Special Campaigns

 

In 2015, the Chicago Mudcats Sport & Social Club received a $27,500 challenge grant from an anonymous donor. The donor offered to match dollar-for-dollar all donations from new donors who had not previously contributed to the Chicago Mudcats organization, and increased contributions from current and past supporters. At that time, the Mudcats embarked on our first-ever challenge campaign and raised $27,957. Our generous donor provided the $27,500 match and for the season the Mudcats raised an unprecedented amount of $55,457 in new dollars to support scholarships, facilities, and hiring of, and professional development for, coaching staff.
 

CLICK HERE  for a list of our 2015/16 MATCHING CAMPAIGN DONORS
 

ANNOUNCING THE MAKE IT COUNT CAMPAIGN

The Chicago Mudcats are thrilled to announce the MAKE IT COUNT Campaign. In honor of the 2017 season, the Mudcats have received a GENEROUS challenge grant from an anonymous donor who has offered to match dollar-for-dollar ALL donations made the Club UP TO $30,000.

The campaign, which begins Monday, March 20th and will end Sunday, May 14, will support key needs identified by the Mudcat organization:

  • Increase the number of scholarships offered to players each season
  • Grow our Coaching Staff
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for Coaches
  • Hire a dedicated program Physical Therapist with an understanding of baseball and the injuries associate with the sport
  • Continue to upgrade our facility and equipment
  • Enhance our technology to include state-of-the-art player tracking systems

Please consider supporting the Chicago Mudcats during this special campaign & double your dollars

MAKE IT COUNT | DONOR LEVELS

Grand Slam Donor

$5,000 & above

Out-of-the-Park Donor

$1,000 to $4,999

Three-Bagger Donor

$500 to $999

Two-Bagger Donor

$250 to $499

Ball-In-Play Donor

$100 to $499

Batter-Up Donor

$99 & below

CLICK HERE  to view 2017 DONORS TO DATE
 

MAKE IT COUNT MORE | CORPORATE MATCHING PROGRAMS 

When you support the Chicago Mudcats, be sure to find out if your employer will match your gift - it is an easy way to TRIPLE YOUR DONATION and MAKE IT COUNT MORE

Common Questions

  • What are employee matching gift programs?

    Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

    It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!
     

  • What are volunteer grant programs?

    Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

    If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!
     

  • How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?

    Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor/volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.
     

  • How do I find out if my employer has a matching gift program?

    Click here for a list of corporations with matching gift programs. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, so if you do not see your employer’s name, please be sure to check with your human resources department so you do not miss the opportunity to double your donation
     

WEEKLY PRIZES FOR DONORS!

Every Monday morning at 8am throughout the campaign, the Mudcats will announce a raffle for a special prize. All donors making a donation of $25 or more between 8am Monday and 6pm Sunday will be entered into the weekly drawing (for every $25 donated, you will receive an entry). Each Sunday evening at 7pm tune into the Mudcats Facebook Page for the live drawing. There is no limit on entries, so don't worry if you don't win one week, you can always donate another week and be in the running for another fabulous prize. 
 

CLICK HERE to see THIS WEEK'S RAFFLE PRIZE
 

MAKE IT COUNT | CAMPAIGN-AT-A-GLANCE

GIVING PERIOD

March 20, 2017 - May 14, 2017

DONATION GOAL

$30K

ANONYMOUS MATCH

$30K

POTENTIAL DOLLARS RAISED

$60K

CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS

Scholarships
Coaching Hires & Professional Development
Dedicated Program Physical Therapist
Facility Upgrades
Technology Upgrades

DONOR INCENTIVES

WEEKLY RAFFLE FOR BIG PRIZES!

For each $25 donation, donors receive one entry. Click here every Monday during the campaign period to check out the prize of the week!

RAFFLE DRAWINGS take place at 7pm every Sunday night LIVE on the Mudcat Facebook Page

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