Dear Friends and Family,
I am writing to ask for your support for Soccer Without Borders Baltimore (SWB). SWB uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Newcomer youth in middle and high school participate in year-round, holistic programming that goes far beyond the soccer field. Student-athletes work on their English language development, form cross-cultural connections, receive mentorship from caring, supportive adults, and receive academic support to help them successfully integrate into their new community. Overall, SWB has been very successful with a graduation rate of 100%, and participants reporting that they feel more confident and happier as a result of participation in SWB programs.
I have been involved with SWB for about a year; first as an intern, and now serving for a year of service through AmeriCorps. I absolutely love what I do. SWB is the most positive and impactful organization I have ever been a part of. It is awesome seeing our students grow whether it’s physically on the soccer field, academically in the classroom, or personally as young adults. Most importantly, I learn something new from our kids and their families everyday, inspiring me to face new challenges in life.
This amazing programming would not be possible without the help and support of all the friends, families, and sponsors who generously donate their time and money. Therefore, I am running for SWB in the Baltimore 10 Miler this year on June 2, 2018. My goal is to raise $250 in donations and sponsorships for the program before race day. In addition, I will be “sweating for change” through the SWB Ambassador Program presented by Positive Tracks as I run. Positive Tracks will be DOUBLING the total dollar amount that I raise from donations made by you. That means $250 worth of donations will result in a total of $500 raised for SWB Baltimore!
If you would like to contribute to this cause, you can donate by sending cash or check (made out to Soccer Without Borders) to:
Soccer Without Borders Baltimore
3700 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
(Make sure to note you are supporting my efforts)
You may also make a donation electronically through this Crowdrise page.
All donations are tax deductible so we will provide a receipt for your records. If you would like a receipt, please email me your mailing address when you make a donation. In addition, if you choose to send your donation directly to SWB, please still let me know for my records so I can ensure your contribution is included in the amount that Positive Tracks will match.
Thank you for your support!