Mandatory Fundraising Commitment
Throughout the season, the St. Albert Track and Field club engages in a couple of fundraising activities to off-set the costs associated with maintaining the club and providing development opportunities for the athletes. This is typical for any non-profit society. These fundraising efforts include both broader club activities such as organizing the St. Albert Track Foundation Casino fundraiser (held bi-annually), as well as, specific fundraising requirements designated for each track program (Junior Development vs. Peak Performance – senior athletes).
What you need to know:
- Funds raised are used in a variety of ways (focus depends on junior vs. senior athlete programming) and go towards supporting things like maintaining reasonable registration fees; purchasing new equipment; helping with coaching fees and professional development; establishing a travel reserve fund for senior athletes; assisting with covering selection team fees (for those athletes that qualify for provincial selection teams); and/or subsidizing coaches’ travel costs.
- An athlete will not be allowed to participate in a track meet competition until their fundraising requirements have been met in accordance with their program requirements (JD vs. Senior Athletes). See below for details.
- Note: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rules state that this type of payment is not eligible for a tax receipt because it is being given to fulfill an obligation.
Junior Development (JD) Athletes (13 years of age and under):
Each athlete is expected to raise $100 (March – August for outdoor) and $100 (November – March for indoor). To secure the commitment to fund raise, each athlete is expected to provide a deposit online at time of registration. Details provided below.
- Fundraising deposit is made at the time of registration on Trackie for the applicable indoor or outdoor season.
- For those families who complete their fundraising commitment, the fundraising deposit will be returned at the end of the season.
- For those families who do not complete their full fundraising commitment they will not receive a refund on their deposit.
- More details will be provided on Team Snap once the season starts with regards to the specific activities that have been arranged as fundraising activities.
- Please note, these requirements are separate from the casino fundraiser.
Peak Performance Athletes (14+ years of age):
Each athlete is expected to raise $100 during any given season (March – August for outdoor, November – February for indoor) by participating in any/all of the designated Senior Athlete fundraisers (please note, this is separate from the casino fundraiser).
- Due to increased costs of senior athlete training and travel, all senior athletes and their families are expected to participate in fundraising activities planned by the fundraising committee for the respective season. This will be secured by a fundraising deposit made at the time of registration on Trackie for the applicable indoor or outdoor season.
- More details will be provided on Team Snap once the season starts with regards to the specific activities that have been arranged as fundraising activities. Please, forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org