January 26, 2012

Dear Supporter:

The Guyana Women’s Basketball Association cordially invites you to a reception on Friday February 3, 2012 from 6 – 10pm, at the Sutra Lounge, 2406 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009.

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the GWBA and to offer your support as we take our team to the 12th Annual Gillian Brazier Basketball Shoot-Out rescheduled for March 11 – 18, 2012, St. John, Antigua. This tournament features teams from the Caribbean and the US, and Guyana is making its second appearance at the tournament.

In our last appearance, we were runner-up to the champions from Antigua. Furthermore, three of our players were awarded athletic scholarships – two at the University of Guyana and one in Antigua. We expect to compete in the Open Girls category as well as the newly added U-19 category, which will help our preparations for the Inter-Guyana Games and the Junior Caribbean Championship.

Our team needs your support to offset the costs associated with travel, uniforms, gear, food and accommodation, airfare, and fees. Last year we were able to defray these expenses through the kind support of many of our supporters like you and some fund-raising ventures. We have attached a summary of our estimated cost for your perusal.

As always we count on your continued support and look forward to receiving your generous gift to this worthy venture. We have attached a Donation Sheet for your consideration. We look forward to your favorable response.  If you would like to find out more about our programs for women’s basketball in Guyana, please visit our website at www.guyanawba.com or contact me by email mcburnett@hotmail.com or by phone (202) 321-2964.

I look forward to seeing you next Friday February 3 for Happy Hour at Sutra.

Michaela Burnett