Boston Children's Hospital | Corporate Cup

Frequently asked questions

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What is the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup?

Corporate Cup is a fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital that promotes fun and friendly competition within the business community through a series of field day events. Teams compete for points in activities that include an obstacle course, 50 yard relay and fundraising prowess too. Companies tell us the fun-filled day boosts teamwork and wellness, and makes their people proud to support an amazing cause. The day ends with a party to celebrate and announce the winners!

Who can participate?

Teams of 8-20 from companies big and small are welcome.

How do I participate?

Companies pay a sponsorship fee to have a team compete at Corporate Cup. Those funds support lifesaving care for sick kids and their families at Boston Children's. Individual team members are also encouraged to raise money before the event to help even more kids and earn competition points for their team!

If your company already has a team and captain, you can join the team. Interested in starting a team? Please reach out to

What is the day like? What’s the schedule?

We’ll announce details closer to the event, but the day typically starts at 12 pm and ends with an after-party at 6 pm. We kick off with opening ceremonies and then the competition begins! Company teams vie for victory in field-day events, such as football toss and obstacle course, and points are tallied throughout the day. The team with the most points wins the coveted Kids Cup! We’ll announce the winner and other awards at a closing ceremony, then competitors can relax and mingle over food and drinks at the after-party.

What happens if it rains?

Rain or shine, Corporate Cup is going down. Keep an eye on the forecast in the days leading up to the event and plan accordingly. If the weather becomes too severe, we have a rain date set for Friday, July 12. The decision to move the event will be made by Tuesday, July 9 at noon.

What if I’m a nursing/pumping parent?

We’ll have a designated lactation space for any parents participating, courtesy of our friends at Reliable Maternity. We do advise you bring your own cooler as refrigeration is not guaranteed.

How do I get there? Where do I park?

By public transit, take the Red Line to Harvard Square and the complex is a 10-minute walk from the Square down JFK St. and over the Charles River. The 66 and 86 route MBTA buses also stop in front of Harvard Stadium.

By car, enter through Gate 8 or Gate 16 and parking staff will direct you to available parking.

By Uber/Lyft, please use the address of Beren Tennis Center (65 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134) to get dropped off in the correct location.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?

Boston Children's Hospital will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols put forth by the state of Massachusetts, the CDC and Harvard Athletics Complex at the time of the event. If you have questions, please contact us at

Are COVID-19 vaccinations required?

Boston Children's strongly recommends all eligible individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Why should I fundraise?

Fundraise because you can save children’s lives. While you prepare to face off on the field, kids at Boston Children’s are facing tough battles of their own. Just by asking friends and family for support you can give sick kids a lifesaving edge! And if you need another reason, fundraising is part of the competition—it can earn your team points. Learn more »

How does my company participate in the Patient Partner Program?

If your company is interested in being matched with a Boston Children’s patient for fundraising inspiration, please email to apply. Learn more »

What is the fundraising minimum?

We encourage a fundraising minimum of $200 per participant—and we provide tools to help you get there, including a fundraising page and support from a Boston Children's staff member.

How do donations help kids?

Your funds help provide lifesaving care and support to patients and families, through the Boston Children's Hospital Every Child Fund. When you fundraise, you advance promising research, ensure expert medical care for kids facing complex illnesses and give parents supports that enable them to stay by their child's side.

Where do I send donations?

Encourage your supporters to donate online through your personal fundraising page. If the donor prefers to write a check, make checks payable to Boston Children's Hospital and mail to the address below along with this form.

Boston Children's Hospital
Attn. Gift Services/Corporate Cup
401 Park Dr. Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215

Boston Children's Hospital's Tax ID number: 04-2774441

Please include a note clearly identifying the Corporate Cup participant that the donation should be credited to. Allow 7-10 business days for the check donation to be reflected on your personal fundraising page.

Will donors who give by check appear on my personal fundraising page?

Yes. Our gift processing team will add donations received in the mail to your personal fundraising page. Offline donations may take 7-10 business days to be reflected on your page.

Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?

Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts will receive an automatic receipt.

Can Boston Children’s Hospital issue tax receipts to my donors?

Yes. All online donors will get a receipt via email. Boston Children's will issue IRS-compliant, tax receipts to the full extent of the law only if a check donation of $250 or more is made payable directly to Boston Children's along with detailed contact information for the donor. Issuing an inappropriate receipt can put our charitable tax status in jeopardy; please don't promise or provide your donors with receipts.

Should I send a personal thank you to my donors?

Absolutely! It’s important to thank those who support your efforts. Use your Fundraising Center to send thank you emails.

How do I learn more about matching gifts?

Many companies offer matching gifts for their employees who give to non-profits like Boston Children's Hospital. Increase the impact of your donation by applying for your company to match your gift now.
View our matching gift guide »

Will my matching gift count toward my fundraising?

Your matching gift will not count toward your fundraising until it is received and booked by Gift Services at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. Please note: It can take months for us to receive your matching gift, so it is not a guarantee that it will arrive before event day and count toward your team's fundraising bonus points.

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Fundraising Center

What is a Fundraising Center?

It's your hub for all of your fundraising. Use your Fundraising Center to communicate with potential supporters, update your fundraising and team pages, track your fundraising progress, and more.

How do I get a Fundraising Center?

All participants automatically get one when they register. Once you register we’ll email you the link to access your Fundraising Center and your login credentials.

Can I personalize my page?

Absolutely. The more personal your page, the more family and friends will want to give. Upload your own photo, update the page header, add your own personal content, and share why you're fundraising for Boston Children's Hospital.

How do people donate to my page?

People visit your page, read your message, select a donation amount, and click the "Donate" button. The link takes them to an online form that allows them to:

  • Give any amount (over $5) by credit card
  • Contribute anonymously or specify a name to display on the donor list
  • Send you a personal message
  • Download a pdf form to mail in with a check donation

Plus, an email note of gratitude is sent to the donor automatically.

What else can I do with my page?

You can build an email address book, send personal messages to potential supporters, and a lot more. You can also track your donors and their mailing addresses to make sending a thank you note easy!

Can I create a Facebook Fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital?

Unfortunately, no. Because of technical changes that Meta (Facebook’s owner) has made to Facebook Fundraisers and payment processing, Facebook Fundraisers are no longer compatible with our fundraising systems. Any funds raised through a Facebook Fundraiser will not count towards your fundraising efforts.

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