The Community Challenge is the follow-on, pandemic-proof transformation of Patrick’s Pub Mania, which raised $2.3 million over 11 years for children and families in need and distributed via the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction. The Community Challenge is comprised of local businesses, organizations and friends and families who create teams and creatively fundraise their way to Closing Ceremonies, where coveted awards await the top teams in this friendly but spirited challenge.
Last year the Children’s Auction distributed $561,400 to 75 charitable organizations serving children and families - providing food, clothing, shelter, hygienic needs and Christmas gifts; funding non-profits working to provide basic and extended services for children; funding capital initiatives that improve the lives of children; and funding educational and recreational opportunities for children that they could otherwise not afford. See entire list here.
It is all about raising money, giving children and families a helping hand and being part of something fun and exciting that makes a significant impact in our community.
5 - 9 Years
1 - 4 Years
2019 Top Ten Team
Team Captain Central
Looking for ideas of how your team can raise money? Let us help!
Have donations ready to put in the bank for your team?
Stay tuned we will soon have a new "ITFK Community Challenge Deposit Slip" available (mid August). We are excited to announce that our good friends at Meredith Village Savings Bank and your fellow Barstool Bankers Team Captains, Jami Bordeau & Becki Reposa, are working to make this easy for you!
Want to make some $$$ for your team?!
Donate an item for the Children's Auction and the money raised will be added to your team's fundraising total. And, because this is our "X2" year, you may donate TWO team items!!
We will include more instructions on when and where to take your items at a later date but start thinking about what would draw the highest bids. Get your team brains together and think big!
This software should make fundraising much easier for you and your team. Sometimes technology gets the best of us though. If that's the case, let us help!
Earn points for your team and help those in need all year long. Donations may be made to any Lakes Region food pantry. Get all of your team members on board and vie for the "2020 Feeding Families Award!"
The Pub Mania tradition of bragging rights for the "Top Dollar", "Outsantding Participation" and "Feeding Families" awards continues on in the Community Challenge. The highly coveted "Participation" award is a bit different this year, so make sure to check out the contest rules!
Looking to help your team members keep track of their cash/check donations?
This form is optional and provided for those who would like to use it. Please note that this form should not be included with any deposits.
Stay tuned....Ornaments will be back and available in November.