March 27, 2017

500 Minute Game Kick Off

Welcome to the 500 Minute Game!

On March 25th from 4-7 the KMHS Soccer family will be hosting the Inaugural 500 Minute Game, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Cobb County only provides the very basic necessities (2 game balls, 2 refs and busses) needed to run our soccer program and the Booster Club makes up the difference (uniforms, 3rd ref for region games, practice gear, equipment, player awards and banquets, etc) with player dues, concession stand profits and fundraisers. Once all of those necessities are covered there isn’t much left over to cover facility improvements, travel costs to post season playoff games and other opportunities for our players.

The 500 minute game is a no overhead, no risk opportunity for the soccer program to raise funds for capital improvements and post season expenses all while the players have a blast playing soccer. The event will consist of 3 different 6 player a side games happening simultaneously for 3 consecutive hours on our turf field.

In order to participate in the game and receive an event shirt, we ask that each player raise a minimum of $25. We will be using the Rally Up website to collect donations as well as donation tables which will be set up at our next few home games.

Please take a few moments to send an email to as many family members and friends as possible. Feel free to personalize your message, just be sure to include the website link and instructions on how to donate. I have included an example below which you can cut and paste if you desire. You can also share the link through whatever social media you use most often!
Players and parents alike can maximize exposure for the fundraiser by letting your friends and followers know by sharing the link provided on Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat, etc. The more people that see us the better our chances are of making this event a success.

Sample Email Text

Dear xxxx,
My Kennesaw Mountain High School soccer family will be holding a 500 Minute Marathon Game on March 25th. The event will be a fundraiser to help pay for much needed team equipment and travel expenses which are not covered by the county.

In order to help me achieve my goal, I am asking that you visit and click on the 'Pledge' button, select 'player', and then type in my name. Any donation, regardless of the amount, will definitely help and will be greatly appreciated. My deadline is the end of the day on March 24th.