Dear Community Supporter:
The Gresham-Barlow Youth Basketball League (GBYBB) is a non-profit organization that is run strictly by local volunteers who contribute their own time, resources and efforts. Guided by our volunteer coaches and support staff, our children learn valuable life lessons through basketball such as leadership, teamwork, discipline, character development and self-respect.
Every year we are faced with costs that exceed our registration fees. The cost of registration materials, league fees (currently about $750.00 per team), gym rental, insurance, uniforms, officials and equipment are just a few items we must fund each year. Since our fees do not fully cover the actual cost of participation, it is necessary to raise additional funds.
One goal for GBYBB is to offer every child a chance to participate, regardless of their financial circumstance. This becomes increasingly more difficult and we depend more on private contributions. While we are going to continue to strive to fulfill this need, we need your help more than ever.
Your support can go to sponsor a team for their league fees plus gym rental (currently about $2000.00) or you can choose to donate to GBYBB and benefit all the kids to help with the fees, equipment, scholarships, etc.
Please check all that apply.
____ I would like to sponsor the GBYBB. Check enclosed/remitted in the amount of: $__________.
____ For your gift of $250.00 or more we will add your business card to our website for all participants to see. Please enclose a business card with your donation.
____ I would like to help with team fees and gym costs. Check enclosed: $_________ ($750-$2000).
____ I would like to sponsor a specific team or player for the enclosed amount of:____________. Please write team or player name on the memo line of your check. (note: Any amounts are appreciated. If specified for an individual player/team, funds will go towards that team for the current season. If a balance is left at the end of the season, it will be donated back to the Gresham-Barlow Youth Basketball General Fund)
Any support you can offer will also be acknowledged on our website at: http://www.greshambarlowyb.org
Please mail all donations with a copy of this letter to:
Attn: Heidi Van der Meer, Treasurer
2244 SE Hacienda Ave.
Gresham, Oregon 97080
A receipt for your tax-deductible donation will be mailed back to you. For your reference/records, our Tax ID number is 27-0691935.