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
Jul 19, 2016

Fundraising for our 8th annual Just Play event now

Just Play 2016 postcard
Just Play 2016 postcard

Hey everyone!

Can you believe it? We are thrilled to be holding this annual event once again and are starting our fundraising early as it gives us time to get all sponsors listed on all promotional materials, plus ensures longer promotional time for our early sponsors.

We so appreciate our early sponsors! It allows us to get things done prior to the event and to take advantage of some discounts when ordering water bottles, event t-shirts, Gatorade, trophies etc. There is still plenty of time for you to get on board for our early sponsorship's. Our sponsorship's start at only $100 and gets you or your business name on everything from our event T's, postcards, event banners and our websites. 

 

You are also able to donate as an individual as well. Anything helps as this event is fully dependant on donations in order to put it on as a free event for the island youth.

Please contact Celia or Michelle up at the SJCF with any questions.

Thanks!

Dean Doeling

Founder: USFSC

Apr 26, 2016

The Just Play Day is scheduled for October 10 2016

Can you believe it? The 8th Annual Just Play day is scheduled for October 10, 2006!

We are thrilled to be holding this annual event once again and are starting our fundraising early as it gives us time to get all sponsors listed on all promotional materials, plus ensures longer promotional time for our early sponsors. Please donate today. You can easily donate right here on Global Giving.

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!!

Dean Doeling

Founder: Using Sport For Social Change

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Jan 29, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Hello USFSC supporters!

We had another successful 7th annual "Just Play" event in October, and we are looking forward to holding our 8th annual in October of 2016. We are also looking for other opportunities to reach out to the youth in the community of St. John.

Positive change, when done sucesfully will last a long time and become self sustainable. We want to insure that whatever direction we take to help the youth of the island, is taken with meaningful steps to a resolution of the problem, instead of taking the bandaid approach. This will take time and commitment, but the end result will be positive for everyone in the community.

We would like to hear from you, with ideas and insight into how we can make positive change in the St. John Community. Donation for these efforts are accepted through Global Giving and the St. John Community Foundation and are tax deductible. Let's work together to bring our youth and community together.

 

Sincerley,

Dean Doeling

Founder: USFSC

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