Maccabi Canada has established the “Adopt an Athlete” program, whereby Maccabi Canada is actively raising funds to ensure that every qualified Canadian athlete is able to participate and compete at the Maccabiah in Israel. A sponsor can adopt an athlete, a team, a sport or a region and help continue to send the best athletes to the Maccabiah Games.
Sponsorship rate is based on the cost per athlete (X) times the number of athletes on a particular team. For example: the cost to sponsor a 10 athlete Open basketball team will be 10X.
Twelve (12) percent of the total sum of each donation is allocated to Maccabi Canada.
Each athlete on a sponsored team is responsible to contribute a minimum of thirty (30) percent of the cost to participate in the Games. This money could be paid directly by the athlete or raised through additional fundraising (beyond the team sponsor).
Fund distribution for a team sponsorship
Funds donated towards a specific Adopt an Athlete program will be prioritized and allocated as follows:
In the 2013 19th Maccabiah, Maccabi Canada’s cost per athlete was $9,600 dollars.
The advertised participation fee for Open and Junior athletes was $8,300 dollars.
A $100,000 sponsorship towards the 19th Maccabiah 10-player Open Basketball team would have been allocated as follows:
$100,000 total amount donated by a sponsor to a team
less: $12,000 to Maccabi Canada (12% x $100,000)
less: $13,000 ([actual cost of $9600 – advertised cost $8,300] x10 athletes in the team)
less: $54,200 the amount required to further reduce the cost to $2,880 (8300-[$9,600 x 30%] x10 athletes)
= $20,800 is available for athletes from the Open Basketball team who wish to apply for financial assistance to reach the required 30 percent
Surplus funds will be applied towards assisting athletes on non-sponsored teams as per Maccabi Canada’s discretion
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