Charity Slots

The 2017 Seneca7 reached capacity 45 minutes after registration opened. Because of the demand for this race, we have set aside 20 guaranteed entries for the 2018 race for those wishing to support local non-profit organizations. These entries are called "charity slots."

On October 25th (at 7AM), we'll make these slots available for $1,700.00 each on the Seneca7 website. During registration your team will choose a first, second, and third choice charity to receive the proceeds in your name. We'll make every effort to honor your preference.

The following day, on October 26th, we'll lower the price to $1,600 per slot if any slots remain. We'll continue doing this until the 20 slots are sold out, dropping the price $100 each day. We won't announce how many slots remain each day.

October 25: $1,700 each
October 26: $1,600 each
October 27: $1,500 each
October 28: $1,400 each
October 29: $1,300 each

Charity slots are one way we can give back to the community that sustains us. We are grateful that so many want to take part in the Seneca7, and we are equally struck by the vast needs of Geneva and the surrounding region. All the charities are local (Geneva or surrounding counties in the Finger Lakes) and all serve an unmet need in this community. Charities include:

Arc of Yates serves adults, seniors, and children with disabilities throughout Yates and surrounding counties with a focus on key values of integrity, diversity, results, quality, and respect. They help individuals achieve their maximum potential for independence and inclusion in the community.
BluePrint Geneva is working to build a more resilient community through cooperative efforts. While their primary focus is on equitable and sustainable housing solutions, their program "BluePrint Bikes" gets quality repurposed bicycles into the hands of people who need a ride to work or school.
Boys & Girls Club of Geneva: dedicated to providing places that deliver superior, outcome-driven and responsive programs and opportunities to all segments of the Geneva community. We are a financially sound organization focused not only on children but the needs of the entire community which enables us to develop and expand services at the Geneva Community Center and each Clubhouse.
Community Lunch Program: Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, in partnership with the Geneva Interfaith Council, administers the Community Lunch Program in Geneva. Meals are provided daily, free of charge, to individuals in the community. Each year, about 15,000 lunches are served. The Community Lunch Program is made possible, in part, by the generous support of individuals, businesses, churches, schools, and civic organizations in Geneva.
Family Counseling of the Finger Lakes: committed to promoting, supporting, strengthening, and developing the quality of family life based on the belief that the family is the major source for the development of personal strength and self-worth. Since 1962, Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc. has been helping individuals and families resolve problems such as parent-child conflicts, marital difficulties, depression, low self-esteem, family violence, communication barriers and work-related stresses.
Family Promise of Ontario County is a local affiliate of a national organization serving the homeless. Pulling together the local faith community and existing human service agencies they create a pathway for homeless children and their families to secure reliable housing and self-sufficiency.
Finger Lakes Zero Waste: a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting sustainable waste management practices and leading the fight to oppose the expansion of landfills for out-of-county and out-of-state garbage. FLZW's mission is to protect the air, land, and water quality of the Finger Lakes region, and promote economic development that preserves our greatest asset: the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes.
Geneva Family YMCA: For over 100 years, the Geneva area has relied on the Y to promote life skills for children and young adults and provide recreational opportunities to people of all ages. The YMCA remains keyed in to community interests - offering yoga, lacrosse, spinning, swimming, afterschool care, and support to the Finger Lakes Tri Club.
Geneva Historical Society: There's a misconception that a museum is merely a building filled with old stuff. The Geneva Historical Society has three buildings (Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House, Rose Hill Mansion and Johnston House) with old stuff but with a core mission of telling Geneva's stories, the historical society is more than just a museum. Throughout the year the historical society offers a variety of programs and events to people of all ages. At the Geneva History Museum, several new exhibits are hosted each year. Tours and free lectures of Rose Hill and Johnston House are offered in the spring and fall. During the school year, programming is offered to students in the Geneva City Schools. Other programs include Community Conversations: Dialogues About Geneva's Past, downtown walking tours, the Rose Hill Concert Series, and summer family programs. Researchers use our archives, but we also answer inquiries over the phone, on Facebook and through the mail. We provide meeting space for community organizations and partner with many in programming and community events (like Bookfest, Geneva Night and Festival of Nations) to share Geneva's stories with a broad audience.
Geneva Reads provides books and creates shared experiences through dynamic community collaboration. They supply the "blue bookcases" around the City providing free, gently used children's books, a first book program for new parents, and support to families receiving WIC.
Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates: Since 1967, our organization has offered free and confidential one-to-one tutoring help to adults in the area. In 2009, we expanded to include Yates County. LVOY works with more than 100 students each year, pairing them with tutors who help them learn to read; guide them toward a high school equivalency diploma; or teach them to speak, read and write in English so they can become engaged, productive citizens. Please help us fight illiteracy, which now affects 1 in 7 area residents' ability to meet their true potential. As Frederick Douglass said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes: provides reliable information, support, referrals, and advocacy for individuals, children, families, and communities impacted by sexual and interpersonal violence. We offer our services throughout Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties at no charge. We offer individual counseling, support groups, legal accompaniment, and personal advocacy with referrals to other local agencies. We provide primary prevention services in schools, professional agencies, and in the communities we serve. Our vision is for our communities to overcome the stigma and burdens of sexual and interpersonal violence and to be safe and secure from these harmful acts and crimes.
St. Peter's Arts Academy has been serving the greater Geneva area with enrichment programs, lessons, and highest quality instruction in music and dance for all ages and abilities since 2005 with the belief that arts education is central to personal growth. Their motto is "Arts for All," providing scholarships for music and dance instruction to children and adults.
The Smith Center for the Arts: Public support is essential for The Smith Opera House to continue to be the place to come for films, plays, dance, opera, live entertainment and community events. Make your gift today and take pride in supporting a significant community asset. Being a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, every donation is vital and very much appreciated. Visit our website for upcoming events.
Thrive to Survive: Thrive to Survive is helping adults in Geneva and its surrounding communities to meet daily living needs, reduce burdens, and THRIVE through their diagnosis. Thrive to Survive provides financial grants to adults undergoing treatment, provides free monthly support group meetings to survivors, family and caregivers, provides pick me up care packages, year round giving programs, and assistances to help survivors and caregivers understand what resources are available through research assistance. All donations are returned to adults receiving cancer treatments.