Burnsville Blaze Football Community,
I hope all are well after the past year! The light is at the end of the tunnel!
I am writing with a friendly request for help as we emerge from the pandemic. Due to COVID-19, our program had to cancel most of our fundraising activities this past year that pay for critical operating expenses such as: funding for scholarships for those who are unable to pay, stipends for assistant coaches, halftime snacks and post-game meals, team bonding and enrichment activities, digital video technology fees, equipment updates and improvements and so much more. Thankfully, we were able to have a partial season in 2020 but we incurred expenses without any fundraising to recover them.
On top of COVID, the recent cuts in the school athletic department budget has removed $15,000 from our operating budget. The pandemic, along with recent budget cuts, has made it impossible for us to ensure we will have the funding available to provide these key factors that contribute to a quality overall experience as well as enable us to financially assist all student athletes who want to join our team.
I ask you to think back on your memories and experiences as a student athlete or member of an extra-curricular activity or club and think about all the wonderful memories you were able to have because of those unnamed heroes that financially contributed to help improve your experiences. In times like this, there are many who are struggling and we understand that. We are reaching out to everyone we can in order to find those who are blessed to be able to help us out. If you can, please consider donating to our football program.
Our incredible, bright, optimistic young student athletes have been under incredible stress due to this once in a lifetime pandemic and we would like to be able to help bring them back to some sense of normalcy in the fall by providing a quality experience as they adjust to the new normal.
Please click the “DONATE” button and choose a tax-deductible contribution amount. If you are unable to help us financially, please consider contacting me directly if you would like to help the program in other ways. As always, if any of our families need help in any way at this time, please let me know as we have many caring and loving families that may be able to help in some capacity. As a community, we can grow, learn and help each other through the collective efforts of our fan base, alumni and families!