TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE & IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
OUR FUNDRAISING ENDS
JOIN THE #TogetherFIYA MOVEMENT
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR OUR 1ST GIVING TUESDAY!
Giving Tuesday was an incredible experience and we hope you also found it to be fulfilling and rewarding knowing that you are making FIYA’s school-based athletics better than ever. We're humbled and honored to have joined forces with the rest of the world for a day dedicated to generosity and giving; a day that acknowledged the power of giving back and simple acts of kindness. This Giving Tuesday, we were absolutely astonished and grateful to have received such an outpouring amount of love and support from members inside and out of our community. From all of us at FIYA, THANK YOU to all those who donated on December 1st to help us kick off our end of the year fundraising, of which we're hopeful to reach our goal of $10,000!
SUPPORT FIYA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
WE'RE NOT FINISHED YET & IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
You still have the opportunity to positively impact our student athletes and provide the support we need to prepare to have our kids back playing school-based sports by making an end-of-the-year, tax-deductible donation before the new year. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and now more than ever, we need your support! The year 2020 has proven to be one of unprecedented challenges around the world. Challenges that have reminded us of the critical importance of the availability of school-based athletics to students as part of their all-around learning, development and success in their educational endeavors.
See more below on ways you can get involved, why your donations matter,
and our end-of-the-year fundraising goals and progress.
WHY YOUR DONATION MATTERS
With the closure of schools, FIYA has responded to these challenging times by introducing innovative digital and virtual sports such as eSports (video gaming as a team) and Virtual Cross Country (using GPS monitored courses) so that our students can continue to experience the life lessons that come from competitive sports. Indeed we have heard from several school administrators and parents that these new offerings have been a lifeline to their students during this time of restricted activity. FIYA’s commitment to its partner schools and their students has never wavered. But FIYA needs your support to continue its mission now and in the future.
When you support FIYA, remember that you are providing the opportunity to participate in team sports for our wonderful community:
- 8000 students participating annually throughout Los Angeles County
- 80% of FIYA student-athletes are students of color
- Over 33% are female
- 50% reside in neighborhoods that are of low to moderate income
- Majority of students from families that do not have the resources for “club” sports
All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go directly to support our school based athletic programs. Even in times of crisis, our work is essential. Your support is greatly appreciated. Our student athletes are counting on you!
OUR DONATION GOAL
Our end-of-the-year fundraising goal is $10,000 to support FIYA’s school-based sports programs for middle and elementary schools. With your help we will be able to provide additional new sports offerings for our student athletes (including in-person, electronic and virtual sports), take necessary precautionary steps to protect our student athletes when back on the playing field or court, support the vital need for new sports equipment and support our student athletes and coaches with the recognition they deserve with distinguished achievement awards.
OUR PARTICIPATION GOAL
In addition to our donation goal, we're also reaching for 100% participation from all of our schools. This means we're hoping to have at least one member from each of our school communities to make a donation. In order to make that possible, we're encouraging all of our schools to share our fundraising page to their communities and social circles.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS WHO'VE REPRESENTED THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS THUS FAR!
American Martyrs (alumna), The City School (athletic director/coach), El Segundo Middle School (alumna/parent), LACES (coach), Palisades Charter High School (admin), Para Los Ninos (vice president), St. Anastasia School (parent), St. Jerome School (alumni)
CONNECT & SHARE WITH US
Use the hashtag #togetherFIYA and share your story on social media about why you're giving and inspire others. We'll be sharing your posts and also be giving shout outs to donors throughout our campaign to show our appreciation.
READ UP ON OUR NEWSLETTERS
Keep up with the latest in our campaign by reading up on our newsletters! We'll be updating the community with our progress and to let you know how close we are to reaching our goals.
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SO JOIN US THIS GIVING SEASON!
From all of us at FIYA, we wish you and yours all the best this holiday season and hope you will consider making an end of the year, deductible donation to our cause. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission of “Strengthening Schools Through Sports” and instilling life lessons in our students that can only be discovered on the playing fields and courts where our FIYA teams compete. At FIYA, we have big plans for the future of our programs and you can help bring those plans to life! #togetherFIYA