Welcome to the 2011-2012 season of
Byron-Bergen Sting Soccer! Our club organizes a number of fundraisers
throughout the year. Individual fundraising opportunities are optional,
while participation in our TWO club-level fundraisers are mandatory.
Most fundraising correspondence will be
conducted by your team managers. However, if you ever have any questions or
ideas regarding fundraising, please contact me anytime!
Individual Fundraisers is optional. Individual Fundraising opportunities
are offered as a way for families to off-set the cost of participating in
our program. Profits earned from these fundraisers can be applied to a
players account to cover the cost of registration or tournaments.
Fundraised money CANNOT be applied to soccer camps or apparel.
CLUB LEVEL FUNDRAISERS
Club Level Fundraisers is MANDATORY. Club Level Fundraising opportunities
are organized as a way for our club to off-set the cost of operation, and to
keep our registration cost requirements as low as possible. Profits earned
from these fundraisers are applied to Byron-Bergen Sting Soccer Club General
Fund and cover items such as referee fees, equipment purchases (balls, nets,
flags, goalie equipment, etc), field maintenance, insurance, etc. We are
proud to offer such an effective soccer program, and a very affordable cost
to players, as compared to similar area programs. We are one of the ONLY
clubs in the area that does NOT charge players additional fees for indoor
practice time. This is ONLY possible, however, with the commitment from
each family to participate in our Club Level Fundraisers.
BYRON-BERGEN STING INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT
As one of the
area’s most popular and growing tournaments, our club invites close to 100
teams to Byron-Bergen School for a two day tournament in March. Every
family is asked to donate TIME, in some capacity to help in the success of
this event. Volunteers are needed for:
Gift Basket Raffle
Information will be
provided by your manager and posted on the website starting in January. We
appreciate your time and support with this event! We are extremely proud of
the success of this tournament…and with your participation we anticipate
this year’s to be bigger and better than ever!
BYRON-BERGEN STING MEGA GIFT BASKET GIVE-A-WAY!
In January each
team will be assigned a “theme”. Players are asked to donate an item of at
least $10 value to their team’s gift basket. Players have the option of
actually PURCHASING an item of $10 or greater value OR players may ask for
DONATION of an item from local businesses, workplaces, etc. For example…our
“Soccer Lovers Basket” included four tickets to any Rhinos Game. These
tickets were not purchased by the player…the player asked for a donation and
they were given in support of our organization! Our baskets included gift
certificates, merchandise, food and more…much of which was donated. Again,
EVERY player is asked to participate. It is up to you whether or not to
purchase or ask for donations.
The gift baskets
are displayed at our Pancake Breakfasts and Indoor Tournament. Raffle
Tickets are sold, and winners are drawn at the conclusion of our tournament
The profit earned
from this fundraiser last year covered (almost in full) all of our club’s
indoor practice time for this coming season!! This is phenomenal…and a huge
savings to each player! Without this successful fundraiser, registration
costs could increase $30 - $50 per player just to cover indoor time.
We know, as
well as anyone, time is valuable and scarce! Especially when you have kids
involved with sports, school and numerous other activities. Our goal is to
provide a number of easy, effective and fun fundraisers that will give
families the opportunity to off-set costs, and our club the opportunity to
earn profit that will enable to keep registration costs affordable.
We are happy
to have you as part of our club this year. Thank you for your
participation, support and effort! If you have any questions that cannot be
answered by your team manager, or ideas for future fundraisers, please
contact me anytime!