As a supporter of our local High School FFA group, I received this letter below from their team. Our local community is very proud of this group for representing Washington state in the national competition in October 2019, but it is quite an expense to send these young achievers to this event. If you are able, please join me in helping this group achieve their goal and donating to:
29000 NE 150th Street
Duvall WA 98019
make checks payable to Cedarcrest FFA
Donation by September 15, 2019
There are three sponsorship levels, defined by donation and in-return benefits of support.
● Gold Sponsorship – Donation level: $201-$500 – Thank You Card, Name on T-Shirt, Newspaper Recognition
● Silver Sponsorship – Donation level: $100-$200– Thank You Card and Newspaper Recognition
● Bronze Sponsorship – Donation level: $50-$99– Thank You Card
Thank you for your continued support of Cedarcrest FFA. Our Nursery Landscape Team placed 1st at Washington State FFA this year which allows our team to attend national convention in Indianapolis. In an effort to provide financial support to the students attending the National Competition we are launching a community sponsored campaign. In doing so, we are asking you to become a sponsor of the Cedarcrest FFA Nursery Landscape Team. Our Nursery Landscape Team competed in March at the state competition in Lind, Washington. 13 schools competed and our team placed first in the state. The competition consists of a variety of tests and activities in the realm of nursery management and landscaping. During the competition each exhibitor identifies fifty different types of plants, takes a knowledge test, and creates a landscape design. These tests are designed to apply real life scenarios, which relate to nursery and landscape design, into an educational setting. Each competitor also specializes in one event, which simulates the tasks they must do in the industry/business. These events vary from propagating various plants, to advertising their business through different forms of media, or taking a sales order. After winning state, our team was given the opportunity to compete at the FFA National Convention, held in Indianapolis. It is a huge honor to represent Washington State FFA at the National level.
You may become a sponsor with a monetary donation. With this money, you will allow our team to be able to attend the National FFA convention. It costs $1200.00 for each person-which consists of four students and two advisors- to attend the weeklong convention, so donations will greatly assist our team in achieving the long sought out goal of attending national convention. In return, sponsors will receive a place for their logo, brand, or name on the Team t-shirt. The students will be wearing these t-shirts while they travel to and from Indianapolis. By becoming a tour sponsor, you will be recognized for your contribution. In addition, you will receive a token of our appreciation for your support in this outstanding organization dedicated to training our youth for the future. FFA is a charitable, non-profit organization, and your contribution will be tax deductible. The National FFA Convention is held in Indianapolis, Indiana every October. About 85,000 FFA members attend the convention. This makes it the third largest convention in the Nation, just behind the National Republican and National Democratic Conventions. The students who attend the convention attend leadership workshops, compete in Career Development Events, and continue interest and participation in the agriculture industry.
These are the first Cedarcrest FFA members to qualify for National FFA Convention since 2017. Your participation in the “Tour Sponsor” program would be greatly appreciated and would help us reach our goal. If you choose to contribute in making this trip possible for our team, please send in your donation by September 15, 2019. Please make checks payable to Cedarcrest FFA. Thank you once again for your time.
Team Members: Sawyer Vondra, Keaton Downing, Parker Downing, Leila Misallati.