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Sponsorship info

Dear Veteran and Future Sponsors

  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:


  • Historical Awareness 
  • Historical Reenactments
  • Health Information
  • Local Non Profit Organizations
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Award Ceremony honoring key figures in the SC African American Community
  • Retail Vendors
  • Local Food Vendors
  • Civic Engagement and Voter Registration



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:


  • Advertising/Digital Media
  • Security
  • Staging and Lighting
  • Educational and Promotional Materials
  • Attractions
  • Special Accommodations Station.
  • Guest Speakers
  • Feature Artists 


For your sponsorship, we are offering the following opportunities to promote your business:


In kind Sponsorship-(Donate goods or services):


  • Honorable mention on ALL social media sites before, during, & after the festival
  • ¼ Page advertisement in the event program
  • Ad on Illuminated wall 
  • Up to (2) Event t-shirts
  • Up to 2 meal vouchers 


Start-Up Biz/Bronze Sponsorship- (Donate the following; Honorable mention on ALL social media sites before, and during the festival):


$150-

  • Ad on Illuminated wall 
  • (1) Event t-shirt
  • Hand fan ad placement

$350-

  • Ad on Illuminated wall 
  • (1) Event t-shirt1 meal voucher
  • Hand fan ad placement

$500-

  • Ad on Illuminated wall 
  • (2) Event t-shirts2 meal vouchers
  • Hand fan ad placement


 Water Station Sponsorship- $1000.00 (Only 2 Available): 


  • Honorable mention on ALL social media sites before, during, & after the festival
  • 10 × 10 Tent (with company logo)
  • Promotional Water bottles to be given away to the public (with company logo) 


Silver Sponsorship-Donate $1000.00:


  • Honorable mention on ALL social media sites before, during, & 30 days after the festival
  • ¼ Page advertisement in the event program
  • (1) 10-ft double-sided rectangle advertising flags with stands placed on the grounds of the festival
  • Company logo on event flyers
  • (3) Event t-shirts
  • Ad on Illuminated wall 


Towel Sponsorship-Donate $1800.00 (Only 2 Available): 


  • 1000 Red (11 W × 18 L) Promo Towels with company logo & Juneteenth Freedom Festival  


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:

 

  • 30 days of social media advertisements after the event ($300 value)
  • ½ Page advertisement in the event program  (ad copy provided by client)
  • (2) 10-ft double-sided rectangle advertising flags with stands placed on the grounds of the festival
  • (3) Event t-shirts
  • Ad on Illuminated wall(
  • 1) minute of stage time to talk about your company and why you chose to sponsor this event 



Liberator Sponsorship-Donate $3500.00:


  • 6 months of social media advertisements after the event ($648 value)
  • 10 × 10 Tent (with company logo)
  • ¾ Page advertisement in the event program  (ad copy provided by client)
  • (4) 10-ft double-sided rectangle advertising flags with stands placed on the grounds of the festival (Placed in High Traffic areas)
  • Access to attendee email listVIP Access- An opportunity to interact with other sponsors and guest speakers 
  • (2) Minutes of stage time to talk about your company and why you chose to sponsor this event
  • (4) Free event t-shirts 


Freedom Sponsor- Donate $7,500.00:


  • 1 year of social media advertisements ($1295 value)
  • 10 × 10 Tent (with company logo)(6) 10-ft double-sided rectangle advertising flags with stands placed on the grounds of the festival (Placed in High Traffic areas)
  • Special Accommodations Station (Featured Logo)
  • VIP Access- An opportunity to interact with other sponsors and guest speakers 
  • Full Page Advertising in the event program  (ad copy provided by client) 
  • Access to attendee email list
  • Billboard on Elmwood & Main of your company’s logo that includes “Proud Sponsor of the Juneteenth Freedom Festival”
  • (3) Minutes of stage time to talk about your company and why you chose to sponsor this event 
  • (5) Free event t-shirts  



Title Sponsor -  Donate $15,000:  


  • Named as Title Sponsor ( Your Company presents The 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival)  with corporate name/logo on ALL marketing and advertising including television, radio, and print for the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival 
  • Prominent Main Stage Branding   
  • Company logo  prominently displayed on Comet City Bus event Advertisement 
  • Mention of Company every 30 minutes during event
  • Corporate logo on all official volunteer and staff t-shirts
  • 1 year of social media advertisements ($1295 value)
  • (3) Minutes of stage time to talk about your company and why you chose to sponsor this event 
  • Prime Market Place exhibit space (up to a 20 x 20 space)(tents and banners with your company logo) ($1785 value)
  • 5 Prominent signage positions at the festival
  • Authority to use Juneteenth Freedom Festival  logo/images in your advertising
  • Ad on Juneteenthfreedomfest.com website with a link to your website 
  • VIP Access- An opportunity to interact with other sponsors and guest speakers 
  • Full Page Advertising in the event program  (ad copy provided by client) 
  • Guaranteed first right of renewal at current sponsor level for 2021 if renewed within 180 days

 

*** “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 


 Jamal Bradley

 Executive Director/Founder, The Obsidian Group 

Disclaimer

 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.