Help us achieve and share our mission by donating to CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation. Use the button above to help us share Chase’s love for athletics and our mission for family well being throughout the world.
CMAK is a registered 501c3 charity: EIN 80-0876773. Donations are tax deductibl
CMAK has many ways for supporters to participate in the foundation and make a meaningful contribution to fulfilling CMAK’s mission while honoring Chase and keeping his inspiration as part of our lives.
Participate: Sign up for the CMAK newsletter and liking us on Facebook where you will be kept informed on events to attend and volunteer opportunities. You also will keep abreast of the works of the foundation and the inspirational actions of your fellow Race4Chasers.
Race4Chase: Join athletes from around the world inspired by Chase to better themselves and honoring Chase by dedicating training and participation in an athletic event. Join the Race4Chase team by registering and starting a fundraising page where you can keep the supporters informed on your progress.
Organize Your Own Event: Many supporters have taken the next step and organized their own event to support CMAK and to keep Chase’s memory alive. Golf Outings, Bowling Nights, Road Races, Motorcycle Rallies have been organized in close cooperation with CMAK to raise money and awareness. CMAK can provide branding materials, online registration, access to volunteers and other support to combine with your ideas and energy to make the event a success. To start the process, please provide your information and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer: Volunteering is one of the most effective ways of contributing to fulfilling CMAK’s mission. Since we operate entirely on volunteers, the limits to our reach and effectiveness is directly associated with the energy, skills and availability of volunteers for our events, races and administering the foundation. We have been blessed with a talented, tireless and enthusiastic group of volunteers who not only successfully stage our events but also enjoy themselves in the process. The Race4Chase community is all about forging friendships, encouraging self-improvement and doing things for the right reason, all in Chase’s spirit. This is part of the very mission of the foundation and we are fortunate to have been able to attract volunteers that embody this spirit. Come join us by emailing email@example.com with your specific interest.
Events: All of our events have a need for volunteers and, in many circumstance, you can volunteer as well as participate in a particular event. We not only need volunteers to be the chairpersons for the event but also the volunteers that take care of all the details. The responsibilities can be flexible depending upon your circumstances. You can find these volunteer opportunities through the event pages on this website.
Just as our Volunteers are vital to the success of CMAK in fulfilling its mission, our sponsors and partners allow us to confidently stage events, execute programs and enhance the experience for our community. The strength of our sponsors, not only support us financially but provide expertise, manpower, merchandize and networking that allows us to pursue our mission effectively. We thanks all those that have stepped forward to work with us on our journey to date and look forward to continue to improve and expand our efforts together in the future.
CMAK continues to seek sponsors for events and the overall Foundation with entities that are genuinely aligned with our vision and are committed to the success of our mission.
Why Be a Sponsor?
1- First and foremost, the motivation of our sponsors and partners is to contribute to the success of the vision and mission of the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation to turn tragedy into triumph by supporting communities, families and children through health and wellness initiatives while honoring Chase and the other students and educators taken from us at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
2- Sponsors are supporting programs which are visible and active in the communities where they are located with an audience of individuals, families and children all trying to better themselves. Results are visible and tangible.
3- In supporting CMAK’s programs, Sponsors align themselves with an organization which is not only welcomed in the local community but is well received nationally as it expands.
4- Our sponsors are part of a growing Race4Chase community which actively seeks ways to participate together in honoring Chase, advocate for CMAK and support the success of its mission. Sponsors create a unique access to this community while being part of achieving something together.
5- CMAK is receptive to creative ways for sponsors to promote their products within our operation while, in return, provide support to our programs and a unique access for our Race4Chase community.
How to be a Sponsor?
1- Review our website to become familiar with our mission, programs and events that we participate in and/or stage ourselves. For most events, there is a sponsorship opportunity.
2- Express your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org so that a representative of CMAK for the event can get in touch with you to discuss the specific opportunities further.
CMAK has been very fortunate to have forged multiple partnership over the course of its development beginning with our partnership with Greater Waterbury YMCA which has facilitated the formation and expansion of the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program.
Our partnership with Bikes for Kids of Essex, CT has offered the possibility that every child in the program can take a bike home with them at its conclusion adding additional value to an already impactful program.
,After many years of financial support, USA Triathlon, the USA governing body of the sport of triathlon, has formalized a partnership with CMAK to provide its resources in assisting CMAK in managing and expanding the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program. Each Race4Chase FINALE is a USAT sanctioned triathlon and the youth participants are encouraged to continue to pursue the sport after completion of the program.
CMAK continues to seek partnerships with other organizations that can provide similar synergies to benefit the quality and expansion of the programs. Interested parties can reach out to info@cmakfoundation to explore further.