FLA Trip – run by KSA

Here is all the information on our team’s planned Florida trip for September 2020. For details on the trip and its itinerary. please see the KSA documents listed at the bottom of this post. We have included an overview, payment schedule, some answers to common questions, and a list of fund raising events that boosters will sponsor. As things progress about the trip, when we get new information, as fund raising events happen, there will be updates to this page.

Whats on this page?

Highlights
FAQs
Fundraising Opportunities
PayPal: Donate now
January
February and March
April
May
June and July

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Highlights:

  • Trip leaves September 2, 2020, returns on September 6, 2020
  • Players will share a room, cost for the trips is going to be around $1850.00 per player. This includes everything: Flights, room, meals, shuttle services, park access, etc. The only thing kids may want to bring money for is any souvenirs they want to purchase while there. The final price will be released in March after registration of players is 100% complete. This allows us to finalize the itinerary and KSA to book our travel.
  • Boosters have arraigned a lot of fundraising opportunities for players to cover the entire cost of the trip. See the fundraising notes below.
  • Any funds raised will be transferred directly to your player’s KSA travel account upon close out of the event. In some cases it may take a few weeks for that to happen.
  • Direct cash donations can be handed in at any time, and boosters can also provide a direct Paypal link for any player who needs it. Example; Grandma wants to give $100.00 but doesn?t want to Snap Raise, or buy calendar dates.

Payment Schedule:

Players who participate in fundraising efforts will have those funds added to their KSA travel account shortly after the event has finished. There can be up to a 3-4 week lag for some fundraisers to process and pay us. For example Snap Raise has a 3-4 processing time before funds are sent to the booster club.

Direct donations, cash donations can be made any time, just contact boosters. Direct donations will be sent along with and fundraising cash.

Jan. 17$200 initial registration
Feb 15$300 payment, minimum $500 paid to date
Mar 15$300 payment, minimum $800 paid to date
Apr 15$300 payment, minimum $1100 paid to date
May 15$300 payment, minimum $1400 paid to date
Jun 15$300 payment, minimum $1700 paid to date
Jul 1Final balance paid.

FAQ:

Q: I want to go can I, how much does it cost? Will I be with the players?

A: Yes you can go, the cost is the same as a players trip, see the Tag Along KSA document. Your deposit is due Jan 17th. You will be in the same hotel, but you are not chaperoning players, there is a separate itinerary for parents for that weekend.

Q: I am thinking of going and have another small child, what is that cost?

A: Please contact Jamie (see below) for that information.

Q: Can my Snap Raise funds go to my deposit?

A: Sorry, due to timing the payments for Snap Raise will happen after the deposit deadline.

Q: Is my deposit refundable?

A: Yes, it is. If your player crushes fundraising, you will get back any leftover funds.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: Everyone has the option to accept or decline the Refund Guarantee Protection (RGP) option.  This is an additional $89 per person cost added to the overall total balance due.  The RGP would allow you to cancel for any reason (injury, disqualification, family emergency, etc) up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date. The RGP does NOT cover flights. Cancellation prior to 60 day window with RGP = $89 RGP + $50 flight cancellation fees.  The rest of the monies paid to date would be refunded. Cancellation within 60 days of the trip with RGP = $89 RGP + $350 Flight cost cancellation fees. The rest would be refunded.

If you do NOT accept the RGP, the cancellation policy is as follows: 

If you cancel your reservation, please be aware the following penalties are enforced by our suppliers and will affect any refunds:

  • Cancel up to 180 days prior to the trip, you forfeit your deposit
  • 179-150 days prior to travel: Deposit + 200 per person
  • 149-100 days prior to travel: Deposit + $300 per person
  • 99-60 days prior to travel: Deposit + $400 per person
  • 59-0 days prior to travel: full penalty of all deposits and payment

Q: For Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament, how do I get my kid there?

A: Even if they are a licensed driver, we recommend you use the light rail station at Nine Mile to get to the Convention Center. There is a direct stop right at the venue.

Q: For Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament, can kids get a ride form Smoky to Nine mile? Can they get out of class?

A: We are going to look at maybe having a shuttle for kids form Smoky to Nine Mile. Parents will still need to plan to get their kids at Nine Mile after the comeback. Yes, if your player is not in grade jeopardy, he can get a dismissal pass form Coach Thenell/Coach Copp to work the event.

Q: How soon are any funds that you collect added to my KSA account?

A: All funds collected, from any fundraising efforts are typically sent via electronic payment to KSA, to be added to the players accounts on, or around the 10th of each month

Q: I need help, who do I contact?

A: If you need help, or have questions about the KSA trip, deposits, payments, etc contact our KSA rep Jamie via email: jamie@ksaevents.com

A: If you need help with a particular fundraiser please contact your player booster rep or the contact the Boosters via the contact us page.


Fundraising Opportunities.

Boosters have provided several fundraising opportunities with 3rd parties and will have additional booster led fundraisers through July 2020. We have some details for January’s fundraisers below. Additional fundraisers are listed, so you’ll know what is scheduled. We will send out blasts with detailed notes as these fundraisers are kicked off.

PayPal: Donate now link.

We have created a donate now PayPal button, that you send to out of state friends and family, or supporters who may not want to buy a Super-bowl Square, or participate in other fund raisers that we have. Feel free to copy and paste the following into an email, text, or social media post:

My son is raising funds for his football team trip to Florida in September 2020. We have a PayPal donate link that you can use to donate any amount that you can. The donation is 100% tax deductible.

All you need to do is click: Donate Now, use you existing PayPal account, or click debit/credit card. Make sure you fill in the player name your donation is going to under Write a Note, and check out. The donation is 100% tax deductible.

FAQ for PayPal donate now:

Q: What if they forget the player name under “Write a note”?

A: Not a problem, we have as part of the process to verify the invoice details. If the Write a note is missing, we will ask them directly to specify

Q: How soon are funds added?

A: All funds collected, from any fundraising efforts are typically sent via electronic payment to KSA, to be added to the players accounts on, or around the 10th of each month


For January:

Updated: We have exceeded the 20,000 goal! A great start to our collective efforts! We have a Snap Raise campaign happening right now. It started end of school in December.?There are plan details here. This is a very easy fundraising effort. All you need to do is sign up, add email or phone number for text messages, and add your picture to your account. The Snap Raise system will send texts and emails for you.? We set a goal of $500 per player. Several players have reached that goal. That could be 1/3 of the total trip cost.? Snap Raise ends January 17th.

Updated: We had a total of $2850 in donations from attendance! Complete Spectrum Financial Services ? How to fund college seminar. Tony Manfredi with Complete Spectrum Financial Services is offering $50.00 donation, for each participate (Maximum 4 per player) to attend one of two sessions on tips and tricks to get college tuition paid for. There is nothing to buy, all you have to do is show up and listen.

Updated: We sold over $2000 in squares, and had two winners: Al Stone, and Jennifer Bowers! Mr. Stone is a coach’s dad, and graciously donated his winnings to the general travel fund – Thank you Al! Super bowl squares. This is a pool game; 100 squares comprise the pool?s board. The board is a 10?10 grid of boxes where each row and column are assigned a number from 0 to 9. At the end of each quarter of the Super Bowl, the last digit of both NFL teams? score is compared to the grid to determine a winner. Boosters will host a pool online, all the player or parent needs to do is get participants to sign up, pick squares and pay for them. Participants will see picked squares online, in real time. A copy of the completed picked squares will be posted the day of the game at the booster web site so you can follow online if you want to. We will have the pool ready to go prior to the NFC/AFC championship games are done, and the Super Bowl teams are decided.? You?ll have over 2 weeks to send out invites via text, email, or in person. If we have a lot of demand, we will add additional squares. Boosters will provide sample messages you can copy/paste into social media. 70% of funds raised go directly to the players, 30% goes to the pay outs for quarter, half and final scores. Championship weekend is January 19th. Our pool will start on the 13th. Game day is February 2nd. The pool will stop accepting squares on Feb 1st.

Legend Hospitality, replaces Aramark (they no longer do NPO) work

Every year Legends Hospitality at the Pepsi Center provides workers for various venues like the Pepsi Center. They typically need over 150 workers to asset in food vending, etc. We have contacted them to get set up in their Non-Profit Organization (NPO) system so we can get sign-ups opportunities for event. If you were to work two or three events, you could raise $250-300. We?ll have more on sign-ups, and other details as soon as we get them.

February and March:

Sign up for: Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament workers needed. One of the largest volley ball regional tournaments happens in March at the Denver Convention Center. The Tournament needs set up, tear down, and tournament workers. Family members, fellow students can also provide help and get credit for your account. ?We will have a sign up for this last week of January, or the first week of February.

Here is a break down on days and rates for workers:

Set up: Players, family, friends can provide labor.

  • Wed     Mar 4  8am ? 4pm      $15/hr
  • Wed     Mar 4  4am ? 9pm      $10/hr
  • Thr       Mar 5  8am ? 4pm      $15/hr
  • Thr       Mar 5  4am ? 9pm      $10/hr
  • Fri        Mar 6  8am ? 4pm      $15/hr

Tournament: Players only

  • Sat/Sun/Mon Mar 7/8/9         7am-9am        $10/hr
  • Sat/Sun/Mon Mar 13/14/15   7am-9am        $10/hr

Tear Down: Players, family, friends can provide labor.

  • Sun Mar 15     3pm ? ? (usually 9pm)             $10/hr

Players may be eligible to get dismissal from school from Coach Thenell, if they are not in grade jeopardy.

  • If a player managed to work all shifts, you can max out at $640.00
  • If a player and mom or dad worked a few shifts, say Wed Mar 4 from 8-4, Thr Mar 5 from 8-4 and Fri Mar 6 from 8-4, they could earn $720.00 ($360.00 each)

How much could you earn?

Rock Paper Scissor Tournament. This is a bracket style game, like March Madness. Smoky football players will be placed head to head on a best of 3 games single elimination round. Prizes of cash and donated booster gear will be awarded to the top 10 bracket winners who managed to pick the most correct outcomes of the tournament. Date and time TBD. More later via a post update.

March Madness Squares – similar to Coach Stone’s Super Bowl Squares, details the week leading up to tip off.

April

Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. Pick the lucky number, by buying a numbered golf ball. All balls are dropped above the field at a target, the top 10 closest balls will win cash, and prizes.

To be determined – if you have an idea, let us know on the contact us page

May

Calendar Fundraiser. Players can sell the days for the month of May for their date value. For example; ?Hey Aunt Judy what are your 3 favorite days of May? ?She says, ?3rd?12th?and 20th? The player would then sell Aunt Judy those 3 days for $3, $12, and $20, total $35. If you sell all the days of the month of May you can earn $348.00.? Players will be put into teams with a team captain. Boosters will have prizes for teams to compete for and win.

June-July

Ads and Buff Card sales, sell an ad for the program, or signage at games, sell Buff Cards 80/20 split. 80% Buff Cards sales go to players.