Big Goals and Big Giving: The 2019 Holiday Challenge
To the many athletes who helped make the 2019 Holiday Challenge a huge success—thank you! As a result of your efforts on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg, we raised over $45,000 for five not-for-profit organizations.
We continue to increase our annual participation levels for the Holiday Challenge, and as a result, we're able to support many great charities.This year, a record 18,061 people participated, which was a staggering number given that there was a short window of challenge time between American Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Concept2 pledged to increase the donation amount by $20,000 this year if we reached 20,000 people. While we didn't make this goal, we're still so pleased by your efforts. Therefore, we will be adding a percentage of $20k to reflect the progress that we made toward our goal. The total amount raised was $45,571.59!
Our 2019 charitable donations will be given to:
- The Nature Conservancy: $21,274.22
- 350.org: $3610.19
- The Sierra Club: $6919.60
- Renewable World: $9591.72
- Vermont Natural Resources Council: $4175.86
Participants who completed 200k meters or more can expect to receive a Holiday Challenge pin prize sometime in late February or March, depending on your location.
We wish you good health and many meters in the new year and hope you’ll join us for more challenges in 2020!