Shell/Pro Football Alumni Community Awards Gala

 

Shell/Pro Football Alumni Community Awards Gala

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Club at Shadow Lakes

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Honoring Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Benefiting the Beaver County Community

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC will be teaming up with Pro Football Alumni to host its first Community Awards Gala to support the Beaver County community. Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement award celebrating his football career as a player, coach and broadcaster. Mike is a product of Aliquippa High School and the University of Pittsburgh.

To continue the enhancement of education in Beaver County, Shell will award one “Teacher of the Year” with a monetary prize and recognize two Beaver County seniors, one male, one female, with funding for secondary education. Additionally, in honor of Mike Ditka’s hometown, Shell will fund an academic initiative in Aliquippa. Other awards will include recognition and funding for a local veterans organization and various Beaver County charities.

The Mike Ditka VIP Reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, meet & greet and photos with Mike Ditka. Each VIP table also gets a signed group photo with Mike Ditka.

The Community Awards Gala includes gourmet dinner, open bar all evening, and commemorative gift. There will be many celebrity pro football alumni in attendance.

Emcee: Merril Hoge – Pro Football Alumnus
Honorary Chair: Hilary Mercer – Vice President, Shell, Pennsylvania Chemicals
Event Chair: Todd Kalis – Executive Director, Huddle Up for Kids Foundation

Click here to download a printable PDF registration form to pay by check, electronic transfer, credit card or PayPal.

Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsorship – $50,000 *Only One Available/SOLD 

  • “Shell/Pro Football Alumni Community Awards Gala” on all event materials
  • Personalized, autographed piece of Mike Ditka memorabilia
  • Lifetime Achievement recipient, Mike Ditka, seated at Gala Awards Dinner table of your choice
  • Title Sponsor logo on 2018 website and banner logo on auction site smartphone display
  • Title Sponsor mentions in all social media posts and any media broadcasts
  • Title Sponsor logo on Gala program cover
  • Full page ad – inside back cover of program
  • Full size, alternating logo (shared with HUFK logo) on repeat backdrop at event
  • Live mentions on day of event
  • Three (3) tables of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • Three (3) tables of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Three (3) group photos with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Hall of Fame/VIP Reception Sponsorship – $35,000 *Only One Available

  • VIP Reception Underwriter
  • Mentions in social media posts and any media broadcasts
  • Full page ad in program
  • Personalized, autographed piece of Mike Ditka memorabilia
  • Two (2) tables of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • Two (2) tables of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) group photos with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Super Bowl Sponsorship – $15,000

  • Mention in program
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Name/Logo on screen at event
  • Personalized, autographed piece of Mike Ditka memorabilia
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Conference Champion Sponsorship – $10,000

  • Mention in program
  • Name/Logo on screen at event
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

 

Underwriting Opportunities

In an effort to distribute as much funding for the Beaver County community, we are seeking underwriters to cover the major expenses of the event.

The deadline to secure underwriting opportunities is May 25th, unless otherwise stated. All opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Premier Underwriting Opportunities

Dinner Underwriter – $15,000

Helps to cover the cost of the dinner. 

  • Prime table placement at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Name/Logo on screen and on all tables at event
  • Listing on the dinner menu and mention in program
  • Personalized, autographed piece of Mike Ditka memorabilia
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Audio/Visual Underwriter – $12,500

Helps to cover the cost of the Audio/Visual for the event. 

  • Prime table placement at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Name/Logo on screen at event
  • Mention in program
  • Personalized, autographed piece of Mike Ditka memorabilia
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Bar Underwriter – $10,000

Helps to cover the cost of the alcohol for the event. 

  • Signage at all bars and Name/Logo on event cocktail napkins (deadline May 25th)
  • Mention in program
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP event

Auction Software Underwriter – $10,000

Helps to cover the cost of the mobile auction item software and credit card processing fees. 

  • Logo featured on event website, auction site smartphone display & silent auction bid sheets
  • Mention in program
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Game Package Underwriter – $7,500

Helps to cover the cost of the airfare and hotel rooms for our game package. 

  • Mention in program
  • Name on screen at event
  • Five (5) tickets at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

 

Presenting Underwriting Opportunities

Auction Checkout Underwriter – $2,500

  • Signage at the checkout table and name/Logo on the auction take home bags (deadline May 25th)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Photo Booth Underwriter – $2,500

  • Signage at the photo booth and recognition on all photos
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Program Underwriter – $2,500

  • Recognition as printing underwriter on the program
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Entry and Directional Signage Underwriter – $2,500

  • Recognition on all entry and directional signage at the venue
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Stage Underwriter – $2,500

  • Name on stage at event
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Live Auction Underwriter – $2,500

  • Recognition at the event during the Live Auction, and in the Live Auction display area
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Registration Underwriter – $2,500

  • Signage in the registration area
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Silent Auction Underwriter – $2,500

  • Signage in the silent auction area
  • Two (2) tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

 

Individual Tables and Tickets

Individual Table for the Gala Awards Dinner – $5,000

  • One (1) table of 10 at the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) tickets at the Mike Ditka VIP Reception
  • One (1) group photo with Mike Ditka at VIP Reception

Individual Ticket for the Gala Awards Dinner– $500

  • One (1) ticket to the Gala Awards Dinner

 

 

To inquire about a sponsorship or underwriting opportunity,
call Todd Kalis at 412.956.1041 or email todd@huddleupforkids.org