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Team Captain Resources

If you are a returning team captain, welcome back! And if you’re a new team captain, we are glad to have you! Team captains make all the difference in creating a fun, successful event, so we thank you.

Your Role as a Team Captain is to provide leadership, coordination, and communication to your team. Anyone can be a Team Captain or start a team. Teams typically consist of 10 or more team members.

Download the Team Captain's Kit here.    Team Captain's Kit





Ask people you know (friends, family members, churchgoers, sports buddies, book club members, etc.) to participate on your team. You should make sure to invite each of your potential team members to join your team online.

Sometimes the biggest barrier to overcome is just getting up the courage to ask. Whether it’s for someone to join your team or for someone to make a donation, the best way to get the results you’re looking for is just to ask!

Share your personal reason for participating. A connection to the cause is the number one reason why people get involved!

Think through your extended networks—there are a lot of people you know. Then, ask them to join you!


You should work in a very hands-on manner with your team members to help them set a fundraising goal and work to achieve (or surpass!) it.

Team Events are a great way to build camaraderie, support someone you know, have fun, and raise funds Stamford Health's Bennett Cancer Center patient services! These events—which can happen at any point during the year—are the perfect way to bolster the fundraising efforts of our premiere events, Hope in Motion Walk & Run. If you’re interested in hosting your own event, check out the Mini Events tab for ideas, or contact Kari Pollak at

Team Challenge

Challenge your team members. The team with the most funds raised by Friday, May 31, 2019, will be asked to lead the Walk.

Social Media

Use your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to reach and engage your social networks. Create a team page on Facebook. Follow and share the Hope in Motion Walk & Run Facebooks posts to your page.


Keep your team motivated, encouraged, and excited however you see fit.

Have fun and build team spirit

Create a custom team T-shirt, banner, or hat to help identify and encourage your team.

Celebrate and say Thank you!

Before, during, and after the event! Its power is incredible.


We’ve helped with letters you may want to use for two of our most common outreaches: recruiting team members and fundraising. Feel free to customize to fit your tone of voice and personal story.

Sample Team Recruitment Email
Sample Team Follow Up Email
Sample Fundraising Email 1
Sample Fundraising Email 2
Sample Team Corporate Recruitment Email
2019 Walk & Run Quick Facts