Martha's Vineyard Sharks: Donations
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (MV Sharks) continue to make improvements to the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School field called Vineyard Baseball Park This year 280 stadium-style seats from Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, and lights will be added before the start of the 2013 baseball season.
In prior years several pieces of Toro equipment were purchased, a maintenance building with a batting cage and food concession and apparel shed were added. A majority of these assets directly benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. The Sharks vision was and is to enhance an already beautiful baseball field complex that will reflect the excellence of both of our teams. The enhancements will not be financed by taxpayers through real estate taxes or any other form of tax; instead simply through revenue generated and donations.
Each year Bob Tankard, our baseball paladin on the Vineyard and Vice President of Baseball Operations, will be directing the fundraising required to achieve our short-term goals for the baseball field.
The Sharks will need your help raising the necessary funds to support the enhancements described above over the next few years.
The Sharks encourage that you make your contribution through our 501(c)(3) (described below) non-profit corporation “Vineyard Baseball, INC ” (EIN 04-3626797 ) at the level that you can afford.
Please print out the donation form linked at the bottom of this page, complete the information required, then send along with your check made out to Martha’s Vineyard Baseball Group LLC to:
P.O. Box 2031
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
A501(c) organization or simply "a 501(c)" is an American tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation or association. Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)), provides that 28 types of nonprofit organizations are exempt from some federal income taxes. Sections 503 through 505 set out the requirements for attaining such exemptions. Many states refer to Section 501(c) for definitions of organizations exempt from state taxation as well.