Since the dawn of time, history has shown that humans enjoy doing things together, as part of a group a team boosts the spirit of a loved one with a brain injury when formed in his or her honor. If you're a business owner, forming a team will increase your company's visibility in the community, promote teamwork, plus boost morale and fitness at the same time. The Walk for Thought is a fun, low-cost fundraising event for everyone.
It takes one person to inspire hundreds---that's the power behind being a Team Captain. As a Team Captain for the Walk for Thought, you become a leader in a powerful moment.
TEAMWORK--The More the Merrier!
The Walk for Thought is much more fun with a group of teammates to support and encourage each other along the way. As a team captain or team member, you will notice the camaraderie and development of team pride whether your team is made up of friends and family, co-workers, or members of a community group. If you are walking as part of a corporate team, employees will enjoy a fun social outing while raising much needed funds.
What is a Team? A team consists of a captain and at least 2 additional team members. Team are generally classified as Friends & Family or Corporate (meaning the team represents a company or organization). However, anyone can form a team and we encourage all teams to be inclusive and recruit from many areas. Some of our best teams consist of a mixture of co-workers, family members and friends.
How do I create a team?
Each Walk Team starts by choosing a Captain and a Team name, and setting its Team fund-raising goal. The Captain registers first for the Walk online, as an individual (click on 'Register to Walk' link at main Walk for Thought webpage). The Captain names the Team, then lets other team members know the Team name & that it's time to register online. Other team members sign on using the 'Join a Team' option on the 'Register to Walk' page (from the pull-down menu there).
Ready to get started?
If you're a brand new team, WELCOME! Once you're registered, you can create a team webpage with your own URL, send out team recruitment emails, and most importantly...begin fundraising!
Let us assist you in developing and growing your team! Set up a meeting with Ceili Quigley 802-244-6850, ext. 3522, to discuss your team goals and to provide you with creative recruitment and fundraising ideas. We're also available to speak to groups of potential and/or returning teams about brain injury, Walk for Thought, the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, and the important role teams play in helping our mission.