Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Smashes Charity Records

NEW ORLEANS (April 16, 2018) – The “Run For It” Program, the official charity program of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, raised $1.2 million to shatter its records for fundraising with the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. The fundraising totals have increased every year since its 2015 inception and in four years, the program has now raised $2,812,000.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic

Each year, the Crescent City Fitness Foundation selects local charities to support and partner with for the 10k race, by donating 100 charity bib numbers (guaranteed race entries) to each Charity Partner for the following year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic.

Official Charity Partners recruit and form teams of 100 charity runners/walkers, who can commit to raising a minimum of $200 for their charity by race day.  Official Charity Runners receive various perks and incentives for joining the program, including a personal online fundraising page. All of the money raised is donated directly to the selected charity partners.

Charity Runner Perks & Incentives:
Unique Charity bib number, with First Name if you register by Jan. 1st
Unique Charity race t-shirt
Prime starting location on race day in the “Charity Corral” positioned right behind Seeded Runners
Access to nice bathrooms race morning in Champions Square
Access to Charity Team’s Private Party tent after the race, with refreshments provided by your Charity
Prizes for highest fundraisers per team and overall

2018 Official Charity Partners:

Boys Hope Girls Hope New Orleans
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and educations through college.

CASA Jefferson Inc.
CASA’s mission is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through volunteers advocating for safe, nuturing, and permanent homes for foster children in our community.

Covenant House New Orleans
For nearly 30 years, Covenant House has provided residential programs and comprehensive support services to runaway, homeless, and highly at-risk youth (ages 16-22) and children from our community and across the country.  They have helped over  20,000 kids leave the streets, achieve stability, and either reunite with family or build the skills and resources needed for independent living.  Their goal is to move their young people and families out of poverty and toward healthier, brighter futures.

Girls on the Run New Orleans
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  They envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  All funds raised will go towards scholarship funding, which allows them to offer the program to low-income participants whose families are unable to pay the program fee.

The Kelly Gibson Foundation
The Kelly Gibson Foundation is a community-driven charity dedicated to improving the lives of those who live in New Orleans and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on supporting children’s athletic programming, first responders and military initiatives.

Kickin’ Parkinson’s (in support of Team Fox Louisiana for Parkinson’s Research)
The mission of Kickin’ Parkinson’s is to raise awareness, provide support and raise money for research for a cure and for medical therapies for those who live with Parkinson’s Disease.  100% of funds raised will go to the Micheal J. Fox Foundation, which in turn supports research grants and medical trials in Louisiana.

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The LA/SPCA is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state and one of the oldest in the U.S. providing care and basic medical services for 33,000+ homeless and companion animals annually.  The mission is to advocate for and protect the animal community through high quality service, compassion, strong leadership and innovative programs.

New Orleans Family Justice Center
New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assult, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by profiding comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation
The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation’s mission is to keep local music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit.  They do this by providing acess to medical and social services through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (est. 1998) regardless of the musicians ability to pay and through advocacy and community health efforts.

Ochsner Hospital for Children
From rare brain tumors and leukemia to heart conditions and organ transplants, Ochsner Hospital for Children offers a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana and more advanced capabilities than any other children’s hospital in New Orleans.

Team Gleason
Team Gleason’s mission is to help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equippment and services, to create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease, and raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with neuromuscular diseases and injuries.

Youth Run NOLA
Youth Run NOLA uses running to empower and create communities of healthy young leaders.

Bastion, Community of Resilience
Bastion is building an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through their powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, they will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.

50 Legs
The purpose of 50 Legs is to provide amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford and to help them live a happier and healthier life.

Giving Hope
Giving Hope’s mission is simple: To give glory to God and to promote human dignity. Through the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, and corporate partners, we feed, clothe, house, and provide fellowship to those in need in our community and around the world.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.