What is the BONK!athon?
BONK!athon is a pledge-driven fundraiser where people raise money for a 5-minute performance slot on stage to perform a poem, song, dance, short story, monologue, skit, comedy routine, Etc. This marathon of talent continues for 4 to 6 hours. There will be food and beverage available as well as a 50/50 raffle. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards curating new performers and supporting our volunteers.
How do I attend BONK!athon?
BONK!athon 2018 will be held at the Racine Public Library on April 21st, 2018. Performances will start at 4pm and doors will open at 3:30pm. Admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and younger are free.
How do I sign up to perform?
Send an email to BONK.firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “fundraiser performer” containing the following:
- Phone number
- What you will be performing (poetry, music, dance, comedy, etc.)
Performers will be required to raise at least $35 in pledges to take the stage.
Upon registering, you will be given a time slot to perform. Make sure to write your time slot on your pledge sheet.
Performers should show up at least 15 minutes before their slotted hour.
Performers do not need to pay admission.
Music/Theater groups with 2 or more people performing at once can request back to back slots. Each 5-minute slot is $35. For more information, email email@example.com.
How do I collect pledges?
Use the BONK!athon Pledge Sheet to keep track of the pledges you collect. Turn in the pledge sheet and your collected money at least 15 minutes before your performance time slot hour.
BONK! Accepts cash, check, and money orders. Checks and money orders can be made out to BONK! Tax-deductible donations should be made out to “Friends of the Racine Public Library” with BONK! written in the memo area.
I have books/t-shirts/cds/ect. Can I sell my stuff at BONK!athon?
Absolutely. We will have a table set up for performers to sell their merchandise. Performers are responsible for their own sales.
I don’t want to perform. How can I support the BONK!athon and its performers?
If you would like to pledge a particular performer you can talk to them directly.
If you would like to give money to one of our performers to whom would be unable to perform without your support you can make a direct donation to BONK! for our performer scholarship fund. Those donate 35$ or more to this fund before the event will receive free admission.
If you would like to support a performer by buying their merchandise artists will be selling their merchandise at the event.
You can also support BONK! By entering the 50/50 raffle.
At the event BONK! Will be taking payments via cash, check, money order, and credit card.
What if want to turn in my pledges or donations in before the event?
BONK! Accepts cash, check, and money orders.
Checks and money orders can be made out to BONK! Tax-deductible donations should be made out to “Friends of the Racine Public Library” with BONK! written in the memo area.
Checks and money orders can be mailed to:
Racine Public Library
c/o Nick Demske
75 Seventh Street
Racine, WI 53403
Please do not mail cash.
BONK! donations of any type can be dropped off at the front desk of the Racine Public Library during business hours. Please label donations with “BONK! donation c/o Nick Demske”