- What is Rascal's Roundup?
Rascals Roundup is a day dedicated to you and your rascal spirit. Also the day we rascals roundup, as a unified front, to tackle the world water crisis by supporting, Waves For Water, a humanitarian aid organization that provides access to clean, drinkable water, globally. Each roundup (either surf, snow, or bike) is hosted by a local rascal. All roundups will specify a sport, a location, and start time. To find out if there’s a roundup in your city, or a city near you, visit our Join a Roundup page.
We created Rascal’s Roundup to celebrate the rascal spirit in all of us; while using that same spirit to tackle a global issue, by supporting the work of Waves For Water. Because frankly, us modern rascals, we love our planet just as much as we love mischief. It’s time for that rascal on your shoulder to play hookey once again, but this time we’re giving you an opportunity to help change the statistics in the process...
Yes, we are asking something of you… we want you to go out and do the thing you love most, and do it in the name of clean water!
If you aren’t able to participate in a roundup but are passionate about our event, you can still sponsor a rascal or place a general donation to Waves For Water, which will contribute towards our program goals.
- How do I participate?
Head here for a step by step guide
- I am having technical problems with the website. Help!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP
- I can’t seem to find a Roundup in my area. How do I start one?
Head here to create your own! Make sure to specify your sport, give your Roundup a name/photo and description. There will also be a dropdown menu to choose your location & start time.
- How do I sign up?
To sign up, click here to create an account. Follow the sign-up process and either join or create your own roundup. Please ensure all details are correct, including your address, so once you reach the fundraising threshold and unlock Rascal Rewards we know how to get them to you!
- Do I have to pay to participate?
All that is required from you to participate is your $20 donation when you sign up. That said, this is a fundraising event and our hope is that you are as fired up as we are to fundraise within our communities, in the name of clean water!
Rascal's Roundup is an annual event that raises funds for Waves For Water. Since its inception in 2009, Waves For Water, a global humanitarian aid organization, has launched clean water programs in 48 countries and responded to 33 natural disasters, impacting approximately 3.5 million people. 100% of the money raised will go towards Waves For Water’s goal of providing access to clean water to those who need it.
- Do I have to raise money to take part?
No but by hitting fundraising thresholds you’ll unlock Rascal Rewards - awesome rewards from our participating sponsors will be given to rascals that raise $175, are the top three fundraisers in each sport, and the top fundraiser overall. The Rascal's Roundup is an annual event that raises funds for Waves For Water. Since its inception in 2009, Waves For Water, a global humanitarian aid organization, has launched clean water programs in 48 countries and responded to 33 natural disasters, impacting approximately 3.5 million people. All money that is raised goes towards Waves For Water’s goal of providing access to clean water to those who need it.
- Will I receive a tax-deductible receipt?
Yes, Waves For Water is a registered 501(c) nonprofit organization in the US, Tax ID - 27-1319189. You will receive your receipt directly from Waves For Water.
- Where does my fundraising go exactly?
100% of funds raised go directly to Waves For Water. Their program consists of three major solutions: rainwater harvesting systems, the construction/restoration of bore-hole wells, and portable water filtration systems. When they embark on a new (non-disaster related) development project, the first step is to do a needs assessment of the target area. Then, based on their findings and budget, they will design the appropriate program for that area. In many cases, it’s a combination program, with either rain-catchment systems or wells to provide a new source of water, then portable water filtration systems for each household – to ensure the water is safe to drink.
- What do I get for participating?
First and foremost, you have the ultimate excuse to create the best day ever, doing what you love, with your homies. Also, upon registration, you will be sent a sticker pack consisting of exclusive Rascal's Roundup stickers. To qualify for this you must register for the Rascal's Roundup and make a donation of $20 USD to the 2020 Rascal's Roundup campaign. Once you have created or joined a Roundup and fundraising is underway, you’ll unlock Rascal Rewards as you hit new fundraising thresholds (see below).
- What are the Rascal Rewards?
Rascal Rewards are rewards (prizes) from our participating sponsors unlocked by rascals that hit a new fundraising threshold. Awesome rewards are given to rascals that hit $175, are the top three fundraisers in each category (surf, snow, bike), and an extremely awesome reward is given to the top fundraiser overall.