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SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION 2018 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 1415 Main Street • Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 • 225-388-9737 • BigBuddyProgram.org


BIG BUDDY PROGRAM

MISSION To build a community of mentoring relationships that advance and inspire our youth.

VISION That every child has a positive role model leading him/her to make good choices, resulting in a healthy and rewarding life.

EVENT Modeled after the hit ABC show, Big Buddy’s premier annual fundraising event helps fund mentoring programs in Baton Rouge, LA. Big Buddy Program is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible. The event, to be held on April 28, 2018, showcases community leaders and prominent citizens of the Baton Rouge area as they transform into Star Dancers and present live ballroom performances with their professional dance partners at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU’s campus.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Big Buddy Program recruits from among the poorest and most distressed neighborhoods in Baton Rouge. We believe that every child is worth reaching and that every child is capable of growing into a capable, responsible adult. In Baton Rouge, employers continue to struggle to fill positions in skilled trades with companies losing untold levels of productivity as they are unable to find trained workers. Big Buddy Program seeks to meet these dual challenges by helping at-risk students succeed while also preparing them to fill highskill and high-paying jobs that will enable them to support a family and become a productive member of society.


Big Buddy Program has a strong background in providing innovative out-of-school time programming for underserved youth in Baton Rouge. The scope of the program which began in 1979 to facilitate matches between Mentors and elementary-age youth, has expanded over the 37 years to include additional programs which address the vast needs facing under supported youth as they seek to achieve academic success and become contributing members of the community. Throughout the history of the program, Big Buddy has succeeded in providing bestpractice afterschool academic and enrichment programs for students from grade school to graduation; implemented courses designed to build character and life skills taught as part of the ancillary program during the school day;

created a workforce development program giving high school youth access to workplace Mentors and internship experiences; and developed a format for building the capacity of frontline staff and volunteers. Big Buddy serves over 500 youth each day through oneon-one mentoring matches, afterschool and summer enrichment programs, and career development opportunities for high school youth. Under the LA Department of Education’s scale, Big Buddy received an Exemplary rating based on the testing outcomes, attendance, and behavior measures of the attending students compared to the non-attenders in the statewide evaluation. Big Buddy Program continues to maintain its focus on the core element of success for disadvantaged youth access to positive, caring adult Mentors.


SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION title sponsorship

signature sponsorship

$25,000

$10,000

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, VIP seating) • Option to purchase additional VIP table for $5,000 • Unlimited general admission tickets • 200 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Table signage for company/organization • Full page ad in event program booklet, first page inside (color) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website, and newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation • Logo as Title Sponsor on all special event invitations as well as event invitation; and on all promotional materials including print and electronic media • CEO or company representative to introduce the Little Buddy performance at event • Company profile in vignette to be played at event • Logo uniquely displayed at event through gobos and event promotional materials • Opportunity to distribute promotional material to balcony attendance

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, VIP seating) • Option to purchase additional VIP table for $5,000 • Unlimited general admission tickets • 100 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Table signage for company/organization • Full page ad in event program booklet (color) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website and newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation • Logo and recognition in all Big Buddy approved print, radio and television ads promoting the event and in “Thank You” ad


*targeted sponsorship

*targeted sponsorship

STEP AND REPEAT BANNER, $8,500

JUDGES BOX SPONSOR, $7,500

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, preferred seating) • 25 general admission tickets • 25 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Logo placement on step and repeat event banner • Table signage for company/organization • Half page in event program booklet (black and white) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, preferred seating) • 25 general admission tickets • 25 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Sponsors Judges Box during event • Table signage for company/organization • Half page in event program booklet (black and white) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation

*Only one spot available for targeted sponsorships

*Only one spot available for targeted sponsorships


SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION *targeted sponsorship

event sponsorship

ONLINE VOTING, $7,500

$5,000

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, preferred seating) • 25 general admission tickets • 25 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Logo placed on online voting portion of “Dancing for Big Buddy” website • Table signage for company/organization • Half page in event program booklet (black and white) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation *Only one spot available for targeted sponsorships

• 1 table at event (10 floor tickets, preferred seating) • 25 general admission tickets • 50 votes for favorite Star Dancer • Table signage for company/organization • Half page in event program booklet (color) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website and newsletter • Logo recognition on media screen • VIP pre-event reception invitation • Logo and recognition in all Big Buddy approved print, radio and television ads promoting the event and in “Thank You” ad


table sponsorship

tickets

$3,000

$250

• • • • •

• Preferred floor seating

1 table at event (10 floor tickets) 10 general admission tickets 30 votes for favorite Star Dancer Table signage for company/organization Half page in event program booklet (black and white) • Logo recognition on official program booklet cover page, Big Buddy website and newsletter


SPONSORSHIP DETAILS JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE 12TH ANNUAL DANCING FOR BIG BUDDY EVENT. This year’s goal is to have the fundraising efforts translate into an increase in the overall agency budget of 15 percent. Here is how your donation to the Big Buddy Program through the Dancing for Big Buddy event will be invested to support the positive development of young people in our community:

1 seat ($250) provides afterschool programs for 2 elementary or middle school youth for a full year allowing them homework assistance, tutoring from a professional educator and participation in an art enrichment or STEM activity each day during the afterschool hours. Afterschool programs keep youth safe, support working families and inspire learning. Youth without access are more likely to participate in behaviors which lead to economic threats for our community.

1 event sponsorship ($5,000) sponsors 5 high school youth in an 8-week summer internship where they develop workforce and leadership skills which promote success in life. Creating a community of productive youth, requires the assistance of those who are successful in life. Youth want to work, but are not always presented with the opportunities which help them to develop their individual skills and explore the use of their gifts. Level-UP! matches workplace Mentors with youth who want to experience success. Sponsors are recognized at the Level-UP! 1 table sponsorship ($3,000) Mentor trainings and internship celebration sponsors an academic and art enrichment held at the end of the summer program. summer experience for 10 underserved elementary school youth. Participation in 1 signature sponsorship ($10,000) high quality summer enrichment programs ensures the development of 50 matches reduces the incidence of juvenile crimes and between a caring adult role model and a youth promotes summer learning gain especially for in need of the encouragement of a special populations who have limited access to positive friend; coordinated weekend activities for 1 full role models and learning experiences which year and transportation to and from special support their classroom knowledge. “Summer program activities. Serving as a Mentor to one slide” is a real condition which impacts large youth is the single-most effective strategy to percentages of disadvantaged youth when make a difference in the life of a child, especially they are not engaged in summer enrichment one with limited resources. Logo of sponsoring programs. Low income youth lose more than organization included in all correspondence two months of reading achievement over distributed for the year of programming with summer vacation. the 100 Big Buddies and Little Buddies.


Increasing the DFBB event to raise $500K from $300K will result in a 15% growth in the agencies revenue for the year, which will cause the following:

An increase in the number of youth who can be served in the Summer Enrichment Program which provides high quality activities which keep youth engaged during the summer. An increase in the number of youth will have an internship placement during the summer and school year with a WorkPlace Mentor who will provide guidance and leadership skills to develop them into productive citizens of our community. Youth will also be provided with weekly Tool Time sessions which teach workforce soft skills and support their success on the job. Purchase of a vehicle which travels citywide to transport youth and Mentors to and from various community events and activities designed to build healthy mentoring relationships. Supports the training and professional development of the youth specialist (staff) through the ongoing training sessions throughout the school year and summer, over 60 hours per specialist per year.

1 in 3 young people are growing up without a mentor in their lives.

9 million young people in America grow up without a mentor’s real life guidance.

a mentor empowers young people to make smart choices that put them on a path to making better life decisions.

students who have mentors are more likely to stay in school.


OUR SPONSORS

SIGNATURE SPONSORS - $10,000

EVENT SPONSORS - $5,000

TABLE SPONSORS - $3,000

Dancing for Big Buddy Sponsorship Information 2018  
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