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2021 Columbus Kiwanis Charity Regatta

This event is a facilitated fundraiser where we pair a company or individual sponsor with a non-profit charity. The sponsorship funds go to the Columbus Kiwanis Foundation and enable a non-profit to participate and raise funds in the Virtual Regatta! The Columbus Kiwanis Foundation supports youth programs in Franklin County and the City of Columbus. This event specifically helps support the award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library's Summer Reading Challenge.

The non-profit charities that are racing in the Virtual Regatta will get 90% of their online voting proceeds! The remaining 10% goes to the Columbus Kiwanis Foundation in support of this event - all funds raised are going to support charitable works!

Please check out our "logo sponsors" at the bottom of this page and click through to their websites!

How do you SPONSOR a non-profit charity's yacht?
  1. Go to the Kiwanis Club of Columbus website to sign up - Kiwanis Regatta
  2. A member of our Kiwanis crew will contact you and confirm your charity pairing.
  3. You will be listed as a sponsor of the charity's yacht! Promote your involvement and encourage folks to vote for your charity's yacht!

How does a NON-PROFIT CHARITY join the Virtual Regatta?
  1. Register your non-profit organization at the racing site - GoGoPhoto Yacht Registration
  2. Receive a yacht from a member of the Kiwanis Crew and decorate it: Be creative, use your logo, a fun descriptive theme, etc. to show your team spirit and creativity!
  3. Take a photo of your yacht and upload your photo - GoGoPhoto Yacht Registration
  4. A Kiwanis harbormaster will approve your entry and you will be live!
  5. Once live, you are at the helm - encourage your supporters, business partners, friends, family, or anyone to vote for your yacht and raise funds for your charity!

How do you "race" your yacht in the Virtual Regatta?
  • Each vote ($1 per vote) will propel your yacht toward the finish line. There is no limit on the number of votes or frequency of votes cast. All proceeds go to charitable causes!
  • While every yacht and its designated charity will win, the three yachts with the most votes (dollars raised) will win extra Kiwanis Virtual Regatta prizes!

When do you race your yacht?
  • The virtual regatta launches on July 1st with an exciting conclusion on August 2nd.
  • Entries will continue in July – there is no such thing as a late start because there will be a big push in the final days - but don't get caught dead in the water, join the regatta today!

What are the prizes for race winners?
  • First Place - $1,000 to your charity (plus 90% of the funds generated by your votes)
  • Second Place - $500 to your charity (plus 90% of the funds generated by your votes)
  • Third Place - $250 to your charity (plus 90% of the funds generated by your votes)
And... 10% goes to Columbus Kiwanis Foundation to support programs in Franklin County and the City of Columbus, including the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Summer Reading Challenge!


About the Columbus Kiwanis Foundation
The Columbus Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 1970 as the conduit through which funds are channeled toward charitable activities in the Columbus community. Foundation funds are realized from donations, bequests, and fund-raising projects such as the Columbus Kiwanis Charity Regatta.

Leaderboard

1st
Good Neighbors of Central Ohio
4614 Votes
2nd
Miracle on Long Street
4340 Votes
3rd
Come Sail Away with Columbus Children's Choir
2371 Votes
4th
UNTIL IT’S DONE
1704 Votes
5th
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio
1200 Votes
6th
Columbus Kiwanis Foundation
1194 Votes
7th
S.S. DAISY
1150 Votes
8th
Elevate Northland Sails Up
1085 Votes
9th
Fleur's Dream Kindness Matters Yacht
935 Votes
10th
The Love & Compassion Yacht
925 Votes
11th
Take a Bow with CELC's Bears Classroom!
897 Votes
12th
Sailing Toward Legal and Lived Equality
672 Votes
13th
More than a Meal
640 Votes
14th
10 W Kids Need Kiwanis
601 Votes
15th
Welcome New Americans!
541 Votes
16th
The Artmobile Makes Colorful Waves!
496 Votes
17th
Helping Our Neighbors!
465 Votes
18th
MARVEL*US ... Running a Tight Ship with Everything in Bristol Fashion
420 Votes
19th
The Discovery - Simon Kenton Council
370 Votes
20th
Sliding into Summer Fun
365 Votes
21st
#LikeWater
349 Votes
22nd
YMCA of Central Ohio
300 Votes
23rd
Family Mentor Foundation : Buddy Box Afloat
268 Votes
24th
The Homeless Families Foundation
246 Votes
25th
Honor Flight Columbus
180 Votes
26th
Include Inspire Empower
175 Votes
27th
Hope is on the Horizon
125 Votes
28th
Big and Little Boating with Big Brothers Big Sisters
120 Votes
29th
Columbus Metropolitan Library
105 Votes
30th
Setting Sail 4 Youth Success
100 Votes
31st
Make a Difference - MENTOR!
95 Votes
32nd
The JJ Comtess Summer of Success
75 Votes


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