January 23, 2020
Hello potential sponsor,
We are starting to plan the 13th annual B.J. Wetzler Memorial Bellefonte Softball Golf Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, May 9th at the Nittany Country Club in Mingoville, Pa. It is hard to believe it’s been over 13 years since B.J. passed away on December 22, 2006. Because of sponsors and friends like you, we have been able to award over $40,000 to Bellefonte senior softball players to help make the transition to college. Please consider being a part of this county-wide event and join us as a part of our golf tournament.
The Bellefonte Softball Association has agreed to take over most of the organizational parts of the tournament with the Wetzler family helping them. We are very pleased to continue working closely with Doug and Kristina Tice and others from the Softball Association to bring you the same great event we have had over the past 12 years. We are very happy to work with these outstanding people to maintain the B.J. Wetzler Memorial Bellefonte Softball Golf Tournament at Nittany Country Club. It is our hope that you will join us this year.
You can help in one of several ways. First, you can get a team together to play golf in the event. We have two flights that participate. The Reece Flight, named in memory of Andy Reece, tees off at 8:30 am. The Richards Flight, named in memory of Donnie Richards, tees off at 1:15 pm. Both of these men played many times in our tournament before their untimely deaths. The cost to play in the tournament is $80 per golfer and there is a maximum of 64 golfers per flight. We have averaged 120 total golfers for the day, so you will want to reserve your foursome asap since we have sold out in the past. All checks to play in the golf tournament are to be made out to the Bellefonte Softball Association.
The second way to help is to sponsor the event. There are four levels of sponsorships. The Outfield Club is a straight $50 sponsorship and a thank you from the Softball Association. The Infield Club is a $75 sponsorship with a thank you from the Softball Association and a personalized tournament hat. The Associate Coaches Club is a $150 sponsorship with a thank you from the Softball Association, a personalized tournament hat and one free golfer in the tournament. The Head Coaches Club is a $250 sponsorship which includes a thank you from the Softball Association, a personalized tournament hat and two free golfers in the tournament. You also receive a beautiful hole sponsor sign at the tournament, as a Head Coach sponsor. All sponsorship checks should be made out to the Bellefonte Softball Association.
The third way to help is to donate something which we could include in one of our raffles we run during the tournament. We accept whatever you are willing to give. Nothing is too small or large for our raffles. Let us know and we will stop and pick it up. We have received items such as gift cards, tickets to events, boxes of golf balls, and theme baskets just to mention a few. Please contact us at John’s cell number (814-571-8825) or email email@example.com for pickup of your donation.
The final way to help is to make a donation to B.J.’s Scholarship Fund. We accept donations in any amount and these checks should be made out to the Bellefonte Education Foundation and returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope.
In conclusion, the Wetzler family, along with the Bellefonte Softball Association, want to thank you for your consideration to join us this year to raise funds for B.J.’s Scholarship and the Bellefonte softball program. Please complete one of our forms and place it into the provided self-addressed, stamped envelope. God bless and thank you, again.
Yours in softball and life,
John & Mary Wetzler
Doug & Kristina Tice