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Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
Solving Poverty World Tour
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  • 1. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated “ Life’s most persistent and nagging question is: What are You doing for others?” Your Response will be, “ I Am Making A Difference in the Lives of Our Youth!” 100 Black Men of America
  • 2. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • “ The social compact between citizen and government has been badly torn. As citizens, we have various responsibilities (e.g., vote, pay taxes, sit on juries, and serve our country); at the same time, the government has responsibilities, and one of them is to respond effectively when its citizens are in crises”.
    • Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton, Ph.D
    • San Jose State University
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 3. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Dear Promoter/Sponsor:
    • My name is Kylen Barron – As a single parent to two young African American adult men, having this tour has become a must do. To do whatever we can to economically strengthen our communities by utilizing our youth to make that difference. We choose to utilize the arts to make that difference. Together with my two sons, we created a record label that stands for “family, unity, love and honor” We are AMarriage Entertainment. Below is why we care.
    • November 1986 my oldest son’s father was murdered in the streets of Philadelphia. Growing up without a man in his life was tough, yet he overcame many negative obstacles placed in his way. Today, he is the CEO of his own label.
    • December 1990, my youngest son’s grandmother was murdered two days before Christmas on the streets of Philadelphia in addition to her murder, her assailant took the lives of three other people that same day. Today, he helps his brother keep our label on top.
    • Today, many families are faced with similar crises and families being torn apart behind violence & poverty. We need your help to help us help someone else.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 4. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Objective:
    • AMarriage Entertainment has implemented a program currently in place called “WeC.A.R.E” this stands for “Children Are Reaching Everyday”. In addition, AMarriage Entertainment has created a movement “Hip Hop Celebrates Non-Violence” were we have partnered with various non-profit organizations, colleges and universities such as Solving Poverty, “Men of Color” University of Penn, San Jose State University, Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (GCCWP), Hip Hop Congress, Hip Hop Caucus and various other grass roots organizations to bring awareness that hip hop can be non-violent and positive. This will allow us to hold summits regarding poverty; non-violence & hip hop. Showing our youth there is another way. To learn more about the WeC.A.R.E program and how it works or for contributions, please visit www.amarriageentllc.com/wecare.html
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 5. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Objective Cont:
    • By taking this monumental event “Solving Poverty” Tour to the many communities in need, this tour will bring together many powerful people in an effort to making a difference in many of our communities now.
    • At the same time, this will give each performing artist's) on this tour a chance to give back. Through this opportunity, our performing artists will help bring awareness to the violence plaguing our city streets, taking the lives of our youth and at the same time, addressing the issue on poverty by organizing summits as well as mentoring/leadership programs in many of these communities bringing families back together as one.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 6. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The following document is a Proposal for the “Solving Poverty” tour to begin in September 2008 and ending March 2009
    • We want to thank you for taking the time to review/consider our proposed campaign. Included you will find complete information about the Solving Poverty”™ Tour.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 7. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • This tour was developed as a fund raising effort to help battle the rise in violent crimes & poverty. Funds raised from this tour will be split donations up to 50% between various non-profit organizations involved in the arts, solving poverty and various youth mentoring programs such as:
    • Theatre For A New Generation (TFANG Org);
    • Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (GCCWP)
    • WeC.A.R.E “Children Are Reaching Everyday”
    • Solving Poverty
    • 100 Black Men of America & more
    • This tour wants to be able to continue to fund programs like these that will enable and encourage our youth to put down their weapons and become positive role models in their communities and to their peers by getting involved and making a difference by joining up with organizations such as the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project to help battle poverty and crime, while building housing for low income families nationwide and in the much needed Gulf Coast Region, creating more youth mentoring/leadership programs such as 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 8. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Why WeC.A.R.E?
    • Because 22% of all U.S. Children are currently living in poverty as this number continues to grow daily which also promotes a higher high school drop out rate. 
    • There are approximately 42 million Americans living in poverty today and growing daily. 
    • There are approximately 757,000 homeless, hungry families with children in America on any given night housed in shelters or on the streets. 
    • Why WeC.A.R.E?
    • Because locally Philadelphia and Camden still have some of the nation’s highest poverty rates. Last year, 25.1% of Philadelphians lived in poverty.
    • Philadelphia is the 9th worst among cities with populations of 250,000 or more. Philadelphia continues to have one of the highest poverty rates among the nation’s 10 largest cities.
  • 9. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Sponsoring a tour of this kind
    • Sponsoring is a cost-effective way to enhance your company’s recognition and help strengthen your relationships with many communities and youth. Sponsorship benefits vary and will be discussed and finalized in cooperation with each individual Sponsor
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 10. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Tour/Opportunities:
    • The “Solving Poverty”™ Tour Group is giving opportunities for businesses to sponsor this meaningful tour. We know that this is a great opportunity for you to get your business known throughout the country regarding this positive cause. We will be in various cities throughout the east coast and hopefully across the country promoting this cause utilizing various performance platforms i.e; stage; summits; conferences etc., along with some of the countries most affluent artist's)/performers.
    • Your company will have an opportunity to get promotional radio/television drops in each city that we perform in. We will also announce your company’s name at each show live depending on your level of sponsorship.
    • This concert series will also have television coverage in many of the cities that this tour will perform in.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 11. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Tour/Opportunities-continued:
    • We believe an opportunity like this is priceless for both sponsors and artists alike. This will be the first tour of its kind to initiate in Philadelphia to go national and possibly international, delivering a powerful message to “Help Solve Poverty and Stop the Violence”!
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 12. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Tour/Opportunities –cont.:
    • This tour will also help to promote Philadelphia in a positive light around the world as a place were people can find positive and talented artist’s in many of our youth.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 13. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Sponsored Opportunities & Community Benefits:
    • We have a designated street team in place ready to go into various community precincts during the entire course of this tour, replacing 20 or more concert tickets & tour merchandise giveaways for guns.
    • We will offer two tickets per person and a compilation CD for each gun turned in, no questions asked.
    • These tickets will feature high profile hip hop, R&B, gospel, spoken word artists & comedians in addition to various unsigned rising artists (artist’s lineup/performance will differ from city to city).
    • Each artist's) performing on this tour, all have one collaborative conscious goal in mind. To help stop the violence and solve the painfully growing daily stats of families overcome by poverty and violence.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 14. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Sponsors/Artists & Community Benefits cont.:
    • Below are additional benefits listed that will be provided by this project:
    • Increased awareness for communities to become involved with stopping the violence & helping their communities solve poverty;
    • Donations going back into the communities and towards various non-profit organizations to help fight poverty & crime;
    • Artist's)/sponsorship merchandise circulation for fundraising efforts;
    • More tour dates added to the list, garnishing additional sponsor/tour recognition;
    • Possible radio rotation for all artist's) that will help promote “Solving Poverty and Stopping the Violence”
    • The completion of this tour will increase the demand for an end to poverty & violence worldwide by getting the masses involved.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 15. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Tour/Sponsored Opportunities:
    • With sponsored backing, portions of the proceeds will go towards public service announcements (PSA.s) to build awareness for more leadership programs and recruiting more mentors for our youth within these programs.
    • With sponsored backing, we will have available two conscious positive compilation CD’s of artist's featuring various signed and unsigned artist's. The second CD will feature spoken word artist’s only. There will be selected artist's that will be featured to do (2) singles each for these CD projects.
    • A total of 10 artist/20 songs.
    • A total of 5 spoken word artist for the second compilation CD project
    • Each CD will sell for $15.00 each. Funds generated from each sale will be utilized as a fundraising effort towards promotion and community involvement.
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 16. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Tour/Sponsored Opportunities –cont.
    • Sponsors can receive exclusive benefits including the opportunity to speak, exhibit, promote, publicize and most of all network with the community, artists, promoters, managers and record label executives at this event
    • Most of all, your involvement is tax deductible .
    • “ Education is the Key to Solving Poverty, Combating Violence & Saving our Future.
    • Without this key, there are no winners”
    • AMarriage Entertainment, LLC
  • 17. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Tour Demographics
    • AMarriage Entertainment’s hip hop and R&B artist’s alone has the capability of bringing in 700 plus fans at each of our performance venues
    • The targeted demographics for this tour are inner city youth 15-34- African American; Hispanic & Caucasian
    • This tour will travel the East Coast/Gulf Coast Region; HBCU Colleges & Universities; NAACP conferences etc. where 3500 plus is expected in attendance
    • Since we have partnered with Hip Hop Congress; Hip Hop Caucus; Gulf Coast Civic Works Project; Men of Color, as we continue to add partners, we will have 3500 plus attendees expected at each venue in every city.
  • 18. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • The Current Tour Cities:
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts
    • New York City, New York
    • Trenton, New Jersey
    • Wilmington, Delaware
    • Baltimore, Maryland
    • Washington, DC
    • Richmond, Virginia
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Orlando, Florida
    • New Orleans, LA
    • With the popularity of a tour of this kind, we will be picking up additional show dates as we go along which will include taking this tour international
    • www.amarriageentllc.com
    • www.solvingpoverty.com
    • www.myspace.com/phillyhiphopcongress
  • 19. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Features:
    • The services we will provide to these cities in this project will require funding for all features below.
    • Road Manager
    • Marketing/Promotion
    • Public Relations/Publicist
    • Executive Assistant (2)
    • Wardrobe
    • Transportation to/from each event
    • Artists scheduled/two unsigned (2) hip-hop acts, two unsigned (2) R&B, two (2) signed hip hop artist, two (2) signed R&B artist and two (2) unsigned gospel artists to close per show
    • Show setup/breakdown (maintenance staff)
    • Video/DVD production
    • DJ/Equipment
    • Show hosting
    • Rider Sponsorship –per event, i.e., (dressing rooms; beverages; snacks, finger-foods, etc).
    • Misc. Funding
  • 20. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Sponsorship Benefits:
    • Sponsors will be spotlighted as companies/organizations helping to make a lasting impact in our communities empowering our youth globally! Every sponsor will be in the forefront of our movement. See sponsorship levels below
    • Diamond Sponsorship
    • $10,000
    • 1. Logo on our Website w/link
    • 2. Company profile/description on our website
    • 3. Recognition in all broadcast emails & press releases
    • 4. Marketing & Promotion through television, radio & internet
    • 5. Logo placement on all flyers, posters, postcards
    • 6. 10 VIP passes to 10 shows of sponsors choice
    • 7. Sponsorship of 10 shows
    • Platinum Sponsorship
    • $5,000
    • 1. Logo on our website w/link
    • 2. Recognition in all broadcast Emails
    • 3. Marketing & Promotion through television & radio
    • 4. Sponsorship of 6 shows
    • 5. 6 VIP passes to 6 shows of sponsors choice
    • 6. Logo placement on all flyers, postcards, posters
  • 21. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • Sponsorship Benefits cont:
    • Gold Package
    • $2,500
    • 1. Logo on our website w/link
    • 2. Recognition on all broadcast emails
    • 3. Logo placement on flyers, posters, postcards
    • 4. 4 VIP passes to sponsors show of choice
    • Silver Package
    • $1,000
    • 1. Logo on our website w/link
    • 2. Logo placement on flyers, postcards, posters
    • 3. 2 VIP passes to sponsors show of choice
    • www.amarriageentllc.com
    • www.solvingpoverty.com
    • www.myspace.com/phillyhiphopcongress
  • 22. Solving Poverty World Premier Tour 2008
    • We are asking for $2.5 million to complete this tour from start to finish beginning September, 2008 and ending March, 2009. Should this tour pick up internationally, the remaining funds will go towards international travel and various artist's) expenses
    • If not, this tour will then pick up additional cities in the U.S. and extend our completion date through June 2009
    • Corporate Sponsorship Contract/Agreement form can be found on website @ www.amarriageentllc.com/thetour.html
    • Budget Sheet Available Upon Request
    • www.amarriageentllc.com
    • www.solvingpoverty.com
    • www.myspace.com/phillyhiphopcongress

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