UTC Raising Support (Students)

Athlete REGISTRATION COSTS

ULTIMATE TRAINING CAMPS

Support Strategies: Athlete Registration cost

Every camp participant is asked to cover their portion ($849) of the overall expense of running the Ultimate Training Camp which includes your room, meals, camp shirt, materials and access to high-level athletic facilities during the camp dates. While you are welcome to pay this total yourself, you can also invite individuals and churches to invest in this life-changing experience by giving a one-time gift to help cover these costs. Please note that this is not considered a tax-deductible donation by the IRS.

There is an initial deposit of $100 due at the time of registration. This guarantees your spot at camp and is applied to your registration fee. The balance of $749 is due on the first day of camp. Travel costs are additional and on your own.

PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A GOFUNDME PAGE as this could jeopardize your athletic eligibility!

There are two ways you can invite people to invest in this UTC experience: Digital Strategy and Letter Strategy.

See more details on each below. A combination of these two strategies can be effective. In addition, you can ask AIA staff near you to help.

Utilize email, text and social media platforms to push information out about how they can invest in this UTC experience.

Use the link to your registration page that you receive in your confirmation email for direct online giving.

Email:

Copy and paste your support letter into an email (see samples below).

Add header image at the top of this sheet. (Downloadable UTC Images sheet)

Paste in the link to your registration page.

Text message/Direct Message:

Strategy 1:

Send text messages to your family and friends in your contact list.

Text: “Hey (insert name), I just wanted to speak with you about an incredible opportunity I have this next summer. Would you consider investing in registration costs for the Athletes in Action Ultimate Training Camp? Here is a link where you can contribute (paste the link to your registration page). Thanks so much!"

Strategy 2:

Send text messages to follow up with people that you have previously mailed or emailed a support letter to.

Text: “Hey (insert name), I just wanted to follow up with you in regards to the letter I sent you. Would you consider investing in registration costs for the Athletes in Action Ultimate Training Camp this summer? Here is a link where you can contribute (paste the link to your registration page). Thanks so much!"

Instagram/Twitter:

“I have the incredible opportunity to attend the AIA Ultimate Training Camp this summer - would you consider helping? @ aiautc @athletesinaction

Paste the link to your registration page.

Upload AIA UTC Logo as a Twitter Pic

Facebook:

“I have the incredible opportunity to combine my love of athletics and my love for God by participating in the AIA Ultimate Training Camp this summer. Would you consider giving financially to help?”

Paste the link to your registration page.

You may also want to consider writing a support letter (sample and details below) and then approach former coaches and teammates, your home church or campus church, family, friends or relatives concerning their possible investment in the UTC Experience. 

 

All checks must be made out to ATHLETES IN ACTION and NOT you, per IRS and NCAA guidelines. Please bring these checks with you and we will process them at registration. Please remember, all checks must be made out to "Athletes in Action".

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