Dear 4H & FFA Beef Project Enthusiasts:
On Saturday, April 22, 2017 the 4H & FFA Thumb Jackpot Beef Education Program Committee will host the 26th Annual Thumb Jackpot Beef Show in Goodells (St. Clair County). This show is home to the seven counties in the Thumb (Macomb, Tuscola, Sanilac, St. Clair, Lapeer, Huron and Oakland Counties) where over 125 juniors, from 9 to 19 years of age, participate in educational contests and scholarship opportunities.
This past year, ten scholarships totaling $4,400 were awarded, along with a variety of awards to participants in the show and educational contests. Since 1997, Thumb Jackpot Beef Education Program along with the Paul DeLong Memorial Scholarship has awarded more than $65,000 to high school seniors that have chosen to continue their education beyond high school.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your involvement with the 2017 Thumb Jackpot Beef Show and Educational Programming. There are multiple ways for you to support our youth who are exhibiting their Beef Project from the Thumb of Michigan!
LEVELS OF SPONSORSHIP
$25 Trophy Sponsor: Sponsor a Breed Champion or Reserve Champion Heifer/Steer class winner. All requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis.
$25-$150 Advertisement: An annual show program is distributed during the show to participants, families, friends and visitors. The program contains advertisement from area businesses, agricultural families, clubs and interested supporters along with history about the show, past winners and prior year photos. Interested supporters can purchase ads at $25-1/8th page Business Card Size, $50 – ¼ page, $100 – ½ page or $150 – full page ad.
$100 Division Sponsor: Sponsor of a Champion and Reserve Division in the show. All requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis.
$250 Cover Advertisement: Full page ad for inside front/or back cover or Back Cover page.
$250 Ring Sponsor: A banner can be displayed at ringside as a promotion of your farm or business. Your banner can be present for the duration of the event beginning Friday and concluding Saturday evening.
$150-$250 Third Overall Sponsor: Sponsor a Third Overall Champion Heifer/Steer and receive a ¼ page advertisement.
$500 Backdrop Sponsor: Your banner or sign will be displayed in the picture backdrop while all pictures are taken. This is a great way to advertise!
$200-$500 Reserve Champion Sponsor: Sponsor a Reserve Champion Heifer/Steer and receive a ½ page advertisement.
$300-$1,000 Champion Sponsor: Sponsor a Champion Heifer/Steer and receive a full page advertisement.
$1-$10,000 Paul DeLong Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: – Interested sponsors can designate their monetary donations to go directly for the Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to graduating high school seniors from the seven counties in the Thumb area to further their academic and vocational education post high school. The Scholarship amounts are awarded based on the number of years of participation in the Thumb Jackpot Beef Show.
$1-$10,000 Educational Programming Sponsor: – Interested sponsors can designate their monetary donations to be used directly for Beef Education/training workshops and related activities for 4H & FFA clubs as well as individual members. The main objective of beef education is to enhance participation, improve skills, and gain knowledge regarding their beef projects and expose youth to numerous career opportunities.
Silent and Live Auction Contributions: – Interested supporters can donate items of interest to be sold during the Live and Silent Auction. Both Auctions are held annually in conjunction with the Thumb Jackpot Beef Show. ALL proceeds are deposited into the Paul DeLong Memorial Scholarship Fund where only the interest earned on the principle will be used for the payment of Scholarships.
On behalf of the youth in the Thumb raising beef cattle and the 4H & FFA Thumb Jackpot Beef Education Program Committee, thank you for taking time to consider this great opportunity to promote the beef industry and the future of tomorrow; our youth! If you have any questions, comments or concerns I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810.694.0561. We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Thumb Jackpot Beef Show.