A special letter from our board:
Dear New Palestine Dragons Football Fan:
Good day! The New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance (NPGIA), a non-profit organization focused on providing support for the football programs at New Palestine High School and New Palestine Junior High. In the past, we have raised funds to purchase new equipment for the weight room, new helmets and footballs for our teams, new headsets and cameras for our coaching staff, provided funds and resources for teambuilding activities, and made sure the programs are in stable financial health.
The New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance needs your help and that is why we are sending you this letter. We are asking if you or your company would consider donating to our capital campaign, which will be used to further help our football programs on and off the field and provide the necessary resources for our student athletes and our coaches. No donation is too small.
Our New Palestine High School head football coach, Kyle Ralph, has a motto of “Win The Day” so we are taking his attitude toward this capital campaign. With your help, we will win the day and continue to provide our excellent football program with the resources they need so our student athletes can continue to succeed.
Donations can be made online by credit card using our website:
Donations can be made by mail using check or money order payable to NPGIA and sent to:
PO Box 614
New Palestine, IN 46163
Once we receive your donation, the New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance will issue a charitable donation receipt necessary for tax purposes as your donation is 100% tax deductible.
June 2, 2022
STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF THE NEW PALESTINE GRID IRON ALLIANCE
In recent weeks, members of the board of the New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance (GIA)
became aware of alleged financial impropriety by a former board member. The board
immediately turned over GIA financial records to the New Palestine Police Department
to begin an investigation. As a board, we share in our community’s disappointment and
anger that a board member in a position of trust has allegedly misappropriated GIA
funds. The remaining members of our board are committed to executing the GIA’s
mission in a clear, transparent, and effective manner.
The GIA board has sought an independent audit of the GIA’s finances in an effort to
begin rebuilding what has been lost. The foundation has also retained legal counsel to
assist in implementing new protocols to increase transparency and accountability
regarding the GIA's finances.
The GIA is a 501(c)3 organization comprised of parents and volunteers who support
the NPHS and NPJH football teams and student-athletes at both schools. The board is
eager to continue our mission of supporting our football programs with the help of our
generous and passionate community.
The GIA appreciates the New Palestine Police Department’s thorough investigation of
this matter. Because criminal charges have now been filed based upon that
investigation, the GIA Board will make no further comments about these circumstances
until the criminal case has been resolved.
The Board of the New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance