Posted by Catheryn Sarno on Aug 02, 2017
Our inaugural Movie in the Park series was a huge success and we'd like to have you join us next year as a sponsor!
We had a great response from the community regarding Rotary hosting Movies in the Park.  We had over 200 attendees for Beauty and the Beast and it was a great platform to promote all the great things the Lima Rotary club does for our community.  Spherion donated beach towels as giveaways when attendees participated in the preshow fun! The Bath Fire Department donated smoke alarms.  I want to thank all the sponsors that helped make the event possible!  I’d like to thank the volunteers that helped pass out popcorn, Rashawna Perry and President Tracie Sanchez!  I especially want to thank Kevin Wieging of Ultra Sound for partnering with me in this endeavor!  Without Kevin, this would have never made it past the idea stage! I want to thank Anne Decker for her media coverage and help with getting the word out!  I want to thank the Lima Rotary Club for supporting this event and the clubs benevolence is deeply appreciated to me and our Lima community.  We had hugs and people come up to us during and after the movies to tell us how appreciative they were that the Rotary Club was doing this for them.  I hope to make the summer’s most anticipated event for our Lima community!  Again, thank you!
The Rotary Club of Lima’s Movies in the Park Summer Series is an event that Rotary host to bring together communities, promote the good that Rotary does, and allows families to enjoy a Lima based entertainment event that makes Lima appealable to current and potential residents.
We would like to extend an invitation to major area businesses to join us as a Sponsorship Partner.  We are looking for one or two major sponsor(s) to underwrite the event.
Benefits to a “Movies in the Park” sponsorship include:
VISIBILITY – Promotes an organization’s product or mission and increases brand recognition. We had over 200 attendees this year and the community loved the outdoor fun family atmosphere!  Your business is intrinsically vital to our Lima community and we would like you to partner with the Rotary Club of Lima to offer FREE movies in the park next summer 2018.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY – 41.7% of our Lima children are currently living in single-parent family households. 52.7% of Lima renters spend 30% or more of their household income on rent. For the 52.7% of Lima families who live at or below poverty levels, the expense of taking a family of four to the movies is insurmountable.  We had some of those single mothers come up to us during the movies to say “thank you,” because they could never afford to take the kids to the movies. Working with neighborhood committees, local businesses, and corporate sponsors, Rotary Club of Lima is able to offer movies in local venues and neighborhood parks free of charge! We want our community to have fun things to do and stay in Lima after they graduate from college to work at YOUR Company! This is an opportunity to interact with potential clients, customers, and future employees!
PARTNERSHIP SPONSOR REQUEST– I am reaching out to a select few targeted businesses that will underwrite the 2018 Movie Summer Series so that I can leverage advertisement throughout the year and especially capitalize on the advertisement prior to the end of the school year.  My goal is to make the Rotary Movies in the Park the premier event to attend during the summer months and an event that families anticipate every summer.  Please join me in that effort!
The Lima Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation
We want to start the 2018 Rotary Movies in the Park summer series June through July.  All movies would be shown on Friday nights at dusk.  That’s eight or more movies! We have a weather cancellation policy and we make every attempt to reschedule movies if we have to cancel.
Sponsorship Partners to complete and return to the following or you may request to be billed through Rotary Club of Lima Movies in the Park:
(Make Check or Money order payable to: Rotary Club of Lima)
Rotary Club of Lima
Attn: Movies in the Park Sponsorship Partners
PO Box 1111
Lima, OHIO 45802
              Check Box if you want to be billed and provide the information below:
Business or Organization: _______________________________________________________________
Contact: _____________________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Day Phone: _____________________________  Email: _______________________________________
  1. Golden Globe Sponsor(s) - $10,000 for sole major sponsor or $5,000 for co-sponsor                       
Sponsorship includes:  Company logo on popcorn bags, pre-movie on-screen advertising at all movies.  Recognition of sponsorship on any and all promotions, including TV, radio, all social media, email listings, flyers, and pre-movie spotlight time to directly address the audience as well as live announcement of the featured film. Banners displayed at venues.  You may leverage any promotional tools and giveaways at this sponsor level that promotes your company! TV and Radio recognition on all spots!  This sponsorship level automatically places you on the committee to have a seat at the table for all decisions such as movie locations, movie title suggestions, and recommendations, marketing strategies, policy, and vision of the event.
  1. Blockbuster Sponsor - $3000                      
Sponsorship includes:  Pre-movie on-screen advertising at all movies.  Company logo on all social media, email listings, flyers, and radio announcements. Banners displayed at venues. 
  1. Director Sponsor - $1000
Sponsorship includes pre-movie on-screen advertising at all movies. Company logo will be promoted through social media, email listings, and flyers. 
  1. Champagne Roll - $500
Sponsorship includes pre-movie on-screen advertising at all movies. 
  1. B-Roll - $300 or In-Kind
Sponsorship includes pre-movie on-screen advertising equal to the in-kind donation and/or live announcement of company name.  Promotional items are welcomed to hand out to audience.  
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