On Saturday, June 20th, 2020 from 1pm to 8pm, The Obsidian Group in partnership with STROUD DEVELOPMENT GROUP will host its 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Columbia, SC at the Hope Plaza, 2018 Main Street at the corner of Elmwood and Main Street.
Juneteenth or June 19th is the oldest known celebration commemorating the 1865 emancipation of the last enslaved people in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates and emphasizes education, freedom, and the overall achievement of African Americans. A day, a week, and in some cities, a month long celebration. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for community assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future. Across our country, the contributions of African Americans continue to enrich every facet of American life. This Juneteenth, we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of African Americans.
Our Celebration is a free community event and will include activities and resources, such as:
There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering. Which is why this event has grown from 40 attendees at our inaugural event to over 1500 at last years and reaching more than 75,000 on social media. We are expected to continue the trend of growth in 2020.
Our fundraising goal of $50,000.00 will aid in covering the cost of:
For your sponsorship, we are offering the following opportunities to promote your business:
In kind Sponsorship-(Donate goods or services):
Start-Up Biz/Bronze Sponsorship- (Donate the following; Honorable mention on ALL social media sites before, and during the festival):
Water Station Sponsorship- $1000.00 (Only 2 Available):
Silver Sponsorship-Donate $1000.00:
Towel Sponsorship-Donate $1800.00 (Only 2 Available):
All the Following Sponsorships will include: Company logo on event flyers, Logo Placement on Juneteenthfreedomfest.com, and Inclusion on radio advertisements
Independence Sponsorship-Donate $2000.00:
Liberator Sponsorship-Donate $3500.00:
Freedom Sponsor- Donate $7,500.00:
Title Sponsor - Donate $15,000:
*** “ALL social media” includes, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
Our fundraising goal this year is $50,000 and together as one community, we will continue this tradition for generations to come.
Thank you for your consideration and please take advantage of this opportunity to join us as we work to provide education and community enrichment.
Online Donations may be made here: https://paypal.me/strouddevgroup
please make all checks payable to:
STROUD DEVELOPMENT GROUP
287 Bassett Loop
Columbia, SC 29229
Executive Director/Founder, The Obsidian Group
The JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL is a state registered entity. STROUD DEVELOPMENT GROUP/BIG HOMIE LIL HOMIE, a state registered 501c3 is our fiscal sponsor. This is to ensure that all your donations are tax deductible.