Please help if you can!!!
With an NBA player's strike against the team owners, now is the time for us to show the
world just how much we care. It's just not right. Hundreds of basketball players in our
very own country are living at or just below the seven-figure salary line. And as if that
weren't bad enough, they will be deprived of pay for several weeks-possibly a whole year!
But now you can help!
For about two thousand dollars a day - that's less than the cost of a large screen
projection TV - you can help keep a basketball player economically viable during his time
of need. Two thousand dollars a day may not seem like a lot of money to you, but to a
basketball player it could mean the difference between a vacation spent golfing in Florida
or a Mediterranean cruise.
For you, two thousand dollars is nothing more than three months rent or mortgage
payments. But to a basketball player, two thousand dollars a day will almost replace his
salary. Your commitment of two thousand dollars a day will enable a player to buy that
home entertainment center, trade in the year old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or enjoy a
weekend in Rio.
"HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING?"
Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you sponsor.
Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate and other investment
holdings will be mailed to your home. You'll also get information on how he plans to
invest the $5 million lump sum he will receive upon retirement.
"HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING"
Your basketball player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to help
in a time of need. Although the player won't know your name, he will be able to make
collect calls to your home via a special operator just in case additional funds are needed
for unexpected expenses.
Simply fill out the form below.
YES, I want to help! I would like to sponsor a striking NBA basketball player.
My preference is checked below:
[ ] Starter
[ ] Reserve
[ ] Star*
[ ] Superstar**
[ ] Entire team***
[ ] I'll sponsor a player most in need. Please select one for me.
* Higher cost
** Much higher cost
*** Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of a specific team.
(Does not include cheerleaders)
Please charge the account listed below $2,054.79 per day for reserve or starter for the
duration of the strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along
with a team logo and my very own NBA Players Association badge to wear proudly on my
[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover Card [ ]
Your Name: __________________________
Telephone Number: __________________________
Account Number:__________________________ Exp. Date:
Mail completed form to NBA Players Association or call 1-888-TOOMUCH now to enroll by
phone (Children under 18 must have parent's approval)
Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have sponsored, either in person
or by other means including, but not limited to, telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or
third parties. Keep in mind that the basketball player you have sponsored will be much too
busy enjoying his free time, thanks to your generous donations. Oh yes, contributions are
not tax deductible.