Good afternoon! You have read about the "Financial Recovery Committee", and now we would like to introduce ourselves. We are a group of dedicated BFA fans - parents, coaches, past players - who want to help ensure the Blast will be around for future generations. The committee includes Amy Christiansen, Stacey DeFries, Erica Hake, Georgia Henderson and Megan Bernard. We are unaffiliated with the BFA Board but are actively engaged with them. We wanted to help by tackling immediate fundraising activities so the board could focus on the other important needs at hand.
Our first project was our Bring Back the Blast GoFundMe campaign - which, thanks to your sharing, has raised over $20,000 so far! We still have a ways to go and just increased our goal amount to $30,000 so we can start to refund summer registrations. Thank you to everyone who has helped this campaign reach so many caring people.
Our second project is the Blast Family Picnic. We can't wait to get our players back together! While COVID-19 is forcing us to manage this a little creatively, we are excited to invite you to join us. The picnic will be Wednesday, July 8th at Dred Scott Fields 2/3/4 and the picnic shelter. All BFA clinics will be cancelled that night to encourage all to join the party. To keep attendees under the required 250 person maximum, we will have 3 separate time slots by age division AND require you to register pre-event.
Picnic basket meals will be available for sale as well as optional events in which all profit will be donated to BFA.
We need several volunteers to help facilitate. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here.
If you would like to attend, you will also need to sign up here. Please be sure to register for each family member. If you have children in multiple age groups and would like to attend for multiple time slots you are able to do so - just sign up in all slots you will be there for.
To ensure we are complying with current guidelines, the following rules will be enforced:
More details will be shared in the coming weeks, but please sign up and now clear your calendars!
Blast Financial Recovery Committee