Paddle for Promise

June 30 & July 1, 2017

WHY

This year, we're paddling so that UrbanPromise can reach thousands of children and youth through high impact programming throughout the year!

With your support, we will:

  • provide boatbuilding programming for 120+ middle and high school students
  • lead experiential learning programming for 100+ teens
  • provide environmental and watershed education for Camden youth and the community

WHAT

Paddle for Promise is a 58-mile paddling trip down the Delaware River from Trenton, NJ to Wilmington, DE. Paddle for Promise will include 50+ volunteer paddlers making the trip on six 45-foot OC6 outrigger canoes over two days. Founders Bruce Main and Jim Cummings will be joined by the executive directors from Wilmington and Trenton to paddle alongside volunteers and staff to raise funds.

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PADDLE WITH US

We're looking for paddlers who would be willing to join our boat and we hope that you're up for the adventure. You have the option to paddle for either one or both days-no prior experience necessary! We ask each paddler to raise a minimum of $500- ask your friends, family, or church to support you in your trek down the Delaware River!

UrbanPromise will provide all logistical support and transport of paddlers to and from the launching and take out sites. Paddlers must be able to: swim well, be comfortable on the water, paddle in hour-long shifts with no breaks ask a moderate- quick pace, and be able to climb in and out of the boats when switching paddlers. All paddlers can leave their cars at UrbanPromise in Camden and then take the bus to the launch site.


WHEN & WHERE

Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1, 2017

Trenton: Launch - June 30 at 8:30 AM
Ross Marine, 2445 Lamberton Rd, Trenton, NJ 

Camden: Halfway Point Reception - June 30 at 1:30 PM
Launch - July 1 at 8:30 AM
Wiggins Park Marina

Wilmington: Finish Line Celebration - July 1 at 1 PM
Wilmington Youth Rowing Association


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

TITLE: $5,000 

BOAT SPONSOR (6): $2,500
Benefits include: recognition on all marketing materials, logo on outrigger canoe, logo on event shirt, logo on event web-page, 2 tickets to the UrbanPromise Fall Banquet, 2 tickets to Taste of Promise Food and Wine Tasting, half-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs

GOLD SPONSOR: $1,500
Benefits include: logo and name on outrigger canoe, logo on event shirt, and logo on event web-page 

SILVER SPONSOR: $500
Benefits include:  logo and name on outrigger canoe and logo on event shirt

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Camp Site Sponsor: $7,500
Impact: Sponsor a Summer Camp to provide 50 children in high-risk communities with fun summer programming in a safe and stimulating environment that includes 6-hour days of enriching, age-appropriate activities and a daily food program.
Benefits include: 12 tickets to the UrbanPromise Banquet, 1 foursome for Celebrity Golf Tournament, 6 VIP tickets to the "Taste of Promise" Food & Wine Tasting Event, 6 tickets to the Sal Pal Breakfast, full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year; name on event t-shirts, 1 press release on UrbanPromise website, Facebook/Twitter recognition (3 mentions); and blog story.

School-Year Site Sponsor: $10,000
Impact: Sponsor an AfterSchool Program to provide 50 children in high-risk communities with safe and stimulating programming to promote academic success during the after-school hours.
Benefits include: 12 tickets to the UrbanPromise Banquet, 1 foursome for Celebrity Golf Tournament, 8 VIP tickets to the "Taste of Promise" Food & Wine Tasting Event, 8 tickets to the Sal Pal Breakfast, full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year, name on event t-shirts, 1 press release on UrbanPromise website, Facebook/Twitter recognition (3 mentions); and blog story.

Year-Round Site Sponsor: $15,000
Impact: Sponsor an AfterSchool Program and Summer Camp to provide 100 children in high-risk communities with a safe and stimulating environment and programming that promotes academic success, life skills, and leadership. AfterSchool Programs offer activities such as academic enrichment classes, arts and crafts, recreation, life skills workshops, and community service during after-school hours. Summer camp programs includes 6-hour days of enriching, age-appropriate activities and a daily food program.
Benefits include: 12 tickets to the UrbanPromise Banquet, 1 foursome for Celebrity Golf Tournament, 10 VIP tickets to the "Taste of Promise" Food & Wine Tasting Event, 10 tickets to the Sal Pal Breakfast, full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year; name on event t-shirts, 1 press release on UrbanPromise website, Facebook/Twitter recognition (6 mentions); and blog story.

From Our Blog...

The Times of Trenton
Written by: Jenna Pizzi/The Times of Trenton 

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