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Jackpot Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

How many Jackpot Challenge winners are there?

The Jackpot Challenge is intended to give everyone an opportunity to participate and hence has rewards for many levels of fundraising even if you don’t achieve the Inside Line Experience level of success. Here are our fundraising incentives:

Fundraising Tiers Incentive Prize
$25 – $49 MX for Children Sticker
$50 – $99 MX for Children Hat
$100 – $249 MX for Children T-Shirt
$250 – $499 MX for Children Jersey
$500 – $999 Inside Line Experience
$1000 – $2499 $100 gift card to Motorcycle Superstore
$2500 – $4999 Autographed race jersey by top racer
$5000 and up VIP trip for TWO to Las Vegas Supercross finale

Will I get to meet any riders?

If you qualify for the Inside Line Experience, you will meet the racers that come to the pre race press conference prior to the race.

Why isn’t my name appearing as a fundraiser for my city?

The rankings are only updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so check back in a few days.

Can I transfer my prize if I can’t go?

As long as the person accepting the prize meets the age or parental guidance criteria.

Can additional members of my family purchase tickets in the seats next to mine?

We will make our best efforts to accommodate extra family members but we may have to move the seating area to accommodate you.

When will I found out if I won?

Unlike past years, there is no limit on winners. If you raise enough money to qualify for the prize, you will be awarded it including the top fundraising tier.

How should I raise money?

Print this page on the MX for Children on fundraising tips.    Use the guidelines there to ask friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, sponsors, and businesses you patronize.

Who will benefit?

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network ( is a collaboration of nine leading pediatric hospitals in North America.  The participating hospitals are in Birmingham, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto and Vancouver.  Neurosurgeons at each of these hospitals will benefit from the investment in their research but ultimately the kids who suffer from hydrocephalus will benefit the most.

Can my local children’s hospital benefit?

If your local children’s hospital is not one of those listed above, it can only benefit indirectly from the treatments and protocols that get defined by the HCRN research.  All proceeds go to the nine hospitals listed above.

Do my Inside Line Experience pledges for hospital in Houston, Toronto, St. Louis, and Seattle count?

Yes!  You earn the Inside Line Experience in any of these cities AND have those funds count toward the Jackpot Challenge grand prize.

Do I need to sign up on both the Challenge site as well as the SickKids site?

Yes, but you only need to raise pledges on your SickKids site to qualify for the Jackpot Challenge.  We will take care of recognizing your fundraising efforts on the Jackpot Challenge site so you can see where you stand in competing for the grand prize.

How do I get credit for checks that I am given?

Print out the offline donation form on the Jackpot Challenge website and send your checks made out to the Hydrocephalus Association to MX for Children, PO Box 141, Woodinville, WA 98072.  Checks must arrive by April 3, 2014 to be counted for the grand prize.

Who should checks be made out to?

Checks should be made out to the Hydrocephalus Association.  This organization is the fiscal agent and 501©(3) for this fund drive meaning we use their tax exempt status to collect the donations and they distribute the funds to the participating hospitals.

How can I tell how I am doing?

The MX for Children Jackpot Challenge site  ( has a list of the top fundraisers.

What is hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus (hi-dro-sef-a-lus) is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities of the brain called ventricles.  It is a life threatening condition for which there is no cure.  The only treatments are surgical and the leading treatment, the implantation of a shunt to redirect the excess fluid, has the highest failure rate of any medically implanted device – 50% fail within two years.  Hydrocephalus patients are often subjected to multiple invasive brain surgeries just to survive.

How many people can I bring with me if I win?

The grand prize provides travel, hotel and VIP passes for two.  You can bring more people but all expenses and access is limited to the two VIP passes.

Is MX for Children a 501©(3)?

All of the donations for the MX for Children Jackpot Challenge are 100% deductible.  MX for Children is not a 501 © (3).   Instead it is a group of volunteers who work under the not for profit status of hospitals and organizations to provide fundraisers and events benefiting children’s hospitals around North America.

Are people’s donations tax deductible?

Yes, 100% tax deductible.

I am not in U.S. or Canada, can I still participate?

Yes, but you cannot qualify for the grand prize.

What hotel will we stay at?

We will select the hotel closer to the travel date.

What is the deadline for funds to be received?

All funds must be received online or at the MX for Children PO Box by April 3, 2014.

What is HCRN?  What is the Hydrocephalus Association?

HCRN – the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network – is a not for profit collaborative effort of pediatric neurosurgeons to improve treatments and outcomes for children suffering from hydrocephalus.   For more information, go to the HCRN website

The Hydrocephalus Association is not for profit that seeks to eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus through stimulating innovative research and providing support for people that suffer from hydrocephalus. For more information, go to the HA Website

Why does the challenge site say “Hydrocephalus Association”?

The Hydrocephalus Association is providing the not for profit fiscal agency to collect and distribute the donations raised to the pediatric hospitals that participate in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Nework.