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Friday, November 19, 2021

Dear Community Business Partner

Drexel R-IV School District
207 South Fourth Street
Drexel, MO 64742

November 18, 2021
Dear Community Business Partner,
Drexel High School is organizing the First Annual William D. Gordon Holiday Classic. This is a new basketball tournament that Drexel will be hosting to honor the memory and legacy of former Drexel Superintendent Bill Gordon.

The tournament this year will be hosted from December 27th – 30th and is an 8-team varsity boys and girls tournament, with a three game guarantee for each participating team.

I am writing this letter to invite you and your business to be a co-sponsor or supporter of this event! We envision this tournament to be a first class experience for our community, fans, coaches and most importantly our student-athletes.

We would like to provide each athlete with a tournament t-shirt and provide a light snack for the athletes after each of their games. Additionally, any proceeds from the tournament will be used to provide funds for the William D. Gordon Scholarship. With your support, your business logo would be included on the t-shirts and will be provided with tournament passes to attend the games.

We look forward to hearing from you. For more information about this event and how to be a sponsor please contact any of the following tournament committee members:

Athletic Director, Ken Shipps at 816-652-0402 or
Superintendent, Terry Mayfield at 816-652-0401 or
Girls Basketball Coach, Josh Gordon at

On behalf of Drexel High School, we thank you in advance for your support.
Terry Mayfield