Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks to participate in San Diego Foundation giveBIG event

The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Soccer Club (DMCVS) recently announced it will participate in giveBIG, a 24-hour online giving event to increase philanthropy in San Diego presented by The San Diego Foundation.

giveBIG will take place on Tuesday, May 6, from midnight - 11:59 p.m. PST. During this time, the Del Mar Carmel Valley community is encouraged to visit to support DMCVS and the Safe Fields program, an initiative to ensure DMCVS continues to secure an adequate number of the safest and best maintained fields for more than 3,000 children playing soccer in the north county community.

Every dollar donated to DMCVS through giveBIG on May 6 will go further because of an incentive pool that has been created by The San Diego Foundation and its sponsors. In partnership with Barney & Barney Foundation, US Bank and The Waitt Foundation, The San Diego Foundation has pooled $200,000 to incentivize giving during this event. DMCVS will receive a proportion of this pool based on how much money is raised during the event. For example, if DMCVS raises 5 percent of the total amount raised during the event, the organization will receive 5 percent of the $200,000 incentive pool.

“We are excited to participate in giveBIG because this event will raise awareness of the DMCVS soccer program and our Safe Fields campaign, which to date has raised more than $16,000 toward our goal of $54,000 to secure and maintain fields,” shared DMCVS Director of Club Operations Shannon MacMillan.

“This is an easy way to leverage your donation to the Sharks and help your tax deductible philanthropic dollars multiply for a good cause. By funding a safe and supportive environment, we encourage all players to reach their full potential and play at the highest level possible for their ability.”

Incentive pool funding is available only for donations of $25 (minimum) up to $1,000 made on May 6, the day of the giveBIG event, through the website where more information can be found, including a list of more than 340 participating nonprofit organizations. There is no maximum donation. Donations for the Safe Fields program can be made anytime directly to DMCVS by visiting