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Northwest Homeschool Athletic Cooperative's Fundraiser:

Nighthawk Track & Field - 2016 Inaugural Season

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THE STORY:

Meet the Northwest Nighthawks! Our purpose is to provide junior and senior high homeschooled students the opportunity to participate together in interscholastic athletics, giving these athletes a true competitive team experience while fostering relationships among participants, their families, and the local community.

We began the 2015-16 school year as the first-ever all-homeschool team to join the Minnesota State High School League, introducing the sport of cross country running to 27 student-athletes. The season was more than we ever could have asked for, and we are truly humbled by it all. A few highlights (you can watch the video, too):

Surprise! The kids asked us for a track team, and we agreed to create one for the spring of 2016. It’s an exciting time as we’ve overcome many challenges already; but this is a very different sport from cross country. We’re starting small and dreaming up creative ways to run a program without the traditional track & field equipment and facilities, but we do have a few “hurdles” remaining. :)

Finances are our biggest challenge right now. The coaches volunteer their time, and we run a lean budget. We’re scheduling hands-on fundraisers; but without help from taxes or tuition, our only other source of finances, transportation, etc., is team families, friends, and local businesses.

The track & field season officially begins March 14, and our remaining financial need is $1800. (If we beat our goal, it will allow us to purchase more equipment and introduce more events, and/or help us get a jump on pre-season expenses next year.) Any amount you can offer will be greatly appreciated, so thanks for helping us out! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and will send you a receipt. Contact us if you'd like to send a check instead of using this site.

If you are interested in donating toward a specific goal we have, we are also offering a sponsorship program. Each sponsorship level comes with various publicity benefits (e.g., website, facebook, end-of-season awards program) as described on our Sponsor Page. Here are the basics:

  • Race Sponsor ($500): Sponsors each of our teams (boys’ and girls’ varsity, JV, and junior high) at a regular-season meet.
  • Equipment Sponsor ($250): Helps cover team supplies, facilities rental, and equipment (first aid, shelter, hurdles, starting blocks, batons, etc.).
  • Uniform Sponsor ($100): Offsets one boy’s and one girl’s racing uniform (singlet and shorts).
  • Award Sponsor ($50): Supports summer running incentives & end-of-season awards (varsity letters, community service, dedication, etc.).

Again, all contributions will be recognized--no matter the size. Your donation directly benefits local student-athletes and gives you the opportunity to be part of an exciting story. We value building relationships and would love your support. If you have any questions or ideas, let us know.

Thanks again, and be sure to follow/like us on Facebook!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,222

MONEY RAISED
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  • Price Family

    $20

  • Gary & Viv

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brenden family

    $25

  • Three Goats in a Tub

    $100

  • Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resources

    $100

  • Cub Foods Rogers grocery bagging fundraiser team

    $575

  • Book & Bake Sale (track team's half of profits)

    $235

  • Northwest Area Jaycees

    $500

  • Randy's Environmental Services

    $25

  • Malmborg's Garden Center Fundraiser (track half)

    $37

  • Kendra Swanson

    $5

  • Luke Swanson

    $25

  • Terence & Elizabeth Swanson

     

  • CCConcrete

    $50

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123% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,222 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

CCConcrete

CCConcrete

DONATION: $50

http://www.minneapolis-concrete.com/ 2 years ago

Terence & Elizabeth Swanson

Terence & Elizabeth Swanson

2 years ago

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kendra Swanson

Kendra Swanson

DONATION: $5

2 years ago

Malmborg's Garden Center Fundraiser (track half)

Malmborg's Garden Center Fundraiser (track half)

DONATION: $37

2 years ago

Randy's Environmental Services

Randy's Environmental Services

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Northwest Area Jaycees

Northwest Area Jaycees

DONATION: $500

http://nwareajaycees.org/ 2 years ago

Book & Bake Sale (track team's half of profits)

Book & Bake Sale (track team's half of profits)

DONATION: $235

at the WEST Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale. Another fundraising success! 2 years ago

Cub Foods Rogers grocery bagging fundraiser team

Cub Foods Rogers grocery bagging fundraiser team

DONATION: $575

Jake, Phillip, Maria, Jerilynn, Erika, Aryn, Ellie, and Jacob; plus parents Sheri, Dave, and Kirk. Way to go, Nighthawks! 2 years ago

Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resources

Heppner's Legacy Homeschool Resources

DONATION: $100

The only homeschool store in Minnesota and the entire upper midwest! Stop by their store in Elk River or visit http://legacyhomeschool.com/ 2 years ago