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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Please Help Fund a Worthy Sports Documentary

My good friend Mark Bernstein, who wrote Football: The Ivy League Origins of an American Obsession", is making a documentary on Ivy League football, called "For Love and Honor: The Story of Ivy League Football." You can check out his trailer here, and it's absolutely first rate.

Most documentary filmmakers are not flush with cash, and Mark is no exception. He needs to raise additional funds to complete the project, and I'm soliciting your help. Mark's projected is affiliated with a 501(c)(3) organization, which means that your contributions will be tax-deductible.

Here's how you can contribute:

1. Copy the following information onto a piece of paper, creating a donor form:

Date: _________________________

New York Foundation for the Arts
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1507

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a contribution for the New York Foundation for the Arts in the amount of $___________. It is my wish that this contribution will be used to support “For Love and Honor,” a project that you sponsor.

Sincerely,

__________________________________________
Signature

_________________________________________
Name

__________________________________________
Address

__________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code.

2. Make your check payable to the "New York Foundation for the Arts" and put "Ivy Project" on the memo line. It's important that you write "Ivy Project" on the memo line, so please don't forget this detail.

3. Send the completed form and your check to the following address:

New York Foundation for the Arts
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
155 Avenue of the Americas
6th Floor
New York, New York 10013-1507.

You'll be glad that you did -- this is a great film.

I'm sending my check this week.

This isn't the first time that I've asked for your help. A year and a half ago, readers like you helped raise funds to start a football team at a charter school in Philadelphia. The school needed to raise $20,000 during a six-week period in the summer of 2006 to start the program. They raised over $30,000. Please do what you can to help this worthy cause.

Thanks again.

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