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Save the Date

August 12

Hyatt La Jolla 

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About the Red Balloon Awards

The Red Balloon Awards is an inspirational dinner and awards gala that honors literacy heroes in the community while raising funds for Traveling Stories.

Traveling Stories is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps kids fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

Get tickets:

Nominate

a Literacy

Hero

Nominate a literacy hero by filling out the form below

What is a Literacy Hero?

A literacy hero does one or more of the following:

  1. Helps make reading more visible in their community.

  2. Creates books & other reading material that captivate readers and inspire a love for reading.

  3. Reduces barriers that would prevent people from becoming confident readers.

  4. Supports existing literacy programs in sustainable, meaningful ways.

  5. Promotes reading on a large scale.

 Sponsor the Event

$10,000 — PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • One exclusive presenting sponsor table for 8 – center front
  • Valet parking for 4 vehicles
  • Premium champagne served at table
  • Remarks from the podium during Awards program
  • Introduction by emcee during Awards program
  • Significant branding leading up to the event including company name in press release, and company logo on website and all event marketing materials
  • Full page ad with premium placement in program book
  • Logo on “step and repeat” banner/backdrop located at prime location where photos will be taken

$8,500 – COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSOR

  • One exclusive sponsor table for 8 – priority seating
  • 4 general (self-parking) passes
  • Prominent signage in Grand Foyer for cocktail hour from 6-7pm
  • Create & name your own signature cocktail
  • Logo on “step and repeat” banner/backdrop located at prime location where photos will be taken
  • Full-page ad in program book

$6,500 – AWARDS SHOW SPONSOR

  • Table for 8 – priority seating
  • 4 general (self-parking) passes
  • Logo featured in Awards Show promo video to introduce the award winners
  • Awards Show Sponsor listing in program book
  • Logo on “step and repeat” banner/backdrop located at prime location where photos will be taken
  • Full-page ad in program book

$5,000 — PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • Table for 8 – priority seating
  • 4 general parking passes
  • Introduction by emcee during Awards program
  • Platinum sponsor listing in program book
  • Full-page ad in program book

$3,750 — FOOD STATION SPONSORS (Max 3)

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Signage at sponsored food station
  • Sponsor listing in program book

$1,500 – GOLD SPONSOR

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Sponsor listing in program book

PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES  

Deadline: July 1, 2017

$750 = Full Page

$500 = ½ Page

$200 = ¼ Page

Contact Us

Please contact Traveling Stories by email or phone at info@travelingstories.org or 619.919.5115  to learn more or secure a sponsorship level!

2017 Sponsors

 Where the Money Goes 

“Thanks to you all. God bless you. Thank you for this program!” – Rita Jameel Jalo, Mother at the El Cajon StoryTent

Traveling Stories in the Community

Helping 6,400 kids become
better readers every year.

Teaching kids basic
financial literacy skills.

Promoting strong family
reading habits at home.