Thank You Notes from Mr. O’s Class

We just received our Thank You notes from Mr. O’s class for sponsorship of a project through Donor’s Choose.

Project: Cleaning Up The Court

Project Description by Mr. O:

“My students come from one of the poorest congressional districts in the United States. They represent a multicultural, diverse, urban population. Most qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and a large percentage is classified as “Special Needs” or “English Language Learners”.

My goal is to create a tennis squad that is open to every student. By doing so, I hope to unite all of the students on campus through sports; to offer promising young athletes an opportunity to participate and learn through team-work and competition; to provide a safe and supportive environment to improve self esteem; and to provide a means for students to become more involved in school-wide activities that will promote success on and off the courts.

Presently, I run an after-school tennis club designed to teach promising young athletes the skills necessary to eventually compete at tournament levels. In order to make my students competitive, they need well maintained courts. Since most of the New York City school will face budget cuts of up to 20%, our campus cannot afford to hire others to keep the courts in optimum condition.

With the right equipment, our own students can do the job. With your help, we could purchase brooms and squeegees to keep the courts clean and dry. Together, we can give these students a chance to play tennis at a competitive level.

And with a little luck, winning games now may lead to winning college scholarships later. The lessons they learn on the tennis court (like team-work, perseverance, and self-esteem) will last a life time and serve them well as they pursue college and professional careers.

Please help me to help those most in need. Help me get our promising young athlete on the road to success.

My tennis students need court-drying supplies, including an EZ-Dry unit with replacement roller, brooms and a squeegee.”

Letter from Mr. O after the project was funded:

Dear VH International Business Solutions, Inc,

Thank you all for funding this project and supplying my students with the tools they will need to clean-up our tennis courts.

Your generous gift will provide my students with brooms and squeegees that will allow them to take care of their our courts and foster a sense of responsibility and pride. Now we will not have to rely on the grounds-keeper. We can ensure that the courts are ready whenever we need them.

Again, thank you on behalf of myself and my students.

With gratitude,
Mr. O.

Letters from Students:

Previously received Thank You packages.