- By: Ethon Saaiman
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ethon-saaiman
Hi my name is Ethon Saaiman, I am 17 years old and play defence for my hockey club the Cape Town Penguins. I am raising funds for our hockey team, as we would love to experience the under 20 Ice Hockey Nationals in Bulgaria in January.
I write to introduce you to the South African Ice Hockey Federation (SAIHF) and our U20 Men’s National Ice Hockey Team.
SAIHF has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 1937. SAIHF is a registered NPO and represents a sporting code that provides access to ice hockey for 866 young men and women across South Africa.
We field U18 Men, U20 Men, Senior Men and Senior Women’s teams at the divisional IIHF World Championships.
Our 26-member National men’s team is made up of a group of young men from diverse ethnic and social groups from all over the country. This team will represent South Africa in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) 2019/2020 Ice Hockey U20 Men’s World Championship Div. III, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria 13 – 19 January 2020. Our South African team will play against Australia, Bulgaria, Chinese Tapei, Iceland, Mexica, New Zealand and Turkey.
This letter is our appeal to you for sponsorship in the form of equipment and/or finances.
Our tour costs are R600 000 (six-hundred-thousand rand) in total. SAIHF would appreciate your favourable consideration to:
a) Sponsor a player in need, to the value of R18 500 b) Sponsor players’ uniform and/or kit
c) Provide a donation at your discretion
With your help, I can excel in sport and equip myself to grow professionally, without having to put a financial strain on my mother who is the only one working at the moment.
The funds raised will be paid directly into the relevant institution.