CLASSIC UNDERWRITING CONTRIBUTIONS

Avenues is recognized throughout the community as a leading provider of services to persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.  As a way to achieve a greater net benefit from the Classic to Avenues, a program of underwriting contributions has been established.  

Many business and community leaders recognize the value of this kind of support to Avenues’ worthwhile programs.  Your contribution will directly benefit more than 250 persons in need of vocational and residential programs and will be widely recognized by Classic participants, local and Fortune 500 companies, and the community-at-large.  

Please take the time to review the list of underwriting contribution possibilities.  Feel free to contact Ann Marie, 847-292-0870 x108 should you have any questions.  Thank you. 

Please contact Ann Marie Ehrlich; 847-202-0870 x108 or  ehrlich@avenuesonline.org for all contributions of $5,000 and greater. 

$30,000 Classic Contribution.  Established by Vivien and Bill Gorman, they are looking to expand the benefits to Avenues by offering naming rights to a new generation of contributors to the Classic.  In addition to the naming rights all promotional materials, publicity will include the named sponsor.  Also included, are three foursomes for the golf classic. 

$20,000 Presenting Sponsor.  This contribution is sought at the Classic to honor the the program and service participants of Avenues.  This contribution will be recognized with photo publicity featuring Avenues participants and a 24” x 60” display banner at the event.   In addition, two foursomes for the golf classic will be included.

$10,000 Dinner Underwriting.  This contribution is sought at the Classic to provide for the programs and services of Avenues.  This contribution will be recognized at dinner with two elegantly displayed signs at each entrance to the main dining room; placards at each table and a major listing on the sponsor board at registration and dinner.  Additionally, this person/company will be presented with the opportunity for a photo press release of his/her contribution to Avenues, as well as two foursomes for the golf classic.   

$10,000 Cart Underwriting.  All carts will be affixed with a sign showcasing the Donor’s support for Avenues.  There will also be a major listing on the sponsor board and a photo press release opportunity.   Also included are two foursomes. 

$5,000 Tennis Underwriting.  Focusing upon Tennis' contribution to Avenues, this contributor will receive a 24" x 60" banner across the front of the tennis courts, a major listing on the sponsor board and a photo press release opportunity.  Four tennis reservations will be included.  

$5,000 Cocktail Reception Underwriting.  During the interim time between golf/tennis and dinner, the opportunity to showcase this contribution will be provided.  A sign placed prominently on the green in front of the Clubhouse, table placards, a sign at the stairway entrance, a major listing on the sponsor board and a photo press release opportunity will be provided.   One foursome will be included.

$5,000 Participant Memento.  Traditionally, a sweater, shirt or other apparel type of item has been presented to all participants.  This contributor will have the option of designing his/her company logo along with that of the Avenues/Gorman Classic on an item of choice.  Additionally, a major listing on the sponsor board and a photo press release opportunity will also be provided.


The following contributions can be made online by clicking this link, or contact Ann Marie for information

$3,500 Lunch Sponsor.  This contributor will be recognized at lunch with signs displayed at each entrance to the grill, porch and dining areas; a major listing on the sponsor board and a photo press release opportunity.  Alsco included will be a twosome for golf.

$2,500 Caddy Sponsor.  This contributor will receive tee shirts for all caddies with their personal/corporate logo imprinted on the back, and appropriate signage on the signage board.  Photo, press release opportunities will also be provided.

$1,000 Putting Green.  This contributor will receive a sign at the practice putting green in front of the Clubhouse at the Park Ridge Country Club.  Additionally, a listing on the sponsor board is included.  

$1,000 Driving Range.  This contributor will also receive a sign at the entrance to the driving range in front of the Clubhouse.  A listing on the sponsor board is included.

$1000 Halfway House.  Refreshments will be provided courtesy of this contributor.  A sign at the house will announce this contribution, along with a listing on the sponsor board.  Personnel will be on hand to greet guests and promote this contribution. 

$500 Shelter.  More refreshments at the shelter will be courtesy of this contributor. Prominent signage will indicate this contribution and listing on the sponsor board is included. Greeters will be available to help participants and promote this contribution. 

$500 Beverage Carts.  Two carts are available for sponsorship. These carts circulate on the green and serve complimentary refreshments.  One sign identifying the sponsor of each cart will be provided, along with a listing on the sponsor board.

$350 Tee Underwriting.  These contributors will receive one sign on the tee, showing their support for Avenues, along with a listing on the sponsor board.

$300 Individual Tennis Courts.  Each contributor will receive one sign at the tennis court, showing their support for Avenues, along with a listing on the sponsor board.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000 The Eagle Level     $5,000 The Birdie Level

In appreciation for these sponsorships, each contributor will receive prominent signage throughout the entire event and in all press releases and publications before and after the event.  The Eagle level will also receive two foursomes and the Birdie Level will receive one foursome.

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Major Gifts and Prize Contributions.  Major gifts and other prizes are also needed.  Contributors will be recognized with appropriate signage on the hole where the prize is displayed, along with a listing on the sponsor board.  Photo press release opportunities will be provided to major gift contributors 


 Please contact Ann Marie Ehrlich; 847-202-0870 x108 or  ehrlich@avenuesonline.org for additional information. 

 

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