July 12, 2016

Dear Prospective Donor,

The Full Stride Track Club is in need of your help! This is our fifth summer in existence.  As the summer quickly approaches, our roster is rapidly filling with the area’s best athletes.  Our athletes emanate from the underserved region of the South Suburban Chicagoland area.  The goal is to take our club to the USATF National Jr. Olympics in Sacramento, California at the end of July.  We are looking for sponsors and supporters who are willing to use the “Pay It Forward” initiative to help our program goals.

In addition to the athlete you sponsor, future athletes will benefit from your generosity as well.  Regardless the amount, your gift will be greatly appreciated.  Our goal as a team is to raise $7,500, and your donation is tax deductible.

The funds raised will help pay for their registration, meet entries, transportation, lodging, training equipment, uniforms and other costs associated with competition this Summer.  As a result, your generosity can have a lasting effect for many youths in our area.

Moreover, Full Stride is very excited about the growth and evolution of our program. Our philosophy is, if we equip our youth with the necessary tools, they will not only make positive choices, but will also succeed at the next level.  The opportunity to be a part of our track family is not limited to the athletes and coaches, but is open to the local community as well.  The Youth are 100% of our future.

The Full Stride Track Club is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit, in good standing with the USA Track & Field governing body, that focuses on uplifting the community’s youth by assisting in their athletic and educational development. Our mission is to engage, mentor and prepare the student-athlete for college admissions and equip them with the necessary tools to thrive academically and athletically by using athletics as a metaphor for life.

You can make your donations payable to: Full Stride Track Club

Or go online to: https://m.gofund.me/2e85wrw

Your patronage is appreciated and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

Yours in Track,

Jeffrey Timms
Full Stride Track Club
President & Coach
312.919.3777
Jtimms3@yahoo.com

Fundraising

Full Stride will function as a 501 (c) (3) Organization. Operating as a 501 (c) (3) will broaden our funding opportunities through grants and donations, especially from other corporations. We believe that clients will feel more confident entrusting a corporation advocating for them.

We would love your support!  Your giving will allow a member of Full Stride Track Club to realize his/her true potential by competing at the highest level.  Often, these competitions are the first step to a young athlete’s collegiate career.  You can change a life with your investment.  In return, the members of Full Stride, if you choose, can become an ambassador for your company or organization.  This can include mentions on social media, local media and throughout the community.  Details can be discussed.  However, the bottom line is your donation will directly affect a young person’s life.

Our fundraising efforts will assist us financially in the following areas:

  • Uniforms
  • USA Track & Field annual membership
  • Entry fees to competitions
  • Transportation to competitions, locally and nationally
  • Sustenance during practice and competitions
  • Financial assistance to athletes in need of athletic support
  • Awards and recognition
  • Other fundraising efforts