AHS Speech and Debate Booster Sponsorships/Fundraising
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Asheville High Speech and Debate Boosters
You can mail a donation to AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Booster Club
Make check out to:
AHS Debate Booster Club
419 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28803
The Asheville High Speech and Debate Boosters is a non-profit 501(c) (3) that raises funds to support the AHS Speech and Debate Team. All donations go towards ensuring our students can compete in speech and debate by providing:
- Scholarships for students to attend tournaments
- Payments for bus drivers to drive students to the tournaments on weekends
- Golden Tickets (so each student has one free ticket to a tournament)
- Coverage of coaches expenses – our coaches are teachers and volunteers, donations help us support their participation to lead the team
- Travel expenses for the team
- Help host our tournament, Cougar Classic
- Reach out to diversified community connections
- …and much more
Debate is not just one of the “great equalizers” for minority achievement and educational opportunity, but also a best practice to produce dynamic Americans proficient in the 4 “Cs” of 21st-century skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and also a 5th, civic awareness.” – former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
AHS Booster Club’s fundraising
Ensures ALL students can participate on the AHS Speech and Debate Team. The AHS Speech and Debate Booster Club is a non-profit so your donation is tax-deductible. You can donate on an individual basis or become a corporate sponsor.
By sponsoring the team, you’ll get the following benefits:
- A direct write-off for businesses or personal taxes
- Exposure to and bonding with our community, parents, students & alumni
- Exposure and sourcing to future employees and contacts
- Strengthening your in-house employee image
- Individuals tax deductible as a donation
- Feel good about helping students build confidence, critical thinking skills, and so much more.
- Platinum Level-$2,000
- Gold level-$1,000
- Silver Level-$500
- Bronze Level-$250
- Team Player-$100
Many businesses will match their employee’s donation
Check with your company to see if this is something they will do. AHS Speech and Debate Booster Club is certified on Benevity, you can find us under AHS DEBATE BOOSTER CLUB. Email Angie Robinson if you have additional questions about how to be a sponsor firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Our Fundraising Efforts
Asheville High’s Speech and Debate Booster Club has the following ongoing fundraising opportunities.
- Shop Amazon Smile: If you are shopping on Amazon (Prime or regular member) enter smile.amazon.com, select AHS Speech and Debate Booster Club for the Supporting Member and shop. Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our AHS Speech and Debate Booster Club.
- Purchase an Ingles Card through AHS Speech and Debate: we sell $100.00 Ingles cards. For each card sold, Ingles donates $5.00 to our Booster club. Email email@example.com if you’re interested.
- Volunteer your time! We are always looking for parent volunteers to judge and to help put on the Cougar Classic. Volunteering can make a big difference to the team! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be a part of the volunteer team!
Tax Deductible Donation
The AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate team Booster Club is a 501(c) (3) non-profit so all sponsorships are tax deductible.
Making a Tax Deductible Donation? You can mail a check to
AHS/SILSA Speech and Debate Booster Club
419 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28803.
Checks should be made out to AHS Debate Booster Club.