Special Spectators, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (www.SpecialSpectators.blogspot.com), creates magical days for seriously ill children and their families at sporting events across the United States. We will be hosting dynamic, fun-filled events at college football games all season long. Our plans are big. And we are in play! But, we need a bit more firepower.
What We Do
We pursue our mission, in partnership with our collegiate partners, by providing tickets to games and designing robust days filled with special surprises and experiences in and around the stadium. Special Spectators is designed to create fun for the entire family and provide a pause from the difficulties they face battling a loved one's illness. And, we have just forged a hands-on strategic partnership with one of the top collegiate sports marketing companies in the country. We now seek an agency partner who can grow with us - helping us take care of all kinds of events, creative and executional needs - and who is looking for a charity with which to align. This will be an incredibly mutually beneficial relationship.
How Can Your Company Get Involved?
More than seeking charitable contribution - we are seeking the perfect partner whose company, clients and employees can benefit in countless ways from involvement with Special Spectators. We are looking for the perfect agency partner with diverse experience in experiential marketing, event production, digital, social media, creative, strategic, mobile and more. A potential partner should have experience in the sports industry and embrace our mission and values. This is an excellent opportunity to potentially provide an unrivaled, valuable sponsorship opportunity for your existing clients and build your business by showcasing your work and services to sponsors of our game day events. In addition, by officially partnering in this way, a partner agency or events company gives its employees a national program in which to participate. We know that employees are looking for more out of their companies; this type of partnership provides an incredible cultural boost for your teams.
Since 2002, we've hosted about 6,000 patients, parents and siblings at roughly 185 games - mostly college football. Our game day events provide the quintessential Saturday experience complete with tailgate parties, mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands. Special Spectators doesn't just TAKE kids to games, but makes them a PART of the games by providing special access to people and areas of the stadium that are not accessible to most fans. Our youngsters tour locker rooms, meet coaches & players and walk on the field during a time out. You and your team would have a hand in making all of this even more powerful and happen at greater scale.
Special Spectators is poised for dramatic growth as we prepare for the 2011 football season. In the past week, we've added three major collegiate partners - one with average attendance over 80,000 and other two with average attendance over 100,000 per game. Including television and radio coverage, our potential audience is not only sizable, but has very desirable demographics.
If this inspires you - please contact us right away. If you are interested in learning more or discussing how we can collaboratively create magic, inspiration and cherished memories, please contact Special Spectators Executive Director Blake Rockwell at BlakeRockwell@gmail.com. Visit our other pages to view photos and video of some of our most incredible family experiences:
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Special+Spectators&aq=f
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/specialspectators