Club VenimBasketball 7802 South “L” Street Tacoma, Washington 98408 (253) 475-0341 March 2007 http://venim.basketball.tripod.com/ email@example.com AAU Group Exemption #1155
Vision Our Visions as an Athletic Division is to actively create, promote, and sustain an environment in which each participant is challenged and supported in pursuit of personal growth in the areas of sports, wellness and recreational activities.
The Mission of the Venim Basketball Club • To provide a positive and educational sport experience for youth in as many communities as possible in Pierce County. • To enhance the development of youth through sport in character building skills related to self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others. • To utilize effective programs to develop both technical skills and personal skills which will benefit youth for a lifetime.
A Venim Basketball Participant… • Is aware that playing AAU basketball is a privilege and not a right. As a student athlete, he or she prioritizes their academics first and basketball second. • The player is responsible for his or her actions and realizes that their life is about decisions and choices. • Embraces a commitment to excellence and strives to be the positive, enthusiastic overachiever that his coaches continually push them to be. • The player possesses a genuine love for a hard battle, pushing his body physically, mentally and emotionally.
Team Venim History • Team Venim was founded in 2001 by Lucious Brown. The team consisted of a co-ed team of 4-5 year olds. Although only a few players remain from that initial team, it has continued to thrive with the support and encouragement of parents and friends. In order to continually challenge and push the youth, the boy’s team participated in numerous local tournaments as well as in Oregon. Due to the popularity and positive results of those participating in the program, it was decided that the program would be expanded to accommodate young females as well. In 2006 the Venim Basketball Club includes a team in 5th and 6th grade Boys division as well as a team in the Girl’s Division. Support for the children and the program is evident in the fact that though very few of the children are from affluent neighborhoods, all start-up costs, league and tournament fees as well as travel expenses have been shouldered by the players parents. • The return on that investment has been an environment that provides youth with a positive and fulfilling outlet for the use of their time. It has allowed them to cultivate and improve their social skills. The diversity of the team has taught them to accept, trust and appreciate people from all walks of life. Club Venim Basketball staff of coaches strives to provide youth with not only skills that will bring them success on the court, but also success in life itself.
Personnel and Organization Club Venim is a nonprofit club. It is run entirely by volunteers. All coaches and players are registered Amateur Athletic Union Members. The staffs consist of four non-paid coaches, a treasurer and administrative person. Administration gathers and disseminates team news, league information, upcoming events and coordinating parent meetings. Parents will be kept abreast of financial status of the team, expenditures, as well as anticipated costs of upcoming events. Parent’s meetings will be held once a month at an agreeable time and date. A dedicated account will be made available for team finances. All proposed expenditures require two-thirds approval of the parents.
Promotions In the past, to help offset costs associated with team activities, team members have held events such as dances, candy sales etc. During the 2006 season Team Venim had obtained tickets for car washes that were sold for a fundraiser. Currently the team is collecting old cellular phones from parents and friends in order to generate funds, and also runs a concession stand at a local community center. The organization has assembled a team to contact and engage with merchants and local businesses regarding sponsorship.
Potential Donors/ Sponsors All donations will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged on our website and possibly on shirts and maybe our jerseys which will be worn not only during Nationals but also at all games played here in the community and surrounding areas. And as always with our organization being a non-profit you will be provided with a tax write-off receipt.
Proposed Budget For Trip to Nationals • Entry Fee: 700.00 (due by June 28th) • Transportation: 2,000.00 • Accommodations: 7,100.00 • Airfare: 7,000.00 • Food: 3,200.00 ( 8 days) • Total: 20,000.00