Bennett Institute Booster Club
The Booster Club was started by a group of parents who believed in the mission of Bennett and had seen the changes adaptive sports brought to their children and the community. Here’s the letter we sent announcing the initial formation of the Booster Club:
September 24, 2013
Dear Bennett Parents and Alumni,
Over the last several months a group of parents, with the support of Gerry and Gwena, formed an exploratory committee to determine if it would be both beneficial and feasible to start a booster club to support the adaptive athletes and athletic programs at the Bennett Institute. We are pleased to report that on July 7th, resolutions were adopted, bylaws were established and a Board of Directors was elected for the Bennett Institute Booster Club (BIBC). As of August 23rd, BIBC was approved by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) organization. This all-volunteer organization has three simple goals:
- To promote the welfare and objectives of the Bennett Institute
- To operate in the best interest of the players and other participates of the Bennett Institute
- To volunteer time, seek grants, and raise funds to enrich the programs of the Bennett Institute
BIBC now allows parent fund-raising to go straight into Bennett funds to serve the athletes while maintaining tax-exempt status.
We are aware that there are many talented Bennett parents and alumni present and past. We are looking to put your particular talent to use in support of the adaptive athletes at Bennett Institute. We need to begin to build our membership base and there are no fee or dues to join. Please join the organization at the following Google Docs membership link: http://goo.gl/5H54AN
We are up and running with a website and general email account. The website will be used to post information about the Bennett Blazers programs and events, booster club announcements, and news/photos of our adaptive athletes with permission of their parents.
Email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know is interested in making a tax deductible donation to the organization, we are accepting donations by mail. Checks should be made payable to:
Bennett Institute Booster Club, Inc.
309 Gralan Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
We look forward to volunteering with you in the future. Additional information will be forthcoming. See you at the Bennett!!!
Respectfully,Keith A. McMinn Spencer Cavalier
President Vice-PresidentEdward X. Brennan Kim Romanchuk
Treasurer SecretaryDavid Elbert