Donate

Thank you for considering making a monetary or in-kind donation to MYST!

With the help of individuals and companies like you, donations allow MYST to continue to grow and provide safe and exciting options for youth bowlers, today and in the future.

100% of monetary donations for scholarship awards are awarded to our bowlers in the form of college scholarship money through the S.M.A.R.T. program during our annual invitational tour.  

MYST awards scholarships to the following divisions for BOTH male and female participants;

Age divisions include: 12 and under; 13-15; 16-17; 18-20
Tournament divisions include: Handicap, Female Scratch, and Male Scratch
Bowler of the Year (per division)
General Fund*

You may designate your donation to a specific age division, tournament division, award type, or gender.  Any donation not designated by request will be added to our general fund*.  Donations may not be made for a specific individual. 

As a thank you for all donations, you may choose to have your name added to our list of donor’s on our website, score sheets for each event, and on MYST promotional items.  

We welcome any donation amount and as a 501(c)(3), your donation is tax deductible (EIN 84-1843778).

To donate directly, please sent a check payable to:
MYST
c/o Trayc Foutz
3944 Appaloosa Dr.
Swansea, IL  62226
*Please include how you would like to have this donation applied, your name and address, and if you would prefer to remain anonymous.  Donations without specific applications will be added to our general fund.

*General Fund donations are used to enhance our program for the current and future years.  While MYST is entirely comprised of volunteers, we do incur costs such as background checks for volunteers, website hosting and development, yearly tax preparation, basic office supplies, entry fees for our Junior Gold participants (ranging from $100-$200 per participant),  and championship jerseys.  Any amount within our general fund exceeding $2000 prior to the end of season will be awarded to participants during our invitational tournament in the form of additional scholarship awards.

 

In-Kind Donations

Every participant that comes to our tournaments has worked hard and continues to better their game on and off the lanes.  While we cannot award every participant with scholarships at every tournament, we welcome in-kind donations for attendance prizes which up to 50% of participants will receive an attendance prize per event   

Attendance prizes do not need to be related to bowling,  however they may not promote alcohol, tobacco, foul language, or items inappropriate for youth bowlers.  We ask that in-kind donations for attendance prizes not exceed retail prices greater than $10.   Please note that donations in the form of gift cards for attendance prizes are not accepted.

MYST also welcomes in-kind donations that can be used for raffles or silent auctions and have a retail value of $50 or more.  Donations in this category will be available for adults 21+ to either purchase raffle tickets or bid on during a silent auction.  100% of the proceeds will be added to our year end Invitational tournament scholarship fund.

Please contact us for additional information.