Support Strategies

REGISTRATION COSTS

Every camp leader and participant is asked to cover their portion of the overall expense of the running the Ultimate Training Camp. To cover these costs, you can invite individuals and churches to invest in this life-changing experience by giving a one-time gift towards registration costs.


There are two ways you can invite people to invest in this UTC experience: Digital Strategy and Letter Strategy.


Digital Strategy:

*DO NOT CREATE a GoFundMe page - it could jeopardize your NCAA eligibility.


Utilize email, text and social media platforms to push information out about how they can invest in this UTC experience.


DIRECT ONLINE GIVING:

Use the link to your registration page that you received in your confirmation email.


EMAIL:

Copy and paste your support letter into an email (see samples below).

Add header image at the top of this sheet. (Downloadable UTC Images sheet)

Paste in the link to your registration page.


TEXT MESSAGE:

Strategy 1

Send text messages to your family and friends in your contact list.

Text: “Hey (insert name), I just wanted to speak with you about an incredible opportunity I have this next summer. Would you consider investing in registration costs for the Athletes in Action Ultimate Training Camp? Here is a link where you can contribute (paste the link to your registration page). Thanks so much!"


Strategy 2

Send text messages to follow up with people that you have previously mailed or emailed a support letter to.

Text: “Hey (insert name), I just wanted to follow up with you in regards to the letter I sent you. Would you consider investing in registration costs for the AIA Ultimate Training Camp this summer? Here is a link where you can contribute (paste the link to your registration page). Thanks so much!"


FACEBOOK:

“I have the incredible opportunity to combine my love of athletics and my love for God by participating in the AIA Ultimate Training Camp this summer. Would you consider giving financially to help?”

Paste the link to your registration page.


TWITTER:

“I have the incredible opportunity to attend the AIA Ultimate Training Camp this summer - would you consider helping? @ aiautc @athletesinaction

Paste the link to your registration page.

Upload AIA UTC Logo as a Twitter Pic



Letter Writing Strategy:


You may also want to consider writing a support letter (sample and details below) and then approach former coaches and teammates, your home church or campus church, family, friends or relatives concerning their possible investment in the UTC Experience. 


All of your checks must be made out to ATHLETES IN ACTION and NOT you, per IRS and NCAA guidelines. Please bring these checks with you and we will process them at registration. Please remember, all checks must be made out to "Athletes in Action".


In addition, please ask your nearest AIA staff person (see www.goaia.org/campus/find for staff near you) to help you.


Step by Step Support Info Sheet

Sample Student Support Letter

Support Response Card


For more information about each UTC location, please see the Information letters here.