4859 West El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne California 90250
Fax 1-310-675-7017

June 14,2008


The athletic program at Hawthorne High needs your immediate assistance. Due to budget restraints, there is no money to fund any sport during the 2008-09 school year.
If Hawthorne High is to remain a pillar in our community, we must have an athletic program that provides competition which supports our standards based system of education.

To save our athletic program, Hawthorne High School must count on our alumni in this time of crises. We are requesting that every alumnus and community member that receives this letter donate $250.00 to assist an athlete. Do not feel pressured to adopt an athlete. Any dollar amount that you send will be appreciated and used to support the Hawthorne Athletic Program. Your name will be placed on a Cougar Banner that will hang at all home games. Please know your generosity will be welcomed.

However, with a $250.00 donation, you are supporting a student athlete and the cost of his or her athletic competition, ie, equipment, coaches salaries, transportation, and uniforms.
Each $250.00 donor will receive the name and sport of the athlete that you sponsored, and you will be introduced before a specific game with that athlete. You will then be sent a commemorative certificate and a picture of you and your sponsored athlete. At the end of the athletic year, you will be invited to attend our sports banquet as the guest of your sponsored athlete.

No matter what amount you are able to donate, there will be a special homecoming breakfast for anyone who has supported the Hawthorne Cougars. The homecoming breakfast will be held on:

Saturday, October 25
10:00 A.M.
Hawthorne Cafeteria

Our current Associated Student Body and members of our football team will be happy to conduct tours of the Hawthorne High campus and let you know about our 2008 Cougars.

I will personally monitor this budget and keep public records open to review at any time.
Here is what you need to do to support our athletic program. Fill out the attached form and send it with your tax deductible check made payable to the Hawthorne High School Athletic Program. Send this check only to the following name and address:

Hawthorne High School
c/o Mark Newell, Principal
4859 West El Segundo Bl.
Hawthorne CA 90250

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You will receive a receipt within a week to verify that your donation has been deposited into the proper account. Remember, this is a donation and is tax deductible; our tax ID number is 95-60005-39.

I want to personally thank you for your support of the Hawthorne High School Athletic Program. Your donation will keep the tradition alive.


Mark Newell