While the San Dieguito Union High School District pays for a head coach for each Varsity and JV CIF team and a limited number of assistant coaches for larger teams, each team raises funds to pay for additional assistant coaches, premium uniforms, upgraded equipment, meet/game & tournament entry fees, team meals & travel outside of SD county, the end-of the season banquet, and coaches’ gifts. LCC families have historically been generous with voluntary donations to support the teams; however, it is crucial to note that families are not required to contribute to our teams in order for their children to participate. Coaches do not see who has contributed, and donations do not impact player eligibility or participation. The ask letter template has been created to ensure that donation requests are written consistently; liaisons should use this boilerplate letter, customized accordingly, when requesting parent donations.
In addition to parent donations, teams may choose to hold a variety of fundraisers. We encourage creative fundraising to reduce the amount parents are asked to donate to their children’s teams; however, the La Costa Canyon High School Foundation must approve all special events and fundraisers sponsored by our teams. Liaisons are asked to submit a LCCF Fundraiser Request Form for each fundraiser, including Restaurant Nights (although no coach or Foundation approval is required for those). Obtaining Foundation approval ensures that all fundraisers adhere to applicable rules and regulations mandated by our 501(c)(3) status. Additionally, this process guards against overlap and/or duplication of business solicitations, event marketing, ticket sales, etc., and maximizes each event’s success without overwhelming our community.
Lastly, LCC offers community business partners the opportunity to support Maverick Athletics and/or individual teams through our Banner Sponsorship Program. Liaisons who are interested in securing banner sponsorships should refer to the Procurement Procedures prior to contacting local businesses and submitting the applicable gym or stadium form: LCC_MAB_Gym_Banners_2017 LCC_Stadium_Banners_2017
Liaisons are encouraged to thank donors using the Donor Thank You Template, which includes the Foundation’s Tax ID. Please ensure that all fields are completed accurately before printing.