Locate for Charity – Get on the Ball!


Posted on: April 7th, 2012 by Admin

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PocketFinder contributed to a number of incredible causes this past month. We highlighted our participation in the Carmel 9/11 “Resolve & Remembrance” Memorial, which raised funds for the FireFighter’s fund.

We’d like to share another cause with you. The Zeta Beta Tau “Get on the Ball” event raised money and awareness for the Children’s National Medical Center. We were very happy to contribute.

About Get On the Ball

PocketFinder was pleased to sponsor the men of Zeta Beta Tau from George Washington University in their signature philanthropy event: Get On the Ball! A giant ball was rolled around Washington DC between March 26th and the 31st. Along the way, they collected signatures from students, members of the community, and government representatives. Local business sponsors donated money to the Children’s National Medical Center for each signature they received.

Locating the Ball

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Using a Pocketfinder GPS location device, the surrounding community logged into the shared account via the web or iOS device and found the ball’s location. This year was unique because the community could participate more effectively. “The GPS locator was a very integral part of the week. Everyone was awed by the technology we were using to ensure that we could collect the 2,000 signatures that we needed,” said Sean Lynch, ZBT’s Vice President of Operations.

Get On the Ball

The Get on the Ball campaign was a huge success! The men raised ten times more money than last year and exceeded their goal with over $11,000. Each year it is a spectacular way to highlight a charity that is making a difference in the lives of children around the country. Thanks to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, these children have access to medical care and treatments they would not otherwise receive. We were honored to help bridge the communication between communities.

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Highlights

Here are a few key highlights from the Get on the Ball campaign. Way to go ZBT!

  1. Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) signed the Ball on Thursday at Capitol Hill.
  2. President Emeritus of the George Washington University Stephen Joel Trachtenberg signed the ball.
  3. Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) signed the Ball on Saturday during the Clinton Global Initiative at GWU.
  4. ZBT raised $11,000 for the Children’s National Medical Center.
  5. 2,000 signatures were collected by rolling the ball throughout the city.

About Children’s National Medical Center

The Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area. It is also the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 130 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.