Community support is key to our success and we recognize the efforts it takes to organize and hold an event on our behalf. We could not provide the magic of camp to children with cancer (& similar disorders) without your support!
To help even more, consider sponsoring a fundraiser or ask your employer about fund-matching programs. If you have questions about donations or fundraisers, contact Christina Beckwith, Executive Director at 801-631-2742 or with the form below.
Here are some examples of the types of events that have happened or happen on a continuing basis, plus, organizations that have helped us in the past:
- The Kevin B. Kennedy Game Ball Run – Sponsored by the University of Utah Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Tau Chapter at the University of Utah hold this annual fundraiser each year. The event began in 1988. In 1994, the event was renamed in memory of Pi Kappa Alpha Past-President Kevin B. Kennedy who lost his three-year battle with brain cancer. The fraternity has partnered with Camp Hobé on the event since 1997, raising almost $170,000 to support our programs. The fraternity brothers run the game ball more than 50 miles between the University of Utah and the Brigham Young University football stadiums before the rivalry game, raising money through business and individual sponsors. Learn more on their website.
- CatchACure for Cancer
This annual 1-day Bass and Walleye fishing tournament is held at Starvation Reservoir each June. Founded in 2001 by Jerry and Carri Schlief, the event has raised almost $200,000 to support our programs over the years. Initially run by the Utah Bass Federation, the event is now run by an experienced and enthusiastic team of Camp Hobé volunteers. Two-angler teams can sign up to compete in the Bass tournament, the Walleye tournament, or both; and may also participate in option pots for big fish and mixed couples. After the fishing ends, anglers and the public are invited to a barbeque and charity raffle. This event has established a strong tradition for being a low-pressure day of fun, good times, and generosity. Winners typically donate their prize checks to Camp Hobé, and anglers often fish with their spouses or other family members. It’s a great environment to experience tournament fishing for the first time. Visit catchacureforcancer.org to learn more about the event.
- Intermountain Trailer Golf Tournament
- Other Fraternities
- Sports Organizations
- Retail Outlets
- Matrons of Mayhem Charity Bingo
In order to help your event run more smoothly, we have guidelines in place for community events held on behalf of Camp Hobé. Please read them carefully, especially the section regarding tax receipts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christina Beckwith, Executive Director at 801-631-2742or with the form below.
What Camp Hobé requests of community event organizers:
- Please contact the Camp Hobé office to register new events or update us on continuing events. The camp office must be aware of all events that are held in support of our program.
- It is the event organizer’s responsibility to communicate to sponsors, participants, and the general public that Camp Hobé is not conducting the event, but is the event’s beneficiary.
Camp Hobé can provide the following assistance once our office has approved an event:
- Advice and expertise on event planning.
- Event listing on our Facebook page.
- A support letter that validates the authenticity of the event / organizer, from date of issue until the event is complete.
- Limited supplies, such as information brochures, pens, and other promotional materials.
- Attendance of a Camp Hobé representative, when appropriate and available.
Camp Hobé cannot provide the following:
- Funding or reimbursement for event expenses;
- Donor or sponsor lists;
- Guaranteed attendance of staff, volunteers, or attendees at your event;
- Applications for licenses, such as liquor or insurance;
- Prizes, auction items, or awards;
- Tax receipts for cash or in-kind goods that were not directly received by the camp office (please also see information on tax receipts).
- All events require completion and approval of a Community Event Agreement
- All publicity (eg, media releases, print materials, promotional materials) for the proposed event must be approved by Camp Hobé prior to being printed, released, or otherwise disseminated.
- The Camp Hobé name and logo may not to be used by a Third Party / Community Event (eg, on a website or on promotional material), unless Camp Hobé has granted prior permission to the third party in writing.
- The event organizer will obtain all necessary permits, licenses, and insurance for the event at its own expense.
- Our office must receive all funds and tax receipt information (if tax receipts are pre-approved) within 30 days following the event.
- If the event is cancelled, please notify the camp office at least two weeks prior to the planned event date or at the organizer’s earliest opportunity.
- Camp Hobé shall have the right at any time and for any reason to request that the community event organizer / Third Party cease use of the name Camp Hobé in connection with the event.
- Camp Hobé retains the right to review the financial statements and internal controls of the event.
- Camp Hobé will not assume any legal or financial liability at a community event.
- Camp Hobé is not responsible for any damage, or accidents to persons or property at a community event.
Get complete details in our Camp Hobé Community Event Guidelines document