Dear Athletes, Parents, Coaches and Friends of HEAT Athletics, Inc. (The Stingray Allstars Wisconsin)
We set out to build a cheer program that would create an environment where a young athlete could learn the value of teamwork, commitment, and hard work and produce a confident athlete that would consistently be an asset in the future. We are so proud of our hard-working athletes, great coaches and supportive parents.
Most of you know our organization as the Stingray All-Stars, but since 2016, we have been operating as a public charity under the legal name HEAT Athletics, Inc. (hereinafter “HEAT”). Heat has made the difficult decision to cease operations. Therefore, as of May 9, 2021, HEAT will be legally be closing the Stingray All-Stars. That means that the Mars family ownership and involvement in Stingray All-Stars will end as of May 9, 2021. Both Brandi and I are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. We thank everyone for their understanding and support of us as a family.
I am VERY happy to report that two of our current parents have stepped up and are in the process of buying the building. It is our understanding that they have formed a new entity and as of May 10th they will REOPEN and be operating the gym. We believe that they will continue to refer to the program using the “Stingray” name, so we wanted to write this letter to everyone involved with The Stingray Allstars Wisconsin to make sure that everyone was aware of the change in ownership. It is also our understanding that all classes, camps, private lessons and park and rec will continue exactly as scheduled to finish the season May 22nd.
In closing, it has been an honor to be a small part of the success of the program. Everything we have done was for the benefit of the athletes and we will miss that dearly. We very much look forward to watching the new organization continuing to grow and be successful under new leadership to help the athletes grow and succeed.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
Please see the new website for the NEW organization and contact information if you have any questions at: www.rayswi.com.
Sean and Brandi Mars
Working with Christ (Luke 12:48)
“Creating a Better Future for Kids“