Frequently Asked Questions


When is Corporate Cup?

Corporate Cup will take place in-person on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

What will the event look like?

The event will be held in-person on September 22, 2022 and participants will compete in small group challenges throughout the day. There will be smaller virtual challenges leading up to the main event.

What activities will teams compete in?

Planned challenges include: relay races, basketball shot, football toss, memory games, obstacle course, tug of war, soccer kicks, and more.

How does scoring work?

Teams will receive 1 point for every $100 they fundraise, up to $1,000. After that, they will receive 1 point for every $500 they fundraise.

When should we register?

Registration is $3,500 for a team and teams can register until September 18. Teams who register by July 30 will receive a $250 discount and teams who register by August will receive a $100 discount.

What COVID-19 precautions will be in place?

We can’t wait to see you again! Our number one priority as we return to in-person events is the safety of all our guests, including many care providers and parents of at-risk children. The following requirements will be enforced at Corporate Cup:

  • All guests ages 5 and up must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.*
  • All guests, regardless of age, must complete a symptom screening 72 hours in advance of the event.
  • All guests, regardless of age, must sign and accept the Participation Terms and Conditions, including the Waiver of Liability. Parents/guardians will sign on behalf of minors when registering.

As an outdoor event, masking will not be required, but participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when socially distancing is not possible.

We will be adhering to all CDC, IDPH, and CDPH or applicable local guidelines for capacity restrictions, face covering/masking, food and drink service, hand hygiene, cleaning, and social distancing. Participants and attendees must agree to comply with (i) all applicable law, (ii) the current recommendations and guidance regarding COVID-19 issued by the CDC and applicable public health authorities, and (iii) all rules of the venues and hosts. In addition, this event is following the venue’s specific requirements for staff and guest safety.

*Consistent with City of Chicago guidelines, we will allow religious exemptions and medical exemptions that have been substantiated by a licensed physician. Attendees that qualify for an exemption may only attend the event if they have received a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the event. Reach out to event coordinator Ted for more information.


Why is fundraising a crucial part of Corporate Cup?

Now, more than ever, the dollars you raise are critical. Every dollar raised will ensure children have access to the healthcare they deserve and that we can meet the needs of our patients and families. Your fundraising allows us to support families facing financial challenges, deliver care in underserved neighborhoods and realize our vision for a healthier future for every child.

How can friends and family donate to my fundraising efforts?

  • Send them the link to your personal or team fundraising page, where they can make a donation online
  • They can search for your name or team name
  • If they prefer to write a check, it can be made out to Lurie Children's Foundation

A donation form must be included with each check so the donor receives credit for the donation. Donation forms may be mailed to:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Attn: Corporate Cup
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 4
Chicago, IL 60611

Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?

Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100% tax deductible. Registration fees for the event are not tax deductible.

Will Lurie Children’s Foundation acknowledge my supporters?

The Foundation will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Corporate Cup participant.

How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?

First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for health organizations. The website, can be helpful indetermining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company's Human Resources department) and send it in with your donation.

How can I check my personal fundraising totals or that of my team?

You track your fundraising efforts via the participant headquarters. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising goal. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 14 business days after it is received by Lurie Children's Foundation.

Will donations made by check or cash appear on my fundraising page?

Yes, our Foundation finance team will add donations received in the mail to your fundraising page. Since we are working remotely, it could take two weeks after we receive the check for you to see the donation on your personal fundraising page. Thank you for your patience!

Additional Support

Who can I contact for more information?

For additional questions or support, please email Ted McCartan at [email protected].

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