Lighting the Storm

$2,175 of $250k goal

Raised by 33 people in 16 months
SEHS Boosters
on behalf of Annette Padron
 SOUTH ELGIN, IL
Friday night football at your own home stadium is more than just a game under lights.....

 It bonds a community
 It builds school spirit and pride
 It is a showcase for talent on and off the field
                                           
  And it's time we  brought it to South Elgin!

Along with South Elgin High School Boosters, a small group of dedicated administrators and parents have taken on the next step toward completing the stadium at SEHS.  That next step is........
                                 
LIGHTING THE STORM
Reaching our $250,000 goal will make this happen!

In 2006 the SEHS Booster Foundation began the effort to bring a stadium to South Elgin High School.  That effort along with the support of local business owners, parents and the community transformed an empty space into our own home field, opening on September 17, 2011


Since that amazing fall afternoon, there has been little progress around the facility but with your help that is about to change!  

Here's the plan,
1) Raise Awareness - this is a HUGE undertaking, we need for people to know what we are trying to do.  Use social media and personal networks you already have to get the word out that the project has started.  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email, print and post at work, church, clubs, restaurants, bars, nail and hair salons, gas stations, bait shops etc. - You get the point right?

2) Build Momentum - Our goal is to bring the tradition of a true community event to the Village of South Elgin.  If the project is seen as simply lights over a football field, we are going to have trouble making this dream a reality. We need your help to build a STORM of support!

3) Start Selling! - There's a saying that goes something like this..."Nothing happens until someone sells something".  This couldn't be more true with this project.   In this case, selling is not trying to manipulate people into paying for things they don't want or need - it's  as simple as sharing your enthusiasm for our goal and asking the people around you to support your effort.

4)  LIGHT THE STORM - If we can hit our goal of $250,000 raised by April 1, 2016 we will be able to get lights up and running before our first home game in September of 2016.

We need EVERYONE to be that SOMEONE that sells this project.  Even a small effort is never too small  and if you see an opportunity but need help, please let us know!  

Also - please note that Friday night football means that over 250 band students, cheerleaders, faculty, staff and parents are then free to particpate in other fall sports or non school related activities on Saturdays!  

We want SEHS to be the place to be on Friday nights in the fall.   With your help we can make this happen!  
                                    THANK YOU!!!

SEHS Booster Foundation is an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation with Internal Revenue Code  501 (c)(3) tax exempt status. As a 501 (c)(3) organization, your donation is eligible for tax deduction and may be subject to matching funds offered by your employer so please look into these possibilities!
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Update 1
Posted by SEHS Boosters
14 months ago
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Another milestone! Over the coming weeks we are going to be starting a new effort to reach out to businesses, equipment suppliers, skilled trades people and supporters of extra-curricular activities nationwide. If there is ANYONE you can think of that might be interested in helping please share our effort with them. If you think you might know someone that would be interested in helping - give it shot and share with them too! Together we will get this done!! Thanks to everyone for your support so far!!
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Keith Kmiec
6 months ago

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$2,175 of $250k goal

Raised by 33 people in 16 months
Created November 7, 2015
SEHS Boosters  
on behalf of Annette Padron
CK
$25
Charles Karwowski
5 months ago

I will do anything to help the Storm!

MG
$50
Mark Geils
5 months ago
AL
$50
Alex Lopez
11 months ago

Bring on the FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!!!

$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
JS
$55
John Sobczak
15 months ago

Go Storm!!

JM
$100
Jerry McCreight
15 months ago
CF
$100
Colleen Fortino
15 months ago
$15
Anonymous
16 months ago
Keith Kmiec
6 months ago

runforlights.com - annual fundaraiser sign up and help raise money as well!

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