Courage Classic Fundraising Toolkit

Every dollar you raise makes a difference for Children's Hospital Colorado patients. Explore the toolkit below for helpful tips and resources to support your personal and team fundraising efforts.

Fundraising deadline

Fundraising minimums must be met by rider check-in to ride in the tour.

Meet your fundraising minimum by June 24 to receive your rider packet in the mail and skip in-person check-in when you arrive at the tour.

Earn fundraising recognition badges along the way based on number of years ridden, and cumulative and current year fundraising.

The final fundraising deadline to meet your personal fundraising goal is Aug. 31. All donations must be received by Aug. 31 in order to count toward this year’s fundraising goal. Any donations received or postmarked after Aug. 31 will be applied to next year’s event. Please include rider name and number on all check donations. Processing takes a few days.

All award merchandise will be mailed after Aug. 31 fundraising deadline.

Fundraising minimum


Adult fundraising minimum


Child (under 18) fundraising minimum


No required fundraising minimum for virtual riders, kids under 5 years old or riding medics

Steps to get started

Take the first steps toward meeting your fundraising goal by familiarizing yourself with helpful resources in the Participant Center. The Participant Center is your fundraising home base. You can customize your personal page, track your goals, send emails and access fundraising tools.

Upload a photo or video and share why you’re raising money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. Participants who update their personal page raise more than participants who do not update their page. Once you customize your fundraising page, connect it to Facebook to streamline your efforts.

Show your friends and family your own commitment to Children’s Colorado patients and families by donating to your own fundraising effort. Then ask as many people as you know to match your gift. That’s how $50 turns into $100, then $150… and pretty soon thousands of dollars for Children’s Colorado kids, families, and caregivers.

Share your story through social media, email or word of mouth. Include a link to your fundraising page that you set up in step one. You’re doing something amazing – Share it with the world to inspire others to join you in supporting Children’s Colorado.

Connect your fundraiser to Facebook to streamline your fundraising efforts. Once you’ve set up your Facebook Fundraiser, learn about our new social integration and start fundraising like a pro!

Connect with other supporters in the Courage Classic Community Facebook Group, share fundraising tips and ideas, and fuel the Courage Classic spirit!

The impact of every dollar you raise

The money you raise supports the greatest needs of our patients and caregivers.


can provide technology that makes procedures less scary and stressful

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can pay for specialized equipment to care for premature babies in our NICU

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can help achieve new breakthroughs in research to treat more kids who are sick

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Fundraising ideas

Below are some fundraising ideas to help inspire you. Discover new ways to raise money to make a difference for Children’s Colorado patients and their families. Get creative!
Matching funds

Let your donors know that their employers will often match the money they donate to nonprofits. They, and you, can double the impact of their gifts.

Donate your day

Turn a special day into a day that could help someone else by asking for donations instead of gifts. A birthday, wedding, or any day can become a fundraising opportunity.

Throw a party or host a sporting event

Have a kickoff party, themed party, dance party, kickball game, bowling tournament, or whatever excites you. Invite some friends, have some fun, and accept donations. Tip: find a restaurant that will sponsor or match funds.

Memorial giving

A memorial fundraiser is a thoughtful way to honor a loved one or a beloved pet.

Raffles: Legal disclaimer

Raffles, bingo, lottery and drawings are games of chance and are considered a raffle. Raffles MUST be approved and licensed by the state. If you hold a raffle without obtaining your own raffle license, you will be conducting an illegal raffle according to Colorado State Law and subject to review by the Colorado Gaming Commission. You must provide current raffle license information (organization name, games manager name and license number) to the Foundation prior to holding a raffle. If you hold a silent auction or sell any food or merchandise to support your team, please consult the business and sales tax licensing requirements for the city, county and state where any property is to be delivered. You may be required to collect and remit sales taxes. Please address any specific questions to your tax advisor. The Foundation does not provide tax advice.

Stuck? Let us help you

We can provide you with ideas to help get you get started.

Not ready to fundraise?

There are many ways you can participate in the Courage Classic. If you’re not ready to fundraise, consider donating or volunteering.

You make stories of hope and healing possible

With every email, fundraising party and social post, you’re supporting lifesaving care for children at the region’s only nonprofit pediatric hospital.