2019 – 2020 EPBBA Travel Basketball Financial Aid Program
To achieve our goal of allowing boys with more advanced basketball skills the opportunity to play against stronger competition, the EPBBA Board of Directors has developed a Financial Aid program. This ensures that any boy regardless of financial situation has the ability to play travel basketball.
The EPBBA Travel Basketball Financial Program is outlined below:
The Eden Prairie Boys Basketball Association will offer a scholarship program to cover the full cost of the current $300 travel fee and the base fee of $125 or $140 (depending on the grade) if the player is a recipient of a free or reduced school lunch.
As part of the registration process, the parent will be asked if the player will be trying out for travel and if they are in need of financial aid.
In order to qualify for the scholarship the parent will be required to complete the EPBBA Travel Financial Aid Request Form. This form will contain the following information:
Player’s Name and Grade
Parents’ Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address
Signature of Parent acknowledging free or reduced lunch criteria is met.
Name and signature of school counselor, staff, case worker or other official verifying free or reduced lunch criteria is met.
Once completed, email the form as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EPBBA Travel Financial Aid Request Form and $100 check (used as a deposit which is not cashed provided parents work their designated shifts at the EPBBA Travel Basketball Tournament in early December) needs to be provided to the Travel Director on or before the third day of the travel tryouts.
If the parents decline to help at the EP Tournament, the $100 will be used to reimburse the EPBBA for the hiring of tournament workers. Deposit checks from players whose parents work their assigned shifts will be destroyed.
A single fundraising card will be included in the registration fee for each player (Travel and In House) at the value of $20. EPBBA is testing this method of raising funds to fund scholarships for players from K-12. Some other programs ask players to sell a number of cards, or get corporate sponsors. We are testing this program and will distribute the single card (for each player who makes a Travel team) at the third day of the travel tryouts. Players who make In House teams will receive their card at their first game or practice.
Parents will still be responsible for any additional costs for participation in the Travel program. These costs include admission fees for the tournaments, expenses of traveling to and from the tournaments and overnight lodging and food costs at the Rochester tournament (5th to 8th grade only. The estimated additional costs could total approximately $550 - $650.