1. What is MyGames 2018?

MyGames 2018 is a partnership between the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and everydayhero to facilitate grass roots fundraising for local sporting clubs and MyGames 2018 featured charities.

everydayhero is a global fundraising platform founded in Australia in 2007. It allows people to track and share their giving activities and visualise their giving journey over time.

MyGames 2018 will allow people to create and complete challenges to raise money for their local sporting club or a MyGames 2018 featured charity.

2. How can I join MyGames 2018?

You can join by registering on the MyGames 2018 website. You then will have access to your own personal fundraising page. You can log into your online fundraising here. Once you have logged in you can personalise your page:

  • Share photos, stories and set a fundraising target
  • In the ‘My Story’ section you can tell your story and let people know why you’re hosting an event, what inspires, and what you are hoping to achieve
  • In the top right hand corner of the page you’ll be able to upload a profile picture
  • Down the bottom of the page you can post an update to let your guests know how your fundraising is going
  • Click ‘Edit your supporter page’ to update your personal details and you can change your details and amend your fundraising target.
3. Is there a registration fee?

No - signing-up to MyGames 2018 is free!

There is no cost to register for an individual, a team, or for a local sporting club.

4. How can I raise funds for my local sporting club?

All you have to do is ask and we’ve found that the earlier you do so, the better.

So just ask people to donate directly to your fundraising page, where you have listed your challenge/s and where the money donated will go automatically to the local sporting club or the MyGames 2018 featured charity you have nominated.

If you’ve collected cash then you can pay in the money yourself (using a credit or debit card) to your fundraising page.

5. How do I donate to the MyGames 2018 featured charities?

Simply nominate on your personal fundraising event page the MyGames 2018 featured charity your event will be supporting. Monies donated, as part of your event, will then be automatically sent to your nominated MyGames 2018 featured charity.

6. What sort of challenge activities can I do on MyGames 2018, e.g cycle, walk, dance, trivia contests?

You can choose any activity you want. You could run, swim, cycle, rollerblade, walk, skip, canoe, paddle, row, skip, skateboard or scoot. You can play darts, go riding, join little athletics, bowl and dance. You could also take a yoga, pilates, zumba, cross fit or aerobics class.

How about playing a game of basketball, tennis, squash, soccer, cricket, rugby, AFL, netball, table tennis, hockey or softball.

You can even form local groups to challenge each other in such activities as trivia events, auctions, and music and talent comps.

There is literally no end to the activities you could participate in – it’s up to you!

Here are some ideas to get you started

7. How do I set my own challenge?

You can set your own challenge on your MyGames 2018 fundraising personal event page. This where you can tell everyone about your challenge and collect donations in support of your event. You can use it to invite guests, share information via social media or email. It makes it easy to track your progress and keep everything in one place. You can login to your personal fundraising page here.

8. Can I join other MyGames 2018 challenges?

Yes you can join other MyGames 2018 challenges simply by just visiting other event pages, as a guest.

9. Who can join the challenge – is it only individuals or teams too?

The challenge is open to anyone! You can join as individual, or create a team. A team could be your family members, your friends, work colleagues or mates from your local sporting club.

10. How long can I take to complete my challenge?

You set the timeframe for your own challenge when you set up your MyGames 2018 fundraising personal event page. Your event can be set for a specific date, or over a week, or a month or over any timeframe up to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

11. How do I know how much has been raised for MyGames 2018 challenges?

You can refer to the MyGames 2018 homepage here for the latest campaign totals, where leaderboards will be regularly updated.

12. Do the sporting clubs and featured charities get 100% of the money donated through MyGames 2018?

Each donation incurs a small transaction and processing fee which the donor can choose to cover.  

13. How is the donated money paid to MyGames 2018?

Donated money is paid direct (using a credit or debit card) from your MyGames 2018 fundraising personal event page automatically to your nominated local sporting club or your nominated MyGames 2018 featured charity.

14. What is everydayhero and how do I use it?

Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform which you can use to collect your donations. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you sign up for MyGames 2018. You can access your page here and by entering the log in details you supplied when you signed up. You can share your page with friends and family to encourage them to donate to you.

For help with setting up your fundraising page click here

15. How do I get help with my everydayhero fundraising page?

If you need help using your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else everydayhero related, their dedicated support team can help you out—just send an email to help@everydayhero.com.au. Want an answer faster? You can check out everything you need to know by visiting the Everydayhero Help Centre! Not only does this help with all the technical kinds of things, it’s also got lots of tried and tested tips to help give your fundraising an extra push.