NH Junior Monarchs / Fundraising Scam
The lottery calendar fundraiser is a scam. They claim that it helps families that need tuition assistance. I have been told directly by the Director that this is not the case. He says that it helps keep overall tuition down. These are 2 very different things and should be made clear before you go out and try to sell a ton of these calendars. Who knows, it just might go to Christmas bonuses for the staff. So you may think you are helping with a noble cause but in reality, who knows where the money goes?
Here is the verbiage from the website. Note that it stresses "Most importantly" this is to help families. This is an outright deception.
[protected] Lottery Calendar!
Dear Parents and Players:
The New Hampshire Amateur Ice Sports Association (NHAISA), a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs and Lady Monarchs hockey teams ask for your help in supporting and promoting youth hockey through our Seventh Annual Calendar Lottery Fundraiser.
Proceeds from the fundraiser are used for player registrations, referees, power skating and goalie instruction, and to defray the high cost of ice rental. Fundraising also makes it possible for teams to participate in various regional tournaments throughout the year. Most importantly, fundraising provides tuition aid for families who otherwise might not be able to participate.
It is mandatory for each player to sell ten (10) Lottery Calendars. For families with more than one child in the program, we are asking each child to sell five (5) calendars. Each Lottery Calendar costs ten dollars ($10.00). If you need more calendars please notify your Team Manager and the fundraising staff will promptly provide more. The Calendars will be sold in Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2009. All calendars will need to be returned by Nov. 29, 2009.