Last summer, four local football players were able to visit numerous colleges during a summer college road trip, and all four of those student-athletes received full tuition scholarships to play college football.
We would like to continue this tradition. Over a period of seven days, four local high school senior football players will embark on a similar college road trip beginning on July 10, 2014 to visit twenty to twenty-five colleges and universities spanning from Florida to Massachusett. They will participate in four football camps to showcase their talents and meet with coaches and school administrators. The experience will expose the student-athletes to the colleges and their coaches, and give the coaches an opportunity to learn more about the student-athletes.
Unfortunately, the trip will be costly and your support is needed to make this year’s trip a reality. It is important the student-athletes have this experience. The student-athletes come from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Without fundraising, it is likely that some of the players will not be able to attend.
In addition to the experience, it is possible the visits and meetings could lead to players eventually receiving a scholarship, or simply choosing, to attend one of the colleges they visited.
Our goal is to raise $4,200 to fund the cost of travel, lodging, food, and the cost of the football camps for each player. The cost includes $825 for football camps, $1,400 for lodging, $1,120 for food, $500 for gas, and $300 for car rental. We have received a discounted rate from National Car Rental and we hope to have a few commitments from local businesses. Additionally, the student-athletes will have a car wash on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th to raise funds.
WILL YOU HELP US WITH REACH OUR GOAL?
Here’s an example of the impact of your gift:
$100 gift will purchase one hotel room for one night
$500 gift will purchase the gas for the entire trip
$1,000 gift will pay for the camp fees for all the student-athletes $2,500 gift will pay for the entire trip’s hotel cost and purchase all food for the entire trip
The college road trip will present a number of motivated and dedicated student-athletes, some of which are of limited financial means, with an experience they might otherwise not have. The trip will expose them to the college atmosphere and put them in front of college coaches. The trip will increase the likelihood the student-athletes will have the opportunity to go to college.
Nathan James Howard, PMP
Dr. Steve Primus, CB Football Coach