For the past five years, Stars, Stripes & Steps has hosted the community's first ever stair-climbing race at Centennial Park, weaving in and around Hot Springs, using the historic staircases, town walkways and the Freedom Trail for a challenging but fun run/walk/stroll.
And every year the business community comes out in force to sponsor this event. The money raised (over $5,000 last year, including a $1,000 matching grant) supports the Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club, an organization that is known for its caring attention to our young people.
We are deeply grateful this year to two Modern Woodmen chapters for offering matching grants...up to $4,500, if we match that through our fundraising! Wow, and wow! But we need your help!
Every dollar you contribute to Shoot for The Stars Sponsorship Campaign will be doubled by the matching grants, up to the $4,500 limit.
This year, for the first time, you can become a sponsor for as little as $10.00! In the past, we had four sponsorship levels, starting at $25.00: Bright Stars, Shining Stars, Super Stars and Rock Stars. These sponsorships are usually taken by businesses throughout the community, although sometimes individuals make cash donations at these levels.
This year we are adding a new sponsorship level, designed primarily for individuals, although businesses can certainly participate.
Shooting Star Sponsors will be honored in our event day program and on social media.
It's that simple, but we also want to make sure you know how your valuable dollars will be used.
Will you help us meet our Modern Woodmen matching grant goals, supporting Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club?
For as little as $10.00, you can be a Shooting Star Sponsor of Stars, Stripes & Steps, and help us help the club.
Even better, you can become a FUNDRAISER. The individual who raises the most funds in the Shooting Star Sponsorship will earn a gift basket (details yet to be determined, but it will be good!)
Donations can be mailed to: Challenge Dakota/Shooting Stars, P.O. Box 876, Hot Springs, SD 57747 or use the link below to donate online.
2 Mile Sock Hop with 269 steps
5K Crazy Crew with 657 steps
Knee High Hilly Half Marathon with 744 steps
Or opt for the $10.00, BRAND NEW 'zero-steps' FLIP-FLOP ROMP, which can be done in the park or "Virtually", wherever you would like to walk: This low impact fun-run/walk/stroll will have 1 or 2 mile out and back options, mostly on the beautiful Freedom Trail. If you cannot come to the park, you can register for a virtual Flip Flop Romp and just do it where you are, when you want. There are no shirts or swag for this $10.00 event, but you will receive a souvenir race bib designed solely for this event. This event is stroller and wheelchair friendly (the trail does have some very small slopes). Great for kids and anyone who doesn't wish to go far or climb high.
SIGN UP AS A BUSINESS SPONSOR:
There are many sponsorship opportunities for businesses at the four levels:
Bright Stars, Shining Stars, Super Stars and Rock Stars. Your sponsorship at any of these levels is huge in helping us cover our expenses. Without our business sponsors, this event quite simply would not happen. We need you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 605/890-1515 for information. Full sponsor opportunities will also be linked here soon!