St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Name of Non-Profit Organization * St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Organization’s website http://www.tailgateforcancer.com
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 270823779
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2007
Address * PO Box 172
Saint Marys, OH 45885
United States
County * Auglaize
Your Name * Traci Lauth
Your Title * President
Your email address * info@tailgateforcancer.com
Your Phone Number (419) 733-5493
Executive Director’s Name * Traci Lauth
Executive Director’s email address * info@tailgateforcancer.com
What is the mission of your organization?
he Tailgate for Cancer, St Marys, Oh originated with a few individuals who wanted to make a difference and to lend a helping hand however they could to relatives, friends, and community members who were affected with cancer. Almost all of the St Mary’s Tailgate for Cancer Committee Members have personally been affected by cancer in one form or another. They want to make a difference and help in a way that was impactful to their friends and community.

The concept of the first year’s event was to have a backyard party to raise money to help those afflicted with the disease. The enthusiastic group of individuals created a buzz in the community and soon the backyard party became a tailgate party. The concept grew bigger, the buzz grew louder, and the ideas became a clamor with more people than the just the initial group wanting to participate. With larger ideas, soon became the need for a grander venue. The committee members ask the Saint Mary’s Eagles if they could use their parking lot for the tailgate party. The Saint Mary’s Eagles Lodge overwhelmingly agreed and the St. Mary’s Tailgate for Cancer was on their way to making a difference on a much larger scale!

Since its inception in 2009, the committee members have raised over $1,200,000 to help cancer research and end this terrible disease. The event always takes place in the fall and is held in either September or October during an Ohio State football game. The day starts out with a 5K Run/Walk and then the festivities begin afterwards. There are live auctions, silent auctions, 50/50, live entertainment, Ohio State cheerleaders and the OSU game on the big screen! Then at the end of the day, there’s always a drawing for two Buckeye cruise for cancer tickets. There’s always something for everyone of all ages! As Traci Lauth the President and founder always attests, “Together we will win!”, and we certainly do with the amazing community that we have, no one is ever alone in their battle to conquer cancer!

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (5) Education

·       (8) Health

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? The Tailgate for Cancer is a number of local community members that raise money for the cure of cancer. The money we raise stays local and is donated to the Mercer and Auglaize County Cancer Association, Grand Lake Health (Diagnostic), Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, Auglaize County Crippled Children’s Association and The OSU James Cancer Research Center. Our event has been held since 2009 and since that date we have raised over $1, 200,000.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Help sell t-shirts, 5K opportunities, and assist in the parades.
Volunteer coordinator Traci Lauth
Volunteer coordinator’s email address info@tailgateforcancer.com
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (419) 733-5493