BENEFITING: CLAUDIO REYNA FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: CLAUDIO REYNA FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 02, 2013
CLAUDIO REYNA FOUNDATION INC YEAR END APPEAL
The Claudio Reyna Foundation uses soccer as a tool to get children in low-income communities focused on proper nutrition and the importance of education. Our mission is to help these children break the cycle of poverty.
Started in 2008 with 68 kids at 2 locations, we now serve over 2,000 children at 46 locations.
Our expansion has helped and inspired many, but has also stretched our budget to the limit.
As a Board Member, it is my duty to assist in seeking financial support. As difficult as this is at times, I enjoy this responsibility, as I thoroughly believe in what we do. I know, especially at this time of the year when there are so many other organizations also looking for help, that you have many choices. I am asking that you please consider us and help us in our endeavors.
We have had a difficult 2012. If the increase in children served hadn’t strained our budget enough, some behind-the-scenes circumstances forced us to cancel several events. One major fund-raising event that was cancelled was in Washington, D.C., which was based on Claudio’s induction to the US Soccer Hall of Fame. The event was promoted in Eurosport, and reached an audience of over 1.5 million people. We anticipated raising $50,000 at this event alone, but had to cancel.
My hope is that you will assist us in providing programs for underserved children. Now more than ever we need new support, and every dollar counts. Please do what you can to help us help kids in need. I wish you a healthy and happy Holiday Season.