ESAA is one of the most highly regarded youth organizations in our community. Last season we had over 1,000 boys and girls from ages 5-15 playing t-ball, baseball or softball on 90 different teams with over 180 volunteer coaches. This year we expect to exceed last year's numbers.
We are organized as a not for profit 501c3 organization, see our Federal exemption letter here: http://www.esaabb.org/docs/esaa_501c3.pdf and our IL letter here http://www.esaabb.org/docs/IL_Tax_Exemption.pdf
Our expenses, which include equipment, umpires, uniforms, trophies, end-of-year picnic, and field maintenance, total about $160,000 per year. Not one of our coaches, commissioners, or board members is paid for their work. More than half of our annual budget comes from registration fees. The remainder is received from sponsors like you. What better way to show your support for the youth of our community than by sponsoring a team?
Here's how it works:
1. Full sponsorships are $500. This makes you the exclusive sponsor of that team, and only your logo and information appears on that team's uniform and webpage. You also receive a nice plaque with the team's picture at the end of the season. Half sponsors pay $250 and share a team with another sponsor. They also receive a plaque. Plaques displayed at your business are a great way to show your support of the community.
2. Parents are assigned as sponsors of their child’s team. If you don’t have a player in ESAA, just let us know what age group or coach you would like to support and we will try to accommodate you. If there are any conflicts we will make arrangements so that sponsors receive adequate exposure.
3. Please click here to download, printout and send in our Sponsor form with your check payable to ESAA, 6107 N. KNOX, CHICAGO, IL 60646. Your donation is fully tax deductible. You do not need to fill out this form if you sponsor a team via the registration process.
4. If you have a player in ESAA, your cost of sponsorship is the difference between the sponsor fee and your registration fees. For example, if you have one player and their registration fee is $150, it is only $350 to become a full sponsor. Families that have over $500/$250 in registration fees do not become automatic full/half sponsors.
If you have any questions, please contact us at http://www.esaabb.org/contact-us.cfm.