One other key thing I took in from last year's experience: You have to be big and bold about TELLING people you're doing this. If you don't tell them, they don't know, and they won't donate to you. They may even donate to someone else. I raised the majority of my money through Facebook. No lie. And then once I met my minumum (and then some!) I was able to donate my share of team fundraising activities to help my teammates meet theirs. And the earlier you start with the fundraising, the sooner you'll meet your minium and be able to focus on the training part. And that is a HUGE blessing.
Music City Spirit will be traveling to either Atlanta (October 21-23) or San Diego (November 18-20) this year. The requirements to join the team are pretty simple: You have to participate in team fundraisers in order to benefit from them, you have to represent Music City with pride, and you have to get along with me. :-)
So... who's in? And where are we going to go?