Christmas is a perfect time to reach out to your sporting community, firstly to wish them a Merry Christmas and happy holidays and also to ask for their support in reaching your sporting goals.
You can send a quick friendly email using our template below to ask your friends, family and members of your sporting community to donate to your fundraising project this Christmas holiday – just adjust for whether you’re asking as an athlete or on behalf of the organisation.
Subject: Happy Holidays from <<CLUB NAME / ATHLETE NAME>>
The festive season is upon us and <<Club Name/I>> want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2018 has been a great year for <<club name/me>> and <<we/I>> had a number of sporting highlights including: <<list some highlights of the sports year>>.
Many of these achievements would not have been possible without your support and the support of our whole community and<<we/I>> are hoping that<<we/I>> can get 2019 off to a flying start with your help!
<<We are / I am>> fundraising in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation to raise money for <<SHORT DESCRIPTION/FUNDRAISING TAGLINE>>. As some extra Christmas cheer – donations made to our project through the Sports Foundation are tax-deductible!
<<We are / I am>> hoping this holiday period you would be so kind as to make a donation to <<our/my>> fundraising project and help <<us/me>> to raise $______ before << INSERT DATE>>, which will enable <<us/me>> to <<PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT, SUPPORT JUNIOR TEAM, REFURBISH CHANGEROOM ETC.>>
If you would like to help <<our club/me>> and give the gift of giving you can do so via this link :
<<<link to fundraising page>>
Once you have donated and the transaction is complete, you will receive your tax-deductible receipt from the Australian Sports Foundation which you can include in your tax return.
Every donation counts, no matter how small!
Thank you for your support and again, Merry Christmas and looking forward to a great 2019!