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NIP Out Cancer Donates $2500!

posted Feb 20, 2014, 6:01 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Feb 20, 2014, 6:02 AM ]
Hello. I wanted to give you a final tally from the tournament.

   $2,140.00 tournament fees
+ $1,900.00 sponsorship
-  $1,565.16 expenses

Total income $2,474.84

I will round the amount to $2,500.00 and donate to Swedish American Foundation's Project F.A.M.E. This donation is $1,000 more than we were able to donate in 2012 despite an increase of $855 of rental expenses. (We actually saved $123.10 by moving the tournament from Marshall to North Boone at the last minute.) This year's larger donation is based solely on the sponsorship that we were able to acquire - both anonymous and businesses. Last year I only raise $700 in donations. Please take a moment to review our sponsors and support their businesses. This year we were also were gifted several door prizes which makes a tournament more fun.  

A few expenses are not included in the total listed above here -  like the cost of the medals. The cost of the medals ($160) is covered by the income from our Hot Slam tournament in August.

Thank you for participating, and I hope it was a good tournament experience for you. At the end of the day it was a heap of work, but it is a cause very close to my heart. I believe every woman should have the opportunity to have a mammogram, regardless of insurance status. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Attached is a copy of the donation letter from the Swedish American Foundation that acknowledges our $2,500 gift.

Kind regards,
Jennifer Selchow
Northern Illinois Pickleball

Northern Illinois Pickleball,
Feb 20, 2014, 6:01 AM