Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Announces Official 2019 Local Charities
NEW ORLEANS — The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic has announced the 24 local charities accepted into its 2019 “Run For It!” Program. This year’s list includes 14 returning nonprofits and 10 new additions. All of the 501c3 organizations can begin raising funds this week through the 41st running of the Crescent City Classic on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Last year’s charities raised more than $1 million dollars and program officials expect to beat last year’s record-setting contributions.
“The New Orleans community never ceases to amaze us with their generosity when it comes to charitable giving and supporting those in need throughout the area,” said Crescent City Classic Charity Director Hilary Landry. “This year’s charities are no exception and we’re excited that the program continues to grow annually.”
Nonprofits have the option to buy 100, 75, 50 or 25 bibs at a discounted rate of $40 per a bib from the Crescent City Classic. Participants who choose to run for charity will pay an initial discounted registration fee of $40 and agree to raise a minimum of $200 for their charity. If participants raise $250, their credit card will be reimbursed the $40 registration fee. 2018’s highest charity fundraiser was Brian Sands for Covenant House – Sands raised $15,681 in 2018. Participating charities must also provide 20 volunteers on race day. All money raised through charity registrations will go directly to the nonprofits.
The 24 charities for the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Run For It! Program are (new charities in 2019 listed in bold):
Bastion Community of Resilience
Covenant House New Orleans
Girls on the Run
Kelly Gibson Foundation
Son of a Saint
Youth Run Nola
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
New Orleans Family Justice Center
New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation
Habitat for Humanity New Orleans
Split Second Foundation
Animal Rescue New Orleans
Ronald McDonald House
Junior League New Orleans
The next race in the 2018 Race Series is the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Fall Classic on Saturday, November 3, in New Orleans City Park. The race is the only qualifier for the 2019 Crescent City Classic at the 5K distance.
For more information on the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic “Run For It!” program, visit http://www.ccc10k.com/charity-and-fundraising.