To Our Community Partners:
Velaassa is seeking partners for its fundraising event, the Internet Invitational. Now in its second year, this virtual competition includes the sports of track and field and weightlifting. We also include fun family and community oriented events like the “toilet paper roll toss” where people of all ages throw a toilet paper roll for distance at a nearby open area. The inaugural event in 2020 was quickly created to give athletes a chance to compete when their seasons were cancelled due to the pandemic. This social media friendly event showcasing highly visable Olympic athletes drew attention across the nation. Goals for 2021 include significant increase participation and online registration, to provide a measurable financial impact on a non-profit organization’s mission.
100% of the proceeds from the event will go to support Urban Ventures in Minneapolis. Each year our Velaasa Track Club, made up of aspiring Olympians from around the world, vote for an organization the yearly event will benefit.
Urban Ventures seeks to break the cycle of poverty by addressing opportunity gaps in academics, nutrition, physical activity, parenting resources, and more. Their audacious goal is to send every youth in their Minneapolis neighborhood to college or post-secondary education.
The Internet Invite will enable athletes to compete in their age groups in this worldwide competition. In person track and field and weightlifting competitions are the preferred method of entry, but virtual performances are also welcome.
The competition dates will be April 21-24, 2021.
The success of our event depends on partners in our community like you.
We are looking for:
- Organizations that can host a competition within your local community during the competition dates.
- Financial support by becoming a Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500), or Bronze ($100) sponsor.
- Donations of products and gift cards that can serve as awards for event winners or serve as registration incentive awards.
- Individuals willing to register and promote the event online.
All event hosts and donors will be listed on the back of the Internet Invitational t-shirt. If you have a creative idea about other ways to promote this event please let us know.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.