We are looking for sponsors to help the event continue to grow while gaining marketing exposure and community outreach. This year, we are looking to focus on promoting our event to a wider audience through professional website design, a streamlined Facebook presence, participation at various local races and other family friendly events. Your sponsorship helps defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships will also be used to purchase t-shirts and refreshments for each race participant. All donations are tax deductible and any additional money will help purchase items needed by the NICU.
Become a corporate sponsor!
There are various levels of sponsorship for Running for Covers 2019. Sponsors will have their logo printed on t-shirts; size and placement are based on sponsorship level. Sponsors will also be prominently posted on the Running for Covers website and Facebook page, announced at the event, and mentioned during any media coverage. In order to have your company logo on printed (paper) promotional materials, you must commit to a level of sponsorship by May 31st. Sponsors committed by July 28th will have their logo printed on the shirts. We would love to form a reciprocal relationship with your company, cross promoting your business and Running for Covers. We are open to any and all ideas on how to best achieve this goal.
Gold Level: $500+
One color, large Name/Logo in prominent position on the back of the race t-shirt. May set up a table of information at event to distribute business cards, brochures, or any such items you would like. Opportunity to have signage along race route and start/finish line.
Silver Level: $250-$499
One color, medium Name/Logo on the back of the race t-shirt. May set up a table of information at event to distribute business cards, brochures, or any such items you would like. Opportunity to have signage at start/finish line.
Bronze Level: $50-$249
One color, small Name/Logo on the back of the race shirt. May set up a half table (to be shared with another sponsor of this level) of information at event to distribute business cards, brochures, or any such items you would like.
Please consider using the donate button or download our Sponsorship Flyer 2019 and contact our sponsorship team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional benefits and contributions (including in-kind gifts) may be accepted and can be discussed in further detail upon request.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Running for Covers
Running for Covers is a 2.8 mile fun run/walk for which the “cost” of participating is a donation of a new, handmade, or gently used baby blanket. The 7th annual Running for Covers Event will take place at the Grandville Middle School Track, on Sunday August 11, 2019. In its inaugural, year over 50 people participated to collect approximately 200 blankets. Last year, more than 300 people gathered to donate over 400 blankets, hundreds of other needed items, and a $2,000 donation to the NICU at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Perhaps our biggest news in 2015, was that Running for Covers became a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under category 501(c)(3). Due to the abundance of blankets donated by Running for Covers, the NICU dedicated their linen closet to Miss Paisley Mae, the preemie behind the event. “Paisley’s Closet” along with her story and information about Running for Covers are posted in their parent room.