....vendors. Anyone here spend some serious money on their car? hmmm? Well, wouldnt it be nice if those places we use could help us out now? We already have some sponsors for ROE. (See ROE threads in this section). Leatherique, Sodacoms and Technik 1 all immediately stepped up to help out! There are still some potential sponsors I am waiting to hear from. I am asking if anyone has contacts at any of the following potential sponsors. If so, would you be comfortable either contacting them or allowing me to use your name when contacting them? Works a lot better than cold calling (which, not being a professional fund raiser or organizer, I hate). Here is the list of who needs to be approached (unless someone has more to add) and the solicitation letter we would send or have sent. Thanks Sam Potential Sponsors: Wide World of Cars Ferrari Of LI Classic Coach Car Store Race Deck Ferrari Stuff Hill Engineering Ferrari UK FX Performance Nicks Forza Norwood Verdi Valance Anyone else??? As little as $100. gets them on the ROE t-shirt and lots of good will. They can also provide ads or literature for distribution. Seems like a great opportunity for them (but what do I know). March 10, 2004 Dear F Chat Sponsor: I am following up on the April 24th, 2004 gathering of automobile enthusiast from the New York and New Jersey area for an all day trip to share their enthusiasm and appreciation for cars. At the same time, they will be benefiting those who help others. The gathering is called the Spring ROE (Run Out East) and is planned via FerrariChat.com's New York Tri-State Region. The venue is Long Islands beautiful East End. As I was thinking about our event, it occurred to me that each of us is really very fortunate. Every day I go to work at an urban hospital in New Jersey where 40% of our patients receive charity care to pay for necessary medical procedures. The difference is striking! SO I decided to ask if you wanted to help Trinitas Hospital. My Hospitals Foundation is holding an event on May 13th and there are ad journal and raffle ticket support opportunities. Would you like to help? The ad journal comes out after the event so that pictures of the guests are included. People actually keep the journal that way and it gets into the hands of doctors and donors to the hospital. We expect to mail out 2,000 journals. We also have 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets cost $20 and only 2500 tickets were printed. There will be 5 CASH prizes awarded. If all tickets are sold, the top prize is $10,000, the next two are $5,000 each and the last two are $2,500 each. Better odds than the lottery and you get to help a Hospital at the same time! Who can resist this deal? Further, In exchange for a donation of $100.00 or more, we'll include your logo and phone/web information on a t-shirt that we will be distributing to all of our participants as a part of the event. Well also be sure to send one to you. Interested? Ive attached a support sheet and a return envelope in case you want to help. Thanks in advance for anything you do. Please note that this is not an official request from Ferrari chat, merely one of its participants. Thank you so much for your consideration. Sincerely, Sam Germana Enclosures PS: You can use the attached form for a contribution, but if you do I ask you e-mail to let me know and send me your logo for the t shirt. Ive already gotten some f chat sponsor participation, but there is room for more. Thanks! ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORM Trinitas Health Foundation Gala Thursday, May 13, 2004 Gala Sponsorship Sponsorships (all sponsorships include listing in program at event & ad journal) ___Event Sponsor-Gold Page & 20 tickets $15,000 ___Dinner Sponsor-Gold Page & 10 tickets $10,000 ___Cocktail Reception Sponsor-Silver Page & 8 tickets $ 7,500 ___Award Sponsor-Full Page & 6 tickets $ 5,000 ___Underwriter-1/2 Page & 4 tickets $ 2,500 ___Patron-1/4 Page & 2 tickets $ 1,500 ___Donor-Donor Listing & 2 tickets $ 1,000 Tickets I wish to purchase __________tickets @$350 each. Contribution I cannot attend. Enclosed is a contribution of $_________. Ad Journal __Inside/Back or Front Cover $3,000 (7½w x 10h) __Gold Page $2,000 (7½w x 10h) __Silver Page $1,500 (7½w x 10h) __Full Page $1,000 (7½w x 10h) __Half-Page $ 500 (3 ½w x 9½h) __Quarter-Page $ 250 (3½w x 4 3/4h) __One-line donor listing $ 100 Raffle Ticket Order Form Please send me # ____________ ticket (s) $20.00 I dont have to be present to win. Name __________________________________________________________________________ Company name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________________________________________ Enclosed is a check for $_________________. Bill my: ( ) Visa ( ) Master Card Card Number Exp. Date: Signature: Please make checks payable to Trinitas Health Foundation Tax ID # 22-2353773 Mail to: Trinitas Health Foundation, P.O. Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-0259. Fax to: (908) 994-8292. For more information, please call (908) 994-8249.