As most of you are aware, Ravensdale Park Foundation (RPF) is right at the finish line with the new fields and park improvements at Ravensdale. The estimated completion date is December 5th. Unfortunately, due to many circumstances beyond their control, they are now projected to be about $375,000 over the original budget. The group has built a wonderful park that will be enjoyed by our community for many years to come. We are teaming with the RPF to ask you is to consider contributing a one-time cash donation to the Park or assist in either selling field banner sponsorships and/or collecting one-time donations. The Tahoma Bears Jr. Football and Cheer organization will receive 20% credit (up to $250 per banner) for each sponsorship banner sold. Any one time donations are not included as part of the credit process. The heavy lifting has been done so please won’t you help RPF finish the job! The Ravensdale Park Foundation (501c3 non-profit) is in the process to try and secure a “bridge loan” to allow them time to raise the needed funds. RPF has a goal to raise $100,000. It sounds and looks like a lot, but with the strength and generosity of all families within our community, a $50 one-time tax deductible donation and 50 Banner Sponsorships could raise $150,000. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Here is the information on the fundraising effort:
Every cent donated goes to funding the Park. The money raised will do two things. First, it will help with the budget shortfall created by construction delays, permitting delays, and change orders. Should any surplus of funds be raised they will go into the park improvement fund that we are setting up. We will be good stewards of the park by creating a fund to continue to enhance the park.
There are a few ways to help.
- A personal one-time tax deductible donation
- Solicit a one-time donation from a Business or others
- Solicit a Sponsorship banner from a Business. 25% of the total amount of the Sponsorship will be credited back to the Tahoma Bears Jr. Football and Cheer organization.
We know asking for money on top of your player’s fees is asking a lot. As we stated before, every cent of your donation will go to the Park. We ask you to seek out local, State and National businesses for help. If you have a lead on a business but do not have the time to check it out, please let us know so we can follow up. Every donation is tax deductible. Attached is a flyer that spells out how to donate. All the youth sports group users are participating in this fundraiser. They are Rock Creek Select Baseball, Maple Valley Pony Baseball, Maple Valley Soccer, Tahoma Lacrosse and of course, Tahoma Bears Jr. Football and Cheer. Let’s show everyone how proud and excited we are to have new, first class facilities to train and play on.
Online Field Sponsorship for Ravensdale (click here).