Made in the Shade 2015 – Walk, Run, Roll to Support People with Disabilities!


Achieve Services is proud to be participating once again in Made in the Shade, a fun run, walk, and roll that benefits programs for people with developmental disabilities. You can form a team or participate as an individual, and raise money to support Achieve!

WalkRunRoll2015_webMade in the Shade Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015
WHERE: Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis

9:30am – Check in at Thomas Beach
10:15am – Fun Run shotgun start
10:30am – Walk and Roll shotgun start
11:00am – Post event celebration with lunch and music!

Ways to Get Involved

1) Form a Team!

Get together some of your close friends and family and hold a contest to see who can raise the most money. Leading teams will be featured on our Made in the Shade page. Show your team spirit by coming up with a clever name or costume idea!

2) Participate as an Individual!

Don’t have a team? No problem! There will be lots of people from Achieve and 10 other organizations already participating. We make it easy for you to raise money with the helpful forms and letters below.

3) Support Somebody Who is Participating!

Can’t make it yourself? You can still show your support by making a donation in honor of somebody who will be participating.

4) Sponsor Achieve!

Would you or your company be interested in sponsoring this event? You will get some great publicity and showcase your support for a great cause. See below for sponsorship details.

How to Get Started

1) Register online for yourself as a team or request a registration form by contacting Alex Carlson.

2) Download the pledge form and start asking family and friends for donations. If you raise more than $25.00, you will receive a free t-shirt.

3) Download our donation request letter and send out lots of copies. We can also provide you with stamped return envelopes if you send a request to Alex Carlson or stop by Achieve Services and pick some up.

4) Donate to support somebody who is participating on our GiveMN page. You can view a list of teams on this page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in sponsoring Made in the Shade on behalf of Achieve Services, you will receive numerous benefits including excellent visibility on the day of the event. Sponsors will be featured on the Made in the Shade website along with the opportunity for signage during the race, mention on the official t-shirt, and more!

Here are the current sponsorship opportunities:

Pine Sponsor – $250
Company name on promotional flier, website, and registration table.

Maple Sponsor – $500
Company name on promotional flier, website, t-shirt, and event signage.

Oak Sponsor – $1,000
Company name and logo on promotional flier, t-shirt, and event signage and recognition during event program.

Redwood Sponsor – $2,500
Everything in Oak Sponsor plus promotional table at event.

Mahogany Sponsor – $5,000
Everything in Redwood Sponsor plus link to company website on organization pages and signage along course.


Contact Alex Carlson (763) 717-7801 for more information or for help getting started!