A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity
Thank You / Become a Sponsor
Thank you for your 2017 sponsorship of the Emily Johnson “Play it Forward” Fund.
In November 2008, our community lost a dynamic young woman, Emily Johnson, a student at
Coal Ridge High School. Emily was always interested in caring for others and making a difference
in the world. She was also very passionate about the sport of soccer, and to honor her memory
and reinforce that passion in others, friends and family are once again organizing the Play It
Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament at Gates Soccer Park at Colorado Mountain College-Spring
Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs. The 10th Annual Tournament will be held on the weekend of
June 9-10, 2018.
Last year, with the generosity of our sponsors and the community, we had the pleasure of
presenting three $3,000 scholarships. The CRHS creativity scholarship was awarded to Maria De
Jesus Aguirre Anchondo, the CRHS soccer scholarship was awarded to Arely Chavez, and the
valley wide soccer scholarship to Jose Quinones from Rifle High School. Also, in Emily’s spirit we
donated $1,500 to local and global charities.
Because of the success of the June 2017 tournament and fundraising we will award three $3,000
scholarships to the graduating class of 2018, bringing our nine-year total to $83,000 in
In order to repeat this success, we continue to seek financial assistance from former and new
sponsors. The tournament is a volunteer effort. Sponsor contributions will be used to
purchase/replace tournament materials such as goals, field paint, and advertising. All money not
used in the staging of the tournament will be funneled into the scholarship fund. Scholarship
amounts are determined by the success of our fundraising. In addition, we would again like to
honor Emily’s spirit by contributing to a local and/or global charity.
The tournament committee anticipates a high level of interest in the community, and potentially
high visibility for all event sponsors. Below are the contribution levels (in-kind value included):
$500 and above: If we receive your contribution by March 1st we will be able to include your
name/business on the event poster and all subsequent advertising. If you have a banner, we will
display at our tournament.
$250 and above: If we receive your contribution by April 5th we will be able to include your
name/business on the event T-shirt.
$100 and above: Your name/business will be on the event sponsor board.
All donations will be publically thanked in the Glenwood Post Independent.
All contributions are tax deductible as funds will be administered through CharitySmith, a 501c3
public charity organization, federal tax id 87-0636433. Please make all checks payable to Emily
Johnson Fund and payment may be sent to:
Emily Johnson Play It Forward
P.O. Box 584
Silt, CO 81652
All questions or concerns may be directed to Karla Cox, at 970-876-2134 or by email to
[email protected] For more information about the tournament please go to:
Thank you! Your generosity insures our success!