Dear Family, Friends, and
Members of the FIYA Community:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics (FIYA) , I extend warm holiday greetings to you. As another calendar year closes, I am thankful for the many people who make FIYA the vibrant organization it is today. Since our founding in 2011, school administrators, coaches, officials work with our small yet highly dedicated staff to provide quality interscholastic youth sports to the middle and elementary schools in Los Angeles County.

New schools continue to join our various sports leagues. Just with this school year, we have reached all-time highs in the number of teams playing in girls’ volleyball, flag football and basketball. For the Winter 2020 basketball season we have over 160 teams ! Back in year one of FIYA, the number of basketball teams was in the twenties. 
We are on pace to serve over 150 schools and 8,000 student athletes in the coming year. Nearly half of our participating schools serve predominantly lower to moderate income families. Approximately 80% of our student athletes represent minority groups and more than 33% are female. Beyond the numbers, we continuously receive feedback from parents, teachers and school administrators that our school-based sports programs provide the incentive for their kids to excel in the classroom. Our mission of strengthening schools through sports is alive and well!
This holiday season, please consider giving back to FIYA so we can continue serving our school communities to the fullest. If we raise $500 by the end of the month, our friends at Kindest will match it!

We have three areas of need that we wanted to share
and humbly ask for your assistance.

A. Coaches Support
This past year FIYA has worked to provide coaches with as many tools to be successful coaching their student athletes. We offer coaching clinics where we invite established, experienced coaches to speak to FIYA coaches; we have provided various instructional resources through our social media platforms and we have instituted a formal coaching certification program through National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). We anticipate a budget of $5,000 to cover the expenses in this area.

B. Equipment Support
As you might imagine, there are various sports equipment needed for our various sports offerings: flags, down markers and yard markers for football, portable scoreboards for basketball, soccer/futsal goals and nets and lots of field paint for our flag football fields and soccer pitches. We also look to possibly bring new sports offerings to FIYA such as ball hockey which come with their own special equipment. We anticipate a budget of $10,000 to cover the expenses in this area.

C. General Operations Support – I am blessed to work with dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who share a passion for youth sports. The success of FIYA is tied to the real sacrifices the staff makes. Our goal is to turn the four current part-time positions – Operations, Communications, Special Projects and Development – into full time positions over the next 3 to 5 years. We need to double our current payroll budget of $135,000.
Please forward this email
To family, friends, and anyone inside or out of your communities
who may be interested in investing in our causes and our foundation.
Every effort and contribution goes a long way, and we appreciate all of the support
we can get! If you are able to assist in any of the above three areas, simply click on the red campaign button of your choice, and you'll be directed to it's donation page of which you can make a contribution by credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

General Donations
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which will take you directly to FIYA's general donations page. If you'd like to send
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More About FIYA & Donations
Be sure to check out Our Nonprofit Page and click the "About" tab
to get a deeper understanding of our fundraising efforts, needs,
and the long-lasting impact you will make on our community!

May your 2020 be a fantastically filled year
of joyous moments and fond memories.

Best wishes,
John Mueller
FIYA Executive Director
Foundation for Interscholastic Youth Athletics |
PO Box 451373, Los Angeles, CA 90045