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Freedom Hall June 14, 2013

Contact Lion Dave Satterly @ 502-741-0060 or for more information

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome from Coach Winston Bennett


History of Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation


History of Kentucky All Star Classic


Future of Kentucky All Star Classic


Sponsorship Levels


Sponsor Benefits


Game Day and Additional Opportunities

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How to Get Involved


Hello, My name is Winston Bennett and I am the 2013 Chair of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Basketball Classic, an event to benefit the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) was created in 1954 with a mission of helping those throughout the state gain access to quality and affordable vision care.

Since its inception, the Foundation has helped

thousands of Kentuckians, adults and children across our Commonwealth. Each year, over 20,000 Kentuckians turn to the Foundation for assistance. The Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic is the organization’s signature event which raises monies to support such programs as: free vision screenings, financial aid for medical care including surgeries, low vision equipment that enables Kentuckians to remain in their home and research which has resulted in the advanced treatments of vision disorders associated with blindness. Yearly, over 300

cornea tissues are recovered and used for sight restoration. For several reasons this organization’s work is very meaningful to me. When I was a young man, my mother needed eye surgery and then eye glasses. This organization made that possible for her. As a young player, I had the privilege of being selected for the Kentucky All-Star team and was honored to have been given the distinguished 1983 Mr. Kentucky Basketball Award. As we say in the world of basketball, the KLEF mission has depth and assists individuals to rebound from adversities associated with vision. Thank you for taking the time to review this packet and for

considering the multitude of ways in which your company could help support the Foundation’s efforts to assist our fellow Kentuckians. Sight is a precious gift. Please join me in helping preserve it! With much appreciation,

Coach Winston Bennett


OUR HISTORY The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) was founded in 1954 with the mission to prevent and cure blindness by supporting research, operating eye clinics and an eye bank. With the support of Lions Clubs of Kentucky, KLEF strives to meet three main objectives: • Provide quality programs and services for the conservation of sight • Alleviate the unmet medical needs associated with sight • Work closely with medical schools in providing sight related clinical services, research and other related medical care including treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other prominent eye diseases The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank are located at 301 East Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1968, the Kentucky Lions Eye

Research Institute was built by a successful capital campaign launched by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. During the early 1980s the Foundation endowed a research chair at the University of Louisville and in 1997 an expansion of the facility, made possible by the generosity of Lions, resulted in the facility becoming now known as the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation is dedicated to providing the “gift of sight” to Kentuckians and has grown to become one of the foremost sight conservation organizations in the world.

Each year, over 20,000 Kentuckians are served by KLEF and Lion volunteers throughout the Commonwealth, through our various programs that include: •

KidSight – provides free vision screenings to children aged 1-5 so that eye problems can be detected and treated at an early age.

Vision Van – provides free vision screenings to adults and children at health fairs and community events across the state.

Patron Fund – provides financial assistance for sight saving surgeries to those that can not afford it or have no medical coverage.

University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank – provides corneas for over 300 cornea transplants a year.


THE CLASSIC’S HISTORY KLEF programs rely on support from donations, grants and our major annual fundraiser; the Kentucky Lions All Star Basketball Classic. The Classic was started in 1940 and has raised over $2,500,000 to support the Foundation’s programs. The Classic matches the best Kentucky high school seniors with Indiana’s best seniors and is the longest running All-Star game in the country. It has produced a rich history of the intense rivalry between two 'Basketball States.' In connection with the Classic, KLEF announces Kentucky’s Mr. and Miss Basketball. All high school coaches and selected media are invited to vote for these prestigious titles. The selected players are designated to wear the number one jersey on the Kentucky All Star team and play in the Classic.

The following are some of the best Kentucky basketball players of all time who have participated in the Classic: • Darius Miller – 2008 Mr. KY Basketball, played on 2012 UK NCAA Championship Team, now playing in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets. • A’dia Mathies – 2009 Miss KY Basketball and 2012 SEC Player of the Year at UK. • Crystal Kelly – 2004 Miss KY Basketball, 2008 Sunbelt Player of the Year at WKU, played for Sacramento Monarchs in WNBA, now assistant coach at Bellarmine University. • Allan Houston – 1989 Mr. KY Basketball, all time leading scorer at the University of Tennessee, played for Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks and received a Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympics. • Rex Chapman - 1986 Mr. KY Basketball, played on 1987 UK NCAA Sweet Sixteen Team and played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns. • Winston Bennett – 1983 Mr. KY Basketball, played on 1984 UK NCAA Final Four Team and played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. • Darrell Griffith- 1976 Mr. KY Basketball, played on 1980 UofL NCAA Championship Team and was picked in the first round of draft by Utah Jazz. • Jim McDaniels – As a child, Jim received glasses from a Lions Club in his community. He later played in the All Star Game and went on to play in the NBA.


THE CLASSIC’S FUTURE The Classic was originally a one game event held in Indianapolis. In 1953 the second game in the

series was added and was played in Louisville, KY. Starting in 1983 the Kentucky Classic began traveling to different cities throughout the Commonwealth. During the past 5 years, it has been held in Louisville and was played at Bellarmine University for 4 years. However, due to the large crowds the Classic returned to Freedom Hall in 2012.

Kentucky All Star Classic Friday June 14, 2013 @ Freedom Hall Girl’s Game: 5:30 pm Boy’s Game: 7:30 pm

The Classic’s future is bright thanks to Kentucky’s and Indiana’s large population of basketball fans! Fueled by the now lacking rivalry between the University of Kentucky and the University of Indiana, we believe true basketball fans will come out in full force to support the Classic and to cheer on their state.

These fans are of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Many are friends,

family members and community supporters of the players in the Classic. We anticipate a sell-out crowd in 2013 due to increased promotions and media coverage.










$10,000 PLATINUM

$5,000 GOLD

$2,500 SILVER







Shared naming rights with WLKY Presenting Sponsor recognition via TV, radio, web, newspaper & public appearances

Award in Company’s Name for KY MVP’s Headline Logo on all printed materials including all media released by WLKY Promotions during JR All Star Scrimmage Games at 2 venues Corporate Table for 2013 Mr./Miss KY Basketball VIP Event Complimentary Game Day Programs





Company Corporate Suite Game Day Promotional Booth in Lobby Game Day Access to KLEF Hospitality Suite Logo on all promotions Recognition as sponsor in all media and online announcements Company Ad in Tryout Program Game Day Access to Electronic Message Board Tickets to the 2013 Mr./Miss KY Basketball Event Game Day Promotions during Time-Outs Page Ad in Game Day Program Company Tickets to KY Games




MR. & MISS KENTUCKY BASKETBALL AWARDS CEREMONY The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, in connection with the All-Star Classic announces the prestigious titles of Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball. In 2012, KLEF hosted the First Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony in which the top five candidates for each title were

invited to an awards ceremony set up similar to the “Heisman” award presented in college football. The ceremony was held at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville and served as a fundraiser for KLEF while bringing back former Mr. and Miss Basketball’s for the announcement of the 2012 titles. Coach Winston Bennett and his wife Peggy Bennett are the 2013 Honorary Chairs of this event planned tentatively for March 29, 2013.

Guests invited will include the nominated players, their

friends and family members, school and community sponsors, corporate sponsors, previous Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball recipients, local and state leaders, basketball fans from across the state and loyal supporters of KLEF. In addition to dinner, a silent auction and cocktail hour will be added to the 2013 program.

Your company may get involved with this event by becoming the $15,000 Mr./ Miss Kentucky Basketball Sponsor which would entitle your company to the following benefits: • • • • • • • • •

Exclusive Naming Rights of Event Company Name Printed on Trophies 32 Statewide Opportunities to Present “ Regional Player of the Year” Awards Present Top 10 Players Nominated for Mr./Miss KY Basketball at State Tournaments Present Mr./Miss KY Basketball Awards at Event Company Logo/Name on all printed promotions and media announcements Company Logo Displayed as Backdrop for Photo Opportunities during Event Complimentary Ad in Program Head Corporate Table (Seats 8)


HOW TO GET INVOLVED As the Director of the Classic I would like to express how much your sponsorship would be appreciated. Not only will your company receive valuable advertising and promotional benefits, complimentary access to the Classic and high recognition as a community sponsor, you will also be helping Kentuckians to gain access to better eye care. If you have any questions please contact me personally and I will be glad to discuss this opportunity with you. Sincerely,

Lion Dave Satterly Director of KY All Star Classic KLEF Trustee

Contact Lion Dave Satterly @ 502-741-0060 or for more information


SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT FORM Our company will be a proud sponsor of the 2013 Kentucky All Star Classic. Here’s how we can help:

____ $25,000 Presenting Sponsor

____ $10,000 Platinum Sponsor

____ $5,000 Gold Sponsor

____ $2,500 Silver Sponsor

____ $15,000 Mr./Miss KY Basketball Sponsor _________________________________________________________________________________ Name (Please Print)


_________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name

Daytime Phone

_________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address


_________________________________________________________________________________ E-Mail

Method of Payment:

___ Check (enclosed)

___ Invoice

_________________________________________________________________________________ Signature


Please complete form and mail to: KY Lions Eye Foundation 301 E Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville KY 40202


2013 Sponsorship Packet  
2013 Sponsorship Packet