FUNDRAISING


WHY DO WE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS?


ORYA is an independent 501 (c)3 non-profit and while partially funded by Durham, Lee and Madbury that funding still falls well short of covering annual operating expenses. Fundraising supports the annual operating expenses which include facility & field maintenance, program & organization insurance, office expenses, staff salaries, 3rd party accounting costs, website hosting, annual registration software, merchant account fees, and much more.

Fundraising also supports larger program and organization improvements. Through fundraising ORYA ensures the ability to make improvements where needed, such as: 

  • Building a concession stand at Demerritt Park in Madbury
  • Expanding the soccer facility at Tibbetts field
  • Building a multi-use indoor space
  • And so much more!

    Initiatives Benefitting the ORYA Capital Fund and Programs

    ORYA’s Capital Fund supports new initiatives, large scale programs, and/or facility
    improvements. The Capital Fund is sustained by donations, grants, and program
    registration fees. The Capital Fund ensures ORYA’s steady growth and, over time,
    investment in larger projects.
    All of ORYA’s programs benefit from the Capital Fund. Expenditures from ORYA’s
    Capital Fund must support the organization’s mission and be approved by the
    Board of Directors. If you have any questions regarding ORYA’s Capital Fund
    please contact Matt Glode, ORYA Director at director@oryarec.org.

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    Initiatives Benefitting the ORYA Capital Fund and Programs

    Each team sport at ORYA operates under the support and guidance of a volunteer Advisory Group (AG). AGs are typically parents of players within the program whose function is to support the operation of the sport each season. AGs oversee sport-specific fundraising which supports the needs of each sport outside the scope of what standard player fees cover. Fundraising money is most often utilized for

    • Equipment
    • uniforms/apparel for players or volunteer coaches
    • Indoor/Outdoor field space
    • Professional coaching or program support
    • summer camps
    • Sports Clinics
    • Professional coaching or program support
    • Tournament fees

    BASEBALL | OPENING DAY
    At the start of the season all baseball players come together in one day to celebrate the start of the season, have pictures taken, participate in the Pitch, Hit & Run contest, play games and raise money for the program.

    LACROSSE | APPAREL SALE
    Players and parents alike have the opportunity to gear up while generating money for the program. In partnership with Collin’s Sports ORYA Lacrosse will have a webstore open for a week in order for families to choose between the items picked out for you by the ORYA Lacrosse coordinators.

    BASKETBALL | BOBCAT TOURNAMENT
    Over the weekend of March 10-12 ORYA Basketball hosts a local tournament with over 40 teams representing grades 3-8. Teams battle for the championship while ORYA basketball raises money via concessions, tournament fees and in-person 50/50 and raffle drawings.

    FOOTBALL | CALENDAR RAFFLE & UNH OPENING DAY
    ORYA Football solicited some amazing donations from local-area businesses to create a prize calendar. Each day a raffle ticket was drawn and the winner was awarded the prize of the day.

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    Become a Sponsor!

    ORYA is actively seeking sponsors to be able to better serve our community, provide benefits to players & volunteers, to keep program participation costs down and allow ORYA to expand its youth sports offerings and facilities.

    Why become an ORYA sponsor?

    A few big reasons could be:

    • 91% of global consumers are likely to switch brands to one associated with a good cause, given comparable price and quality*
    • 61% of consumers are willing to try a new brand, or one they’ve never heard of, because of its association with a particular cause*
    • 50% of global consumers said they would be willing to reward companies that give back to society by paying more for their goods and services (44% in the U.S. and 38% in Canada). **
      * 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study
      ** Nielsen 2013 Consumers Who Care Study

    A few other reasons could be:

    • To change or strengthen your brand image
    • To drive customers to your retail or online store
      Showcase community or corporate social responsibility
    • To distinguish your local brand from regional or national brands
    • You want to target our specific client base

    Please reach out with any questions relevant to our sponsorship options below. I look forward to hearing from you!

    -Matthew Glode
    ORYA Director

    ORYA Official Partner | $ Request Meeting
    Only available to 2-3 organizations with mission statements to provide positive opportunities or health and well-being to local area residents and community.
    (Single or multiple year sponsorships available.
    ORYA Official Partners receive:

    • Front Jersey Sponsor of 1 sport (Available for Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Football, Hockey, Basketball & [Track/Tennis/Dance]).
    • Logo printed on front of all volunteer shirts for given year of sponsorship
    • Signage at Tibbetts field and Demeritt Park in Madbury

    ORYA Community Supporter | $1000
    Offered per sport
    7 Available
    Single or multiple year sponsorships available
    Community Supporters receive:

    • Option to participate in all ORYA events (booth, speaker, giveaways, information, etc.)
    • 10 Tickets to ORYA Night Out
      Inclusion in Adrenaline Fundraising Card
      Permanent visibility on ORYA homepage per contracted time-frame
    • Sponsored article on 1 ORYA-wide communication bi-monthly (6 per 12 month period)
    • Logo placement w/link in sponsors section of program pages
    • Recognition at ORYA Night Out
    • Sponsorship of ORYA Night Out table – Logo, company materials, giveaways, etc.
    • Front Jersey Sponsor of 1 sport (Available for Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Football, Hockey, Basketball & [Track/Tennis/Dance]).

    Volunteer Coach Sponsor | $1000
    Offered per sport
    6 Placements Available
    Volunteer Coach Sponsors receive:

    • 1 year sponsorship (Fall to end of Spring Seasons)
    • Logo printed on front of all volunteer shirts for given year of sponsorship
    • Visibility and links within volunteer section of website
    • Recognition at ORYA Night Out
    • Sponsorship of ORYA Night Out table – Logo, company materials, giveaways, etc.

    Community Sponsor | $500
    Community Sponsors receive:

    • Sponsored article on 1 ORYA-wide communication per month (12 per 12 month period)
    • Logo placement w/link in sponsors section of program pages
    • Signage included in outfield of Demeritt Park during baseball season
    • Receive sticker to display in store/location that recognizes sponsorship for given year
    • Receives shirt which recognizes their donation to the community

    ORYA Community Supporters | $100
    Community Supporters receive:

    • Receive sticker to display in store/location that recognizes sponsorship for given year
    • Receives shirt which recognizes their donation to the community

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    If you’re interested in supporting an amazing local non-profit but don’t want to be a sponsor we have the solution!

    Feel free to make a check, cash or debit card (over the phone) donation in any amount. You’re welcome to request your donation be used for a sport of your choice or let ORYA determine where your donation would make the most impact.

    Donations can be made anonymously or can be named for anyone or any business. We will offer a thank you to the named person/business in a Weekly Update unless otherwise noted.

    Writing off your donation? Our Federal Tax ID number is 02-0442783.

    Walk-in or Mail-in Donations:
    ORYA
    Attn: Donations
    2 Dover Road
    Durham, NH 03824

    Debit Card Donations:
    603-868-5150

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    Would you like to be involved in supporting the coming SPRING FUNDING INITIATIVEWe’re going to need all the help we can get!

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    ABOUT US

    The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.

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