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Special Events

Whether you are unable to collect on the street this year or are looking for ways to supplement your Fill the Boot collection, hosting a special event may be the perfect option for you.

This toolkit has everything you need for your local/department to successfully implement a special event for MDA in your community. Each of these types of events create a fun way to engage fellow fire fighters, community leaders, local businesses, family and friends all while raising money to support MDA.

Note: while some of these options are designed with social distancing guidelines in mind, we ask that you adhere to local public health guidelines and focus on safety for everyone involved.

DIY Sporting Events

Select the sporting event of your choice and recruit friends, family, and coworkers to be team captains. Each team will fundraise before the event.

MDA Let’s Play

MDA LET’S PLAY is an innovative gaming platform distributed on Twitch that connects influential gamers and streamers with our MDA community – keeping people connected and showing how powerful gaming is at bringing good into people’s lives. MDA is committed to accessibility and interaction, so every player can get in the game.

MDA LET’S PLAY is a unique yearlong gaming platform with an active, passionate gaming community. Gaming is ideal for people with disabilities, who rally behind this opportunity to engage, connect, and have fun. For more information and to get your Local or Department involved, visit: https://www.mda.org/lets-play

Team Momentum

Team Momentum, MDA’s endurance training program, empowers individuals of all athletic abilities to train for a half or full marathon or cycling while supporting the MDA through fundraising. Participants dedicate their miles, muscles, and personal finish line to help transform lives through the funds they raise.

Team Momentum participants receive access to a world-class customized training program, experienced coaches, and a committed community of support to keep them inspired. When you run, all funds collected will go back to your Fill the Boot total. To get your Local or Department involved, visit: https://www.mda.org/team-momentum

Rooftop Rescue

Fire fighters camp out on a rooftop to raise money for MDA (rain or shine) and come down once the fundraising goal is achieved or after a pre-determined number of hours. Donations are collected by lowering a boot on a rope from the rooftop or through a Virtual Fill the Boot website.