Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fundraising for Cyprus Girls Basketball Team

Our Basketball team is in need of some $$. I really hate fundraisers where you buy the cookie dough and only $2 goes to the school. I love that Coach Adams feels the same so.....we are asking for donations. All the money goes to the Girls Basketball team. We are in the hole $10,000.00. Even $1 will help out. If you know anyone who would be willing to help, please pass this letter on.

Dear Potential Cyprus Benefiter,
As members of the Cyprus community, we would like to thank you for your interest in assisting the current members of Cyprus High School. If you are a parent with a child who attends Cyprus, you already have a vested interest in the high school. If you’re Cyprus alum, then you are familiar with its situation. With this letter, we address the hope we hold that in the future we can continue to receive help in all of its many forms so that we can better prepare our students for the future.
We, the girl’s basketball coaching staff at Cyprus High, are asking for your help to better the team’s situation. As a new staff, we have dedicated our time and efforts to establishing a solid girl’s basketball program in Magna, something the school hasn’t seen since Coach Erin Tanner (now our Athletic Director) went to the state tournament in 2003. In the mere six years since Coach Tanner stepped down from coaching, Cyprus has gone through five different girls’ basketball coaches, an unstable and difficult situation for the team. Josh Adams, our current coach, has not only been a strong and steady part of the Cyprus community for the last three years, but has made several very positive changes in the lives of its students. From taking a debate team of one member to that of 80 members in two years to coordinating with three different high schools to raise over $30,000 for the Save Darfur Project, Coach Adams has been actively involved with Cyprus and its students. He believes in them and in this community. We are confident he can inspire the Cyprus Lady Pirates to greater heights and lead the team to victory.
Sadly, the team and staff have inherited some of the problems left from previous years. We have been victims of vandalism and thievery in our own high school. Equipment has been abused and stolen. Brand new uniforms have been taken. Old debts have been laid upon us. All of this has put the program in a financial hole before the season even begins.
Because of all this, we turn to you. We are requesting the aid of anyone who can financially help out our girl’s basketball program. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to replace all of the uniforms and equipment that were stolen, as well as pay for some items that should have been provided in previous years. Having this equipment will help to unity and inspire our team and provide us with the means to truly succeed this year and in the future. With all of the activities we have planned for this summer (including camps which will be open to anyone who is interested), we will have the resources to solidify the program each subsequent year, but for this season, we are forced to rely on anyone who can lend a helping hand.
Payment can made by cash, check (payable to Cyprus High School), or on our website. We recommend using the website. You’ll be able to print off a receipt for tax purposes as you make the donation online. Visit our website:
At the bottom of the page, click on ‘Web Store’ (as you mouse over it, ‘pay fees online’ will appear). For the login, use the user name 1234 and the password gbasketball. There will be a basketball icon entitled girls basketball donations. Just enter the amount in, add to cart, checkout, and print off your receipt.
We appreciate your interest in our program and in our school. Together we hope to build and sustain relationships that will help our girls succeed not only in sports but in life after high school as well.
The Cyprus High School Girls Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Joshua Adams
Assistant Coaches: Aaron Riedthaler, Kristina Anderson, Sonja Richardson