To Whom This May Concern,
As an active member of the elite Tinley Park Bobcats and Marist High School soccer teams, I have been offered a rare opportunity to play in Europe with the Stars N Stripes organization. This is an international team that represents the United States of America in some of the largest youth tournaments in the world, including the Gothia Cup. To participate in this International event, I must first raise $4,400, so I am asking that you sponsor me in any way that you can.
I am Thomas (Tj) Duane Bjorklund III, a 15 year old teenager. I have lived in a small suburb my entire life, yet I always managed to find a place to play soccer. From the moment one of my first coaches selected me to play goalkeeper, I was hooked. I didn't want to play goalkeeper. I didn't think I was good enough. One day, though, my coach Jason encouraged me to play. He knew I would amount to something, and always encouraged me through his words. He helped push me to join my first Travel soccer team, and heeding his advice, I joined.
After long seasons full of valiant defeats and humble victories, I continued to play the game that I fell in love with, soccer. I stumbled upon The Tinley Park Bobcats at a young age and help evolve a small team playing in Bronze, the lowest tier, to its current state at the pinnacle of youth soccer, Premiership. The Tinley Park Bobcats helped me evolve from my young self to a player worthy of playing on the Marist High School soccer team. Noted for our back-to-back Conference Champions title, excellent coaching staff, as well as dedicated players, Marist rose to the top of the conference. The coaching staff and experience that Marist provided transformed me from a worthy player to an excellent player.
As a result of all the dedication and hard work of myself, my parents, my coaches, and any sponsors I will be getting, I will be able to represent the United States of America in an international setting through the game of football. If you would like to help sponsor me to achieve my lifelong goal, please donate/sponsor me through this website. I express my dearest gratitude for your time and thoughts while reading this, and remember, this dream will not be fulfilled without the help of people like you, potential sponsors.
Thank you for your time,
Tj Bjorklund, a dedicated soccer player.