Teb’s Troops, Inc. 5859 N. Winthrop Ave., Unit 3 Chicago, Illinois 60660 www.tebstroops.org
February 10, 2010 Dear Supporter: The Board of Teb’s Troops, Inc., is pleased to announce Teb’s Troops’ 5th Annual A Call to Arms Fundraising Event. This special event will take place on April 24, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Upper Room at Broad Ripple Steakhouse in the heart of Broad Ripple. The Board has worked diligently to organize a tremendous fundraising event for Teb’s Troops, which will include tasting stations that will pair Broad Ripple Steakhouse Chef Justin Jones’s delectable creations with the perfect wines. The event will also feature live music by talented local artist Chad Mills and a silent auction. Funds raised from this event will enable Teb’s Troops to continue its mission of providing hope, help, and support for individuals affected by melanoma. Last year, this event generated over $10,000 in proceeds for our organization and the foundations and organizations it supports. We hope to exceed that total this year, and are excited to ask for your involvement in this year’s Event to raise funds for our cause, attract attendees, and generate local and national attention. Join our war on melanoma by sponsoring Teb’s Troops’ 5th Annual A Call to Arms Fundraising Event! Enclosed you will find a complete Sponsorship Packet outlining Event details and the various levels of Event sponsorship. You will also find a general Fact Sheet about Teb’s Troops, its mission, and its history. A limited number of tickets have been reserved for sponsors, so please submit your sponsorship paperwork early. All sponsorship information must be received by March 5, 2010, for guaranteed inclusion in pre-Event press releases, and by April 9, 2010, for inclusion in the Event program and Event banner, as applicable. We are happy to personally discuss you or your organization’s specific giving ability and goals. Your support in any way is welcome. The excitement is brewing! We are confident that your involvement will make this Event a huge success! If you have any questions about sponsorships, the organization, or donating in support of the Event, contact Nadine McSpadden at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the Event or would like to volunteer, contact Sonia Chen at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your interest and support. With Hope, Sonia Chen Indianapolis Event Coordinator Teb’s Troops, Inc. Teb’s Troops, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization For more information, visit us at www.tebstroops.org or find us on Facebook
Teb’s Troops’ 5th Annual A Call to Arms Fundraising Event About the Event The Event will take place at The Upper Room at Broad Ripple Steakhouse in Indianapolis, one of Indianapolis’s most popular restaurants located in the heart of Broad Ripple. Saturday, April 24, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Event will include tasting stations pairing Broad Ripple Steakhouse Chef Justin Jones’s delectable creations with the perfect wines. The Event will also feature live music by talented local artist Chad Mills and a spirited silent auction, including one-of-a-kind works of art and gift certificates to restaurants and spas in Indianapolis and Chicago.
About Melanoma Melanoma is currently the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide. More than 53,000 new cases of melanoma are reported each year, and there are currently more new cases of melanoma than HIV/AIDS. As of 2000, the risk of melanoma is 1 out of every 74 people, compared to 1985 when the risk was 1 out of every 150. Melanoma occurs in ALL age groups, including children. In 2009, melanoma resulted in an estimated 8,650 deaths. Melanoma ranks #1 in cancer deaths in women aged 25 – 30 and #2 for women aged 30 – 35 (after breast cancer).
Event Sponsorship Platinum Sponsor $1,000. Sponsorship at the Platinum Level will include: 8 tickets to the Event Recognition as a tasting station sponsor Verbal recognition as a Platinum Sponsor at the Event Name to appear on Event banner Inclusion in all Event media releases Mention on Teb’s Troops website as a Platinum Sponsor Company logo or name in the official program Teb’s Troops Platinum Sponsor plaque Gold Sponsor $750. Sponsorship at the Gold Level will include: 6 tickets to the Event Verbal recognition as a Gold Sponsor at the Event Name to appear on Event banner Inclusion in all Event media releases Mention on Teb’s Troops website as a Gold Sponsor Company logo or name in the official program Teb’s Troops Gold Sponsor plaque Wine Connoisseur $500. Sponsorship at the Wine Connoisseur Level will include: Four tickets to the Event Company logo or name at the restaurant bar Verbal recognition as a Wine Connoisseur at the Event Company logo or name in the official program Silver Sponsor $250. Sponsorship at the Silver Level will include: Two tickets to the Event Name to appear on Event banner Mention on Teb’s Troops website as a Silver Sponsor Company logo or name in the official program Bronze Sponsor $150. Sponsorship at the Bronze Level will include: Two tickets to the Event Company logo or name in the official program In-Kind Donations. You or your company may support the Event by donating an appropriate item(s) for participation in the silent auction. Silent auction donations will receive signage at the silent auction table and acknowledgement on the Teb’s Troops website. A donation item may be combined with other donation items for the silent auction, at the discretion of Teb’s Troops. Please contact Nadine McSpadden at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being an inkind donor for the Event.
Teb’s Troops’ 5th Annual A Call to Arms Fundraising Event Event Sponsorship Form Yes! I want to sponsor this Event.
Platinum Sponsor: $1,000. Gold Sponsor: $750. Wine Connoisseur: $500.
Silver Sponsor: $250. Bronze Sponsor: $150. Other Amount: ________.
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Deadline: Sponsorship information must be received by March 5, 2010, for guaranteed inclusion in pre-Event press releases. Sponsorship information must be received by April 9, 2010, for inclusion in the Event program and Event banner, as applicable. Registration: You may register online at http://acalltoarms5.eventbrite.com OR you may complete and mail this form and your check made payable to “Teb’s Troops, Inc.” to: Teb’s Troops, Inc. 5859 N. Winthrop Ave., Unit 3 Chicago, IL 60660