Help us raise money for the team just by doing your regular shopping
(or how about upcoming holiday shopping!)
Dear Tiburones Parent:
We’re pleased to continue this fundraising program for our organization. It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the
fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift cards from national and local
retailers. They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip
program which you can see listed on the attached sheet.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers
agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Booster families like yours buy the cards for full face
value, they redeem them for full face value, and our club keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting,
because everybody wins.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our club
without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that
participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food,
clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
Here is an example of how successful this program could be for the Tiburones Boosters:
• If 50 families participate by purchasing scrip cards and use them for regular monthly purchases,
• and each family spends on average each month: $300 in groceries, $100 in gasoline, and $50 dining,
• then the Boosters would earn approximately $12,000 in a year!!
Imagine all of the ways our swimmers would benefit from this fundraising: college scholarships for our
graduating seniors, social events for parents and swimmers, a decrease in travel meet costs, continuing education
for the coaches through USA Swimming, and much more!
We will be placing our first scrip order on October 1. Please complete the attached order form,
include a check payable to Hydro-Sonic Tiburones Boosters, and mail them to: Hydro-Sonic Tiburones
Boosters, P.O. Box 83806, Gaithersburg, MD 20883 no later than November 1st or hand them to any
Booster Club member (listed below) no later than Sunday, November 3rd. The cards will arrive a few days
after the order is placed and we will distribute them immediately. Thank you for your support!
Your TIBU Booster Club
President : Maureen Milano
Treasurer: Adam Marks
Secretary: Lori Forcey
2015-2016 Scrip order schedule: