As we transition into a new year, the Brussels Sports Association is proud to say that, despite the tremendous uncertainty of Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we are still here! However, like many not-for-profits around the world, this situation has been a strain on our organization. We’ve been able to “keep the lights on,” but we are also facing a substantial financial shortfall as we go into 2021.
For this reason, BSA is asking our supporters, alumni and parents of athletes for help to ensure our organization can survive the loss of 400 registrations this year.
Even with the challenges we have faced in 2020, we were still able to deliver high quality sports programming to 260 children in Brussels. Our leadership team and sports program directors have worked tirelessly to come up with creative ideas to provide a safe, accessible sporting environment for your kids. Hours of extra work ensured that:
All guidelines for Covid-19 were reviewed regularly and programs were adjusted to ensure that safety measures were followed during training and competition.
Volunteer coaches received support to deploy modified practice drills to ensure Covid safety.
Sports seasons were adjusted to improve access and reduce financial burden to families in case of cancellation due to government regulations.
Additional volunteers were secured to help with logistics of social distancing and safe pick-up for children in after school programs.
New fields were secured for soccer and lacrosse programs when previous venues were unavailable.
What kind of shortfall is BSA facing? Sport registration revenue was down 70% from the same period in 2019 due to the cancellation of our spring season and shortened fall seasons. BSA is a not for profit organization that works hard to keep expenses as low as possible, but we have fixed expenses (administrative, legal and insurance fees) that we must cover even if seasons are cancelled.
Please help us by pledging to “replace a registration” that was lost in 2020.
1 player: 125 euro
4 players: 500 euro
8 players: 1000 euro
Any donation will help us on our way to our fundraising goal of €50,000.
We look forward to a fantastic 2021 with you all!
Click on the box below to make your donation before the end of the year!