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Sponshorship Brochure The Story…The Plan…The Goal


Introduction to Project We have exciting news to share with you about an incredible new place coming soon to our beautiful City of Salinas. This fall, it will be our goal to create a one-of-a-kind, community-built, community and corporately-funded playground— centrally located in the heart of Salinas in Sherwood Park—a place that promotes active play, stimulates the imagination, and is fully accessible and all-inclusive for our children, regardless of their physical abilities. The playground is to be named Tatum’s Garden. We would like to take a moment to share this incredible opportunity with you, hoping you will come alongside us to bring this vision to reality through your financial sponsorship. The dream of this amazing playground, Tatum’s Garden, has been inspired by a sweet little girl in Salinas, named Tatum, who was born in 2010 with Spina Bifida, leaving her with paralysis and loss of sensation in her legs. At age 2 ½, she has already mastered getting around in her custom wheelchair. However, her parents, Shawn and Amanda Bakker, realized there is not a playground in Monterey County—in fact, in a 250-mile radius of Salinas—that is fully accessible and inclusive, where Tatum can play side-by-side with her siblings and friends. They also realized she is only one representative of the special needs community in Monterey County, which includes over 6,800 children enrolled in special education, with various physical, emotional or mental disabilities, longing for a safe and beautiful place to play and just “be kids.” The planning committees of Tatum’s Garden have allied with the well-established and respected, local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Salinas Circle for Children, who are acting as our fiscal agent for fundraising purposes. This allows us to designate all contributions for Tatum’s Garden as tax-deductible donations. Our vision to bring this beautiful, sensoryrich and inclusive playground to Salinas easily falls within Salinas Circle for Children’s mission statement: “The purpose of the Salinas Circle for Children is to raise and provide funds, and to perform needed services, to assist children with physical, mental, or emotional needs in Monterey County. Our mission is to provide the tools and support needed so they can thrive in their living and learning environments.” We are so very thankful to be aligned with them in this journey. Our committees are formed entirely of volunteers, therefore 100% of all the fundraising dollars go directly towards making Tatum’s Garden a reality. We have also chosen to work with Leathers and Associates, a playground design firm based on the East Coast. They specialize in all-inclusive custom-designed, community-built playgrounds, and in the last 40 years, have built over 3,000 playgrounds all over the US and in seven foreign countries. They have created a truly one-of-a-kind playground design for us, with the help of over 2,500 Salinas schoolchildren who shared their drawings and brainstormed ideas reflecting the rich agricultural heritage of the Salinas Valley. Tatum’s Garden will be a virtual vegetable patch! We will watch children play on amazing features built to look like the produce grown here year round. Together, our goal is to build a unique 20,000 square foot playground in Salinas, CA. Preliminary plans call for an agriculturally-themed playground that will be constructed entirely of green materials—95% post-consumer recycled plastic. The playground will be built by hundreds of volunteers from the community in September 2013. Building the playground with free volunteer labor will save over 25% of the cost compared to a manufactured, installed playground.


This means every dollar will buy much more fun for the children of our community and all those who visit the playground! The total budget for the playground, restoration of increased accessible parking, restroom facilities, picnic areas and landscaping is approximately $1,000,000…and we need the assistance of major corporate and personal sponsors to complete our funding needs and make this dream a reality! Community-built projects inspire everyone who participates with a sense of ownership, so much so that they become a focus of community life. People describe them as the experience of a lifetime. Families who help build will return for picnics and bring out-of-town guests to show them what the community accomplished together. We envision Tatum’s Garden being a regional attraction—especially because there is nothing like it for miles around. We realize we will attract families with children of all abilities, who will in turn contribute to our local economy. We are looking for sponsorship, not a handout! When we offer you the opportunity to be a sponsor of our project, we are offering more than a place to hang your corporate logo. We will work with you to fully maximize all the community goodwill such a project can generate. Every press release, every interview, and every event is another opportunity for us to show our sincere gratitude to those who are willing to help us make this dream come true. Unlike newsprint ads or special events that last a day, your contribution will be immortalized on our donor wall—giving your family or business a lifetime of recognition for your generosity. We’ve prepared a complete sponsorship package that includes a list of suggested donation amounts and various ways in which we can provide recognition. However, you are encouraged to tailor donation amounts and recognition levels to your own needs. Be creative: Tell us how we can best fulfill your needs and earn your sponsorship! Please join us and plant seeds in Tatum’s Garden for the children of Salinas. With Hope, The Tatum’s Garden Committee


Past Leathers and Associates Fully-Inclusive Playground Projects (Similar to Tatum’s Garden in size and scope)

Shiver Me Timbers Playground, Lake Charles LA

Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, Yuma AZ


Possibility Playground, Port Washington WI

Hope Park, Frisco TX (Completed Spring 2013)

Tatum Bakker, the inspiration for the project, is a Salinas native who was born with spina bifida in 2010. Her parents, Shawn and Amanda, are the visionaries behind this effort. They are pictured here with her older siblings, Olivia and Wyatt.


Tatum’s Garden Quick Fact Sheet The Need for Inclusive, Accessible Play ·Play is a child’s work…children learn, grow and develop through play, improving their physical, cognitive and social skills. Nowhere is this more evident than the neighborhood playground. Children with special needs may benefit to a greater degree from playground activities, since their disabilities may have kept them from developing the social and physical skills often learned in informal environments. ·Over 6,800 of the 69,000 children in Monterey County’s public schools (nearly 10%) have an ADA-recognized disability. This number does not include children enrolled in the private sector, or those who are under kindergarten-age. The Project ·Tatum’s Garden will be Monterey County’s first fully-inclusive and accessible playground. ·It will be built entirely by donated funds, in-kind contributions and volunteer labor. ·The playground will be a fun place for all to enjoy, centrally located in Sherwood Park in Salinas, at the corner of Bernal and Maryal. ·Tatum’s Garden will be a virtual vegetable garden, with the playground theme and structures reflecting the rich agricultural heritage of the Salinas Valley, and will also include cooperative games, accessible outdoor music areas, accommodations for children with visual and auditory impairments, and sensory panels and handrails designed to include those children who may have a disability but are not confined to a wheelchair. ·The playground will require minimal upkeep: it will be built from durable recycled plastics and composite lumber, and will include a poured-in-place rubber surfacing. ·Local artists and craftspeople will be invited to participate, making it a bright and visually beautiful place, and adding a unique Salinas Valley feel to the playground. Who will it benefit? ·Children of all ages, with and without disabilities. ·Families. ·Parents and grandparents who have limited mobility or other disabilities. ·It will be a long-lasting gift to the City of Salinas, for generations of children and families to enjoy. Because the playground will be built almost entirely with volunteer labor, its actual completed value to the City will be 2-3 times its cost. Tatum’s Garden will be a regional attraction, and draw in dozens of families a day, especially those from out of town who will support local businesses. The Process ·Design Day – May 9-10, 2013. Professional playground designers from Leathers and Associates met with over 2,500 local schoolchildren in 7 different schools to gather ideas for the new playground. They incorporated those ideas and drawings into the unique design of Tatum’s Garden. The public Design Unveiling Celebration took place on Friday evening May 10th, in the Rodeo Room at the Salinas California Rodeo Grounds, which was packed to capacity with supporters. There was so much excitement at the reveal, over $25,000 was raised that night! ·Organization Phase – Following the Design Unveiling, fundraising efforts have begun in full force. There are many opportunities for people to get involved, from corporate sponsorships to “buying” playground components, to personalizing fence pickets and paving bricks that will surround the playground. Every dollar will count, and it will truly


take a community effort! In this phase, the focus will also be to generate public awareness through the website and Facebook, and to begin to register the hundreds of volunteers needed to help build. ·Build Week – September 10-15th, 2013 (following Pre-Build Days Sept 6-8). Professional consultants will work on-site with a small army of enthusiastic volunteers of various skill levels to transform an empty, abandoned parking lot into something incredible—our own community-designed, community-funded and community-built playground! There will be childcare and meals on-site (more donation opportunities!) for those who come out and lend a hand, to build this amazing new destination playground in one week! ·Tatum’s Garden is fiscally sponsored by the Salinas Circle for Children, a local 501c3. All contributions to the playground project are tax-deductible, and can be made through the website at www.tatumsgarden.org, or by sending checks made out to “Salinas Circle for Children for Tatum’s Garden” and mailed to Tatum’s Garden, P.O. Box 3493, Salinas, CA 93912.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

“The addition of this inclusive playground puts Salinas on the map as a destination for both locals and travelers. The immediate and positive community response and support for the Bakker family’s outstanding plan is proof that together, we can achieve the dreams of all the children and parents in our city for a safe and accessible park. One of the best things about being Mayor of Salinas is the opportunity to participate as Tatum’s Garden grows and becomes a permanent fixture in our history. Please join me in supporting this worthy project.” – Joseph Gunter, Mayor of Salinas


Naming Right Opportunities Park Partner

$150,000

Details Imagine seeing your name associated with one of the most special playgrounds in California! Your name will be given exposure to hundreds of people every day. In addition to the thousands of residents who will drive by and see our sign each week, you will get exposure in the tri-county area, as families from all over the region use this one-of-a-kind park as a destination spot. Tatum’s Garden is the only park in a 250-mile radius that will have amenities like this all incorporated into nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of playground fun! Naming Tatum’s Garden naming rights means the park will be called “Tatum’s Garden: A Playground for All Children, brought to you by (ABC Company or Family).” Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual Name/Logo placed on pre-construction sign at location ·Company/Individual Name/Logo permanently displayed on Main Entrance Sign ·Official Spokesperson to speak at Grand Opening of Tatum’s Garden ·Link to your website on the front page of tatumsgarden.org and preferred placement on donor page ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Full-page ad in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Invitation to attend all newsworthy events ·Invitation to Ground Breaking Ceremony with preferred recognition ·Company name and logo on Build Week T-shirts ·Company table set up promoting product/service during Build Week ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Other appropriate opportunities for recognition are negotiable ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!


Naming Right Opportunities Broccoli Treehouse Super-Structure Sponsor

$125,000

Details Tatum’s Garden has designed a very special enclosed super-structure as the focal point of our playground, with awesome, sensory-rich features…in a multi-story, fully-accessible Broccoli Treehouse! Naming Your company or family will have the opportunity to name (with approval by TG Committee) the focal point of our playground. As families approach Tatum’s Garden, it will be the first thing they see! It will be wonderful exposure for your company or family, as hundreds of people a week visit! Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed on Enclosed Structure at Tatum’s Garden ·Official Spokesperson to kick off Build Week ·Company/Individual Name on pre-construction sign at location ·Link to your website on the front page of tatumsgarden.org and preferred placement on donor page ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Half-page ad in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Invitation to attend all newsworthy events ·Invitation to Ground Breaking Ceremony with preferred recognition ·Company banner displayed at all Tatum’s Garden events ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Company table set up promoting product/service during Build Week ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Berry Tot-Lot Sponsor

$125,000

Details Tatum’s Garden has designed a super-fun play area for our littlest visitors! The Tot Lot is specially designed for ages 0-5, with lots of room to crawl, toddle, wheel or play in a sensory-rich area just for them, with a fun berry theme to the components and play panels. Families of toddlers and preschoolers will have added piece of mind knowing their little ones are able to play and use their imaginations in a space just their size, divided by a picket fence, without the fear of big kids running them over. Naming Your company or family will have the opportunity to name (with approval by TG Committee) our very special Tot Lot Area. Families will come here just so their little ones can play in this zone! It will get lots of traffic and provide you lots of wonderful exposure. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed over the Berry Tot Lot ·Official Spokesperson to kick off Build Week ·Company/Individual Name on pre-construction sign at location ·Link to your website on the front page of tatumsgarden.org and preferred placement on donor page ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed


Berry Tot Lot Cont’d ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Half-page ad in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Invitation to attend all newsworthy events ·Invitation to Ground Breaking Ceremony with preferred recognition ·Company banner displayed at all Tatum’s Garden events ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Company table set up promoting product/service during Build Week ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Veggie Play Area Sponsors

$100,000

Details The playing surface in Tatum’s Garden will be divided into three additional themed areas, the Lettuce Zone, Artichoke Amphitheatre, and Spinach Zone. These zones have been specially designed with one-of-a-kind components for Tatum’s Garden, with a fun, sensory-rich agriculture theme. Hundreds of children will explore the gift of play in a truly new and unique way in these areas…able to be included and be kids in amazing spaces! They will also include special art features and learning panels with their theme veggie represented. Naming Your company or family will have the opportunity to name (with approval by TG Committee) one of the three additional play areas of Tatum’s Garden. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual Name/Logo placed on pre-construction sign at location ·Compa ny/Individual Name/Logo permanently displayed on signage in the zone sponsored ·Link to your website on the front page of tatumsgarden.org and preferred placement on donor page ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Quarter-page ad in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Invitation to attend all newsworthy events ·Invitation to Ground Breaking Ceremony with preferred recognition ·Company banner displayed at all Tatum’s Garden events ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Company table set up promoting product/service during Build Week ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner! “I think it is important to take pride in our city, and as a business owner, I want to take responsibility to do all I can to improve the lives of the children in our community. I can't think of a better way to do it than to help build a beautiful park that can be used by children of all abilities. I am very excited about being able to watch my kids grow up playing at Tatum's Garden.” th

– Brian Holaday, 4 generation Salinas Valley native, father of three, and owner of Holaday Seed Company


Landscaped Stormwater Zones

$55-75,000

Details The newly built playground and parking areas that make up Tatum’s Garden will be surrounded by three brand-new Stormwater Drainage Zones, where rainwater will run off, be dissipated and filtered as per state regulations before heading back to the ocean. On the surface these beautifully landscaped areas will reflect the design input of their presenting sponsors and add to the beautiful surroundings for Tatum’s Garden. The three zones vary in size and location, and are available for sponsorship at $55,000, $65,000, and $75,000, respectively. Naming Your company or family will have naming rights with signage/logo placed in one of the three Stormwater Zones. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed on signage in a Stormwater Zone. ·Preferred placement of your logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Company banner displayed at Tatum’s Garden during Build Week ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Picnic Alley

$50,000

Details Adjacent to Tatum’s Garden Playground will be a beautiful picnic and BBQ area, which park users will utilize year-round for picnics, birthday parties, family reunions, school field trips, and much more. The picnic area will be covered with shade structures to keep park patrons nice and cool, and look out over a gorgeous green lawn. Naming Your company or family will have exclusive naming rights for Picnic Alley. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed at Entrance to Picnic Alley ·Preferred placement of your logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Company banner displayed at Tatum’s Garden during Build Week ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner! “We feel that Tatum’s Garden will be a great addition to the grounds here at Sherwood Park. The Executive Board of the California Rodeo unanimously voted to support this project and we know the park will bring joy to children and seniors alike and are happy to endorse it.” -The California Rodeo Association


Seniors’ Corner

$35,000

Details A very special feature of Tatum’s Garden is that it is accessible and inclusive to all—and age will not be a boundary either—we especially welcome our Senior Community to come out and enjoy the beauty and creativity of Tatum’s Garden. Our Seniors’ Corner will be a lovely, accessible area with comfy benches and beautiful landscaping, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of children at play. Naming Your company or family will have exclusive naming rights for the Seniors’ Corner. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed at the Seniors’ Corner ·Preferred placement of your logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Company banner displayed at Tatum’s Garden during Build Week ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Carr Lake Overlook

$20,000

Details Tatum’s Garden is blessed to have a beautiful view of the Salinas Valley, out over Carr Lake. The Carr Lake Overlook area will be a specially landscaped, accessible area with lovely benches and an unparalleled view all the way to the foothills. Naming Your company or family will have an exclusive naming right for the Carr Lake Overlook area. Benefits and Recognition ·Company/Individual name permanently displayed at the Carr Lake Overlook ·Preferred placement of your logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Primary location of Company/Individual name displayed on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Logo included on all printed materials ·Company banner displayed at Tatum’s Garden during Build Week ·Company logo on Tatum’s Garden Build Week T-shirts ·Corporate information included in media/press packet ·Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

“Our family is a proud sponsor of Tatum’s Garden. This amazing project will provide ALL kids in our community with exercise and family time in a safe and fun environment. It’s a great investment in our kids and will have a positive impact on their future.” –Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, mother of twin boys, Community Advocate


Picnic Table Sponsor

$1000

Details In Picnic Alley, we will have 4 beautiful picnic areas, two of which are accessible, all with a great view of children playing in the playground. Benefits and Recognition -Your company or family will have your name displayed on a donor plaque on a picnic table! -Your name will be recognized as a Picnic Table Sponsor on our donor wall at Tatum’s Garden -Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Bench Sponsor

$500

Details 17 Beautiful benches will be strategically placed all throughout Tatum’s Garden, for parents to sit and relax while they watch their children play. 20 more will be outside the playground perimeter, near the picnic area and at our Seniors’ Corner and Carr Lake Overlook area (37 benches total). Benefits and Recognition -Your company or family name will be permanently displayed on a donor plaque on a bench! -Your name will be recognized as a Bench Sponsor on our donor wall at Tatum’s Garden -Become a part of local history and a recognized community partner!

Paving Brick Sponsor

$100

Details The walkway leading up to Tatum’s Garden will be inlaid with beautifully laser-engraved brick pavers that will last for decades. This is an exceptional way to share your dedication to Tatum’s Garden with family names, a quote, or your business name. Benefits and Recognition -Your company or family name, a favorite verse or quote will be permanently displayed on the walkway entering Tatum’s Garden!

Fence Picket Sponsor

$50 each, 4 for $150

Details The entire playground surface at Tatum’s Garden will be surrounded by a 4-foot picket fence for children’s safety and parent’s peace of mind. You have the opportunity to sponsor a fence picket and personalize it with up to 20 characters! What a great way to leave a lasting legacy for your family or business at this amazing playground. Benefits and Recognition -Your company or family name, children or grandchildren’s’ names will be permanently displayed on the picket fence surrounding Tatum’s Garden. "The importance of exploration of movement for the purposes of our development is undeniable...from rolling to crawling to walking to running. With each movement, a whole new world of possibility opens up to us. Continuing to develop in this way indefinitely, and maintaining a sense of play in this process, allows us to continue experiencing the joy of our youth. I cannot imagine a better investment of our communal resources than to support the development of Tatum's Garden, as it will enable many of us to reconnect with the greatest joys of life... shared play and exploration with those we love!" --John Wolf, Owner of Wolf Fitness Systems, Advocate of Fitness through Movement


General Fund Sponsorship Opportunities Platinum Sponsor

$10,000

·Platinum level recognition on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Platinum level recognition with logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page with logo displayed ·Photo opportunity provided with check presentation at location of your choice ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening ·Corporate information included in media/press packet

Gold Sponsor

$5,000

·Gold level recognition on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Gold level recognition with logo on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program ·Plaque/Award presented at Grand Opening

Silver Sponsor

$2,500

·Silver level recognition on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Silver level recognition on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Recognition on Facebook page ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program

Bronze Sponsor

$1,000

·Bronze level recognition on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Bronze level recognition on donor page of tatumsgarden.org ·Company/Individual name listed in Grand Opening Program

Copper Sponsor

$500

·Copper level recognition on donor wall at Tatum’s Garden ·Copper level recognition on donor page of tatumsgarden.org

In-Kind Donations A major part of our fundraising efforts to make Tatum’s Garden a reality will be to secure in-kind donations. These could include things like construction materials and supplies, food or drink for events or Build Week, office supplies, or other supplies or services. Please contact us through www.tatumsgarden.org if this is a way your company, church or family could get involved! “As someone who has been in education for over 30 years, I can say, with confidence, that I know kids. At a young age, children want to be accepted for who they are, and are very accepting of other kids who are different. Tatum's Garden will give ALL children an opportunity to feel "normal" and also, to teach compassion, caring and acceptance.” –Connie Rossi-Rains, Principal at Lincoln Elementary


Components Sponsorship Unlike basic playground equipment which can be extremely limiting for special needs children, the components that will be in Tatum’s Garden are purposefully designed to accommodate ALL children – imagine a child with a physical disability sliding down the very same wavy slide, hand-in-hand, with an able-bodied cousin or friend! This park is a grassroots effort and in order to have these components to build Tatum’s Garden, we need your help. We are offering a unique way for you to not only support the playground, but be forever tied to this project by sponsoring a component, and having your family or business name on our donor wall at the entrance to Tatum’s Garden. Below is a current list of all the components in our preliminary designs—including number of components available, cost and area of location—that are available for sponsorship…

*Note that components in bold with an asterisk (*) present a naming opportunity, price negotiable.

Tot Lot Strawberry Shortcake Cottage * Food Climbing Pyramid - $2300 Strawberry Steppers - $2200 Very Berry Produce Stand * Berry Face Wall - $1100 Tot Bouncy Bridge - $950 Low Monkey Bars - $1000 Lettuce Bridge - $1500 Cucumber Tunnel - $1900 Barn and Stable * Hay Loft Double Slide - $1400 Mustang Spring Toy - $1600 Pony Spring Toy - $1600 Activity Panel - $1500 Wheelchair Accessible Ramps (3) - $1000 Tot Swings (2) - $3500 Therapeutic Swings - $3700 Accessible Rubber Surfacing - $50,000

We believe with all our hearts that our paths have converged ‘for such a time as this’…a time to unite as a community and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves. We have humbly stepped out as just one example of thousands of families who long for a place where boundaries are diminished and children can experience the joy and freedom of play. We cannot wait to see Tatum’s Garden become a reality, and to see it impact the families in our area for years to come. –Shawn and Amanda Bakker, parents of three, owners of Bakker Construction, Inc., and Tatum’s Garden Project Visionaries

Broccoli Superstructure Area Giant Broccoli Treehouse - $15,000 Cliff Swallow’s Cave - $1500 Grapevine Climber - $2000 Asparagus Climbers - $3000 Lettuce Triple Racing Slide - $5000 Celery Slide - $2000 Phones - $650 Fire Pole – $1200 Accessible Shaky Bridge – $1600 Activity Panel (3) - $1500 Twisty Slide - $600 Cochlear Slide - $3000 Wheelchair Accessible Ramps (5) - $1000 Accessible Rubber Surfacing - $50,000

“Whew, there’s sure a lot of stuff we gotta fix.” --Wyatt Bakker, 4-yr-old big brother to Tatum, in response to being told the park his family was heading to did not have wheelchair access for his little sister.


Lettuce Zone Lettuce Maze* Sensory Garden - $3500 Victorian Farmhouse Quiet Space* Tile Mosaic Garden Entrance -$5000 Spider Web Climbing Net - $25,000 Roller Table - $9000 Sensory Panel Wall - $15,000 Cable Bridge - $1000 Bouncy Bridge - $1200 High Rings - $3000 Low Rings - $3000 Low Carrot Monkey Bars - $2000 Wavy Bars - $3000 Overhead Spinners - $3000 Accessible Parallel Bars - $2000 Flower Balance on Chains - $1000 Activity Panel - $1500 Accessible Rubber Surfacing - $50,000

Artichoke Amphitheatre Artichoke Amphitheatre Structure - $10,000 Outdoor Musical Instruments - $10,000 Bird’s Nest Swing - $6000 4-Seat See-Saw - $3500 Stage - $2000 Tractor* Harvester with Swinging Platform* Arched Climber - $1800 Cradle Climbing Net - $2600 Climbinator Climbing Wall - $3000 Accessible Rubber Surfacing - $50,000

“I am the parent of a 20 yr. old who has Cerebral Palsy. I am so excited to finally see a park in our area for children with special needs. My daughter will now be able to go and play in the park with her young cousins and eventually her children.” -- Mandy Lebow, Proud Mama and Development Director at Sacred Heart School

“Having worked with children with special needs in Monterey County for over 20 years, I have seen firsthand the challenges & joys that families face as they raise their kids. What an incredible opportunity for our community to work together to provide an accessible playground where all our kids can go. I can hardly wait to see the smiles on their faces as kids of all abilities have fun playing together in Tatum’s Garden!” --Christine Betts, MA RPT, Supervising Therapist at Monterey County Medical Therapy Program

Spinach Zone Super Spinach Spinner - $6200 Salad Spinner - $2000 Spinach Harvest Rock Climbing Wall* Activity Panel - $1500 To and Fro Swings (6) - $3400 Therapeutic Swings (4) - $3700 Accessible Rubber Surfacing - $50,000

Entrance Area Paver Entrance Ramp - $2500 Tile Mosaic Walls (2) - $5000 Covered Walkway*

“As someone who was born and raised in Salinas with a disability, I couldn’t be more proud to have something so extraordinary being established in my hometown. Just the thought of the children’s reactions brings tears of joy to my eyes. We’re making my childhood dream a reality for another generation.” –Kaela Lebow, 20, College Sophomore and Activist for the Disabled Community


Tatum’s Garden Commitment Form There are so many ways to help contribute to the fundraising goal for Tatum’s Garden. Which way is best for you? Name___________________________________________________________________ Company Name___________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ Phone________________________ Email______________________________________ Commitment Opportunities Naming Right _________________________________________________________ General Fund Donation _________________________________________________ In-Kind Donation ______________________________________________________ Component Sponsorship________________________________________________ Paver Sponsor (up to 3 lines of text, 20 characters each) - $100 each

Picket Sponsor (20 characters each) - $50 each, 4 for $150

All contributions, monetary or in-kind are fully tax-deductible, thanks to the fiscal sponsorship of the Salinas Circle for Children. All checks are to be made payable to: “Salinas Circle for Children for Tatum’s Garden” P.O. Box 3493, Salinas CA 93912. Cash______ Check#________ Credit Card Number______________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date_____/_________ CVV____________ Billing Zip Code______________________________ Name on Card____________________________Signature________________________________________


Tatum's Garden Sponsorship Brochure