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Other Sports - 29. March 2008.

Pitch for the Cure 2008 Partnership

On the weekend of June 6th -8th, 2008, Springdale Chicks Charities will present the third annual Pitch for the Cure fastpitch softball tournament in Springdale, Arkansas. The Springdale Chicks (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is a fastpitch softball organization with three teams for girls 10 and under, 12 and under, and 14 and under in Northwest Arkansas. In addition to academic achievement, improving softball skills, and having fun, our organization stresses the importance of being public-spirited. This community commitment guided us to develop “Chicks Charities” where our goal is to guide our youth to focus on causes that are important to girls and women.

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The Pitch for the Cure tournament is a team fundraising event that is partnered by Ozark Komen for the Cure, with Schutt Sports joining us each year as one of our “Level 1” sponsors. This innovative event is designed to unify girls’ fastpitch softball players in assisting Ozark Komen for the Cure, encouraging girls in sports as a positive life choice and supporting other issues related to girls and women. 20% of the tournament profits will be given to Komen Ozark. We include in our event a fundraising challenge competition for the teams involved in the tournament to raise money to give directly to Komen Ozark. New in 2008 we have added activities that show support for women in the military and local women’s shelters.

We are using this opportunity to bring together a wide age range of girls to play a sport they love while:

· Educating girls and young women about proper breast health and cancer prevention. (It is never too early to learn these facts and techniques.)

· Raising funds for Ozark Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the treatment and prevention of cancer with faith that research can one day eradicate this disease.

· Fostering an attitude of global thinking in our youth and our communities.

· Sharing a celebration of life for breast cancer survivors, supporting those that are currently in treatment, and remembering those that have lost the fight to breast cancer.

· Encouraging girls in sports as a positive life choice.

· Expanding their compassion for a diverse demographic of girls and women.

· Promoting and growing the sport of fastpitch softball in the geographic region.

· Raising team and future tournament funds.

Contributions to this cause will make this event possible for teams from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, and other surrounding states. At least 10,000 people are expected at our parks during this 3-day event! We'd like to offer you an invitation to partner with us in some way. A number of opportunities are available including:

  • Silent Auction Donation
    If you have any products or gifts that can be put to use in our silent auction, we will list you (website/event book) as an auction donor. http://www.pitchforthecure.org/Auction.html
  • Player Gift Bags
    If you have any products or gifts that can be added to our player gift bags, we will list you (website/event book) as a supporter. Bags are given to participants on each team and umpires. Quantities needed for each item is 1,500.
  • Health Information Booth
    Non-profits can set up a health care table to distribute information. We also list these organizations on our website and our event book.
  • Cash Donation
    If you are in a position to make a cash donation, we will list you (website/event book) as a supporter.
  • Hospitality Booth
    If you have food or drink items that can be included in the hospitality booths for our volunteers; we will list you (website/event book) as a supporter.
  • Vendor Booth
    You can purchase a regular vendor booth if you have merchandise to sell. Vendor space is very reasonable. We will list you (website/event book) as a vendor: http://pitchforthecure.org/Vendors.html
  • Official Pitch for the Cure Sponsor
    Sponsor levels and benefits can be found here: http://www.pitchforthecure.org/Sponsors.html
  • Advertise
    You can advertise our event on your website or in your newsletters, etc.
  • Event Program Book/Online Book
    An ad space purchase in our event program book is another way to show your support. Besides supporting breast cancer awareness/research funding, this event supports girls in sports. You can help keep these girls on a positive road and show your support in front of several thousand people....for as little as $35.00 or you can purchase a premium placement. Event program pricing includes hard copy books during the event PLUS online advertising publication. Pricing can be found at: http://www.pitchforthecure.org/Advertise.html
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