T& D Basketball Academy is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that affords youth the opportunity to experience team sports through the highly competitive Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). We are affiliated with AAU because it means membership in an organization that is nationally recognized for its position in amateur sports. Membership has its privilege and that privilege demands unyielding dedication on the part of the coaches, athletes and families as well as significant time and financial resources.

We invite you to share in making a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders through corporate sponsorship. Corporate sponsors are critical to the success of our basketball program. We enlist sponsorships to help supplement the costs associated with administering a travel team and competing at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) level.

Below is our sponsorship package for your consideration. It outlines the benefits of your sponsorship and how your support constitutes an agreement to advertise your business on our website and identifies your reach into the community.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting to discuss your sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of our team.

Executive Summary

T&D Basketball is a select Amateur Athletic Union™ (AAU) team that primarily serves but not limited to the youth of the South Suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. Our affiliation with AAU, allows us to expand the recreational and competitive opportunities for youth throughout the calendar year unlike county and other seasonal sports programs. T&D Basketball seeks to promote health and fitness, improve athletic skills, provide valuable social exposure and offer practical experiences in teamwork, sportsmanship, diversity and leadership. Our youth are exemplary athletes who strive for both academic and athletic excellence.

T&D Basketball Academy is a premier provider of youth sports experiences and seeks to make participation available and affordable to interested athletes who rise to the challenge of playing AAU basketball. We believe that an athlete should be able to participate regardless of race, religion, creed or financial status.

Situation Analysis

Numerous studies document the direct value of youth participation in sports. These studies indicate a direct correlation that involvement in sports reduces the potential to become involved in drugs, sex, crime, and gang-related behaviors. T&D Basketball offers a basketball experience that will serve; as a personal sports reference for our athletes throughout their high school years and many will pursue basketball to supplement their tuition costs at prestigious colleges and universities.

Our Impact

T&D Basketball is dedicated to helping youth channel their passion for basketball to create positive experiences for themselves and others in their communities. Our athletes are involved individually and collectively in community outreach.

Financial Objective

T&D Basketball Academy wants to continue to provide a quality AAU sports experience at an affordable cost yet there are significant expenses related to competing at the AAU level. While families are generally aware of the requirement for some financial commitment, due to the national landscape of AAU basketball, it is a tremendous challenge to predict the annual costs of travel, hotels, meals and other ancillary items. To that end, T&D Basketball is looking to reduce reliance on participant fee-based revenues and look toward contributions from other sources including traditional fund-raising activities, corporate sponsorships and gifts to support our program. This approach will enable us to meet our objective of keeping fees affordable while continuing to develop world-class athletes.

Typical Annual Expenditures for AAU level competition:

Practice Space$13,000 Annually
AAU Registration$600 Annually
Tournament Fees$6,000 Annually
Equipment: Practice balls$300 Annually
Random extras: first aid kit, scorebooks, etc.$100 Annually
Uniforms and other team apparel$3,500 Annually

Our goal in meeting the objective is as follows:
– Generate 10% of annual revenue through participant fees

– Generate 20% of annual revenue through traditional fund raising

– Increase corporate sponsorships to account for 60% of annual revenue

– Solicit gifts-in-kind to account for 10% of annual revenue

Corporate Sponsorship Levels and Partnership Benefits

T&D Basketball is in its 6th year of operation and we are extremely excited about the possibilities for our program to excel this year. We created the TDBA Clippers this year as our own in-house AAU Team and have received a lot of positive feedback already.  We have had a rewarding first year as a team as we enjoyed the thrills of competition as we navigated through the challenges of managing a travel AAU program. In order to ensure maximum exposure for our athletes, we intend to compete throughout the Chicagoland and NW Indiana regions.  As we prepare our athletes mentally and physically for another year of competition, we also intend to kick-off our fund-raising efforts early to ensure we are able to meet our financial objectives for the year. Corporate sponsorships are a significant component of our strategy. Any level of sponsorship is greatly appreciated.