Become A Sponsor
Thank you for your 2016 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 tournament will be held on the weekend of June 9-11, 2017.
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 Kaitlyn Detlefsen, the CRHS soccer scholarship was awarded to Miquel Navarro, and the valley wide soccer scholarship to William Osier from Glenwood Springs High School. Also, in Emily’s spirit we donated $1,500 to local and global charities.
Because of the success of the June 2016 tournament and fundraising we will award three $3,000 scholarships to the graduating class of 2017, bringing our eight-year total to $74,000 in scholarships…WOW!
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 publicly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the tournament please go to: www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org
Thank you! Your generosity insures our success!
Thank you.. you are important to our success..