ESAA is one of the most highly regarded youth organizations in our community. Last season we had 900 boys and girls from ages 5-15 playing t-ball, baseball or softball on 75 different teams with over 150 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: Federal 501c3 Exemption and our IL letter here IL Tax Exempt Letter
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. Team sponsorships are $500. This makes your business the exclusive sponsor of a team of your choice, and only your logo and information appears on that team's uniform and webpage. You also receive a great plaque with the team's picture at the end of the season. Team sponsorship plaques are a great way to display your community support! Half sponsorships are also available for $250, and you share a team with another sponsor.
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. You can complete your sponsorship when you register your child. If you are not registering a player, please click here to download, printout and send in our Sponsor form with your check payable to ESAA, 6600 N. Keota, 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 or send us an email at email@example.com. You can also reach out to Mike Warren @ 773-960-1743 with questions or concerns.