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HOSTED BY

STAN PEARON II
STAN PEARON IISPEAKER+AUTHOR+COMEDIAN
MALIKA SHAH + LINH TRUONG
MALIKA SHAH + LINH TRUONGREADERS AT THE CITY HEIGHTS STORYTENT

82% of low-income children can’t read proficiently by the 4th grade. Let’s change that.

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.

Celebrating

Literacy

Heroes

Congrats to the 2017 Red Balloon Award Finalists

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

Ted Adams

Isabelle Tuitau

Prince Daniels Jr.

Valerie Hardie

Rachel Corell

Matt De La Pena

Robert Sabuda

Robyn Nosari

Beth Kirkpatrick

Thu Nguyen

Winners of Past Red Balloon Awards

IDW PUBLISHING

WAYPOINT PUBLIC

LAS PATRONAS

KEVIN EASTMAN

DON & JO SODERQUIST

What is a Literacy Hero?

A literacy hero does one or more of the following:

Helps make reading more visible in their community.

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

Reduces barriers that would prevent people from becoming confident readers.

Supports existing literacy programs in sustainable, meaningful ways.

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

Volunteer at the Event

Sign up to Volunteer

 Where Your Donations Go 

“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.