ABOUT STRIKE OUT PARKINSON'S DAY

 

What is Strike Out Parkinson’s Day? 

Due to COVID-19, Strike Out Parkinson’s Day 2020 will look a little different. We will still have our fundraising and fun aspects, but on a more virtual scale.

 

The weeks prior to the event will look much the same. Individuals and teams of family, friends, and co-workers will raise money and make donations to the Greenville Area Parkinson Society. The team that raises the most money prior to September 5th will receive an award!

 

At Strike Out Parkinson’s "Virtual" Day on September 5th, the teams and individuals will join in a one-hour event online. There, we will hear messages from our GAPS leaders, announce winning teams of Spring Training, participate in a mini-class of Tai Chi, Rock Steady Boxing, and GAPS in Motion!, highlight our sponsors, and more! Making donations on this virtual day will be easy to do right from your home. At the end of the event, the team that walked the most miles and raised the most money will be recognized as the Strike Out Parkinson’s Day champion! 

About Registration....

We are still accepting registrations for our virtual event. You can register for this event as an individual or as part of a team any time before September 5th. To register, simply click the REGISTER link on the Strike Out Parkinson’s Day page on our website. When you register, don’t forget to donate to support the Greenville Area Parkinson Society.  All donations stay right here in Upstate South Carolina to support those living with PD. 

Managing A Team and How to Score Runs....

Much like a baseball team, every Strike Out Parkinson’s Day team needs a good manager.  As a team manager, you will first recruit family, friends, and coworkers to join your team and make donations to the Greenville Area Parkinson Society.  The team that raises the most money prior to September 5th will receive an award. During Strike Out Parkinson’s Day, your team members will have the opportunity to score runs by making day-of donations. The Strike Out Parkinson’s Day championship team (and the individual who scores the most runs) will receive an award at the end of the event.

 

BUILD YOUR TEAM!

If you are creating a Team as a Team Manager, feel free to download the editable letter below. All you need to do is edit the blank or [bracketed] sections with your information. You can then print and mail to potential team members or cut and paste into an email. Download Team Manager Letter (Word .docx)

 

 

"Spring Training" Walk For Runs....

  • Start tracking the number of miles you walk (***It takes about 2,000 steps to walk 1 mile or 10,000 steps to walk 5 miles).
  • Help your team earn the highest number of runs (Every 10 miles = 1 Earned Run)
  • Call or email your team managers at the end of each month to let them know how many miles you have moved. Not sure who your team manager is? Call us at 864-905-2574 for help! If you are not yet affiliated with a team, we are happy to add you to our GAPS House Team!
  • These runs will be tallied up and contributed to your team’s overall score at Strike Out Parkinson’s Day! The team with the most miles will help their team win the Total Runs Award.

We know that these times are uncertain and can be extremely difficult without your regular social and physical support systems. We hope you will use spring as a way to connect with your team before the event and incorporate exercise into your life in an enjoyable new way!

 

About the Hall of Fame....

Much like the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Strike Out Parkinson’s Day Hall of Fame will honor those who are true champions of Parkinson’s Disease. Whether or not you are able to attend Strike Out Parkinson’s Day, the Hall of Fame allows you to participate by recognizing a loved-one, a care partner, family member, spouse, or anyone living and dealing with Parkinson's Disease.  For a minimum donation of $100, your honoree's name will be written on an encased baseball. These Hall Of Fame members will be recognized during the virtual event and they will receive their baseball some time after the event.  To honor someone, use the "Select Option" drop-down menu, select "SOP Hall Of Fame" and then input your honoree's name. Click the Donate Now button to continue to our secure donation form. After entering all required billing info, click Submit.  Visit the Hall of Fame page.

  

About Team Donations.... 

To make a donation, use the DONATE NOW button (located on the sidebar of this website).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: When making a donation to a Team, use the "Select" drop-down menu and select "Strike Out Parkinson's Day" and fill in the amount you are donating. Then, fill in the Team Name to which you are donating. If you are not registering or donating as part of a Team, please type "Individual" in the Team Name box. This helps us keep track of your donations and ensures the correct team or individual receives credit for the donation. After entering all required billing info, click Submit!

 

About Hall of Fame Donations.... 

To make a donation, use the DONATE NOW button (located on the sidebar of this website).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  To honor someone, use the "Select" drop-down menu, select "SOP Hall Of Fame" and click the $100. Then input your honoree's name.  This helps us keep track of your donations and ensures the correct individual is included in the Hall of Fame! After entering all required billing info, click Submit.