February 27, 2018
TO: Friends of Cheerleading in Canada:
RE: Cheer Canada Seeks Funding
Simply put, Cheer Canada needs funding and we are seeking the help of our entire cheer family across the country.
We all want our sport to grow and to eventually be included as a true Olympic sport. Canada can be a part of the process to make this happen, but only if our sport is recognized by our federal government and by the Canadian Olympic Committee. There are many steps involved and one mandatory step is that the national governing body must have a minimum of $50,000 revenue for each of four years before being considered by Sport Canada. The financial reporting year end of Cheer Canada is March 31st. It is our goal to raise a minimum of $50,000 prior to March 31st, five weeks from now.
We view this as both a grassroots challenge and a corporate request. Although there are different forms of recognition associated with the several levels of financial sponsorship (see the attached schedule), everyone donating a minimum of $100 will be recognized by Cheer Canada as a Founding Sponsor. We hope you will want to help kickstart Cheer Canada financially so that we can begin to develop the programming that is needed and so that we can begin to satisfy the conditions required by our federal government in our quest to attain official sport recognition status.
Please note that although Cheer Canada is a “not for profit” association, it does not have charitable tax status. Therefore, charitable tax receipts cannot be issued. However, businesses may be able to make these contributions as legitimate marketing expenses, deducting such contributions against income. You may provide your financial contribution by any one of the following methods:
- Write a cheque payable to Cheer Canada and mail it to:
℅ Cheer Canada Treasurer
68 Rachael Avenue
Whites Lake, Nova Scotia
- Send an e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By PayPal below:
We ask that you please give this serious consideration and act quickly. Funds must be received prior to March 31st. Please forward this on to your cheer community and, if you have not already signed up to receive the newsletter of Cheer Canada, please do so below:
Below, for your review, are two pages; one that discusses the various contribution and recognition levels Cheer Canada may provide, and a second “Frequently Asked Questions” document that reviews why Cheer Canada is needed and what its role is.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us. You may email email@example.com or contact any of the Cheer Canada Board members.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Cheer Canada,
President, Cheerleading Canada