Times have changed, the economy has touched off a climate of conservatism and there are many who are unemployed or uncertain of their economic future. Due to those conditions, this may be the most important year for the Thunder Ride to do all we can to help support those who can not afford the high cost of diabetes. Many families are forced to make difficult choices with their money. We all know the cost of healthcare is expensive if not out of reach for many. We must do all we can to lend a hand so that no child will have to go without test strips, insulin or doctor visits. Once again we are asking for your help in providing these life saving items to those who need them the most.
In 2009 we set up dedicated accounts with the medical foundations of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center and Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. We have an application process in place and we are helping those who qualify with diabetes. We maintain our relationship with both medical facilities but feel we must also sponsor a cure for diabetes. The best way know how is to donate money to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
We are asking for your support, gifts, money and in-kind donations to help this year be our most successful. We would be thrilled to have you as a sponsor for our ride as a returning sponsor for many, or new sponsorship for those who realize we are doing great work. We have different levels of commitment, but our kids need all you can provide. As always, not one penny goes to anything but event expenses, everything else is allocated to the care of our children.
Thanks for your time, prayers and support. With your help we can have a great year and impact the lives of our kids who rely on people like us to help them help themselves. We look forward to hearing from you.
Become a Sponsor! You could be saving a life!
The Thunder Ride needs and highly values our sponsors. We will do all we can to get your good name out in the community and refer business, whenever we can, to you or a business you represent.
We request a verbal commitment and 50% payment for your desired level of sponsorship by May 15. This will enable us to allocate proper space for your logo on our posters, t-shirts and other ride mailings or advertising, if applicable. Thank you for supporting our children with diabetes with your contributions and prayers.
If you are hosting a separate fund-raising event that will be contributing funds to the Thunder Ride, please let us know that as well. Estimated donations will count towards a sponsorship level with all of the applicable benefits as described below.
We have the following levels of sponsorship:
Double Diamond – $5,000
Large logo on our t-shirts, posters, mailings, announced at the ride party and on flyers the day of the ride plus four ride packages which includes four to our giveaway.
Diamond – $2,500
Medium logo on our t-shirts, posters, mailings and flyers plus a ride package for two which gives you two to our giveaway.
Platinum – $1,000
Small logo on our t-shirts, mailings plus your name on our poster and a ride package for two, which has two to our giveaway.
Gold – $250
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