How to help
The BHS Sailing Team is completely self-financed. The Team receives no funding from Bainbridge High School. All coaching, all boat and equipment maintenance, and all logistical support is provided by volunteers. The sailors and their families pay the substantial costs of operating the Team, traveling to regional and national regattas, acquiring the competition sailboats, and maintaining those boats during the competition season. All costs that are not funded by the individual sailors are covered by funds raised by the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing.
To assist with fundraising for replacing the sailboats used in BHS Sailing Team competition and training, please donate to the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing through Bainbridge Island's One Call for All campaign. All contributions targeted specifically for the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing are transferred directly to our organization and are used exclusively for support of the Team. Any size of donation will assist, because Friends of BIHSS will also qualify to share in the One Call for All Community Fund by attaining a prescribed number of donations and collecting contributions amounting to a fixed percentage of all contributions to One Call for All programs.
Contributions for boat replacement may also be made via employer matching grant programs, and through donations of stock. Contact Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing at email@example.com for further information on making donations through these mechanisms.
Friends of BIHSS conducts community fundraising activities throughout the year, at which funds may be donated for designated Team logistical purposes. Some of these community fundraising activities include: Spartan Booster Alumni Club Merchant Discount Card sales, and SBAC sport event concessions (football, basketball).
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Friends of BIHSS hoodies ($35):
Friends of BIHSS scarves ($20):
To assist with fundraising for the BHS Sailing Team's operational expenses, including training costs, regatta travel logistics, and boat repairs/maintenance, please contact the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing at email@example.com.
To painlessly assist with the Team's operating expenses on a continuing basis without having to think of it again, please join the electronic fundraising program where participating merchants (including Safeway) make a contribution to our organization through the eScrip program. To sign up online, visit eScrip.com and designate the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing as the recipient group, with Group ID# 500042190.