Sample Messages for TeamsTeam-Building & Fundraising

Use these sample messages to invite people to join you and your team at MuckFest MS and to fundraise on behalf of the National MS Society. Before sending, be sure to personalize the messages by filling in the content in brackets, including your name!

Sample Team-Building Email—Workplace

A group of us here at [YOUR ORGANIZATION/COMPANY] have formed a team for this year’s MuckFest® MS.

What is MuckFest MS?
MuckFest MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. All you need is a sense of humor and a pair of sneakers. No special training required. We run on a well-designed 5K course with 18+ obstacles surrounded by mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Our team is called [TEAM NAME], and we’re inviting all our co-workers to join. We’re trying to get [TEAM RECRUITMENT GOAL] people to join our team.

Visit MuckFestMS.com > Register and search for [TEAM NAME] to join the team.

On the day of MuckFest MS, we’ll come together as a team to run, slosh, climb, slip, slide and swing our way through the mud-filled obstacle course. We’ll celebrate afterward in the MuckFestival area. A pick-me-up treat and a beverage (beer or soda), and free event photos are included in your registration.

Get all the details here: www.MuckFestMS.com

We’re going to have a great time as a MuckFest MS team. We hope you can join us. If you can, invite someone else who might be interested. The more, the muckier.

Very muckily yours,

[Name]

Sample Team-Building Email—Family/Friends

Hey my friend, this could be your mucky day!

I’m inviting you to join me at MuckFest® MS because it’s a blast and it’s for a great cause.

What is MuckFest MS?
MuckFest MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. All you need is a sense of humor and a pair of sneakers. No special training required. We run on a well-designed 5K course with 18+ obstacles surrounded by mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Our team is called [TEAM NAME], and we’re inviting all our coworkers to join. We’re trying to get [TEAM RECRUITMENT GOAL] people to join our team.

Visit MuckFestMS.com >

Register and search for [TEAM NAME] to join the team.

On the day of MuckFest MS, we’ll come together as a team to run, slosh, climb, slip, slide and swing our way through the mud-filled obstacle course. We’ll celebrate afterward in the MuckFestival area. A pick-me-up treat and a beverage (beer or soda), and free event photos are included in your registration.

Get all the details here: www.MuckFestMS.com

We’re going to have a great time as a MuckFest MS team. We hope you can join us. If you can, invite someone else who might be interested. The more, the muckier.

Very muckily yours,

[Name]

Sample Team-Building Email—Neighborhood/Community

Hey neighbor, this could be your mucky day!

I’m inviting you to join me at MuckFest® MS because it’s a blast and it’s for a great cause.

Our team is representing [COMMUNITY/NEIGHBORHOOD], so I’m hoping for a strong turnout. We’re trying to get [TEAM RECRUITMENT GOAL] people to join our team.

What is MuckFest MS?
MuckFest MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. All you need is a sense of humor and a pair of sneakers. No special training required. We run on a well-designed 5K course with 18+ obstacles surrounded by mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Visit MuckFestMS.com >

Register and search for [TEAM NAME] to join the team.

On the day of MuckFest MS, we’ll come together as a team to run, slosh, climb, slip, slide and swing our way through the mud-filled obstacle course. We’ll celebrate afterward in the MuckFestival area. A pick-me-up treat and a beverage (beer or soda), and free event photos are included in your registration.

Get all the details here: www.MuckFestMS.com

We’re going to have a great time as a MuckFest MS team. We hope you can join us. If you can, invite someone else who might be interested. The more, the muckier.

Very muckily yours,

[Name]

Sample Team-Building Email—General

This could be your mucky day! I’m inviting you to join [TEAM NAME], my team for the upcoming MuckFest® MS.

What is MuckFest MS?
MuckFest MS is the FUN mud run with the best obstacles. All you need is a sense of humor and a pair of sneakers. No special training required. We run on a well-designed 5K course with 18+ obstacles surrounded by mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but we’re also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100% of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Visit MuckFestMS.com

Register and search for [TEAM NAME] to join the team.

On the day of the MuckFest MS, we’ll be ready to run, slosh, climb, slip, slide and swing through a truly crazy course. Take a look: MuckFestMS.com We’re going to have a great time as a MuckFest MS team. I hope you can join us. If you can, invite someone else who might be interested. The more, the muckier.

Sincerely,

[Name]

Sample Fundraising Email—To Encourage Team Fundraising

As a team, we’ve raised [$AMOUNT] so far. This is awesome. But I would like to raise [INSERT TEAM FUNDRAISING GOAL AMOUNT] before MuckFest® MS.

Sending fundraising emails is the quickest and best way to fundraise fast. Start with people who are most likely to give you a donation. You can also ask potential donors to join you at the event.

Follow up with the people who don’t respond, and send a thank you message to those who have made donations on your behalf.

Remember, our fundraising efforts don’t just make us look muck-tacular. Our efforts benefit the National MS Society, which provides vital programs and services for people living with MS in our area and funds cutting-edge MS research. There are also some great team perks and rewards that we can earn between now and MuckFest MS.

Thank you, in advance, for all your fundraising efforts on behalf of the National MS Society.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

Sample Post-event Message to Encouraging Fundraising

Tip: Send or post a photo from the event along with the following fundraising message:

As you can see, we had a great time at MuckFest® MS. Even though we crossed the finish line in muck-tacular fashion, we’re now trying to finish strong with our fundraising.

Now’s a great time to make a donation on behalf of our team, [TEAM NAME]: Click on the following link and search our team name: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/General/?fr_id=27863&pg=pfind

Thank you in advance for your support.

[NAME]