I am assisting the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes in planning and preparing, after game fellowships during this football season. These fellowships are called 5th Quarters. Games, snacks, event prizes and guest speakers are part of the event. Due to the huddle leader's tight school schedule, she has asked for me to help find sponsors for each event. She asked if it was possible for my ministry team to physically do the leg work by purchasing the food, supplies and event prizes. We said sure. We had 4 sponsors donate from $50-$150 each. Those donations will cover all four home game events, including advertisement, food, supplies and event prizes. Here's the dilemma (maybe): When I asked for donations, I didn't specify who they needed to make their checks out to. They made it out to our church. I gave them to the secretary and asked if she could talk to the finance committee to see if it was possible to create a line item in the budget for the time being. She said yes. She's now telling me that what we are doing is illegal and that she is going to ask our IRS agent to confirm. Is what we are doing illegal?