April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, and we are celebrating in a big way by announcing that last year's MORE TALK! MORE WALK! 2-mile fundraiser walk is expanding to include a family-friendly sports tournament, PARKINSON'S BATTLE OF THE BAY, on Saturday, April 8th at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. Don't wait another minute to sign-up!
Sign-up today as an individual or create your own team. Individuals without a team will be added to "Team Parkinson's Institute."
To help ensure a fun day for all, please review the event details below. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Mourlam, Manager of Sponsorships & Special Events, by email at NMourlam@Parkinsonsinstitute.org or by phone at (408) 542-5637. Please note, online sign-ups will close at 5:00 pm Friday, April 7th. Additional sign-ups (for the 2-mile Walk only) will be accepted on event day. The sports tournament is limited to the first 10 teams who sign-up per each sport. Donations will be accepted on the event day. Please visit our Fundraising Tips Page if you prefer to print-out your sign-up and/or donation form. We'll see you there!
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Tournament Points: Teams will get 5 points for each game won. Teams will get additional points based on the number of participants in the 2-mile Walk event.
1-5 walkers will get 1 point
7-12 walkers will get 2 points
13-19 walkers will get 4 points
20 or more will get 7 points
Flag Football: 8v8 (5 minimum), (2) 10 minutes halves
Kickball: 8v8, 5 innings or 20 minutes
Volleyball: 6v6, play to 15 points (best out of 2 of 3 games, win by 2 points) or 20 minutes
Creating a team can make for a fun, competitive, and supportive experience before and during the Parkinson's Battle of the Bay. Companies, friends, families, churches, sports groups, any many more are encouraged to participate in the event, focusing on a common purpose raising donations that go towards treatment and ultimately finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.
We have three types of teams to choose from:
Corporate Teams: teams established by company employees or company administration, who want to participate in Parkinson's Battle of the Bay for a good cause and are looking to improve teamwork and camaraderie. Many of our Corporate Teams participate in our Team Sponsorship opportunity. Click here for information about sponsorships.
Friends, Families, and Community Teams: mixed teams motivated by competive sports for a good cause, and/or to honor someone touched by Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's Institute Teams: – mixed teams who want to participate in Parkisnon's Battle of the Bay, but may not be able to gather 7 of their closet friends to participate. Sign-up for this team and we will add you the Parkinson's Institute Team.
A team consists of a minimum of 8 players committed to fundraising for the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, and playing any one of the sporting events and/or the 2-mile walk within the Parkinson's Battle of the Bay. Teams appoint a Team Captain to help manage fundraising and training. Whatever team name you chose we will add it to the back of your 2017 Battle of the Bay event t-shirt!
A team captain is able to combine the money raised by his teammates and reach top prizes seen on our fundraising perks page.
Parkinson's Instutitute and Clincal Center has put together a complete package of resources to assist teams in reaching their fundraising and training goals for the Parkinson's Battle of the Bay. We work closely with the Team Captain, providing fundraising assistance, promotional materials and organizing events that can be used to solicit donations, or recruit new members.
The walk route is a 2-mile loop on a crushed granite path accessible for strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs!
Event packet pickup will be in the lobby of the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center on Friday, April 7th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Teams may send a delegate to pick up their members' event packet. If you are unable to pickup your event packet on that Friday, you will be able to pickup the event packet at the registration table on the day of the event.
Only certified service animal pets are allowed at Baylands Park.
Don't forget to show your Team spirit with special hats, shirts, buttons, colors or whatever else is fun or meaningful to your Team! Please note: Balloons are prohibited at Baylands Park.
We will be serving a continental type breakfast with fruit and pastries in the morning and a sandwich bag lunch in the afternoon with assorted water, soda and juice throughout. If you have specific dietary needs please consider bringing your own meals.
Please do not forget any medications you may need - we will not have any available at the event.
If for any reason you need medical attention please visit our First Aid tent where we will have EMT's stationed.
Please visit our Rest and Relax tent if you would like a shady place to relax or a quick place to find a bottle of water or snack.
Please feel free to use our two enclosed tents marked "Privacy Please" for changing or any other discretionary needs.
There will be tables and seating available at the event, but please feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs.
There will be food, music, a Kids Corner, a Parkson's Battle of the Bay tent featuring different speech therapies and exercises beneficial to those living with Parkinson's disease, a research and clinical trials tent displaying current endeavors at the Parkinson's Institute and a post-walk picnic! Many of our sponsors will also have booths with information. Parkson's Battle of the Bay is fun for all ages and abilities, friends, family and colleagues! Check back often for news and updates!
999 East Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089