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2015 Tip the Hat Award


The LIDS Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization and the philanthropic support of LIDS Sports Group, is excited to announce the kickoff of the 3rd annual nationwide “Tip the Hat Award” campaign. With a mission to support healthy and active youth programs, the LIDS Foundation is in search of charitable organizations with a similar focus.

This year, the LIDS Foundation will be awarding $300,000 to 5 organizations in celebration of this 3rd annual event.

The LIDS Foundation will be awarding the following amounts to the top 5 grant winners:

  • First place: $125,000
  • Second place: $75,000
  • Third place: $50,000
  • Fourth place: $25,000
  • Fifth place: $25,000

Those interested in applying for the “Tip the Hat Award” are encouraged to review the official entry rules, and submit an application. The deadline has been extended for entries and will now end on January 11, 2015. Applicants are required to include how they intend to use the grant funds for their organization.

As part of the application process, qualifying charitable organizations must have the support of at least one LIDS Sports Group (Hat World, Inc.) employee. Gifts to solicit employee sponsorships, be it financial or otherwise, are not permitted. This grant campaign provides an opportunity for the valued LIDS Sports Groups employees to be an advocate for their preferred charity.

Once all applications have been received, the LIDS Foundation Board of Directors will narrow the list down to the 5 finalists. The top 5 will be encouraged to rally supporters in February of 2015 to cast a vote on lidsfoundation.org, as the public will determine the “Tip the Hat Award” grand prize winner.

So step on it, for a chance to win a piece of $300,000 and become a valued partner of the LIDS Foundation!

To begin your application, please answer the three eligibility questions below: