How and Why to Create a Team

Teams are the heart of this event. They are made up of family members, friends, coworkers and others who have been touched by the death of a child as a way to celebrate, remember and honor this precious life. Invite your family and friends to participate in the IRIS Turkey Trot, indicate that they are participating in memory of your child during registration and/or make a donation to your team.

Creating a Team is easy!

Click on Create a Team and complete the form.

Once your team is created a screen will come up that lets you provide additional information on the actual team page:

As people register and select to be a part of your team and/or make a donation directly to your team you will see your donation totals raise.

Spread the Word and Raise Funds for Your Team:

Share the event details and team fundraising page with everyone you know! Tell them you have created a team for the IRIS Turkey Trot, share the info on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or by mailing requests to family, friends, and co-workers. Ask them to join you Thanksgiving morning at the IRIS Turkey Trot and to join your team (be sure to tell them your team name), and/or to make a donation to your team.

Sample:

On Thursday November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving morning - I/we will be participating in the IRIS Turkey Trot in Faribault MN in memory of my/our (child, grandchild, your child's name) This event benefits Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that assists parents, family, and friends who have experienced or been touched by the death of a child at any point during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood death.

IRIS is very important to us, because of that I/we would like to invite you to join our team. You can do this by registering to participate in the IRIS Turkey Trot and selecting to join my/our team, and/or by making a donation to our team. Please visit: www.irisRemembers.org to register and visit my/our team page (Team name and link) and help us reach our goal of $(team goal amount) for IRIS.

Sincerely or your own closing with your name

Top Fundraising Team:

A Prize Basket will be awarded to the Top Fundraising Team Captain. To be included in this contest All funds must be turned in by 6:30 pm on November 22, 2017.

Note: Registrations received after November 9, 2017 will not be included in team totals