Team Up for Tour
When you form a team, you make an even bigger difference in the Tour de Cure fundraising community.
The American Diabetes Association provides many tools and resources to help you get your team started.
Just follow these simple team building steps:
REGISTER YOUR TEAM WITH ADA
Choose a team name and get your teammates to register online.
SHARE THE LOAD
Recruit teammates to help in the following roles:
Recruiter: Encourages teammates to register and monitors team roster.
Fundraising expert: Helps teach members how to raise funds and reminds team of deadlines.
Party Planner: Plans team get togethers, group fundraising activities and post-event celebrations.
Trainer: Organizes team training rides and coaches teammates on safety.
SET YOUR GOALS
- How many people would you like on your team?________
- How much do you want each member to raise?________
- If you were on a team last year, how much more does your team want to raise this year?________
A team consists of five or more people with a common bond, connection or interest. Don't have five people yet? You can start with two or three and build from there. Forming a team involves no special requirements. Your daily life can offer a variety of sources to recruit potential team members:
- Your office
- Your neighborhood
- Your place of worship
- Family members
- Local civic groups (Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary Club, etc.)
- Community or professional organizations
SPREAD THE WORD
Encourage prospective participants to join your team and register.
E-mail friends, neighbors and office contacts with a link to your team page.
Distribute Tour brochures (free copies are available from your local office).
Post Tour team sign-up posters in your company lunch or break room, community center, or activity room in your place of worship.
Get on the meeting agenda and/or circulate your team roster at any civic, community or professional groups where you are a member.
Enlist your company's support by asking for your boss’s approval to invite co-workers to participate.
Write an article for your company newsletter that includes your name, contact information and Tour Web page address.
Personalize your approach by recruiting or collecting donations on behalf of someone you know who has diabetes.
Talk it up! Use word of mouth to create interest and excitement among your friends and associates. Encourage them to join your team.
ASK YOUR ADA TOUR COORDINATOR FOR HELP!
You're among friends when you decide to captain a team. ADA provides a wide range of support services to help your team achieve its goal in the fight against diabetes.
Special Team Captain email updates. These regular updates provide information and inspiration to help you reach the fundraising finish line.
Team roster updates. We can help you track your team registration.
Team Kickoff. Call your local Tour de Cure coordinator to schedule a kickoff at your company. We'll make a presentation about ADA and the Tour de Cure and how we can support your team's valued fundraising efforts. This is a great way to get your co-workers excited about participating!
Public relations. We want your team to be recognized for its hard work, so please share your team stories with your corporate communications department and us at the ADA. We will contact your local media to alert them to what you are doing in the community.
Team recognition. Display team spirit with team jerseys, T-shirts, hats or signs. The top teams will be recognized during the event and on our Web site post-event. Our wrap-up newsletter will highlight team fundraising and recruitment efforts including your team's final ranking.
Contribution statement. We can send you an update of the total funds your team raised, so that you can see your team's direct impact in the fight against diabetes.
Supplies. Order free fundraising materials and supplies by calling your local ADA coordinator. Request brochures, brochure holders, posters, pin-ups and whatever else you may need.