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Kylie Raubaugh's Fundraiser:

My Birthday Wish for Special Olympics

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BENEFITING: THE AVRIL LAVIGNE FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Avril

Kylie Raubaugh

THE STORY:

One day on twitter I came across a tweet from Avril Lavigne which featured a link to donate and begin a fundraiser for her cause for the Special Olympics. In the past i've been very for things of this nature, being Special Olympics, Ending the "R" word, and even just more common equality among people with disabilities. Immediately after seeing the link, I liked the idea of raising money for such a good cause and was interested in helping out. 

More details are below, in Avril's message herself, but basically she's hoping to raise enough money to send and support 30 atheletes to the 2015 Special Olympics, an organization known to make people with disabilities feel accepted and valued within their own society. 

People with disabilities have always meant a lot to me, one girl in particular will forever hold a special place in my heart. From spending time with her in high school along with the other students she inspired me to begin studying to become a Special Education teacher which I am hoping to begin in the very near future. Every day I saw her she would put a smile on my face; whether it have been from running up to say hi, or her random outbursts of dancing and singing Justin Bieber songs. She has many catch phrases (my favorite being "Aww pickles!") and she is currently a senior in high school. Although I no longer see her every day, I talk to her on the phone several times each month. She enjoys talking about gym class and being on the different unified student teams offered at the high school. So knowing that sports bring her together with other people just as they do for me, it really aspires me to help give people with disabilities the chance to feel this same connection and get to have that experience.

I know it might be bothersome and slightly annoying to ask for a donation, but it would truly be going to an amazing cause and organization. Like Avril Lavigne says in her message: "Every dollar counts"

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This year for my birthday, I am asking you to join the "Team Rockstar" campaign by creating a fundraising page and inviting your friends and family to donate. By creating a fundraising page you will be supporting my Foundation's partnership with Special Olympics and sponsoring athletes' participation in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The top fundraiser is going to win dinner with me, and 2nd through 10th place are also going to win amazing prizes including phone calls, google hangouts, signed and worn converse from me, and more!   

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. They empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.

My goal is to help support 30 athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games for my 30th Birthday. I challenge you all to rally, start teams and compete to help make a difference. We have some fun surprises planned along the way so I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

Every dollar counts, thank you for your support and for making my birthday wishes come true. 

-Avril

 

Rules: Avril Grand Prizes

Rules: Avril's Signature Fender Guitar

 

Avril Photo Cred: Mark Liddell

Prizes

Click Fundraise and Be One of the Top 10 Fundraisers and You'll Get One of These Amazing Prizes.



Grand Prize (Top Fundraiser)

• Dinner with Avril for you and a friend
    • Dinner and travel up to $2K covered by Foundation
   • Date and location to be mutually agreed upon within 1 year after campaign close
• 2 ROCKS T Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed sparkle high top converse
• Signed 8x10
• Surprise merch grab-bag


2nd Place

• Google hangout with Avril Lavigne for you and 2 friends
• 2 ROCKS T Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed high top black converse
• Signed 8x10
• Surprise merch grab-bag


3rd Place

• Google hangout with Avril Lavigne for you and your friends
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed Red Skull Abbey Dawn T-Shirt


4th Place

• Phonecall from Avril Lavigne
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts


5th Place

• Phonecall from Avril Lavigne
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts


6th-10th Place

• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts Each


Donate Anything for a Chance to Win One of 10 Awesome Giveaways

• 2 Signed Avril Fender Guitars
• 5 Sets of 2 ROCKS Ts
• 3 surprise merch grab bags



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The Team: $75,445 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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John Jacobs

Amount Raised

$11,125

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Allison Keller

Amount Raised

$6,310

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Francesca Polini

Amount Raised

$5,595

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James LaGesse

Amount Raised

$2,820

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Brian Maddaford

Amount Raised

$1,715

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Andrej Morlang

Amount Raised

$1,500

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YUI SENDODA

Amount Raised

$987

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Hannah Khan

Amount Raised

$946

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