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Sneaker Ball Celebration

Cortland, NY – Because of you, children in our community have a safe place to play, attendafterschool programs, learn to be part of a team and enjoy a wealth of recreational programs and activities. Through the SNEAKER BALL, you can provide the financial support that is critical to maintain programs that build character and self-esteem in our children.With the number of overweight children rising and graduation rates dropping, the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex needs your help to build a healthy community. Sports are a proven way to combat obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy and dropping out of school. A healthier community means our kids are more confident, responsible, stronger and better students.Our premier charitable event of the season, the SNEAKER BALL will be held on May 22, 2010.This adult celebration was created to provide financial support to the youth programs and activities offered at the Sports Complex.The SNEAKER BALL will be a fun, entertaining event where adults can enjoy some of the fun that our children experience regularly at the Sports Complex. Tickets to the Sneaker Ball are only $60 which includes: admission for two (2) to the party, one chance to WIN $5,000, dinner buffet, music, and unique entertainment. You won’t want to miss it! For those who can not attend the party but want to get in on the chance to win $5,000, tickets can be purchased at: JM McDonald Sports Complex, Homer Men & Boys Store, Central City Bar and Grill, and Cortland Press/Carbon Copies. The Ithaca Roller Derby Girls have agreed to help us make this night a fun and enjoyable event by serving as our own local version of the American Gladiators, from the popular NBCtelevision show. We will be featuring inflatable bungee run, inflatable twister and inflatable basketball. You can try your skills against the Roller Derby Girls who will be hosting their home bouts at the JM McDonald Sports Complex this spring.A notable component of this event will be our unique charity auction. We are asking local companies, youth organizations and groups to donate autographed pairs of sneakers (or other sports related items) to be auctioned off at this event. CONVERSE sneakers are a perfect item to be autographed by local teams, celebrities, or notable figures. Autographed items willraise funds for Sports Complex programs. All those who are interested are invited to participate by donating items of unique value for the memorabilia sports auction. There will be a special prize for the group whose sneakers bring the highest dollar donation at this event.Today’s economy has touched everyone’s lives and the JM McDonald Sports Complex is no exception. Contributions and proceeds of the Sneaker Ball are critical to help maintain the youth programming costs at the Sports Complex. Your financial support will go a long way towards making this premier community asset a strong, viable resource for our children andfamilies well into the future. Businesses in the area are asked to contact Tammy Demeree Sciera to sponsor this event or to receive a poster to display on bulletin boards, in retail establishments or in employee cafeterias. You can email Tammy at tammy@jmmcomplex.com.The Cortland Sports Complex is a 501(c) 3 organization created to operate the JM McDonald Sports Complex. Our goal is to provide the entire community with affordable, family-oriented programming and events in a safe, recreational environment. For more information on Sports Complex events and programs, please contact the Sports Complex office at 753-8100 (4292 Fairgrounds Rd, Cortland, NY 13045) or visit our web site at www.jmmcomplex.com.

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