We are devastated to have to announce that we are not going to be able to run camps this summer because of the COVID-19 outbreak. I did not come to this decision lightly. I apologize for not being fully in contact about this lately. My home was hit by a tornado in Round Mountain, TX a few weeks ago so my wife and I have been picking up the pieces. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but ultimately, the safety of our campers, our summer staff, the parents, and the church staff were paramount in this decision as numbers continue to climb in COVID-19 cases across the USA.
As you might imagine, this whole situation is a very big blow to our small business and to many other small businesses out there. As the owner of Thrive, and Local Private School Teacher and Coach. My dream is to coach youth and young people. I have personally invested so much into this as our first year. I am embarrassed about the whole situation and genuinely want to refund everyone. However, we will be offering vouchers for the summer of 2021. It’s less “we are not issuing refunds”, more the current reality of not being able to. As a startup business, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The ministry of Thrive Sports was recently formed as an acquisition from Triumph Sports (previous church camp partners) to run camps in the Austin area. The revenue received from registrations has been dispersed towards business purchases in anticipation for the summer, and paying off the debt we owe to the previous owner. I have changed my approach, we are humbly asking parents to receive the credit as it would help our ministry stay afloat. The credit would be good for any of our camps and next summer could even be returned for cash. Cash that would equal our highest priced camp for next season. All we desire is to serve your children for summers to come. If you're not accepting the credit I will send a check to you in the mail minus the registration fees.
Attached to the page is the Voucher,
How it works:
You may save this and show it next year if you’d like, but I already have your name and your child (or children) on file for the camp for next year all you will have to do is show up and drop off for next year. You will not need to re-register, this will take away any worry away from you for the next year. Also next year you could trade the voucher in for cash. (Cash equaling our highest priced camp)
How do I know if you will still be around?
We have already partnered with all the churches to run camps for 2021!
Thrive Sports Owner,
Coach Corey Sanders