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Dear Business Leaders:

Thank you for taking the time to review my request for a donation from your business.

We are am submitting this letter as a means of soliciting donations for our student athletes’ apparels such as Jerseys and cleats for our upcoming spring, summer, and fall 2015 football season.

Our football program positively influences the community and our youths.  The program has helped to recruit more than 20 players each year to Division 1A or 1AA University.  Our school is in desperate need of uniforms and cleats for the upcoming season.  Our football dues, alone, are not enough to help replace torn Jerseys and worn out cleats.  Additionally, last season only 33 players out of 99 were able to pay their football dues, which include the cost of apparels and pre- and -post game meals for 10 season games. ML King High School is a Tittle 1 School, which means more than ninety percent of our student body is on free and reduced lunch, with a population representing more than ninety-five percent African-American.  This high number of student-athletes on free and reduced lunch, as well as the low number of student-athletes paying their football dues, creates economic challenges for our program.

Your charitable contribution for football apparels to MLK Football will lift the pride and spirit of our school. Your contribution will also help these student-athletes, whom often have challenges receiving proper care at home, feel that the community cares about them.  Your donation will contribute to the healthy development of our student- athletes on the field and in the classroom.  Children need to know that the community cares about them.  Please show them that our businesses care about their future.

Thank you in advance for your charitable contribution to our football program.  We look forward to building a relationship with local businesses and hope to see you soon in and around Martin Luther King Jr., High School.

Cordially,

P.S. Your donation is tax deductible. Please make out checks to Mighty Lions Football Booster Club” with Football donation” in the memo. Checks should be mailed to MLK Lions Football

3991 Snapfinger Road, Lithonia, Georgia 30038.