Posted on February 28, 2011

24 ClubThe Travis Roy Foundation is thrilled to announce a new online fundraising program, the “24 CLUB.”  The 24 CLUB is an annual fundraising program designed to generate funds and awareness on a national level for spinal cord injured individuals and research.

To become a 24 Club member, participants must sign up for their own Travis Roy Foundation online fundraising page, and then obtain at least 24 supporters to donate a minimum of $24.  Individuals can  now register for their online fundraising page at 24 CLUB.  Volunteers from all over the United States are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

“People ask me all the time what they can do to help the Travis Roy Foundation and I never had a simple answer. When I think about walking again, I know it comes down to research, which in turn comes down to money. The 24 CLUB is a simple and effective way that allows individuals to support the Travis Roy Foundation and help those living with a spinal cord injury”, said Travis Roy.

Just as Travis was excited to wear the number 24 in his first game for Boston University and even more proud to see his number 24 retired to the rafters, the Travis Roy Foundation hopes others will carry on the same enthusiasm and pride in joining the 24 Club. Each participant that gets 24 people to donate $24, will receive a personalized copy of Travis’s book Eleven Seconds, a Travis Roy Foundation T-shirt, and a set of Travis’ personal greeting cards.

Progress on 24 CLUB members and outstanding donation news will be frequently mentioned on The Travis Roy Foundation Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as follow-up news on the Foundation’s website.  24 CLUB members will also be featured in our December newsletter.

“As Director of the Travis Roy Foundation, it has been an honor for me to meet many of our grantee recipients and see first-hand how their lives are changed by the generous support of our donors,” said Marge Oppold.  “My hope for this year is the 24 CLUB will enable us to help many more SCI individuals become independent.”

Since its inception in 1997, the TRF has awarded over $3.5 million in grants to individuals and research. In 2010, over $318,000 was awarded to 97 spinal cord injured individuals, and $210,000 to research.  With the 24 CLUB’s new online fundraising program, The Travis Roy Foundation hopes to surpass these 2010 numbers.