St Mary School of Milford has been hosting a basketball tournament for the past 44 years. This year’s St. Mary School, 45th Annual Invitational Basketball Tournament gets underway on Friday February 22nd with Family Fun Night which features games between the students & their parents & alumni. Traditionally this event enjoys coverage from the local print media. We will finish on Sunday March 10th with our Championship Day where participants in the finals are recognized for their achievements.
During the past 44 years the tournament has grown to the point where it now includes 45 teams from 14 towns throughout New Haven & Fairfield Counties. During the 17 days of the tournament over 600 players ages 8-13 participate in front of their neighbors, friends & families.
Children & Seniors: $2.00
If a student wears his or her tournament tee shirt, they will get in free.
PROGRAM BOOK CONTEST
As the basketball season is in full swing, it is time to ask for your help in obtaining the ads for our 2019 Basketball Tournament Program book. The revenue from the Program Book is essential for the overall success of our fun and competition filled tournament. Your participation is crucial for the success of this annual event.
There will also be an exciting Ad Contest for the most Ads sold! The goal for our 42nd Annual Tournament is 100% participation. Every student should try his or her best to obtain at least one page Ad or one Business/Patron Ad. This is a great and easy way to earn your fundraising dollars!!
50% of the value of your ads will be applied to your fundraising obligation!!
Contact the businesses in your neighborhood or anywhere you have contacts. Be sure to tell them that this is a two-week tournament, with over 50 teams from many towns around Connecticut! It’s not just a donation, its good business!
Ad prices are as follows:
Full page Ad - $50
Half page Ad - $30
NEW Booster Ad - $10
Tournament Web page Ad-$75
Last year we had over 5,000 hits on the Ad home page!!
Most Ads Sold: 1st place - $50 gift card & 2nd place - $25 gift card
AD CONTEST DETAILS AND RULES
Page Ads and Business Ads must be sent via e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment and a copy of the ad should be sent in to school in an envelope marked “Tournament Ad, c/o Meg Hayes. Please make checks payable to St. Mary HSA.
Web ads are easy!! Information on how to provide a web page ad is available on-line at: www.eteamz.com/smsbasketballmilford/
Remember – All profits from the Basketball Tournament go to the HSA, which works to improve our school and reduce our tuition…It’s a WIN WIN!! Go Jaguars!!
Open during Fun Night and all Tournament games! The Tournament kitchen is quite famous for its food. Stop by and enjoy our delicious bacon/egg/cheese sandwiches, milk shakes and our grill favorite - fish and chips, quesadillas, corned beef sandwiches as well as burgers, chicken fingers and fries.
Raffle baskets sold in the school lobby next week and all during the tournament Each grade has put together beautiful baskets to be raffled off at the end of the tournament. The tickets will be sold during school next week and during all Tournament games. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
During all Tournament games, 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold. You have to be present to win this raffle. The person with the winning ticket gets to pick someone to attempt a half-court shot. If that person makes the shot, then he or she wins all the money from that game’s raffle. If they don’t make the shot then they win half of the money.
We are currently soliciting sponsorship for our tournament; who will be prominently displayed in our tournament program, tee-shirts, website & gymnasium signage. Our six -bracket, double-elimination format allows for a minimum of two & maximum of six games worth of exposure to our participants & spectators.
A contribution of $2,000 includes top billing in our program book, tee-shirts, banner prominently displayed,$25.00 food voucher for the kitchen, primary rotation of your ad on our website and family tournament pass.
A contribution of $1,500 includes top billing in our program book, tee-shirts, your banner prominently displayed in our gym and, primary rotation of your ad on our website and family tournament pass.
A contribution of $1,00 includes premier billing in our program book, tee-shirts, your sign prominently displayed in our gym, premium rotation of your ad on our website and family tournament pass.
FAST BREAK SPONSOR
A contribution of $500 includes a FREE FAMILY PASS. Also includes considerable billing in our program book & your sign displayed in our gym and extensive rotation of your ad on our website.
FREE THROW SPONSOR
A contribution of $250 includes billing in our program book, your ad displayed in rotation on our website. Free Family pass included for admission during the tournament.
Since its inception the tournament has provided a safe wholesome environment for children & their families to have fun while learning lessons of fair play & sportsmanship. All our proceeds from the tournament help us to defray the ever-increasing cost of providing a quality education for our students. And I will of course provide you with information of our non-profit status.
Please feel free to call us with any questions. I can be reached at email@example.com or (203) 376-5119.