Bike-a-Thon Pledge Sheet

It’s time for the United Campus Ministry

Sunday, April 23

Name___________________________________________  Miles _________________


Dear Potential Sponsor,

I am participating in the United Campus Ministry Bike-A-Thon. All proceeds will help fund the activities and outreach efforts for the students at UCM at the U of A. You can sponsor me for an amount per mile and can name a maximum amount that you are willing to contribute. After the bike-a-thon, I will return to tell you how many miles I biked and collect your contribution. Make checks payable to United Campus Ministry. All contributions are tax-deductible.

I plan to bike at least _________________ miles for United Campus Ministry.

Thank you!

Name of Sponsor

  Name of Sponsor  Sponsor Contact Info Pledge/ Mile: ($2.00) Max. Pledge Amount Collected from Sponsor Business Matching Amount

Please bring this form on bike-a-thon day, Sunday, April 23.
To reach our goal, we hope that each participant finds 20 sponsors.Participants:

Double Your Contribution

The following is a list of employers who we have been told will match employees’ contributions. Please ask everyone who sponsors if their company is a matching gift contributor.



IBM Wells Fargo Procter and Gamble

Morgan Stanley


Walmart (at the executive level)


Burlington Northern


Verizon ArcBest Clorox
Exxon Mobile    


  1. Start collecting pledges now. Reminder: Pledge sheets need to be brought on bike-a-thon day, Sunday, April 23.
  2. Pledges may be made by anyone. Please ask everyone who pledges if their company has a matching gift fund policy. Companies who do match pledge gifts are listed on the back of the pledge sheet.
  3. Each sponsor making a pledge should give their full name for our records, pledge per mile, and maximum pledge. You may collect the pledge in advance or collect them after.
  4. On bike-a-thon day, we will bike 20 miles on the Razorback Greenway. We will be shuttled up to the starting point and bike to UCM.  If you would like to bike less, we will shuttle to a closer location where you can help set-up the rest stop and then join the group for the remainder of the ride.
  5. Upon completion of the bike-a-thon, we will copy your pledge sheet and return it to you. Please return pledge sheets with the money to United Campus Ministry by Monday, May 1.  

For questions call Kristi Button 479-409-4804


UCM Ministry Connections- March 2017

Lilly Intern Spotlight: Teila and United Campus Ministry

from Ministry Connections e-newsletter:

Teila has been wanting to get more involved at UCM and has a desire to live her life with a focus on giving to others.  This Spring semester has been a great opportunity for both Teila and UCM.  She has great ideas and her generous spirit has been evident in the work she has done.  Her main focus has been publishing the weekly student announcement newsletter and the creation of a Spirituality Center for Lent. We invite everyone, students and friends, to come experience the various stations for spiritual focus and devotion which Teila has set-up in the Sanctuary at UCM.

The spirituality center is open each week-day until about 9pm at night.

Teila will change out stations each week to provide new opportunities for those who come regularly.

Welcoming the Opportunity:

  • Teila was excited to become an intern for a couple of reasons. “I really wanted to be more involved with UCM and I knew that this was a great way to do that. I love being able to give back and put my ideas and energy into an organization that has helped me so much. I also was excited to try a new experience. I wanted to try something that was a little out of my comfort zone and see where it lead me. It has definitely opened my eyes to possibilities that I never would of thought about previously.”
  • As Teila reached out to be an intern, we were excited to have her get more involved and see her lend her generous spirit to UCM.  Adding a student perspective to the weekly announcements is really exciting for two reasons.  A student is a great person to write for other students.  She knows what they need to hear and how best to communicate it.  Also, having a new person work on these weekly, gives more time for engaging the community and exploring new fundraising opportunities.  The spirituality center will enrich Lent for many and it is so exciting to see that come to life in the Sanctuary.


  • Teila has really enjoyed learning more about herself. She notes: “I have discovered a lot about myself already in these first few months. I love being able to be creative with what I do. It’s nice that I can kind of change it up and add my touch to the announcements and the Spirituality Center.”
  • Seeing Teila use her gifts has been a gift to us.  She is very self motivated and her giving spirit adds so much to the ministry.  Seeing her take ownership of the ministry and lead us into new outreach opportunities has been wonderful.  We learn from her as she tries new things with the software we use for the weekly announcements.  Watching her choose the different stations for the spirituality center and plan how she will implement them has been a true highlight. Seeing Teila shine and give back to the ministry has been special to all of us.

Looking Forward:

  • Teila is most looking forward to being able to make an impact on someone else. She says:  “I try to live my life in the aspect of helping others. I care a lot about people and want them to be the best that they can be. If I could help someone find peace, comfort, or understanding through the Spirituality Center or anything else I might do, that would be amazing.”
  • What we are most looking forward to is seeing how Teila’s gifts continue to grow and how the new things she is learning about herself will impact her time in the internship and beyond.  Teila’s support of other students throughout her time in college will be a huge impact on the ministry.


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