BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ALACHUA COUNTY INC via Crowdrise
July 01, 2011
BENEFITING: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ALACHUA COUNTY INC
Benefiting: Boys & Girls Clubs of Alachua County Football Program
This fundraiser will help us generate funds to improve the facilities including upgrading to aluminum bleachers and putting a chain link fence around the football fields to ensure more safety for both the players and coaches during games.
Another way in which this fundraiser could help this year and in the future is by helping to establish a scholarship program for the players who may not be able to afford the registration for or the equipment that must be purchased.
A little background about the program:
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Alachua County run three different age groups within the football program. We have our Canadian League(9-10 year olds), American League(11-12 year olds), and our National League(13-14 year olds). The two older age groups, American and National Leagues, play in a middle school format. Each player is assigned to their team based on the school that they attend or if they do not attend a school that is represented in our league, they would play for the school they are zoned to play with.
Over the years, our program has grown to include over 500 players from the Alachua County area. Our middle school program has allowed us to become one of the biggest programs in North Central Florida. One of the issues in maintaining a program of this size in a non-profit organization is the cost of administering the program in addition to the cost of equipment including helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys, etc. Safety for the kids is the number one concern in our program and safety in football starts with the equipment that the youth are using.
Funding for the program comes through various sponsorships, fundraisers, and grants that are given to the program. However, with the vast number of youth involved in our program, we could always use help when it comes to funding. Sponsors are always needed and we offer a great opportunity to everyone who becomes a sponsor of our program. We are by far the largest football program in the area and offer a wide variety of markets for sponsors to advertise their product to. At the same time, sponsors are receiving three months worth of advertising each year they are a sponsor of our program.
For sponsorship information, please call Mark Kahn at (352) 372-5305 or 372-5342.