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Successfully getting the lacrosse co-op on the field for the Spring of 2019 season will require our members and community to rally financial support in a short amount of time.

During the first week of October, the Superintendents of District87 and Unit5 will be considering adding a cooperative lacrosse program for both boys and girls with the intent to field teams for the Spring of 2019. As this co-op teams will be community funded and supported (more info on that here), we are hoping to show the districts our commitment to financially support the teams.

At this time, we are seeking pledges from our supporters indicating your future financial commitment should the boards of education approve support for boys and girls co-op team beginning the spring of 2019.

The Friends of Bloomington-Normal lacrosse is a parent led, volunteer, Illinois Not-for-Profit Corporation focused on supporting the high-school co-op lacrosse programs in Bloomington/Normal.

Important Notes

What is a 'pledge' and how will it be used?

FOBNL will be sharing the total pledge amounts with the district administrators to demonstrate our commitment to supporting IHSA sanctioned lacrosse in our community. A 'pledge' is a promise of future donation once approvals are in place with the school districts.

When will the donation process start?

Until the administrations approve the formation of the co-op, we are not in position to accept donations.

However, if approved, we will need to have to meet our fundraising goal by the end of the fall semester (mid-December).

FOBNL has filed for it's 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS, so donations will be tax deductible (within IRS limits of course), but until we are designated as such we are holding off on accepting donations.

How will donations be used?

100% of funds donated to FOBNL will be used to support the lacrosse co-op in Bloomington-Normal. FOBNL is an all-volunteer group so only a small portion of donated funds are needed to cover administrative expenses: professional fees (legal and accounting), marketing and media, and other administrative costs.

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Your support is appreciated!

The button below will take you to our pledge form. Submissions through the form will be kept confidential.

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An important note on pledges and future donations:

FRIENDS OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL LACROSSE IS AN ILLINOIS NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION RECENTLY FORMED THAT HAS APPLIED TO THE IRS FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS AS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION UNDER SECTION 501(c)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AND WHICH IRS RESPONSE IS PENDING. IF APPROVED, BY IRS RULE THE TAX EXEMPT STATUS WILL BE GRANTED AS OF THE DATE OF THE APPLICATION, AND THEREFORE DONATIONS MADE DURING THIS TIME WOULD BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. HOWEVER, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE IRS RULING ON OUR APPLICATION; IF THE APPLICATION IS DENIED, THEN SUCH DONATIONS WOULD NOT BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEEhttps://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/contributions-to-organization-with-irs-application-pending

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Friends of Bloomington/Normal Lacrosse is a not-for-profit, parent-led action group focused on creating opportunities for high school athletes to play varsity lacrosse.