Be an Event Sponsor for
The Center for Grieving Children
The Center invites you to be a sponsor at our Events. We have different events available throughout
the year including: Golf Tournament, Million Dollar Shoot Out, Marathon Team, Auction, Portland
Pirates Night, Volunteer Appreciation Week and our International Training Institute
Major Event Sponsor Opportunities
13th Annual Auction & Dinner Gala 19th Annual Pet & People Walk
Holiday Inn by The Bay Payson Park, Portland
February 5th, 2010 june 12th, 2010
$15,000 Lead Sponsor: $5,000 - Maine Event Sponsor
• Company name and logo on the invitation, a print ad placed in the Press • Company name and logo in print ad placed in the Press Herald; on the
Herald, the front cover of the Program with a 5”x8” advertisement inside the 1,000 posters and 15,000 brochures distributed throughout
back cover, The “Thank You” Banner at the event, Press releases regarding Cumberland County, and on the official Pet Walk T-shirt
the event • Company name on all Press Releases
• A link to your website, if desired, on our website - www.cgcmaine.org • Your company banner on display
• Two tables of ten (20 tickets) in the VIP section of the ballroom with your • A link to your web site on ours (www.cgcmaine.org)
logo on a placard as the Lead Sponsor of the event, Champagne on table • A reception and tour of The Center for 25-50 of your staff
• Lunch for 20 at The Center for Grieving Children • Option to have promotional company table at Pet and People Walk
$10,000 Raffle Sponsor:
• Company logo on all raffle tickets, name in a print ad placed in the Press $3,000 - Major Sponsor
Herald, 5”x 8” advertisement in the Program, The “Thank You” Banner at • Company name and logo in print ad placed in the Press Herald;
the event, Press releases regarding the event on the 1,000 posters and 15,000 brochures distributed throughout
• A link to your website, if desired, would be featured on our website Cumberland County, and on the official walk T-shirt
• One table of ten (10 tickets) in the VIP section of the ballroom with a • Company name on all Press Releases
placard with you logo as the raffle sponsor of the event, Champagne on table • Your company banner on display
• A representative from your company will draw the winner of the raffle to • Option to have promotional company table at Pet and People Walk
take place at the auction
• Lunch for 15 at The Center for Grieving Children $1,000 - Corporate Sponsor
$5,000 Major Sponsor: • Company name and logo on the 1,000 posters and 15,000 brochures
• Company name on the invitation, the “Thank You” Banner at the event, in distributed throughout Cumberland County, and on the official
press releases regarding the event, a 5”x8” advertisement in the center pages walk T-shirt
of the Program • Your company banner on display
• A link to your website, if desired, would be featured on our website
• One table of ten (10 tickets) in the VIP section of our ballroom with a $500 - Rest Stop Sponsor
placard with your logo as a Major Sponsor of the event, Champagne on table • Your company banner at a “Rest Stop” as a sponsor
• Lunch for 10 at The Center for Grieving Children
$3,500 Corporate Gold Family Sponsor 8th Annual Golf Tournament
(Only 4 Available)
• 5” x 8” advertisement in the Program
dunegrass golf course
• One table of ten (10) tickets with company name september 8th, 2010
• Provides a table of 10 for Center children and families
$1,500 Corporate Silver Sponsor: $10,000 Tournament Sponsor: Includes recognition on general
• 5” x 6” advertisement in the Program mailing as Tournament Sponsor and at our dinner/awards ceremony,
• One table of ten (10) tickets with company name special listing in our program, inclusion at the top of the sponsor banner and
$750: a foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
• 5”x 4” advertisement in the Program $3,000 Dinner Sponsor: Includes corporate logo on tent card on all
• 5 tickets for attendees tables, special listing in our program, inclusion on the sponsor banner and a
$250: 5” x 2” advertisement in the Program foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
$100: 3.5” x 2” advertisement in the Program $3,000 Putting Contest Sponsor: Includes company banner
displayed at putting contest, special listing in our program, inclusion on the
sponsor banner and a foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
$2,500 Cap Sponsor: Includes corporate logo on caps given to all
participants, special listing in our program, inclusion on the sponsor banner
and a foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
$1,500 Lunch Sponsor: Includes corporate label on all box lunches,
special listing in our program, inclusion on the sponsor banner and a
foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
$1,500 Cart Sponsor: Includes signage on golf carts, special listing
in our program, inclusion on the sponsor banner and a foursome with cart,
lunch and dinner.
$1,500 Shirt Sponsor: Includes company logo on shirts given to
winning teams, special listing in our program, inclusion on the sponsor
banner and a foursome with cart, lunch and dinner.
555 Forest Avenue $1,000 Corporate Sponsor: Includes everything for the foursome,
a sponsor sign with company name displayed on a tee and a green, as well
Portland, ME 04101 as being listed in the program and on our sponsor banner on display at the
$500 Foursome: Includes green fees, carts, box lunches and dinner.
Questions: Call The Center at (207) 775-5216 $250 Hole/Tee Sponsor: Includes a sponsor sign with company
name on one hole.
New Event Sponsor
The Center is excited to announce the following new Sponsor Opportunities. Join us as the
Lead Sponsor for any of the following events. A great marketing opportunity!
April 4th: Center Family Night at the Portland Pirates - We are looking for sponsors to
underwrite the Portland Pirates Center for Grieving Children Night - Help send a family for a great
night out. The sponsorship level is $1,500. Marketing includes: ads in paper, front page of our
website, and email marketing.
Spring, 2010: Million Dollar Golf Shoot Out. Join us as our finalists have a chance to make a
hole in one and win $1,000,000. This event will take place over 2 days - contestants will purchase a
change to qualify for the finals. Lead Sponsor: $10,000. Marketing includes: ads in paper, front page
of our website, radio ads, a brochure and email marketing.
Spring, 2010: International Training Institute - Speaker Series: Allow us to have a guest
speaker for our International Training Institute which takes place each Spring. Lead Sponsor: $5,000.
Marketing includes: brochures distributed to local schools, hospitals, medical offices and counselors.
Also, email marketing and ads in paper.
October 3rd, 2010: Marathon Team - Join us as our CGC team trains and fund raises for the
19th Annual Maine Marathon. Last year over 50 runners completed a 16 week training program
to prepare for the Maine Marathon. Marketing includes a mailing to all runners from the Maine
Marathon, brochures distributed to local sports shops, ads in paper, and your logo on our runners
shirts in the Marathon. Lead Sponsor: $10,000.
April 18th-24th: Volunteer Appreciation Week - We are looking for sponsors for each day
of our Volunteer Appreciation Week. Each day we will be honoring our volunteers with dinner,
massages, special guest presenters and a gift. Every year our volunteers contribute more than 20,000
hours of volunteer service. The sponsorship level is $1,000 per night.
Please call The Center (207) 775-5216 or email email@example.com for more
information about our sponsor opportunities.
The Haug Family (Norma, the mom, Gunter, 9, and twins Natalie and
Grace, 6 1/2) started coming to The Center in 2006. Norma’s husband Paul
died in October 2005. Here is their story:
For Norma, the first time the family came to The Center it seemed “just
another thing I had to do at the time. Even the title is hard. You don’t
want to see your kids as grieving children, but that’s what they are.”
But “as time went on, the space, the people …I could just relax. You’re
amongst people that know. There are no pretenses. You share intimate
details – pretty horrific stuff – and there is a sense of safety and healing
“The Center has made a huge difference in our family. We’re really
just beginning to reap those benefits now. People comment how we’re
different – lighter. It just helped us get through the process. Grief is a
lot of work – physically, emotionally, mentally – and on top of that, you
have to do your life. It’s very difficult.”
Natalie, Gunter and Grace “It’s sort of like an extended family here for all of us. You just hang
out and share and hug and connect. We’ve come a long way. We really
The Center for Grieving Children’s mission is to have.”
provide loving support to grieving children, teens,
families, and the community through peer support, Norma’s kids loved The Center right away. Gunter, 9, shares that
“Ever since I have been coming to The Center, I thought that this place
outreach, and education. We honor and encourage
has stopped me about thinking bad things about my dad and that he’s
the safe expression of grief and loss. dead. And about my grandparents and my cats that are dead. I thought
at first everyone would be very mean. Everyone turned out to be very
We provide a loving community to foster the nice. I really like coming here and I hope I keep coming until I’m in the
discovery and development of each child’s own ‘big group’”.
resiliency and emotional well-being.
Natalie, 6 ½, commented: “The stuff that really helps me is that there’s
Bereavement Peer Support a pile of animals in our class and you just jump in it and if you’re sad or
mad, it just pops away. Or, in the Volcano Room you get some punching
Weekly peer support groups for children, ages gloves and if you’re sad or mad, it just pops away.”
3-18, their parents or primary caregivers, and
young adults ages 19-30, who have experienced And Grace, also 6 ½, told us: “The Center has made me feel better since
the death of a family member or friend. We also the last time I came here. When I come here, it takes away some of the
offer support groups for bereaved parents and sadness.”
for young widows and widowers and others
who have lost a partner to death.
Tender Living Care
Weekly peer support groups for children, their
ill parent, their care giving parent, young adults,
ages 19-30, who are experiencing serious illness
in their family, from the point of diagnosis.
A program in collaboration with local schools
to provide refugee and immigrant children who 555 Forest Avenue
have relocated to Portland a place to process their P.O. Box 1438
grief and traumatic loss. Portland ME 04104
Community Outreach & Education www.cgcmaine.org
Education, crisis response, and training
for schools, agencies, workplaces, and the
community on how to support children and
teens experiencing loss.