Had the 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri been canceled, 32 local charities and eight fire departments would have missed out on $357,000 in donations. Had last year’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run been scrubbed, the wishes of two severely ill children in Make-A-Wish programs would have gone unanswered.
If your favorite event gets canceled, you can still contribute to the charity it supports. Photo from the 2019 Jacksonville River Rally and Poker Run courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
There’s no hiding from the fact that if events are canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, important charities will suffer for it. And there’s no hiding from the possibility of near-future-event cancelations.
But what if, in the event your favorite organized poker run or fun run gets canceled this year, you simply donated to the charity it supports anyway? And better still, why not donate in the name of the supporting event?