Required Show/Contest Sponsors Letter

Required Show and Contest Sponsors: Think of a sponsor thank-you letters as a self-marketing tool and a critical component of your project. Your relationship with the sponsor does not end once the fair has banked their cash and purchased trophies.  It is the start of an ongoing exchange. An important part will be keeping your sponsor informed of how well their money is being spent and how much you appreciate them.  The start and finish of this is, of course, saying thank you. 

► Your animal will not be checked into the fair until a sponsor letter (using the above letter format of 3 paragraphs and 9 sentences) is submitted. No Cards or Envelopes.

As a participant in the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale you are required to write thank you letters to show sponsors, contest sponsors, and market animal buyers.

Your Letters AT THE MINIMUM MUST include 3 paragraphs with at least 9 sentences, using the following format:

► Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself (name, age, school, club/chapter, what other shows you participate in, etc.);

► Paragraph 2: tell what the project is (steer, swine, horse, rabbit, etc.) and  describe what you learned from the project (do not just say “I learned responsibility” or “I learned time management,” but explain how you learned it  and why it is important);

► Paragraph 3: Express your appreciation and tell how you intend to use these funds or tell how much you appreciate them and their sponsorship or Invite them to the fair and using salesmanship ask them to by your market animal.