ABOUT STRIKE OUT PARKINSON'S DAY

What is Strike Out Parkinson’s Day?

Strike Out Parkinson’s Day has two phases: fundraising and fun! 

 

First, during the weeks prior to the event, individuals and teams of family, friends, and coworkers will raise money and make donations to the Greenville Area Parkinson Society. The team that raises the most money prior to April 25th will receive an award and the Team Manager will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Strike Out Parkinson’s Day.

 

Second, at Strike Out Parkinson’s Day on April 25th, the friendly competition moves to Fluor Field. There, team members will earn “runs” by participating in fun activities and events, including an opening ceremony and walk around the warning track at Fluor Field, corn hole, trivia, and more. In addition, there will be an opportunity to “score” by participating in a mini-class of Rock Steady Boxing and PWR! (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery). Other ways to earn “runs” include signing up to volunteer at future GAPS events, making donations on “game day,” and visiting our various sponsors’ tables to learn about their organizations. We will wrap up our activities with a 15-minute dance party led by a GAPS in Motion! instructor.  At the end of the festivities at Fluor Field, the team that scores the most runs will be recognized as the Strike Out Parkinson’s Day champion! 

 

Please be advised that Fluor Field no longer allows purses, backpacks, etc. to be brought into the event space. Due to security and safety requirements, personal items now need to be in clear packages. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

About Registration....

You can register for this event as an individual or as part of a team any time before April 25th. 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 make a donation 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 April 25th will receive an award and the Team Manager will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Strike Out Parkinson’s Day.  During Strike Out Parkinson’s Day, your team members will have the opportunity to score runs by participating in fun activities, visiting sponsor tables, and 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. 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!

 

 

Sponsoring A Table....

Are you interested in promoting your business or organization at Strike Out Parkinson’s Day?  If so, consider sponsoring a table at our event.  Table sponsorship allows you to bring company/organization representatives to the event to set up your table and share information with attendees about the goods or services that you provide.  The cost to sponsor a table is $1000, and this money directly assists those living with PD in Upstate South Carolina. Contact Kamber Parker at kamber@gapsonline.org.

 

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 displayed on a sign in the Hall of Fame at Fluor Field on Strike Out Parkinson’s Day.  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.

 

Directions

Strike Out Parkinson’s Day is at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville on the West End. Use the Field Street stadium gate to enter Fluor Field. For GPS directions, use 356 Field Street, Greenville, SC 29601 -- this is the address for the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, directly across the street from the stadium entrance.

 

Parking

Parking details are still being finalized. Information will be forthcoming prior to the day's event.

 

Look for Strike Out Parkinson’s Day volunteers wearing red t-shirts around Fluor Field for help, questions, etc.