Padres Pedal the Cause has graciously received a $125,000 donation from John & Sally Hood and the Padres Ownership Team. We will be using these funds to match all general donations and those individual donations made to participants that have met their fundraising minimum. Matching will continue until all funds have been exhausted or fundraising closes at midnight on December 15th, 2019.
Your fundraising commitment is the dollar amount you committed to at time of registration. Only participants who have already reached their fundraising minimums will be eligible to receive matching funds. If you reach your minimum during the matching duration, all subsequent donations made to you will be eligible to be matched. Matching funds available for new, ONLINE, credit card and PayPal donations only made at gopedal.org beginning at 12/2/19 at 3 p.m. (PST) until funds are exhausted ($125,000 available in matching funds). Check donations and check pledges are not eligible for this promotion. All participants (including Riders, Spinners, Kids Challengers and Virtual Riders) who have met their fundraising commitment are eligible to earn this match. Matching funds are non-transferable.
Padres Pedal the Cause is one of the best places to donate for cancer research. You can choose how to direct your donation, whether you donate directly to a Rider or to a Team. If you choose, you can also make a general donation to Padres Pedal. No matter how you donate money to cancer research through Padres Pedal, you’ll know you’re making a difference and donating to an incredible cause: Helping create a world without cancer.
In fact, many studies funded by Padres Pedal may never have happened without the donations you and others like you make each and every year. Innovative research projects that have had difficulty finding the required financial backing through grants and other sources are often able to get off the ground because of the funding we’ve been able to provide. While we focus our funding efforts in the San Diego area, researchers and doctors from across the country have been able to collaborate on studies to help identify, prevent and cure various cancers. Your donations make this research possible.
Matching Corporate Gift
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even triple the amount of your gift! Ask your Human Resources Department to consider matching your donations to Padres Pedal the Cause!
Who do I talk to at my company about this?
Normally your HR representative will be able to direct you to the company’s intranet or correct paperwork and will be able to walk you through the process.
What will I need to submit my request?
You will need the tax receipt you received from Pedal the Cause either by email or mail (depending on if you made your donation online or sent a check in).
Typically it will take a couple of weeks, depending on when you submit your paperwork and your companies’ payout schedule. Companies review each request on a quarterly basis and we have found that 6-8 weeks is a normal payout schedule ONCE approved. Please ask your HR rep for their payout schedule.