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Successfully getting the lacrosse co-op on the field for the Spring of 2020 season will require our members and community to rally financial support in a short amount of time.

During the first week of October, the Boards of Education for District87 and Unit5 approved the formation of a cooperative lacrosse program for both boys and girls with the intent to field teams for the Spring of 2020. As this co-op team will be community funded and supported (more info on that here), we are now raising money to support and fund the teams.

Our initial fundraising goal is $45,000. $25,000 for start-up expenses (helmets, uniforms, field equipment, etc.,) and $10,000 for each boys and girls team for the 2020 season (field fees, transportation, game-related expenses, etc.,).

YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GOAL!!

Your donations will support our Bloomington/Normal high-school co-op lacrosse athletes compete at the highest level possible in Illinois. Stated differently, your donation helps kids in our community participate in co-curricular activities in school, without diverting dollars away from current educational needs.

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

How will my donation be used?

99% 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.

Can FOBNL accept corporate and individual donations?

Absolutely! We are open to individual or institutional donations or grants in support of our mission. If you would like to be contacted by a FOBNL board member (or would like to put us in touch with your organization) please let us know by clicking here.

How will donations be used?

Pledge Form

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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If there are others in the community or relatives that are willing to support this effort, please share this page or have them reach out to friendsofbnlacrosse@gmail.com

We are working through a small form issue...your patience is appreciated. Thanks!

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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

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.