Sponsorship Information - The Dreamer`s Foundation

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Dan served as a communications specialist in Iraq.
One veteran and his pet …
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hen Sgt. Dan Spangler USMC returned from his deployment in Iraq in 2003, he was
hurting. Dan was injured jumping from a truck when firefight broke out at a checkpoint. While injured, he stayed in Iraq for two more months until he was sent home; upon
returning he adopted a puppy and named him Spanky. The two quickly became inseparable.
Dan saved Spanky from a shelter, but Dan says Spanky saved him, too. Spanky became a loyal confidante and companion through years of painful recovery.
There are other military veterans just like Dan: wounded by war, both physically and
emotionally, who rely on pets for comfort and support. Many of these veterans experience
financial hardships and face difficult choices that sometimes mean giving up their pet, the
companion they need.
Dan wants every veteran to
“Keep His Spanky.”
So he and Spanky are hitting the road for
a 6,000+ mile awesome adventure across
America to raise awareness and funds for
Operation: Keep Your Spanky.
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Dan and Spanky in 2003.
… embarking on an awesome adventure to help
other veterans keep their pets.
Dan and Spanky will venture across the country,
starting at Camp Lejeune, NC on April 26, 2015, traveling to Camp Pendleton, CA by any means available:
mostly on foot and occasionally by car—or even
wagon, train, plane—relying on a network of supporters along the way. Dan and Spanky will reverse
course and return to Camp Lejeune on Memorial Day,
May 25, 2015.
Along the way, Dan and Spanky will update their
social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, all directed to a national audience
of supportive and dedicated animal-loving fans, military veterans and their families.
When his paws get tired, Spanky can rest
in his spiffy new collapsible cart!
A GPS device on Spanky’s collar will allow supporters
to track Dan and Spanky’s progress across the country
in real time on KeepYourSpanky.com.
We anticipate this will be a media-rich event. Planned stops for media coverage include
the following cities, landmarks and military bases:
Westbound
Camp Lejeune, NC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Parris Island, SC
Atlanta, GA
Birmingham, AL
Huntsville, AL
Memphis, TN
Little Rock, AR
Shreveport, LA
Dallas, TX
Abilene, TX
Midland, TX
El Paso, TX
Tucson, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Lake Havasu, AZ
Twentynine Palms, CA
San Diego, CA
Camp Pendleton, CA
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Eastbound
Camp Pendleton, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Flagstaff, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Amarillo, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Fort Smith, AR
Springfield, MO
St. Louis, MO
Nashville, TN
Knoxville, TN
Asheville, NC
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Camp Lejeune, NC
You Can Help Veterans Like
Dan Keep Their Spankys
Operation: Keep Your Spanky supports responsible,
life-long pet ownership by providing financial and in-kind assistance for military families and veteran pet owners during
times of financial crisis. Assistance may include
providing pet food or paying for veterinary bills.
Education and referrals to other sources of assistance may also be included. All requests for
assistance are reviewed on a case-by-case
basis.
By helping keep their pets in their
homes, we also help unneeded turn in of
pets at the shelter and to other rescue
groups. We are working to prevent an issue
rather than just reacting to it.
Sponsorship of Dan and Spanky’s cross-country adventure will directly impact military
veterans and their beloved pets by improving stability, morale and general livelihood.
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10 Ways You Can Support
Operation: Keep Your Spanky
Become a supporting financial sponsor with your tax-deductible gift of
$1,000 to $10,000. All of the details are on pages 6-8.
Donate pet-related products for Dan and Spanky to use on their adventure! We appreciate any support you can give! All product/in-kind donations
will be recognized on our Donors page at KeepYourSpanky.com and may
be included on our social media channels.
Send an email to your subscribers, followers and friends asking for their
support of Operation: Keep Your Spanky. We’ve made it easy on you, too.
Go to KeepYourSpanky.com and get the suggested text for the email.
Like the Facebook page at “Operation Keep Your Spanky.” Be sure to click
“Get notifications” so you’ll receive all the updates. Then help us expand
our reach by liking, sharing and commenting on the posts.
Follow Spanky on Twitter @keepyourspanky. Get daily updates on how
Dan and Spanky are doing on their adventure. Then, re-tweet often!
Include a mention of Dan and Spanky in your company newsletter. Be
sure to include the social media tags and links we’ve shared here.
Start a campaign on your social media channels. Get post ideas and
download photos from KeepYourSpanky.com.
Make a per-mile pledge. For as little as 1 cent per mile you can cheer on
Dan and Spanky and you only pay as far as they go. Go to our donation
page on Athlete.com here: bit.ly/KeepYourSpanky.
Make a tax-deductible flat-sum donation of any amount via PayPal to
[email protected] Nothing is too small or too large!
Offer your hospitality. Do you live along the route? If you’d like to help
with transportation, a place to stay, or just buy Dan lunch, send us an email
to [email protected] and get in the network of supporters.
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Sponsorship Levels
Sponsoring our event will identify your name with our notable cause and
also motivate our supporters to support
your company, your brand and your products.
Titanium Sponsor
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Your company logo prominently displayed on OKYS homepage, linked to your
homepage
Press release acknowledging your support distributed to news media nationwide
Inclusion of your company’s name as OKYS’s Titanium Sponsor in all press releases for one year
Your company logo displayed on Facebook cover photo
Your company logo on event promotional mailings
Your company logo on apparel worn by Dan and/or Spanky during the event
Six (6) posts on OKYS’s social media during the event promoting your brand/
product
Two (2) posts on OKYS’s social media per quarter for one year, promoting your
brand/product
Recognition of your support on our social media channels during the event
Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in media interviews during the event, as appropriate
Platinum Sponsor
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$10,000
$7,500
Your company logo proudly displayed on OKYS homepage, linked to your homepage
Press release acknowledging your support distributed to news media nationwide
Your company logo on event promotional mailings
Your company logo on apparel worn by Dan and/or Spanky during the event
Recognition of your support on our social media channels during the event
Four (4) posts on OKYS’s social media during the event promoting your brand/
product
Two (2) posts on OKYS’s social media per quarter for one year, promoting your
brand/product
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Sponsorship Levels
Gold Sponsor
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Your company logo proudly displayed on OKYS sponsorship page, linked to your
homepage
Press release acknowledging your support distributed to news media nationwide
Your company logo on event promotional materials
Your company logo on apparel worn by Dan and/or Spanky during the event
Certificate of Appreciation signed by Dan and Spanky
Recognition of your support on our social media channels during the event
Recognition of your support on our social media channels targeted to a national audience made quarterly for one year
Silver Sponsor
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$2,500
Your company logo proudly displayed on OKYS sponsorship page, linked to your
homepage
Press release acknowledging your support distributed to news media nationwide
Your company logo on event promotional materials
Your company logo on apparel worn by Dan and/or Spanky during the event
Certificate of Appreciation signed by Dan and Spanky
Recognition of your support on our social media channels during the event
Bronze Sponsor
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$5,000
$1,000
Your company logo proudly displayed on OKYS sponsorship page
Your company logo on event promotional materials
Your company logo on apparel worn by Dan and/or Spanky during the event
Certificate of Appreciation signed by Dan and Spanky
Recognition of your support on our social media channels during the event
Please complete the Sponsorship Application on the following page.
Operation: Keep Your Spanky Sponsorship Benefits are available to corporations, private businesses, foundations and private
charities. Sponsorship Benefits do not apply to individual donors. The benefits to sponsoring Operation: Keep Your Spanky are
great—reaching the best of the American populace: those that love their country, those that love its veterans, and those that
love animals.
All donations must be made payable to A Dog’s Dream Dreamer’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity, and are tax-deductible to the
fullest extent allowed by law. You will receive a letter of acknowledgment as your receipt.
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Sponsorship Application
Sponsor Company/Organization Name
Representative’s Full Name
Mailing Address
City
State
Email Address
Zip Code
Phone
Sponsor is a  Corporation/company  Foundation/Grant Giver  Private organization (not for profit)
Sponsorship Level (select only one)
 Titanium Sponsor
 Platinum Sponsor
 Silver Sponsor
 Gold Sponsor
 Bronze Sponsor
Sponsor’s Website
Sponsor’s Facebook
Sponsor’s Twitter
About Information or Sponsor’s Mission Statement
Why have you chosen to support Operation: Keep Your Spanky?
Donation Method:
 Check made payable to A Dog’s Dream Dreamer’s Foundation. Mail to: A Dog’s Dream Dreamer’s Foundation, 1819-A Race Track Rd., New Bern, NC 28562
 PayPal to [email protected]
Sponsorship Checklist:
 Completed application mailed to A Dog’s Dream Dreamer’s Foundation, 1819-A Race Track
Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 OR emailed to [email protected]
 Donation check mailed to A Dog’s Dream Dreamer’s Foundation
OR paid via PayPal to [email protected]
 High resolution logo emailed to [email protected]
Preferably a vector format or high resolution PNG with transparency
Thanks for
your support!
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