BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE
Dear Community Partner(s)
As you know, the students of Elizabeth, NJ amongst other cities are preparing to go back to school within the next few weeks. This year, we the friends and family of MORE THAN A SPORT non-profit organization are planning to host our 1st Annual Back-To-School Supply Drive. This event will stretch a weekend long or until supplies last which will begin on September 5th 2014 at Elizabeth Recreation Fields on Front Street Elizabeth, NJ 07206. It is our goal to not only send our community children back to school prepared with supplies they need, but also remind them as a member of the community that we are committed to their success. We are writing with all hope that you would consider donating school supplies and/ or uniforms items.
Many of the families that live in our neighborhoods live at or below the national poverty level. Because of this, even minor school expenses can be a significant burden to families. More frequently, these expenses act as a barrier to children’s education because they don’t have the basic tools and uniforms they need to which distracts them from focusing on the education. These children unfortunately start the school year feeling unprepared and inadequate when compared to their classmates.
MORE THAN A SPORT is a non-profit organization that is aimed at uplifting communities. Our mission is to transform student athletes into positive role models and contributing members of society. Our distinctive culture teaches individuals respect, integrity, and develop high expectations which we root in the belief that every youth has inherent potential for a successful future. We hope we can count on your assistance in collecting items and monetary donations so that our children can go back to school with confidence and be equipped to learn. School supplies of every sort will be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact the organization in reference to donating or volunteering to help with organizing and handing out supplies. Please try to get items to us at your earliest convenience.
Thank You in advance for your support and help.
Raheem L. Orr Sr. Shikiya Washington-Martin
President/Founder NJ Chief of Operations (C.O.O)
The College Football Experience – Friday, August 8th, 2014 – Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus
MORE THAN A SPORT will be hosting a college tour/college football experience for the football athletes of Elizabeth,NJ. The purpose of this program is to expose our inner city youth to the “college experience”. We will begin at the practice football field watching the Rutgers Football Team during their training camp practice. During that time we will have coaches and players come and talk to groups of kids, as well as conduct interviews from local and national media. Following that, we will take the participants on a college campus tour and finally take pictures and finish off with a college meal at the cafe along with regular students.
For more information and to sign up, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE THAN A SPORT, the EASTWYCK SAINTS & the ELIZABETH PACKERS would like to present…
Their 1st Annual Youth Football Camps…
Philadelphia Football Camp – July 7th – 8th
Location: Frankfurt Recreation Fields
4800 Ditman Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Time: 8am – 4pm
With guest speaker, LJ Smith, former collegiate & professional athlete from the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.
Elizabeth Football Camp – July 12th-13th
Location: Elizabeth Recreation Fields
185 Front Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Time: 8am – 4pm
With guest speaker, Carlos Torres, city councilman of Elizabeth, NJ.
HOW TO REGISTER:
It’s $30 to register for camp. Water and sports drinks will be provided along with fruit. We will hold a pre-registration day on July 5th-6th, 2014 from 10am-2pm at ELIZABETH recreation fields on front street in Elizabeth, NJ. There will also be a food vendor, “Mo better Chicken”, serving platters. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to MORE THAN A SPORT. We will also have guest speakers for each location.
We will teach fundamentals along with: running, throwing, catching, passing, tackling, blocking, rules of the game, as well as nutritional information on how to fuel your body and keep your brains and muscles charged to the max. The organization looks to have major support from both organizations, coaches, as well as former Elizabeth high school football players. Instructors from MORE THAN A SPORT-PA will also be in attendance to add to the variety of coaches we will have teaching our athletes. Camp is non contact, so no need for anything other than a mouth piece and cleats. We look forward to a major turnout from the city athletes and coaches.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to sign up as an instructor/coach, please contact us via email: email@example.com.