Hello, my name is Ron (Rocky) Wilcox and I run a youth dart league in Parkhill, Ontario Canada. I am writing to you today because I am organizing a fundraiser to help send 12 of our players to the Youth Provincial Championships in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.
I would like to take a moment of your time to offer you a little bit of information about our league. This league was started five years ago, and I took over running it four years ago, teaching these youths the game of darts. We started out with 5 youth players from ages 10 – 17, and we now have grown to 36 players from ages 7-18. We attend regular league nights every Wednesday for 1.5 hours. We also compete in many tournaments all over the province. We have sent many players to Provincial Championships each year. This year we are sending 12 players next month and 12 players again in May.
We run a youth dart tournament fundraiser to help support the cost of these trips. As you can appreciate, sending 12 players to the Provincial Championships can cost close to $4,000.00 for the weekend. This would include the travel expenses, as well as hotel charges, and the cost of food and fees. Last year we ran a tournament to try to raise funds to cover these expenses. 81 adult players attended and we raised just under $900.00 in five hours! This included me getting my head shaved for a whopping $166.00! This year we are hoping to raise just a bit more to help out with the costs. We have received a few great donations from a few sponsors, but we are looking for a few top notch items to help bring in those extra dollars. All items are auctioned off via a silent auction, so the bidding can get a little crazy sometimes! However, anything helps, such as dart boards, darts, shirts, flights, gift certificates, any small or large items, sport passes, etc. Anything and everything is accepted and the more the merrier.
I have included a link to our youth web page, however, it has not been updated for a few weeks, as our stats lady has been sick, but you can still see the great work these kids have put in, as well as their achievements, and some articles from newspapers.
Please take a moment to visit our web site.
If you would like to donate to this cause, it would be greatly appreciated. In return, as part of your donation, your name and web site will be added to the online flier and email list that is sent out to the 750 dart players that I have compiled in recent years. This list also goes to all the dart web sites listing tourneys, so we are in return providing many opportunities for recognition for yourself and your website. I also post all the results and event information online on different sites. Once you have confirmed your donation, a list of sites will be sent to you with your recognition!
Thank you for your time and consideration today and if you are willing to make a donation to this great cause. As always, anything and everything is appreciated, and even if you choose not to make any type of donation at this time, we would greatly appreciate any support you can offer by forwarding this email on to others that you think might be interested in helping out this great group of kids.