Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon charity partners and their volunteers play a vital role in the planning and execution of this exciting community event. The marathon has three charity partners each year with staggered three-year terms. This structure allows one new charity to join the event each year. The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is currently accepting applications for consideration in selecting our 2015-2017 charity partner. 


Visit our CHARITY PARTNER PAGE to learn more and to apply!


NOTE: Only online applications are accepted.

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“Setting the Pace—Every Like = $5 to Charity!” is proud to be the official pace car sponsor of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.  For every new “Like” of the Broadway Facebook page between now & race day, Broadway will donate $5 to Unity Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, & Golden House.  Support these AWESOME causes just by clicking “like” HERE.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Prevea Luv2Run program helps thousands of children in elementary schools throughout greater Green Bay train to participate in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K each year.  Some of these children are from low-income households where the luxury of a race entry is not an easy decision.  The marginal costs to the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon organizers to accommodate one child are approximately $10 per child.  Consider making a donation that will help a child learn to Luv2Run.  Every $10 you donate will enable one more child to participate in this year’s Cellcom Green Bay 5K.  Thanks for helping children Luv2Run!  Click HERE to donate!

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Green Bay, WI (November 12, 2013) – The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon has announced Golden House as its new charity partner for 2014-16. Golden House will join Unity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin as the recipient of funds raised by the 15th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, which will take place May 16-18, 2014.


The charities operate on three-year terms, with one new charity added each year and one exiting charity each year. Charity organizations become a strong member of the operational team, comprised primarily of volunteers, to put on this event.


“We are very thankful to have been chosen as a charity partner for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. The partnership will allow Golden House to move forward with plans to meet the longer-term shelter needs of victims of domestic violence and their children,” said Karen Faulkner, executive director of Golden House. “This is an excellent opportunity to support victims on their path to becoming survivors and for our community to come together and say ‘no more’ to domestic violence.” 


The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon aims to support a community need when selecting a charity partner and chooses a charity partner that can effectively utilize the marathon’s platform.


“Golden House is the only agency in Brown County that offers emergency shelter and comprehensive support services for victims of domestic abuse,” said Brighid Riordan, president of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon board of directors. “The community relies heavily on this organization and the marathon looks forward to partnering with Golden House to raise funds and awareness for this cause.”


The organization has a proven positive impact. In 2012, over 1,500 individuals found assistance with outreach services from Golden House, more than 500 adult victims and children found refuge in its shelter, over 6,500 callers reached out to the group’s 24-hour helpline, and more than 17,000 students were taught about healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.


In 2013, the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon donated $102,000 to its three charity partners. Over the past 14 years, the non-profit event has generated over $776,000 in proceeds for local non-profits.

To pledge to run for Golden House or another charity partner, runners can sign-up for the Run for a Reason program, which allows participants to raise funds for the marathon’s partners in exchange for a free entry into the marathon or half marathon. Participants must raise $300 to receive their free entry and all funds go directly to the charities. Registration for this program and the 2014 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon opened today.

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Charity Partner Application
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon charity partners and their volunteers play a vital role in the planning and execution of this exciting community event. It is the intent of the Marathon’s Board of Directors to have three charity partners each year with staggered three-year terms. This structure allows one new charity to join the event each year. The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is currently accepting applications for consideration in selecting our 2014-2016 charity partner.


The charity partners benefit financially from the net proceeds of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, as well as the pledge revenue they work to earn by using the marathon as a platform for their causes. In 2013, the event generated contributions of $102,000 for the marathon’s three charity partners, bringing the total cumulative contributions to $776,000 over the last 14 years. The charities also benefit from the community exposure provided by the event. Last year, the event attracted over 13,000 registrants.


There are three requirements for being a charity partner:

  • A VOLUNTEER BASE of more than  100 local adults and teenagers (age 14 and over), willing to contribute a minimum of four hours per person. Over half of the volunteer hours will occur during marathon weekend. In addition, the charity is expected to provide 4-6 volunteers for six Saturday morning training runs from January through May.
  • A CHARITY REPRESENTATIVE who will facilitate communication between the charity and the marathon’s volunteer coordinator. To help prepare for the event, the representative must be present at seven monthly planning meetings from December through May at the marathon office in Green Bay.
  • A WRITTEN POST-EVENT REPORT from the charity summarizing their contributions in total volunteer hours,  equipment, and materials must be submitted by June 30, 2014 to the marathon office.


General Guidelines

In selecting a charitable recipient, Cellcom will give priority to organizations whose impact spans a footprint that includes greater Green Bay and beyond and encompasses northeast and central Wisconsin, that have a proven track record in positively impacting the community, promote volunteerism, and cooperate rather than compete with similar organizations. The key areas of Cellcom’s contribution guidelines are health and wellness, children and education. A charity that aligns with the marathon’s mission of promoting an active lifestyle and fostering community spirit, preferred.


Selection Questions and Criteria

Your charity partner proposal is limited to two pages and should include an overview of your organization and its mission, along with answers to the following questions. Provide specific, quantifiable support to your answers. Please answer and elaborate on the following questions in your proposal:

  • How does the charity meet the general guidelines?
  • Give evidence of past volunteer-run event management or participation. Illustrate how the charity      meets the volunteer requirements.
  • Who will your charity representative be and where is he/she located?
  • Describe the charity’s service area.
  • Does the charity support one of the key areas of Cellcom’s contribution guidelines?
  • Does the charity  offer additional resources that the marathon can utilize? Examples of this are facilities for volunteer projects, storage space, box trucks, etc.


We encourage past charity partners to wait five years after their term ends before reapplying. (Example: A charity partner whose term ended in 2013 would not be eligible to apply until 2018 for the 2019-21 charity opening.)


If your organization is interested in applying to be a charity partner, please send a proposal to on or before October 4, 2013. Late applicants will be disqualified. Cellcom will select the charity partner by October 31st. Those not selected will be notified by mail or e-mail. If you have questions, you may e-mail Sean Ryan, or call (920) 606-2458.


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