On behalf of Cathy:
Here is a sample script if you are willing to spend a little bit of your time to take your daughter to fundraise for our upcoming Water show. This is a great opportunity for your daughter to feel proud of playing a part in the success of our upcoming Water Show.
Here is the sample script for asking sponsorship in person when you visit local stores/business:
Good morning/afternoon, my name is [say your name] and I am a representative from Meraquas of Irvine. We're a local non-profit organization dedicated to fostering personal growth, athletic fitness, and achievement in our youth through an artistic swimming program, previously known as synchronized swimming.
We are the only Artistic Swimming team in Orange County and we are having our annual Watershow on Friday, June 9th at the Willian Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. This event provides an opportunity for our young athletes to demonstrate their skills and perform award-winning routines to the public. Each year we welcome over 300 attendees and the funds we raise directly benefit our swimming program, supporting athletes from youth to high school.
We're currently seeking donations for this event and would be deeply appreciative if [Store Name] could consider contributing. As a sponsor, you will receive recognition at the Watershow and your business's name will be included in our Event Program and Web Site. This is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, while also contributing to an impactful cause that benefits our community's youth.
We genuinely value the support of our local community, and it is with the generous contributions of businesses like yours that we can continue to provide this enriching program for our youth. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me at [Your Contact Information]. We're thankful for your time and consideration, and we look forward to potentially partnering with you for the success of our event."
Thank you for considering our request. Have a great day!"
Below is the list of business that sponsor us in the previous year that you can reach out to:
Starbucks , Big 5 sport, Caplee Sport, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Sprouts, Pavilions, SunMerry, CareLine, Pomeo , your dentist/doctor's office
PF Changs, Whole Foods, Lamppost Pizza, Nekter, Handel's Ice Cream, California Pizza Kitchen, Sprouts, LA Fitness (those are the business who donated our water show last year).