Although it now seems ages ago, Career Trek was invited to take part in Fast Pitch Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Foundation on February 26, 2020 and competed against 11 other incredible charities for the chance to win $26,000.
The Winnipeg Foundation’s Fast Pitch is a coaching program to help build the capacity of, and create visibility for, Winnipeg’s charitable sector. Fast Pitch is part of an international movement that helps organizations create powerful, high-energy cases for support, delivered in three minutes or less!
Every presenter spent several weeks with coaches working on perfecting their pitch and making sure every second of their three minutes was used to its fullest.
Career Trek’s CEO, Rhonda Taylor, took to the stage and shared the story of Alicia, one of the young moms in our M Program. You can watch her 3-minute pitch below.
Every charity walked away with a cheque for $1,500 from the Winnipeg Foundation. Each organization did an incredible job of showcasing the important work they do in our city. The night ended with the panel of judges selecting four winners. A huge congratulations to the winners of the night.
The evening’s prize winning Showcase pitches were:
- Grand Prize ($10,000) – Snowflake Place for Children and Youth Inc.
- People’s Choice ($6,000) – Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
- 1st Runner Up ($6,000) – Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba
- 2nd Runner Up ($4,000) – The WRENCH
Thank you to Winnipeg Foundation for including Career Trek in this incredible event and continuing to support “a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.”
To watch all pitches, please see the link below.