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Dear North Toronto Basketball Families.

Recently, we were informed by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Permit office that our gym permit fees would be increasing. We were surprised and disappointed by the late notification in mid August that not only would the fees be raised, but that we had been moved into another classification. The net effect of the changes is that our permit fees have increased by almost 400% for this upcoming season!
While there had been some prior discussion regarding the fee increases, the size and late notification of such has come as a surprise. As you may be aware from news reports, other organizations that provide sports and recreational opportunities for their respective communities have also seen increases of this magnitude.

Rest assured that we are working with Basketball Ontario and other organizations that have been adversely impacted by the TDSB’s unilateral action to try and seek a better outcome than the one being imposed on us and others in our community.

As a result of the TDSB permit fee increases, the North Toronto Basketball Association will be running a deficit this year. This will be offset by a numberof measures including using our surplus that we have diligently built up over the years, increasing Rep Fees, optimizing gym usage and re-examining other revenue generating activities to try and maintain the affordability of our community sports offering. As House League fees have already been paid, we will not increase them this year but will have to moderately increase them next year.

In addition, we remind you that the North Toronto Basketball Association offers sponsorship opportunities that will not only help us defray part of these cost increases but also allow you the opportunity to promote your business to the North Toronto community and beyond. Please check out the sponsorship page on our web site.

We thank you for your cooperation in this manner. We strive to bring the best possible House League and Rep basketball programs at a reasonable cost to all.
We would also ask you to have your voices heard by contacting our School Board Trustees and other influential members that can influence this decision. The contact information for the trustees is as follows:

Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence: Howard Goodman
Phone: 416-395-8403
Email: howard.goodman@tdsb.on.ca

Ward 11 St. Paul: Shelley Laskin
Telephone: 416-397-3094
Email: shelley.laskin@tdsb.on.ca

Ward 13: Don Valley West: Gerri Gershon
Telephone: 416-395-8408
Email: gerri.gershon@tdsb.on.ca

We have also put together a form that will allow you to email the above trustees with the letter above. Please click here to send the email.
With thanks and on behalf of The Board of Directors,
Bruce Bronfman
President
North Toronto Basketball

 

 

NORTH TORONTO BASKETBALL ASSOCATION
2015–2016 “NTBA” SEASON
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Attention Parents/Guardians of Players in NTBA.

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!!!

Background:

NTBA was founded in 1989 by 5 parents looking for their children to play in an organized basketball program.
Today there are almost 1,000 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18 playing in both our House league and All-Star programs (“Rep”).
The NTBA has developed a reputation as a high quality community-based kids sports organization and one of Ontario’s premier basketball programs.
All coaches and organizers contribute their time on a volunteer basis.
The costs of running NTBA are increasing, especially the cost of gym space to accommodate our program.

The Need for Sponsors:

We require your assistance in obtaining additional corporate financial support to assist us in defraying the escalating costs of sustaining and building a high quality basketball program.

Business Benefits:

Depending upon the “level” chosen, the benefits can include:

Your corporate identity on all house league player jerseys; house league trophies; player schedules; coaches shirts, and the NTBA website (including a hotlink to your web site),
Strong profile in a desirable demographic market segment.
Customized program, e.g. sampling, coupons, etc.
Logo, corporate identity on Rep Team gear (subject to Ontario Basketball Association Regulations)

 

The Sponsorship: Platinum Sponsor: $2,500 and over

$2500 lead sponsors are entitled to the following:

• Tables at each of the NTBA House League gyms at the beginning and end of the House League Season for promotional activities

• A prominent space for the sponsor’s logo on the House League uniforms (Sponsor to provide vectorized logo for screening on uniforms)

• Sponsor link on the NTBA web site

• Opportunity to display Sponsor banner in House League gyms (banner to be provided by Sponsor)

• Promotional opportunity for Sponsor on NTBA mailings – including a separate mailing to announce the sponsorship to the NTBA community (sponsor may provide a three to five sentence paragraph describing sponsor business and some of its upcoming programs along with a link to the sponsor’s web site) and smaller space on our regular NTBA mailings where we acknowledge our sponsors.

• Opportunity for customized program, e.g., sampling, coupons, etc.

  Gold Sponsor: $1,500 to $2,499

• A table at each of the NTBA House League gyms at the beginning or end of the House League Season for promotional activities

• A space for the sponsor’s logo on the House League uniforms (Sponsor to provide vectorized logo for screening on uniforms)

• Sponsor link on the NTBA web site

• Opportunity to display Sponsor banner in House League gyms (banner to be provided by Sponsor)

• Promotional opportunity for Sponsor on NTBA mailings – including a separate mailing to announce the sponsorship to the NTBA community (sponsor may provide a three to five sentence paragraph describing sponsor business and some of its upcoming programs along with a link to the sponsor’s web site) and smaller space on our regular NTBA mailings where we acknowledge our sponsors.

  Silver Sponsor: $500 to $1,499

Sponsor link on the NTBA web site

• Opportunity to display Sponsor banner in House League gyms (banner to be provided by Sponsor)

• Promotional opportunity for Sponsor on NTBA mailings – including a separate mailing to announce the sponsorship to the NTBA community (sponsor may provide a three to five sentence paragraph describing sponsor business and some of its upcoming programs along with a link to the sponsor’s web site) and smaller space on our regular NTBA mailings where we acknowledge our sponsors.

  Bronze Sponsor: $200 to $499

  • Sponsor link on the NTBA web site
  • Promotional opportunity for Sponsor on NTBA mailings including space on regular NTBA mailings.

 

Timing: Commitments are to be formalized by May 31, 2015

Sponsor Sign-Up:

Please download and fill out our sponsorship form which you can obtain by clicking here.

For more information about the NTBA Sponsorship Program please contact:

Contact
: Randy Schwartz email: randallian@rogers.com or Contact: Ron Campbell, NTBA Registrar email: ntbaregistrar@bell.net

MANY THANKS FOR BOTH YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT OF THE NTBA!

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