SAFE Needs Your Assistance!



We are writing to you on behalf of the SAFE Foundation’s efforts to champion safe, sustainable sports and recreation fields for all athletes.  As part of its mission, SAFE funds scholarships, research and educational outreach programs.


An important part of our fundraising occurs at the annual STMA Conference each January through silent and live auctions and raffles. The 2018 conference is January 16-19, in Ft. Worth, Texas. The items that are donated to these fundraisers are hugely important to the success of SAFE.  There are four ways that we ask you to consider supporting SAFE: 


1)     Donate a valuable item for the live auction.  In return, the STMA will feature the item and your company in several promotions to the membership as well as signage at the live auction event.  The items in the live auction normally retail for $1,500 or more.

2)     Donate something of value for the raffles.  Successful items in previous years have been the latest electronic gadgets (Kindle, iPad, etc.), travel vouchers and other experience packages, gift cards, vendor products, etc.

3)     Donate team gear or memorabilia to the silent auction. Donations in the past have included team gear and logo items such as shirts, hats and jackets. Large and Extra Large sizes have been most popular in the past. Women’s items are also desired.

4)     Make a cash donation to The SAFE Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.


Since its inception in 2000, SAFE has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships and travel to the STMA conference for scholarship recipients. This year SAFE has introduced a new scholarship to help parents/guardians provide an education for their children. The Darian Daily Legacy Scholarship is to be awarded each year in the amount of $2,500 to up to two qualified individuals.


Thank you in advance for your support.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  To donate, please fill out the attached donation form and mail, email or fax it to STMA headquarters.  If you plan to send items to STMA Headquarters, we must receive them no later than December 26 at 805 New Hampshire, Ste. E, Lawrence, KS. 66044.


Sincerely yours,

The SAFE Fundraising Committee - Auction and Raffles                                                                                                                                

Jay Warnick, CSFM Chairman of the Board            Kim Heck, CAE, Executive Director                                   



*Your gift is tax-deductible as allowable by law.  Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, you will receive no goods or services for your donation.


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