The National program changed. Not even the Girl Scouts qualify, they participate through the local programs. ACS has even made releases, you know, in the media, that they're absolutely open to FBB's donations and participation alongside the likes of, well, the Girl Scouts.
As a commentator on their own website points out;
"In addition to requirements to promote and advertise for the Relay, the National Team Partners are required to recruit and maintain at least fifty teams in each of at least two states (that's 100 relay teams, or roughly 100 times what the FBB was promising to do). In point of fact, the 52 partner organizations have created and maintain more than 7,800 teams as of this year's program - that's about 150 teams each. Collectively, these teams have raised over $21 million to date
FBB could simply send a check or just participate in the relay at the local level just like everyone else. If itÃ¢??s good enough for the Girl Scouts (who are NOT on part of the National Team) then shouldnÃ¢??t it be good enough for FBB?"
Here's their 2011 brochure. It lists the above requirements, as stated above.
Also, look at the logos of the participating partners qualifying for the corporate partner reocgnition. Do you see any big in your face religious organizations? Someone wanted to politicize this...and it wasn't the ACS. The 'Foundation Beyond Belief' didn't even qualify in order to insert a non-secular tone amongst force-religion-down-our-throats groups like...Rolls-Royce?