The 50 Yard Challenge
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We challenge you to cut 50 lawns FREE for the elderly, disabled, single parents, veterans , & anyone in need of help in your town.
The challenge is for boys & girls. Ages 8-17.
If you accept this challenge, all you need to do is send us a photo of you holding a sign saying “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge”, and in return, we’ll send you your white Raising Men/Women shirt along with shades & ear protection to get you started. For every 10 lawns cut, you will get a new color shirt.
• Once you cut 10 lawns you get an orange shirt
• 20 lawns earn a green shirt
• 30 lawns earn a blue shirt
• 40 lawns earn a red shirt
• 50 lawns earn a black shirt.
Once you reach 50 lawns, we will come visit you, & present you your black shirt. We will also give you a brand new lawn mower, weed eater & blower ! Let’s make a difference together by mowing one yard at a time!
**Note** Families who sign up with 3 or more kids, will be required to do 100 lawns.
How to get started:
Send us a picture of you holding a sign saying “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge”. If there are more than two kids we just need one submission and a signing saying “We accept the 50 yard challenge”.
You will then be sent your white shirt, shades and ear protection
Families who sign up with 3 or more kids will be required to do 100 lawns or 50 lawns each. 100 lawns per 3 kids.
Our Current Numbers
We've got kids in all 50 states!
In over 8 countries, we have thousands of kids signing up to make a difference in their community by completing our 50 yard challenge. From our humble beginnings in Huntsville, Alabama, our organization has experienced tremendous growth in just 5 short years. Our steadfast goal has always remained the same:
Making a difference, one lawn at a time.
"How To Submit Your Kids Lawns"
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Kids Can Not Start Till They Receive Their Shirt, Safety Glasses & Ear Plugs In The Mail. If you do not receive it in the mail within 1 week of signing up, please let us know right away so we can have another set sent out.
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**Reminder: If you sign up 3 or more kids to do the 50 yard challenge together, they will be required to mow 100 lawns or 50 lawns each.**
Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found below
We strongly encourage kids to team up with a friend of sibling. We have found that this challenge can be used as a great bonding time together . If there are 3 or more kids working together , they must do 100 lawns or 50 lawns each.
There is no time limit to the 50 yard challenge . Kids can take as long as they need. If they start this summer and do not finish, they can pick up where they finished next summer.
Kids may do a lawn more than once, but we encourage kids to find as many lawns as they can .
At each lawn your child mows/shovels, please take pictures of them in action. Also, please take before & after pictures of their work as well . If you are familiar with how I take pictures when I do my lawns, I take them with the person whose lawn I mow if they are up to it and if they aren’t or not home I take a picture at their door via my selfie stick. In order for each lawn to count you have to send these. If not, the lawns will not count .
You can send the pictures to (256) 508-9440 or [email protected]
Yes, it doesnt matter where a child is, they can take part in the 50 yard challenge.
Kids can start the challenge as soon as they receive their shirt after signing up. We ask that you please wait to receive their shirt, safety glasses and ear plugs in the mail.
Kids ages 8-17 can take part in our 50 yard challenge.
Yes, they each will receive a set . But with 3 or more kids they are required to do 100 lawns or 50 lawns each. Its 100 lawns per every group of 3 kids. So if you sign up 6 kids, that will be 200 lawns.
Whatever tools kids have available to them, they can use.
If there are 3 or more kids working together they must do 100 lawns or 50 lawns each.
YES! Just like school, you cant just say you did the home work, you have to show and prove it. In order for each lawn to count you HAVE to submit a before/after picture of each lawn, a picture of your child in action (mowing, snow shoveling, ect) and if the home owner is up to it, a picture with them as well. Again, these have to submitted for the yard to count.
One house is considered a lawn. The back, front and around the entire house is 1 lawn.
Only mowing , raking leaves, pick up trash & snow shoveling are included for our 50 yard challenge . Picking up dog poop, helping move things, ect are not included and will not count as a yard.
The only way it will count is if someone in the house hold is elderly, disabled, single parent, veteran , someone who is active duty military or a first responder.
We understand sometime things happen. Your phone might die when you are out with your child mowing or you might just have forgotten to take a picture at that lawn, it happens and that’s ok. That lawn will count still. BUT when you say we mowed 5,10 or even 50 lawns and didn’t get any pictures at all (trust me we have heard this many times), those lawns WILL NOT COUNT. Think of it as homework, when you don’t submit it to your teacher, you don’t get credit for it. All we ask is for your to just document each lawn with the pictures . A before & after photo, a picture of your child in action & also a picture of your child and the home owner if they are up to it, if not , just a photo of your child in the yard once they are done.
Upon completing the 50 yard challenge, kids will receive a standard push mower, weed eater & blower . All equipment comes from our amazon wishlist where people who support us, purchase the equipment. We do not give out self propelled mowers nor riding mowers.
No. We understand sometimes you just come across a difficult lawn or a larger than normal size lawn but kid will not receive extra credit . What we mean is if a parent says can this lawn count as two lawns because of the size of it, the answer is no. A little hard work won’t hurt no one.
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