Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Help Build Hope Field....

Things are a bit busy around here right now.... We're about to launch into what is Team Tiara's busiest season -- the three months before the walk. This week I've sent out a bajillion fundraising letters for that. We have so much going on that I knew I needed to do a mid-summer update.

In other news.... Well, read on....


Help Build Hope Field

Team Tiara Foundation has teamed up with the Hope Field Committee to build the first-ever girls’ softball field dedicated to breast cancer awareness. We need your help to have the field ready for Opening Day, March 2011.

Hope Field will be located in the Fairfield Subdivision in Cypress, Texas (near Houston). Fairfield Sports has 200 girls ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade in the softball league. The league has outgrown the one field that they have and desperately need a second field.

Last month, the Hope Field Committee asked Team Tiara to partner with them in this venture, giving the field a breast cancer awareness theme. We are so excited about this opportunity! Just imagine…. Pink benches in the dug-outs. Pink bases. Two hundred girls sporting pink shoelaces. A walkway leading to the bleachers lined with bricks donated in honor or memory of those who have fought breast cancer. A Survivor throwing out the first pitch…. We are already contacting news organizations both locally and on the national level – we know this is a story they will want to share.

How can you help? We need donations. Base price for a softball field is $40,000, and we are working to raise that through individual and corporate sponsorships. In-kind donations would be welcome as well.

We believe in these girls. Several girls in this league will go on to play in high school and college – they’re that good. But they need to know we believe in them. The girls who won’t play beyond this league also need that. Softball is teaching them the importance of exercise and discipline. It teaches them to win – and to lose. And this field, in a neighborhood where breast cancer is leaving its mark, will teach them that they can make a difference.

Whether you choose to make a monetary or in-kind donation, such as equipment, please know you’re helping make a difference as well. All contributors will be recognized on our website at www.teamtiara.net and in all Hope Field publicity, both on a local and national level.

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That letter went out to the corporate headquarters of about 30 companies today -- all of whom are directly involved with the sport of softball....

Hope Field is a completely different avenue than what we generally do. BUT I'm so incredibly excited about it. I do want to make sure you all know that this is not going to take away from our primary goal -- to find a CURE. What it is going to do is allow us to give back to a community that has given so much to us. And I have to admit, I get a bit of a gleam in my eye when I think about working to build pink fields in other areas.

In the meantime, we're still committed to raising $250,000 for Komen this year. So... please go to www.the3day.org/goto/teamtiara and click on that "Donate" button!!!

2 comments:

Tracye said...

Another amazing opportunity! Congrats!

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

That is totally amazing! I can't wait to see it when it all comes together...throwing my first walk Fundraiser and Celebrate party this weekend and going kind of crazy myself (first time walking and celebrating my 5 years as a survivor). We're hoping for a big turnout, too, to help support our team of 2. The Hope Field sounds like such an amazing thing to be a part of!
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