Here's the fund-raising letter we sent out quite a while ago. Ignore anything about helping Nelson. We are taking care of our group here. Also, a lot of the expenses that we are paying, like shots, etc. should not be included on their side. Plane fare for groups now is at about $550 to our place, including taxes.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Nelson County High School, Virginia USA
San Pedro High School - Belize CA Ė San Ignacio
Soccer and Cultural Exchange Program
To Whom It May Concern;
I am writing to your organization to request financial assistance to help students from San Pedro High School, Belize Central America; and Nelson County High School, Virginia USA complete a soccer and cultural exchange program during the Easter holidays of April 2001. Students from both high schools will need some sort of financial assistance to complete this venture.
I sincerely hope that your organization can assist in this endeavor.
Participants in the 2001 exchange will:
∑ Participate in an educational and sport exchange program with Nelson County High School, Virginia; and San Pedro & San Ignacio High Schools, Belize C.A.
∑ Live in each otherís family housing while traveling
∑ Participate in interscholastic soccer competition
∑ Visit the cultural and historical landmarks of each region
As a donator to this program, there are a number of benefits that we may afford your organization during the program:
∑ Exchange a tee-shirt with players after a match with your organizationís logo or give them out at the match
∑ Display your logo on the team jersey
∑ Present gifts from your organization to sport fans in the audience
∑ Thank your organization during band concerts and announcements during the matches
∑ Display your organizationís logo in all programs that are given out during the tour
The students involved in this program have a number of benefits that they will take home with them after the program: They will
∑ Learn to appreciate another countryís customs and lifestyles
∑ Make lasting friendships with families from another country
∑ Learn the benefits of sports in establishing positive relationships between countries of the world
∑ Experience the historical and cultural backgrounds of each country first hand
The estimated cost of each traveler is as follows:
Line Item Amount (USD)
Travel: Airfare Economy Class $800 (Flights and ground transportation)
Hotel stay at beginning and end of each trip $150
Daily Expenses & Travel Insurance $500
Passport and Entry/Exit fees $80
Immunizations & medications $60
TOTAL per participant $1660
Thank you very much for considering this request. We look forward to hearing from you. If you would like additional information on the Nelson / San Pedro Cultural Sport Exchange, please contact one of the listed personnel at the bottom of this letter.
Nelson: Pete Hauschner
Soccer Coach / Teacher; Nelson County High School USA
Phone: (804) 277-5215 Fax: (603) 994-3579
Nelson County High Schoolís Web Page: http://www.nextfrontier.net/nelson/page4.html
Soccer Coach / Teacher; San Pedro High School - Belize, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
San Pedro High Schoolís Web Page: http://www.ambergriscaye.com/highschool/
[This message has been edited by Mr. Pete (edited 01-17-2001).]