THANK YOU FIYA MEMBERS & DONORS
THE #TogetherFIYA MOVEMENT
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Giving Tuesday + our 2020 holiday fundraising 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 are absolutely 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 for supporting us during #GivingTuesday and throughout this holiday season with all of your generous donations! Because of you, we were able to raise an incredible $6,000 solely from this grassroots campaign!
THE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
WE'RE NOT FINISHED YET & IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DONATE!
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 a tax-deductible donation. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and now more than ever, we need your support! The year 2020 proved to be one of the most 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 and why your donations matter.
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 fundraising goal is 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.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS WHO REPRESENTED THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS IN OUR CAMPAIGN!
American Martyrs (alumna), The City School (athletic director/coach), El Segundo Middle School (alumna/parent), LACES (coach), Orchard Academies 2B (athletic director/ school admin), Palisades Charter High School (admin), Para Los Ninos (vice president), St. Anastasia School (parent), St. Jerome School (alumni)
CONNECT & SHARE WITH US
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READ UP ON OUR NEWSLETTERS
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JOIN OUR MOVEMENT TO SAVE FIYA SCHOOL SPORTS!
From all of us at FIYA, thank you again for your generous support and we wish you and yours all the best in the new year! We hope you will consider making a tax-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 continue to help us bring those plans to life! #togetherFIYA