band fundraisers
Greater Chicago Area

Matt Derrig

Fundraising Coach

I was born and raised in Chicago. I had a great childhood. I stayed active with sports as well as my church, had lots of great friends, and was fortunate enough to be able to travel a lot with my family. In high school I was a multi sport athlete playing football and baseball. Even though I loved baseball, football was my passion. I have been involved in football in just about every way. I have played, coached, recruited, trained, and now I am fundraising. After high school, I went to Northeastern Illinois University and graduated with a B.A. in Justice Studies.

After college, I have held different jobs in many different fields. Working in sports and helping people is where I always seem to be at my happiest so that’s why I am excited to be part of the Vertical Raise team, I get to be involved with sports and help people in the same job.

I currently live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with my beautiful wife and Miniature Dachshund Pickles. My favorite things to do are anything with football; spend time with my wife, and travel. I am a self proclaimed foodie and am always down to eat at a new restaurant or cook a new food. I try to enjoy life to the fullest and am always down to have a good time.

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Real Vertical Raise Fundraisers

Los Gatos Football Fundraiser

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of $60,000 goal

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Bowie Band March A Thon Fundraiser

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of $55,000 goal

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Grand Rapids Storm AAU Basketball Drive

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of $12,500 goal

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