1.      SUGGESTED DONATION PER ATHLETE PER TEAM and WISH LIST 

What Does My Donation Pay For?

  • Team unfunded budgets include additional coaches, uniforms, equipment, tournaments, technology and other expenses funded through donations.

What is new for the 2016-2017 school year?

  • 100% of your voluntary donations are allocated to your student athlete’s team(s). 
  • Teams keep 100% of all 5K sponsors/vendors payments   secured by the team. Another way to raise funds directly for the team.
  •  Teams can use Friends & Family requests to fundraise for specific needs.
  • We’re online!  Online donations or register online and pay by check.
  • Online banquet tickets.
  • There are no “convenience fees” for online transactions.

What are my donation options?

We ask each family to donate the suggested amount needed for the team to pay for unfunded coaches, equipment, tournaments, uniforms, and other athlete needs. There are many donation options; it is not an all or nothing request. You may:

  •  Donate the exact amount requested for the team;
  • Donate more than the exact amount requested which will provide funds for an athlete that needs to be sponsored – be a hero to a deserving athlete!
  • Donate less than the suggested amount;
  • Donate nothing. Donations are entirely voluntary.
  •  All donations are 100% allocated to the athlete’s team(s) designated.

What is new for the 2016-2017 school year?

How Are the Budgets Estimated?

  • The budgets were prepared based on three years of historical results.  The per athlete suggested voluntary donation was estimated based on the budget divided by the number of expected donations.   The budgets do not include the cost of wish list items; teams may use the online friend and family donation requests to provide additional funding. 

Why do Teams Request Product/Advertising/Event Fundraising?

  • Some teams will also request   product, banner/media guide advertising sales and event fundraising because the suggested per athlete donation does not fund all the team’s expected costs. 

 
2.    2016-2017 Athletics Budget is $1 Million

The 2016-2017 school year estimated budget for athletics is $1.0 million.  The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) provides 46% of this budget.  An additional 5% is sourced from athletic ticket revenue and Northwood’s  Associated Student Body (ASB).  The remaining 49% or $484,000 is our fundraising goal.  Donations from the families of our student   athletes, alumni, local businesses and our 5K presenting sponsor, Mike Dunn of Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties bridge the gap.  

 

3.    IUSD and School Athletics Provides $516,000 of Athletics Funding

The majority of the IUSD and school athletics funding pays for 61 head and assistant coaches. The balance of funding provides transportation, officials, equipment/field rental, league costs,   athletic trainers and related supplies plus some safety costs.  IUSD and School Funding

4.    Fundraise $484,000 for 25 Teams

Team unfunded budgets include additional coaches, uniforms, equipment, tournaments, technology and other expenses funded through donations.  The budgets were prepared based on three years of historical results.  The per athlete suggested voluntary
donation was estimated based on the budget divided by the number of expected donations. The budgets do not include the cost of wish list items; teams may use the online friend and family donation requests to provide additional funding. Some teams will also request product, banner/media guide advertising sales and event fundraising because the suggested per athlete donation does not fund all the team’s expected costs.

5.    How is the 5K Profit Used?

The 5K profit, plus donations from the Northwood’s $100 for athletics voluntary athletic donation (back-to-school request for donations separate from NHSAB) is expected to fund $52,600 of Northwood athletics needs:

  • $30,000 for new wrestling mats and weight room improvements;
  • ·$12,600 for athletics field maintenance;
  • $4,000 for athletics trainer overtime; and
  • $6,000 for athletics awards/banners/NHSAB scholarships

6.     What is the NHSAB Overhead?

The Boosters budget is lean; 2016-2017 expenses are budgeted at $5,000. The operating costs include website, domain and technology tool licenses, plus directors’ and officers’ insurance, income tax preparation, business license, postage and supplies.