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Prosper Athletics - Road to Summit 2017

Re: Tax Free Sponsorship

Dear Potential Sponsor,

Thank you for considering the opportunity to sponsor Prosper Athletics. This letter briefly outlines the opportunities and provides a further understanding of what Prosper Athletics is all about!

Prosper Athletics was established in March 2016. As a 1 year gym, in a short amount of time we have achieved some BIG goals! Prosper Athletics Sapphire is a group of 15 elite female level 2 Youth All-Star athletes at Prosper Athletics Cheer and Gymnastics Gym in Prosper, TX who participate in the sport of competitive cheer.

Recognizing the extraordinary talent and dedication of our athletes, the coaching staff at Prosper Athletics has assembled one super-squad, Sapphire, the first of its kind in Prosper Athletics’ history. This team’s goal was to earn a bid to the Summit Championship in Disney World in May of 2017, AND THEY DID IT!

We may be small in stature, but we cheerleaders are BIG on strength, agility, and stamina. We joke that cheerleaders don’t lift weights—we lift people! Please take a moment and watch the following link to witness our amazing journey this season https://youtu.be/_O0To9Wx2WA.

All Star cheerleading and dance is a very competitive sport throughout the United States and has recently appeared on the cover of U.S. World and News Today. As you can imagine, fund raising is necessary in order to assist our cheerleaders with the ever-increasing competitive expenses. These young athletes work diligently to raise money through various methods such as (garage sales, raffles, bake sales, popcorn sales, sponsorships, etc). However, these fundraisers cover only a small portion of their expenses.

We invite you to become a part of the Prosper Athletics Family! As a sponsor, your business will enable these cheerleaders to continue to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime sport. Show your commitment to the future of these young athletes and our community.

We welcome your sponsorship and look forward to having your company become an active and proud participant with the Prosper Athletics Sapphire All Star athletes. Please contact us via email at info@prosper-athletics.com or by phone at 972-347-3444. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Prosper Athletics Staff

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“Here’s something to cheer about: the International Olympic Committee’s executive board voted on Tuesday to recognize cheerleading as a sport, the New York Times reports.

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BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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BUILDING ON OUR SUCCESS

“It is very clear that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has already made a significant impact

On the course of breast cancer research.”

Larry Norton, MD, Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Memorial Sloan

Kettering Cancer Center; BCRF Scientific Director

The BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION was founded in 1993 by the late Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated solely to funding innovative clinical and translational research. BCRF stands today as the most highly rated and largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. The mission of the Foundation is two-fold: cure and prevention. Determined to continue our Founder’s philanthropic ambition and honor her lasting impact on research, BCRF is deeply committed to eradicating existing metastasis, and stopping cancers before they happen by discovering how they happen.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer (after skin cancer) in women in the United States, with a new diagnosis every 2 minutes. The American Cancer Society estimates that 249,260 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016 in US women and men, and 40,890 people will die from disease. These statistics, and the fact that clinical research continues to be under-funded, explains the critical need the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and its laser-sharp focus on achieving our ultimate goal of prevention and cure.

In 2016-2017, the Foundation is supporting more than 250 scientists worldwide with grants totaling #57 million. This figure includes $56 through BCRF’s annual research grants and $1 million committed to the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, a global initiative focused on unraveling the biology of metastasis, which enables our researchers to make significant progress that will impact the resolution of not only breast but many other cancers.

By investing in people instead of projects, we give our grantees the funds and the freedom to explore their best ideas. The leadership of that process is key and BCRF’s esteemed Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of internationally recognized, geographically and disciplinarily diverse scientists, who ensure that our global brain-trust of researchers are efficiently tackling breast cancer from every angle. BCRF-funded investigators are engaged in studies aimed at advancing knowledge on cancer biology, developing novel targeted therapies to yield greater patient benefits, and creating new diagnostic and prognostic tools. TO bolster progress in the clinical setting, BCRF recently launched a first-of-its-kind Investigator-Initiated Drug Research Collaborative, which is devoted to bridging the gap between academic investigators and access to drugs in development, promising to propel research forward, faster. Everyday our grantees are designing more effective treatments and more sophisticated preventative strategies, and uncovering new and invaluable insights into how to eradicate cancer.

BCRF is a careful steward of our donors’ generosity, keeping administrative costs as low as possible. In fiscal 2016, 91% of every dollar raised was directed to research and awareness programs. As a result, the Foundation has received the highest ratings from monitoring agencies: 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, and “A+” from Charity Watch, formerly known as The American Institute of Philanthropy.

The Foundation welcomes and depends on contributions from all those concerned with breast health.

For more information, please call 646-497-2600 (toll-free, 1-866-FIND-A-CURE),

Or visit the Foundation web site: www.bcrfcure.org

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A History of Gymnastics: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times By Michael Strauss

The sport of gymnastics, which derives its name from the ancient Greek word for disciplinary exercises, combines physical skills such as body control, coordination, dexterity, gracefulness, and strength with tumbling and acrobatic skills, all performed in an artistic manner. Gymnastics is performed by both men and women at many levels, from local clubs and schools to colleges and universities, and in elite national and international competitions.

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Have you ever wondered what exactly Competitive Cheerleading is all about? Ever heard All-Star Cheer? Below is a straight and to the point article by Varsity.com to explain.

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“Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each

other at a competition.

At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. The winner in each division gets a trophy and bragging rights.

All types of cheerleading teams have the option to compete, but not all school-based cheerleading squads are competitive. School teams perform routines with a cheer with signs, poms, and megaphones that showcase their sideline skills along with an entertainment section to music.

On the other hand, all star cheerleading squads, who are not affiliated with a school, exist solely to compete. All star routines do not include a cheer since they don’t technically cheer for anyone, and their routines are all entertainment/music. Teams compete based on age and difficulty level (1-6, 6 being the most difficult).

Either way, competing as a cheerleader is really challenging, athletic, and so much fun. If you want to become a competitive cheerleader, find out if your school has a cheer squad that competes or contact a local all star gym. To find a competition in your area, visit Varsity.com”

An article by Varsity.com.

Prosper Athletics is proud to host 4 competitive all star cheer teams for the 2016/2017 season. Our small but growing program is dedicated to providing the utmost attention to each and every athlete in order to improve existing skills as well as aid them in accomplishing harder skills in a shorter period of time than traditional gyms. This season we will have a youth level 2 Team Sapphire, prep level 3- Team Jade, mini level 1 prep- Team Emerald, & a tiny level prep team-Team Ruby. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about our Programs at Prosper Athletics, please contact us at 972-347-3444 or via email at info@prosper-athletics.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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