The FAN is now accepting applications for the 2024 Opportunity Gift Program!
These gifts are designed to encourage athletic participation in all sports and to help girls and women achieve “the next level” in their sport. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in any academic school or institution. The gifts are open to females of any age and for any sport. Awarded at the FAN Banquet in January 2024, the awards are to be utilized in the 2024 year.
Application Process and Information:
Applicants should review the application on the website before beginning the process of application. Completing the application will take some preparation. We suggest you create your answers in a word processing program and copy and paste them into the appropriate areas of the application. All communication with gift applicants and recipients will be through The FAN email, [email protected]. Be sure to utilize a correct email address for correspondence and check your email folders in December for notification on gift status. Opportunity Gift
All applications must include a letter of recommendation. This letter is filed on-line by a coach, teacher, mentor, or someone who can address you as an individual. Recommendations may not come from family members. Applicants should forward the following link to the individual who will be completing the recommendation. Recommendations should be able to speak to your athletic experience and goals, and other experiences which support this effort. The link for the recommendations is listed below but also included in the Opportunity Gift Application information. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommendation to ensure it has been submitted.
Of the total number of gift awards available, The FAN awards a small number of the gifts based on financial need. Individuals who meet the Free/Reduced Price Lunch or Food Stamps requirements may apply for these specific gifts. Documentation of this qualification must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by the application deadline to be considered for these gifts. Demonstration of financial need is not required for all applications!
The FAN is excited to have the opportunity to award yearly opportunity gifts to girls and women pursuing their sports dreams! A BIG THANKS goes to our sponsors and donors and the Board of the FAN whose financial support makes these gifts a reality. These gifts are designed to encourage athletic participation in all sports and to help girls and women achieve “the next level” in their sport. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in any academic school or institution. The gifts are open to females of any age and for any sport.
About the Gifts
In the 15 years since its inception in 2009, the FAN has awarded more than $162,000 in gifts to over 325 girls and women participating in sports. We strive to grow our gift program opportunities every year. We are proud to support those dedicated to the pursuit of sport and the positive influence it can have on their lives.
Donate to the Gift program now!
Help us, help female athletes – donate to the Opportunity Gift Fund (every little bit helps).
See our Support page for more details.