Charitable donations are an integral part of the Columbus Rapid's community outreach efforts. Requests may be made for Rapids donations including tickets, merchandise and memorabilia to be made to support a local charitable event. Please note that the Columbus Rapids does not provide monetary donations. The Rapids receives several hundred donation requests each year, all of which are given serious consideration.
All requests must be made six weeks prior to the event date and must include:
- Name, location and date of the event
- Beneficiary of the event
- Contact name, telephone number and address
- Organization’s nonprofit tax identification number and full address
- For player appearance requests - please include the activity in which the Rapids player will be involved as well as the organization's on-site contact information
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are forced to make hard decisions and allocate resources as best we can. Therefore, not all requests can be fulfilled and consideration will be given to organizations outside the Columbus area. In order to donate to as many organizations as possible, we ask that you only contact us once per calendar year for a donation.
Due to the volume of requests we receive, the Columbus Rapid's is unable to make monetary donations.
How long will it take to get a response to my donation request?
Donation requests will typically be sent out two-three weeks prior to the date of the fundraiser. Due to the cost of shipping donation items, we prefer that a representative from your organization come to the Rapids office to pick up the item.
How can I get a monetary donation for my organization?
We recognize the importance of raising money for charitable causes; unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive, the Columbus Rapids is unable to make monetary donations.
Does the Columbus Rapid's sponsor groups, organizations, or youth soccer teams?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate sponsorships.
How do I get a COLUMBUS RAPIDS player to visit an event, or participate in youth activities?