June 9, 2020
Dear Alumni, Fans, and Supporters of Blue Devil Football,
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grosse Pointe South Football Program and Gridiron Club have made the difficult decision to suspend production and sales of the 2020 coupon books. While this is by far our largest source of funds for the football program, we believe this is in the best interest and safety of our players, customers, sponsors, and community.
We appreciate the ongoing, dedicated support of everyone who buys the books and the businesses who offer their products and services each year. Monies earned through the sale of coupon books are allocated to purchase helmets and other protective gear as well as provide a quality experience for our players. Additionally, we may lose other fundraising opportunities like the annual golf outing, program book, and game night concessions.
The economics of high school athletics being as it is, the school district only funds a small portion of our operating budget. The Gridiron Club, coaches, and players must raise the rest. This season, we must find other ways to raise the revenue required to operate a first-class football program. Each year the coupon book campaign nets approximately $50,000 alone. We could not operate without this, and our other sources of revenue. In order to support South’s 2020 football season, we need to replace these funding losses.
To this end, we are launching a fundraising campaign for the 2020 season. We are respectfully requesting direct donations in lieu of the purchase of a coupon book or other support opportunities. Please consider donating to the Grosse Pointe South Football Program in any amount. Donors will be recognized at all levels listed below and any amount of support is greatly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt.
Levels of Support
Champion - $1,000
Touchdown - $500 Field Goal - $250
Extra Point - $100 First Down - $75
50 Yard Line - $50 Kick-Off - $25
Since this year I am not only your Head Coach but also the parent of a player, I will make the first donation by contributing half of my yearly coaching salary - $3,000.
We thank you for your support, GO SOUTH!
Head Football Coach
Grosse Pointe South High School
Thank you for your support! GPS Football program donations made be made via the following methods.
- If your donation is in honor of a current or former GPS Football player or coach, please provide their first and last name. Please provide a year for former players and coaches.
- If this is a corporate donation, please provide organization name.
- GIC’s football website, https://www.gpsouthfootball.com/donate-gridiron-club
- Venmo @GPSFB
- Checks, payable to GPS Football, may be mailed to:
Grosse Pointe South Gridiron Club
PO Box 36961
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236