St. John Community Foundation

To enhance the lives of St. John Residents and visitors. Our goal is to provide program and financial oversite for any St. John project approved by our Board of Directors
Mar 12, 2015

7th ANNUAL Just Play Event is October 12, 2014!

Hello everyone!
Aug 4, 2014

Next JUST PLAY event coming up: October 13th!

6 years in a row, Using Sport For Social Change has entertained hundreds of kids with their free sports field day on St. John, USVI in October called "Just Play". June 9th, will mark the 6th anniversary for USFSC, and October 13th will be the 6th annual "Just Play" day. We are super excited that we have such wonderful support from the USVI community.

I wanted to share with you, our USFSC supporters, a quick snapshot of what it actually takes to put this event on. Without amazing people like you and our sponsors, this event could have never taken place, much less, lasted 5 years!

Incredibly, these events are worth over $60,000.00 each. The donations of product from our sponsors cover over $54,000.00. This leaves just over $6,500.00 of expenses left to cover. Every year we count on cash donations to cover these expenses which include T-shirts, water bottles, trophies and medals, shipping, Gatorade, event entertainment, event insurance, facility rental and other hard costs associated with putting this event on.

Dean Doeling with Nike is a huge fan of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On one of his trips to St. John, he noticed that about 7 kids were all playing with a (one) flat, worn out soccer ball and having the best time!.

Right then he had two thoughts:

1) How great it is that these kids can have so much fun kicking a worn out, flat soccer ball!

2) Hey wait...is this the only soccer ball that they had?  Where were the others?

It put an idea into his head that since he works at Nike, he could use Nike as a resource to help the kids achieve some athletic goals, thereby giving them courage and enough confidence to achieve other lifetime goals. His intention is to develop and assist with sports and fitness programs within local schools and the community. This plan will involve local schools, businesses, charitable organizations, Nike vendors and of course, Nike.

Please join this worthy initiave and show your support! Thanks!!

May 1, 2014

6th Annual "Just Play" event announced!

6th Annual "Just Play" date announced
6th Annual "Just Play" date announced

Good day!

The 6th Annual "Just Play" event for 2014 will be on October 13 this year. Early sponsorship is will not only get you on the advertising fast track, but will also give USFSC the opportunity to save money by acquiring the much needed items that it takes to put this event on by not paying rush charges.

Here is a bit of info on this event and what it takes to actually put it on year after year:

For 6 years in a row, Using Sport For Social Change has entertained hundreds of kids with their free sports field day on St. John, USVI in October called "Just Play". June 9th, will mark the 6th anniversary for USFSC, and October 13th will be the 6th annual "Just Play" day. We are super excited that we have such wonderful support from the USVI community.

I wanted to share with you, our USFSC supporters, a quick snapshot of what it actually takes to put this event on. Without amazing people like you and our sponsors, this event could have never taken place, much less, lasted 5 years!

Incredibly, these events are worth over $60,000.00 each. The donations of product from our sponsors cover over $54,000.00. This leaves just over $6,500.00 of expenses left to cover. Every year we count on cash donations to cover these expenses which include T-shirts, water bottles, trophies and medals, shipping, Gatorade, event entertainment, event insurance, facility rental and other hard costs associated with putting this event on.

Every little bit helps. Please consider being a sponsor this year. It's important to get on board early as we have many items that need to be pre-ordered, purchased, produced and then shipped down prior to the event.

It's easy enough to donate:

Online here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/using-sport-for-social-change/wall/

Or send a check (with memo section- USFSC) to:
St. John Community foundation
P.O. 1020
St. John, VI 00831
340-693-9410
celia@csivi.org

Thank you so much. See you in October!
Dean Doeling
Founder: Using Sport For Social Change

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