OFFICER ANTHONY THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 501(c)3
15507 SOUTH NORMANDIE AVENUE #145, GARDENA, CALIFORNIA 90247
City, ST ZIP
Dear Sponsor Name:
I am writing this letter to request your support as a sponsor for the Officer Anthony Thompson Scholarship Foundation (OATSF). OATSF was founded in 2017 following the tragic transition of Anthony Thompson after being killed by a drunk, wrong-way driver who entered the freeway using an off-ramp. Thompson suffered major head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.
As of 2017, over 6,000 people in California lost their lives, within a 5-year span, at the hands of intoxicated drivers. The number of those accidents related to wrong way drivers is increasing. Our current legislation states that the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08%. The driver who struck Anthony head-on was three times over that legal limit.
Anthony Thompson was a remarkable young man who lost his life because of our failure to stop the results of wrong-way drivers. Anthony was a son, brother, friend, nephew, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department employee who was loved by all. It is unfortunate that his life ended in such a tragic and senseless manner, but with your help, we can save many more lives. Let’s be proactive and not wait until another tragedy occurs.
Join us as we fight to prevent more needless deaths at the hands of intoxicated, and/or wrong-way drivers. Let us begin by adding spike strips to every major freeway exit in Southern California and by changing our current vehicle operator legislation to decrease the legal BAC limit to .05%. By becoming a sponsor, you will assist us in developing wrong-way driver alerts and installing spike strips that will immobilize wrong-way driver vehicles upon entry. With your assistance, OATSF will also provide scholarships to Southern California high school students pursuing higher education.
To make a contribution, simply include your gift in the self-addressed and stamped envelope included with this letter. Upon receipt of your donation, we will provide you with a receipt including our Tax ID number. Many thanks in advance for your sponsorship! We look forward to seeing you at the Officer Anthony Thompson Scholarship 5K Run/Walk on April 26th, 2020!
For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 247-6049.
Ottawa Cureton, President of The Officer Anthony Thompson Scholarship Foundation