all connected through everyone’s training! From September 21st through October 19th you can log all of your training miles via the Kilter Rewards app and earn points on their leaderboard to make the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s the #1 team! The winning team gets a $1,000 grand prize donation.

We have a great team so far with some of our charity runners and their friends & families that are keeping up their activity in support as well! That’s right – you don’t have to be registered for the race to participate in this fun challenge. There are also individual prizes as well.

You can sign up and get more details here: https://www.kilterrewards.com/events/detroit-free-press-tcf-bank-marathon-charity-partner-challenge

This event is free to participate – make sure you choose the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s when you join the Detroit Marathon challenge!

Virtual Fundraising Opportunities





Virtual Fundraising Opportunities

 

Want to join Team 23? We are pleased to announce we are partnered with the GivenGain online fundraising platform. You can choose the event of your choice – a 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk or run or get creative! You can start your own fundraising platform here, with all proceeds going to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Anyone raising over $500 will receive an exclusive Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit t-shirt.

Please view this useful guide for how to set up your fundraiser.

If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Thank you for your support and for joining Team 23!

Virtual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic

close up of golf ball on tee at Kirk Gibson Golf Classic.

Please join us for the fifth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. Over the last 4 years we have raised over $700,000 to fund programs to benefit Parkinson’s patients and to provide research grants to find help a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

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Get Out & Play A Round of Golf At Your Favorite Course to Fight Parkinson's

Our Virtual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic is now open through Wednesday, August 19th 8pm ET. https://e.givesmart.com/events/i02/

 

You can also text “GolfWithGibby” to 76278 to join.

Register today and play a round of golf at your favorite course from August 14th -17th to “compete from a distance” in this year’s Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. All players can stay connected on the course via the 18Birdies App to track score and leaderboard positions. All proceeds go to fight Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Participants receive a Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag
  • Participants receive a link to the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic auction on August 17th

Feeling Competitive? Join our tournament via the 18Birdies app- the leaderboard will be updated throughout the weekend. 

  • Prize will be awarded to the foursome that beats Kirk Gibson and his team by the most strokes. Should there be a tie, a group will be drawn at random.

Here’s how to join! All Sponsors will receive recognition on the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s website. You can sign up* via Eventbrite

  • Base Hit ($23): – receives a Kirk Gibson Foundation gift and online auction access
  • Home Run ($92): 1 foursome-  each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt) and online auction access
  • Grand Slam ($230): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt with extra swag!) and auction access
  • Walk-Off ($1,000): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt with extra swag!) and auction access and ONE autographed baseball per foursome.
*Virtual golf outing fees do not include golf course greens fees.

If you have any questions please email golf@kirkgibsonfoundation.org

The 2020 Detroit Marathon has gone virtual

Update: The 2020 Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon will be run virtually due to COVID-19.

We are pleased to announce that we are a charity partner for the Virtual Detroit Free Press Marathon Weekend October 16-18. Whether you run the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, 1M or Kids’ run you can be part of the inaugural Team 23 team. You can register at freepmarathon.com and be sure to choose “Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s” when asked if you would like to run on behalf of a charity.

Can’t race that weekend?  You can start your own fundraiser for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s on the GivenGain platform. Get started here.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org We can’t wait to have you on our team!