Fundraising for the Team, well that’s a good Idea! So your probably wondering a few things about what fundraising for the team means and how the money is used, etc. etc.; Let me see if I can answer some of those questions for you…
Donate to the team here:
1. If I contribute to the team in general, what do these funds do?
If you make a donation to the Team, the money will be used for the coaches travel expenses, team expenses like dinners, or other costs that may be incurred on this trip. Any of these expenses without fundraising will be borne by the team itself, and therefore ultimately the cost is passed on to the Players.
2. Is this contribution tax deductible?
According to Barrack Obama, Tim Geitner and even Joe what’s his name — NO! I know you were thinking isn’t this a 501(3)C… blah blah blah… I know, it can be frustrating, but these expenses are considered personal expenses, and therefore are not tax deductible.
3. Why would I consider making a contribution to the team then?
Well, there are a ton of reasons, but I will cover just a few. 1) IF you don’t know any of the players directly, this money would benefit them all equally in terms of defraying extra expenses, team costs, etc.; 2) You may want to contribute directly to the team to congratulate them on their terrific performance this year! 3) you don’t know any players directly and your book-keeping is well, eh kinda lacking, so you’ll just make a direct contribution to the team! 3) You have a hunch that the girls are going to zoom through regionals and next stop “Nationals!!”.
4. What portion of the money is not benefiting the team at all?
The only portion of your contribution if made through paypal that does not reach your intended recipient is the 2.9% +.30 per transaction fee. So about 3% of your contribution goes to fees. It may seem high, but it was the easiest way we could set this up fast and have a built in accounting system, etc. etc. If you have other suggestions, feel free to send us a message.
5. Can I just send a check?
What are chances the answer to this one is “no”? ZIPPO!, Zero, NADA! Sure you can send us a check. Send it to the address below, and our trusty team manager will make sure it gets allocated appropriately.
Here is the address just in case you’re “OLD SCHOOL” and overall just like the postal service. We won’t discriminate!
Ahwatukee ’99 Girls
c/o Geoff Carr
4758 E Sunrise Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
For Team Donation Please make your check payable to: Ahwatukee 99 Girls