What is "BE THE CHANGE" and how does it work?
In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to submit an entry telling us where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. Then our entire network can vote for the cause they’d not only like to see win, but will support. We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving. The Sheckler Foundation will come along side the winner giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans reality!
Our goal through "Be the Change" is to create awareness for all 4 finalists by using our global platform to share their story. The voting and rallying is NOT for the sake of competition. We could choose a "winner" other ways. The voting and rallying is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our 4 finalists, showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter.
STEP 1 Send in your entry! Entries can be made from October 19th - October 25th. The top 4 finalists will be announced and featured here.
STEP 2 VOTE DAILY for your favorite finalist starting October 27th! Rally your family, friends and community to vote daily for your favorite finalist on our website and share on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!
STEP 3 Donate to the cause that wins. Donations will be accepted here on the site immediately after the winner is announced.
The 3 questions often asked to enter BE THE CHANGE:
1. Does the entry have to be an official 501(C)3 Nonprofit?
NO, it does not. As long as your cause is in line with the Sheckler Foundation mission statement supporting pediatric causes, enrichment programs for at risk youth or injured action sports athletes, and meets all the requirements outlined on our website, you may enter.
2. Can I enter a person/individual?
YES! If you know of a child with an illness, injury, special needs who needs some help, tell us their story! If you know of a Professional Actions Sports Athlete who has been injured and needs help, tell us their story! Be sure to have a plan, proposed budget and video to tell their story well. Our website has the information and details on what is required.
3. Do I have to have a video?
YES. A video will help our voters know who they are supporting and why your cause is so important.
Important NEW GUIDELINES and tips before you submit your entry: