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Dear Glacier Gymnastics members and parents,
As you may be aware, the Board of Directors has been working hard on initiatives to better the facility and equipment to provide an outstanding experience for our kids. This year we have our sights set on replacing the spring floor which benefits every member of the club. The floor is over 15 years old, and well past the patch and repair stage. Replacing it ensures we can continue providing quality programs to the entire membership and will allow all levels of athletes to safely train on equipment similar to what they compete on.
The floor is over 15 years old, and well past the patch and repair stage. Replacing it ensures we can continue providing quality programs to the entire membership and will allow all levels of athletes to safely train on equipment similar to what they compete on.
With every benefit though, there are always costs involved. The new floor will be approximately $15,000. We are striving to accomplish the task of purchasing it without any fee increases, equipment levies or forced fundraising.
Last summer the club applied for a Grant through the Canada 150 program, which affords us almost a 50/50 split of donations to matched contributions through the Grant. For example, we spend $100 towards the new floor, the grant matches $100 for a total of $200 toward our floor. This matched funding situation is a great opportunity.
Here is our proposal:
Save-On Foods Groceries Cards
EVERYBODY buys groceries! Save-On Foods has a program where they sell gift cards to many organizations like ours. The benefit, unlike other fundraisers, is that you get dollar for dollar what you spend on a useful item – your groceries. We are not selling something people may or may not need. Everybody can use the grocery cards. The second benefit is the club gets 6 percent of the value of the gift cards sold (which comes from Save-On, not from the person buying the cards). For example you spend $100 dollars, you get $100 dollars in a gift card, the club gets $6 dollars from Save-On! It gets better as we can capitalize on that 6 dollars with the Canada 150 Grant matching it for a total of $12 on every $100 sold.
If every gymnast at the club can reach the goal of selling $500 dollars in gift cards we can pay for our floor WITHOUT anybody being out any money! And without any extra gymnastics fees!!!
It gets better though; as an appreciation to the families, volunteers, coaches and kids of the club, we are packaging this with a club social. The Party in the Park, on Saturday June 4th is open to all families who participate in the launch of the fundraiser! That’s right, just come by the park with your completed order form (cash or cheque only) and enjoy some socializing, hot dogs and refreshments.
On top of the Party In the Park – every $500 in cards sold/purchased; earns 1 ticket to a special Gymnastics Party. Gymnastics parties will be offered a few times throughout the fall season (details and dates to be advertised).
So let’s sum up:
- Buy your groceries using Save On Foods cards purchased through the Club.
- The club earns 6% ; which will be doubled when used with the Canada 150 grant.
- Party in the Park – June 4th – open to all families who make any purchase of Save on Cards
- Tickets to future Gymnastics Parties are earned with every $500 in cards purchased or sold.
The club gets the needed new floor if everyone can strive to reach their goal, and nobody is out any money!!!!!!!!!
Glacier Gymnastics Club President