EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2013
I am so happy to be raising money for Green Chimneys- one of the most amazing organizations with which I have ever been involved. I feel privileged to work as a Grant Writer at Green Chimneys and hope raising money for the kids at GC through the Carmel Rotary Basketball Shootout is just one of the ways in which I can give back.
Please visit Green Chimneys on the web at www.greenchimneys.org or in person at 400 Doansburg Road, Brewster, NY on Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm.
Info about the Basketball Shootout:
For 15 years during the 1980s and 1990s this perennial Rotary Club event enabled area service and youth organizations to raise much-needed funds to support important programs in the community. The Carmel High School Interact Club (the youth contingent of Rotary International) is co-sponsoring this 21st century edition of the event. We handle virtually all the details. This is an excellent opportunity to raise money with minimal work for you. All you need to do to raise funds is solicit pledges and/or flat donations to support your participation in the Shoot-Out. 80% of all funds raised are directed to your charity with the remaining 20% being designated by the Rotary and Interact Clubs for additional charitable giving. Since 2008 over $66,000 was raised with 66 different organizations benifiting from the proceeds. So mark your calendars and practice those lay-ups to help a great cause.
WHERE AND WHEN?
The Shoot-Out will begin at 9:00 AM on March 16, 2013 in the Gymnasium at Carmel High School and continue until 12:00 Noon.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone, male or female, who wants to raise funds to support a not-for-profit charity.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each participant is given two minutes to shoot baskets (lay-ups). The total number of baskets made, times the pledge per basket, plus the total of flat donations equals the amount due from each sponsor. Example: with a pledge of 20¢ per basket and 40 completed baskets, the donation will be $8.00.
A person can pledge a flat amount of $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or more. (Flat amount pledges can be collected right away because the total is not dependent upon the number of baskets made.)