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Update (Tuesday, Sept. 4): After a tremendous amount of thought, I have personally decided to keep the site going as long as we have the money to proceed. It may not be for a full season, but there really is no decision to make.
I can’t thank the people who have donated enough, and we owe it to them to continue our coverage as long as we can, down to the last penny.
Please let me know if you have any questions or input on our coverage or our fundraising efforts. Thank you.
– Jeremy Balan
Update (Wednesday, Aug. 1): We’ve updated our goal, decreasing it from $110,000 to $60,000. It appears we won’t be able to hire a full-time photographer this season, despite our efforts. We’re also setting a deadline of Sept. 1. If we do not get to our new goal of $60,000 by Sept. 1, we will not be able to continue our coverage for the next school year.
We are continuing to pursue long-term funding from local and national foundations, but we are locked in long application processes. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help keep SanFranPreps.com alive.
As of March 12, 2012, we have officially been recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by the IRS.
This makes all donations going forward tax-deductible and we have issued letters acknowledging donations to all those who contributed over the summer, so they could deduct the donations on their taxes.
We are beginning to pursue long-term funding by seeking grants and aid from foundations, but we have adjusted our goals for the 2012-2013 season. We are now looking to raise $110,000 for the upcoming school year, so we can hire a full-time photographer and expand our coverage even more next season.
I am deeply thankful to all those who have contributed and I can’t stress my gratitude enough. Simply put, we would not be around without you all.
I hope that we can continue to build the site to serve the readers, alumni, parents and most importantly, the student athletes.
– Jeremy Balan
Note: You can also donate at any game we cover with a credit card, using our new iPad application. If you would like to donate with a check, please e-mail Jeremy Balan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
$25 – Freshman
$50 – Junior Varsity
$100 – Varsity
$250 – All-League
$500 – All-Star
$1,000 – All-City
$10,000+ – MVP
“I wish that there was an award for what you guys are doing. On so many levels you’re providing a great product and a great service. Just one of many ‘atta boys’ that I know others share. We (parents and schools) need to keep sports as a way of engaging our kids, and you give both the acknowledgement of effort on the part of the athletes and the forum for discussion. That’s pretty special.”
– Walter Cohen
“As a Mission mom, I want to say thanks for all your organization does for high school sports in this city.”
– Katherine Straznickas