The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s CAUSE it’s MAY: Team Impact




The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
 
Our CAUSE it’s MAY or Cause of the Month is:
 
***TEAM IMPACT***
 





TEAM IMPACT


A non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.


Across more than half of the country, TEAM IMPACT creates unparalleled team based support systems for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses and their families. Core to their model is harnessing the power of teamwork by matching these courageous kids with college athletic teams.





TEAM IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and, to the greatest extent possible, become an official member of the team for the duration of their treatment and beyond. The child gains great strength, camaraderie and support and the student athletes are taught lessons about courage, resiliency and life perspective that they can’t learn in a classroom. Learn more HERE.
 


TEAM IMPACT
children are diagnosed with a wide variety of life-threatening and chronic illnesses, yet a common denominator is the impact their diagnosis has had on their quality of life. Each case is submitted to the TEAM IMPACT Eligibility Committee for review prior to program participation.




The committee looks for children between 5-15 years of age diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness that has resulted in treatment and/or extended hospital stays within the past 3 years; who, as a result of their diagnosis, could benefit from a boost to improve their quality of life both socially and psychologically. Learn more HERE.

 HOW TO APPLY. If you interested in learning more about how to become a part of TEAM IMPACT, please fill out the Family Application form HERE and within 48 hours a TEAM IMPACT Relationship Manager will initiate an introductory call to explain the program in more detail, answer any questions you may have, and determine interest, eligibility, and fit. 

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TEAM APPLICATION. If you are interested in learning more about how to get your team involved, please fill out the Team Application form HERE and within 48 hours a TEAM IMPACT Relationship Manager will initiate an introductory call to explain the program in more detail, answer any questions you may have, and determine interest, eligibility, and fit. 

THE GO TEAM WANTS YOU! Team Up With TEAM IMPACT! Go. Go run. Go swim. Go bike. Just go. Go do what you love as part of TEAM IMPACT’s GoTeam. As a teammate on one of TEAM IMPACT's official teams, or through TEAM IMPACT's Race Your Race program – a program that allows athletes to compete in any race as a member of the GoTeam with no distance or fundraising requirement. 


When you race as a member of the GoTeam, you create awareness and financial support that helps TEAM IMPACT to continue to draft more children to collegiate athletic teams. One hundred percent of all funds raised through TEAM IMPACT go to support their mission. Learn more HERE.



MAKE AN IMPACT. Together we can make a difference. Though there is no financial obligation to the family or team to participate in TEAM IMPACT's program, there is a cost associated with each relationship that allows the child, his or her family and an average of 30 student athletes to engage, inspire and motivate each other.

The majority of the associated expenses cover a full-time Relationship Manager who is responsible for the management of the relationships with the participating families and teams. This includes the development and successful completion of child centered goals that are defined by the parents and implemented by the student athletes. Each match typically lasts three years but the bonds, community, family that is developed during these three years, will last a lifetime.
 
 

TEAM IMPACT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.
With the help of volunteers and supporters, TEAM IMPACT can continue to spread it's mission and therefore impact more courageous children. If you are interested in helping TEAM IMPACT in a volunteer capacity learn more HERE.

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