The below content was submitted by the Save Our Tigers Team, a group of parents that are working to reinstate seven athletic teams that were elimintated from (MHS) and Hommocks Middle School for the 2012-13 school year.
We are a group of parents and community members that believe strongly that athletics are an important part of a child's development. These teams bring students together that otherwise may not have had the chance or opportunity to become friends and break down potential barriers. Cutting these teams means fewer students can participate in the school sports team experience at a young age, well before they are fully developed as athletes and teammates. The more children we keep engaged in these early years, the better!
We need to reach our fundraising goal of $74,000 by August 1 as this is an all or nothing opportunity. We must reach this goal or none of the teams will be reinstated.
We've been working hard to raise funds and have raised $50,000 to date but need the community's help to reach our goal.
Parents, teams, and students have been supportive—we were thrilled that a local little league team even decided to donate money collected from team families that is typically used for a coach's gift to our fundraising effort.
We have sold shirts, car magnets, raffles, and held fundraising events.
Next up is the Euro 2012 soccer tournament event. This fun event for kids and adults will be held at in Mamaroneck and will begin at 2:45 p.m. There will be a halftime auction of great soccer-related items. The requested contribution is $20 per adult and $10 per child, or more if you wish. Food and drinks may be purchased separately. We hope many can join us for a fun afternoon of championship soccer!
If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, t-shirts or magnets please attend the event on July 1 or email us at Save.Our.Tigers2012@gmail.com. For details on all the raffle prizes please go to our website here or visit our Facebook page here.
We are accepting donations at 1214 West Boston Post R., PMB 246, Mamaroneck NY, 10543. Please make donations payable to Mamaroneck Union Free School District and note "Save Our Tigers 2012" on your check. Donations to the District are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
The Save Our Tigers Team
Bill and Allison Nachtigal
Alexandra and Mark Leach
Chrissi and Anthony Adamo
Karen and Trent Spiridellis
Jennifer and Tony Vaccaro