Golf & Tennis Classic
Dear NRCA Families, Grandparents, Alumni, and Friends,
On May 7, we will have our annual kick off of the eighteenth Knights Golf and Tennis Classic. Let me express my thanks to so many who have supported this event through their donations and fundraising. Your faithfulness in giving has made possible many valuable student resources. To God be the Glory!
This event continues to provide school funding for wonderful additions like the new Fitness Center, needs-based scholarships, SmartBoards, iPads, playground and athletic field canopies, Charter and school buses, greenhouse, Fine Arts Center grand piano, building funds, and the list goes on.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT AND SERVE?
BE AN EVENT SPONSOR:
Each year, we look for four companies to be the Event Sponsors ($5000). Event Sponsors are posted on the banners over the school entrance ways and the school website during the month of April. This is our way to express our appreciation for their support and to promote their business. Event Sponsors may also have a foursome of golfers play as a corporate team on their behalf at no additional cost. Also, Event Sponsors become members of the Superintendent Club where they receive play tickets for the fall and spring productions and an invitation to the Fall Donor Appreciation Banquet.
BE A GOLF OR TENNIS PLAYER:
We need 72 golfers and 24 tennis players. We will be recruiting players after the first of the year for this exciting event. We encourage each golfer to ask friends and/or businesses to support them in raising $1000 per player. Tennis players pay $150 to play. Many golfers actually gift the $1000, some give and raise funds, and some raise all their support. Many times, businessmen will ask their vendors to support them. The player receives a wonderful afternoon of golf with prizes on every hole and receives a prize bag full of items like shirts, caps, balls, coupons, and much more. Angus Barn provides Ribs on the Green throughout the afternoon. At the end of the day, there is a lovely dinner at the Hasentree Clubhouse which the family can attend. There is also an auction and we hear from our Honorary Chairs who are NRCA Alumni. If players gift their $1000, they become members of the Superintendent Club, receive tickets to the fall and spring play productions the next year and an invitation to the Fall Donors Appreciation Banquet.
BE A PLAYER SPONSOR:
Perhaps you do not play golf but seek to support the school. You can sponsor a golfer to help them raise their $1000 goal. There will be a point where a list of those playing will be posted or you can simply give a gift and we can allot it towards one of the golfers who needs assistance.
BE A HOLE SPONSOR:
You can promote your business by being a sponsor of one of the eighteen holes at the golf course. The cost is $250.00. A lovely sign will be placed on the hole with your company name and/or logo. The rest of the week, the signs are displayed at the exit of the school. You can also have a flyer and/or coupon in the gift bags for golfers and tennis players. We also have options to sponsor Hole-In-One Events ($500), the Practice Range ($500), and the $10,000 Beat the Clock Competition ($500).
BE AN AUCTION DONOR:
Each year, we have an online auction with items provided by parents and businesses that are auctioned online during the month of April. Auction donors can provide flyers of their business that go in the gift bag for each golfer as a means of advertisement.
Each year, we select NRCA Alumni for the Honorary Chairs of the Golf and Tennis Classic. This year, our Honorary Chairs are from the Class of 1998. We are in the process of making contacts and hope to announce who they are by the first of the year. They are always a blessing each year as they share their testimonies and their love for NRCA. They represent their Alma Mater well.
2017-2018 FUNDRAISING GOALS:
As for this year’s giving, a final portion will help complete the new Fitness Center 1 funding so the facility is debt-free and will also refurbish the current Weight Training Facility, now designated Fitness Center 2. To God be the Glory!
We will continue to support the tuition assistance program, Booster Club, bus funds, lower elementary iPads, technology infrastructure, and the Founder’s Day Celebration. We are planning events for Founder’s Day that will include our middle school and high school students and parents next year. We are still in discussions with the city about the 20-acre Stell property next door that could provide playing fields, parking, and/or an elementary green/picnic area. More news is to come of fund designations as plans develop!