Teams

Our family teams make Run for Sight what it is - DGC's biggest fundraiser and an event that feels like a big family reunion.

Anyone can create a team and make a difference for hundreds of kids with visual impairments. Engage your family, friends, coworkers, and community to support Delta Gamma Center.

People love to be asked for help and given the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

There are many creative ways to raise money and build awareness for the cause. The passion and dedication of family teams brightens our world! When you raise funds for Delta Gamma Center, you are helping us in our mission to help children with visual impairments reach their full potential.

SUPER SUPPORTER SARA FRANCO

We are so grateful for supporters like Sara Franco and her husband Brandon Franco, captains of the top fundraising team two years in a row, Team Reese Cup. “It’s absolutely our pleasure to give back whatever we can,” Sara said. Sara’s motivation and inspiration to fundraise is her eight-year-old daughter, Reese. “She’s just a rockstar,” Sara beams.

The family has received services from Delta Gamma Center since Reese was three months old. The Run for Sight event is a chance to come together in support of Reese and the organization. “Looking back and seeing hundreds and hundreds of people walking behind you and all the support for children who are visually impaired, it’s just very inspiring,” Sara said, “It makes you feel like you’re not alone.” Through events like Run for Sight and the Center’s family activities, parents like Sara and Brandon have a network that provides resources, relationships, and reassurance.

When asked for tips for fellow fundraisers, Sara encourages others to reach out to their employers to see if they are willing to do a matching program. She also advises fundraisers to try creative strategies. “Don’t be afraid to be creative and capitalize on whatever strengths or resources that you have,” Sara shared, “Don’t be afraid to reach out to people, you’d be surprised how generous people can actually be.”

Team Captain Guide

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Click on the links:

I'm a Team Captain images

--Portrait

--Landscape

RFS 2020 Logo images

--28th Annual Circle

--Full Color

--White

2020 RFS Tee image

How-tos for Social Media Promotion

Run for Sight 2020 Team Incentives

The Top Three Fundraising Teams raising over $5,000 this year will receive the incredible gift of a mixed media artwork from a personal photo of a loved one by Julie Villhard. This is truly priceless.

For many years, Julie Villhard and Amy Nichols have  generously donate photo shoots for our top fundraising families. This is always the most valued incentive for our teams.

This year, Julie has offered to create mixed media art from the winners' photos. These will be similar to the amazing "portraits" of several DGC kids that Julie created and were exhibited at our Art Through All Eyes in 2017 at the Robert Bullivant Gallery. These works can be viewed by clicking here.

This is a truly priceless prize.

Top Fundraising Team $5,000+

  • Two tickets to Holiday House 2020 with valet parking
  • Julie Villhard Mixed Media Art*
  • Invitation for two to the Top Fundraiser Celebration in October 2020
  • Family membership to St. Louis cultural institution (choice)
  • Brailled Jewelry
  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt – branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

Top Three Fundraising Teams $5,000+

  • Julie Villhard Mixed Media Art*
  • Invitation for two to the Top Fundraiser Celebration in October 2020
  • Family membership to St. Louis cultural institution (choice)
  • Brailled Jewelry
  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt– branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$5,000+

  • Invitation for two to the Top Fundraiser Celebration in October 2020
  • Family membership to St. Louis cultural institution (choice)
  • Brailled Jewelry
  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt – branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$4,000+

  • Family membership to St. Louis cultural institution (choice)
  • Brailled Jewelry
  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt – branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$3,000+

  • Brailled Jewelry
  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt– branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$2,000+

  • $50 gift card to entertainment (choice)
  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt– branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$1,000+

  • $50 gift certificate to the Shining Light Tree Lot and Holiday Boutique
  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt– branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$750+ and/or registering 20+ paid runners/walkers

  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded ¼ zip grey long sleeve t-shirt – branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

$500+ and/or registering 15+ paid runners/walkers

  • Receive a Delta Gamma Center branded t-shirt – branded with DGC’s new logo (logo reveal coming soon)
  • Recognition on the DGC Run for Sight website and at Top Fundraiser Celebration

*You provide a photo of your child/loved one and Julie will use it to create a mixed media piece of art from it.

Funds raised include funds received or pledged (including corporate matches) as of midnight June 19 and paid registrations as of midnight June 15 when registration closes.

Incentives: Family Memberships

  • Magic House
  • Louis Zoo
  • Louis Science Center
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • Missouri History Museum

Incentives: Entertainment

  • Splash City
  • We Rock the Spectrum Gym
  • Edison's Entertainment Complex
  • Epic Laser Tag & Sports Arena
  • Sky Zone
  • Union Station (Aquarium, St. Louis Wheel, Mini Golf, Mirror Maze, Rope Course)
  • AMC/Marcus/St. Louis Cinema/Landmark Theatres

Restaurant of your choice