The Santa Barbara Triathlon is more than just a pretty race. We have heart, too – lots of it. That’s why we make such a big deal out of our annual Fundraising Program (and offer fabulous prizes to encourage enthusiastic participation). This year our beneficiary is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), whose goal is to protect and insure every child’s right to a safe, permanent home. With your support, the vision of providing a CASA advocate to every abused and neglected child in Santa Barbara County’s dependency program could be within reach.

In addition to doing something meaningful for your community, raising money for our beneficiary can result in you winning some REALLY cool prizes. Raise as little as $150 to start earning your prizes: RESERVED PARKING (for first 25 fundraisers), expedited check-in, SB Triathlon branded socks, & custom fundraiser hats. Raise a minimum of $500 and earn a FREE race entry for 2016. The top 5 fundraisers who raise at least $750 also win this great gym bag from REI, a TriSports.com Gift Certificate ($100, $200, or $300), and two tickets to the annual CASA at the Vineyard – an amazing event at Sunstone Winery including dinner and wine tasting ($300 value – limited tickets).

Take 5 minutes and help us raise $25,000

When you register for the Santa Barbara Triathlon we make it easy for you to create a personal fundraising page. A link to our Fundraising Campaign will be included in your confirmation email from IMathlete. Or if you just can’t wait, follow these simple instructions and you’ll be up and running in two minutes.

Getting started couldn’t be simpler:

  • Click here to go to our Fundraising Campaign Page.
  • Click on the Become a Fundraiser link (left-hand column) to become a Fundraiser.
  • Fill out the brief form to customize your page.
  • Click “Launch” and Bam! You’re ready to invite people to donate via email and social media just by sending them a link to your page. (Once your page is created you can always come back to our Fundraising Campaign Page and click on “Find a Fundraiser” to locate your personal page.)

It’s that easy!

If you want to create a mass email, you can click on our Sample Email/Letter 2015.– cut and paste the text into your own email tool; don’t forget to include your fundraising page URL so they can go straight to your page and donate online. If you want to send that email to friends who prefer to donate with a check attach this form: DonorContributionSheet. Remind them to fill out the form and submit it with their check – that way we can be sure you get credit for it. If every Santa Barbara Triathlon participant gets 3 friends to donate $5 each we will raise over $25,000 for our beneficiary.

Tools & Tips – helps you create effective fundraising goals and strategies.

If you’d like to offer your product or service as a prize please email us at: Fundraise@santabarbaratriathlon.com. We offer some valuable promotional benefits to our generous sponsors.

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CASA

CASA of Santa Barbara County

Beyond stunning scenery and flawless operations, a big part of what makes the Santa Barbara Triathlon so unique is our commitment to giving back to the community that supports us so wholeheartedly. Since 2002, our fundraising efforts have raised more than $445,000 for local non-profit organizations. This year, our goal is to exceed the half-million dollar mark. Please help us by supporting our 2015 beneficiary, CASA of Santa Barbara County.

Since 1995, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Santa Barbara County has been the only local agency with volunteers appointed by the dependency court to advocate for abused and neglected children. For children in the dependency court system, losing a parent, suffering abuse, or being removed from their home easily becomes the most stressful situation you can imagine for a child. CASA makes sure they don’t have to go through that time alone.

Throughout CASA’s twenty years of service to children, the community — from individuals to corporations to community partners — has responded passionately to this call to action, so CASA set their goals of expanding to meet the needs of the children. Part of meeting this goal was to be chosen as the beneficiary of the Santa Barbara Triathlon, which will bring needed funds and also bring heightened awareness.

Thanks in part to your support, and the proceeds from the Santa Barbara Triathlon, the vision of providing a CASA to every child who needs one now seems within reach. Besides being a microcosm of the community, CASA of Santa Barbara County is now an outright expression of the community’s will to care for its children. This year could be the turning point, the year when children are no longer put on a waiting list for months, in hopes of being paired with their champion.