1. All applicants must be enrolled members of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and provide a copy of the CDIB or CDIB II. (Certified Degree of Indian Blood).
2. Assistance will be given to tribal students/participants who are enrolled in 3rd to 12th Grade and active with school affiliated sports ONLY. (Shoe assistance does not apply to Leagues, Tournaments, Camps or Clinics.)
3. Allowance for tribal youth will be limited to one (1) pair of athletic shoes for each sport per school year to be used in their respective sport. Shoes must fit the need of the sport. Shoes will only be ordered during official season. The RESpECT Program will not replace lost, stolen or damaged shoes.
4. Vendors will be any shoe department store. A check will be made out to the parent/guardian up to the allocated amount listed below. The allocated amount will be based off the copy of the shoe that is sent in with the application. A receipt must be turned into RESpECT after purchase within TWO weeks. For shoes ordered by schools or coaches, the checks will be made out directly to the school that is ordering the team shoes.
5. The RESpECT Program will allocate the following.
a) 3rd – 6th Grade = up to $100.00
b) 7th – 8th Grade = up to $110.00
c) 9th- 12th Grade = up to $120.00
Reimbursements may be made if receipt is turned into RESpECT office within TWO weeks of purchase.
6. Must obtain a school letterhead from School Coach, Athletic Director or Principal stating that the student athlete is participating in the school sport. For shoes ordered through the school an invoice with vendor information is required.
7. Completed applications will need to be turned in to the RESpECT Program office ONE MONTH prior to the selected sports activity. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants are responsible for submitting all required documents. A Check will not be processed at the end of the season.
8. Participant and parent/guardian must sign and abide by the RESpECT program “Sportsmanship Creeds”.
9. Participating in any sport can be a dangerous activity, including many risks of injury, and hereby release the R.E.Sp.E.C.T. Program and its employees, and the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, of any responsibilities for accidents of injuries that may occur while participating in the sports activity.