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FUNDRAISING

Do you have a fabulous idea for a fundraiser for the Club? Send your ideas to fundraising@okotoksbmx.com

Current Opportunities to Help Our Club

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Tru Earth

We have partnered with Tru Earth to help raise funds for the 2024 season. 20% from every order goes back to the club. All orders ship directly to your door!!

CLICK HERE to place
your order!

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50/50 Cash Raffle

Okotoks BMX Club is
running a 50/50 Raffle Ticket draw!The funds will go directly to our June 2024 provincial.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

We are currently accepting donations for the raffle table for our June 23 & 24, 2004 Provincial races. If you would like to make a donation of an item or cash to purchase an item please send an email to fundraising@okotoksbmx.com.  

Why We Fundraise

  • Ongoing operations and maintenance of the track 

  • Coaching courses and new training equipment 

  • Loaner bikes and equipment for people to try BMX 

  • Concession supplies and race night software 

This year we also have three other items we will be fundraising for: 

1. Hosting Provincial Cup Race in June 

As many of you may know we have been selected to host the first provincial in June (Great news for not having to travel for the first provincial of the year). These larger events are great to showcase the town and provide a comfortable first provincial race for our members but require additional costs for hosting the event.  

2. Transponder System 
 

The transponder system would provide added value to our members and allow them to monitor their speed during races and practices to see how they progress throughout the year. This would help the kids better quantify their improvement and help coaches customize training. 

3. New UCI Level Race Track  
 

Coles notes version of this is that we currently lease the track land from the town on an annual basis. As the town expands, the town will need to expand the water treatment plant and we will need to move to a new location.  I looked up the estimated cost for St Alberts new BMX track which is set at approximately 800,000 to 1,000,000 (I guess dirt and start gates aren’t cheap these days). We have heard from multiple members on wanting to proactively prepare and fundraise towards a new track for multiple reasons: 

  • Ensure we do not miss a BMX season due to construction time 

  • Build a UCI level race track that can host Nationals and other large events and help to prepare our members for larger events and contribute to the local economy

  • Expanded permanent facilities (lights, sponsorship, etc.) 

  • Ensures fundraising doesn’t fall all on one year

 

At a recent meeting with the Town of Okotoks, the Club was informed that we will have to relocate the track in two years. We can stay at the existing track until the new one is completed but will need to start raising funds now as the new build is going to require a lot of money. 
 

Our goal is to focus on fundraising activities where you, your family and friends would already be spending your money and to be positive contributors in our communities.  

 

We are always open to additional ideas for fundraising and sponsorships so if you have any questions or ideas please do not hesitate to reach out to fundraising@okotoksbmx.com

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