This is the letter that our lovely President Phoebe Boone sent us earlier this month. Our dollar-for-dollar matching campaign will go until November 4th! Help us raise money for our Player Assistance fund and send deserving players to Nationals--every dollar up to $2500 gets matched thanks to 2 very generous alumnae. Details on how to donate below!
Dear All Blues family,
For the next 7 weeks, we have an AMAZING opportunity to fundraise for players who cannot afford to play Premier level rugby. We have an offer from 2 VERY generous alumnae to MATCH any money raised for our Player Assistance fund - up to $2,500. That means EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR you donate from now until November 4th will be MATCHED...We raise $2,500 from you (our alums) and that turns into $5,000(!) because of our 2 generous alumnae.
As most of you know, playing rugby has gotten significantly more expensive over the years. Every player in the WPL easily spends $1,500 to play every Fall. We do not want a lack of funds to be the reason anyone does not play rugby at the highest level possible with the All Blues. So please, help our players afford those away game flight tickets ($1000)...help our players afford hotels & rental cars at Nationals ($250)...help our players afford their dues ($250).
Every dollar you donate is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE so it's a win-win. You can donate via PayPalto firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure and indicate the payment is for Family & Friends - and write Player Fund in the Notes field). Or you can mail a check (payable to Bay Area Youth Rugby - P.O. Box 8934, 1856 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608). Receipts will be provided upon request.
Every donation over $75 gets a NEW All Blues logo t-shirt (and a very nice thank you). I will update you every week with our progress towards that $2,500 goal - but don't wait until the last minute! Donate now and help us get our deserving players on their way to Nationals! (And I will hand deliver your brand spanking new t-shirt).