Let's move for Malawi! The third annual Golden Cup is underway. It is a virtual walk, run, ride, June 8-27, 2022, with a goal of $153,000 to provide safe water to 9 communities in Malawi.
To participate, you can: 1.) Become a team captain and create your own team, or 2.) Join a team and choose your own personal fundraising goal, or 3.) Simply make a donation. Donations of $50 or more receive a Golden Cup sticker and t-shirt.
Together we can challenge our hearts, our minds, and our bodies as we provide 9 LifePump™ packages to be installed in Malawi in 2023. Click here to give today.
About the Golden Cup
A Message From Michael Cook, Founder of the Golden Cup
The Golden Cup is a virtual fundraising effort that focuses on physical activities such as running, walking, bike riding (or even raking!) to raise funds for safe water in rural communities in Malawi. Without funds raised through the Golden Cup, these communities would not otherwise have access to safe and reliable water. Without water, people cannot thrive, and the cycle of poverty continues.
The Golden Cup was inspired by Michael Cook, long-time DO volunteer, who in 2020 decided to raise funds for a LifePump and ride a portion of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Last year, he continued the ride and rode his e-bike from West Yellowstone, Montana, to Eureka, Kansas. This year, Michael will finish the ride, picking up in Kansas and riding to Yorktown, Virginia. His inspiring story and dedication gave birth to the Golden Cup and helped DO raise over $174,000 to provide safe water for communities in Malawi. We invite you to join Michael and other Golden Cup Teams to make a difference!
Funds can be raised anytime during the year, but the focused time for the Golden Cup is June 8-27, 2022, when Michael will be completing his ride.
How to Participate
Become a Team Captain
Recruit a team of friends, co-workers, or church small group members to participate in your chosen activity. The Team Captain rallies and encourages their team members to work together toward a shared goal they set to raise funds for the Golden Cup.
Join a Team
Join an existing team and participate in the activity of your choice to individually raise funds that will go toward your team’s fundraising goal.
Be an Individual Contributor
You can fundraise on your own and contribute to the Golden Cup as an individual contributor. Set up your account and share it with family, friends, and colleagues through your social media channels and any other way you wish to raise funds. If you'd prefer not to fundraise, you can also simply make a one-time gift by clicking the button below.
Golden Cup Format:
- Free choice, activity based. Raise funds through an activity of your choice (running, walking, riding, paddling, volleyball, softball, yard work, etc.).
- Flexible format. In-person, groups, individual, or virtual—you decide!
- Fully supported. We provide you with all the materials you will need to be successful in our Resources sections at the bottom of this page.
Every dollar raised from the Golden Cup will go toward the $153,000 goal of providing 9 communities in rural Malawi with a source of safe and reliable water. Each community will receive a LifePump equipped with LifePumpLink, our satellite-based remote monitoring system, as well as training and empowerment for local community members to maintain the LifePump.