There are lots of ways to get involved with the Girls on the Run program, and one important way is to become a sponsor of our program and/or events. If you'd like to receive a proposal about how your organization or company can become a sponsor, feel free to download our Sponsor Information Packet, and please call Mary at 788-7864 or or via our contact us form. If you're ready to become a sponsor, let us know via our commitment form.
Our Sponsorship Philosophy & Opportunities
Our commitment to you, the sponsor, is to host professional, high-quality events and youth programs to which your company can be associated with. Through these events and programs we strive to cultivate community spirit as well as generate interest, awareness and increased exposure for your products and services. Your sponsorship sends a powerful message of support for healthy living for the youth and families of our community. Sponsorship opportunities can include one or more of the following distinct areas of the entire Girls on the Run® program: Fall & Spring program, Girls on the Run Community 5k & Healthy Living Expo, and Lunafest Film Festival. Details about each of these areas and their associated benefits in our Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits sheet that we can send to you.
Where Does Your Money Go?
Sponsorship monies go to support our Girls on the Run® program in the Wood River Valley in the following ways:
- Scholarships - Girls on the Run® is offered to all girls regardless of their ability to pay. On average 50% of our fees are covered by scholarship in 2012. Your sponsorship helps us offer the funds necessary to insure all girls are able to participate.
- Curriculum - Girls on the Run® uses organized, well-researched curriculum that is nationally proven. Your sponsorship helps to supply and maintain the materials necessary to implement each of the 20 lessons in this curriculum.
- Overhead – Although Girls on the Run® is primarily volunteer-based, we have necessary overhead costs to keep our program running. These costs include t-shirts for each participant, liability insurance, licensing fees, individual site expenses, supplies and administration. Your sponsorship helps to ensure these expenses can be met to keep our program running efficiently.
Girls on the Run® of the Wood River Valley is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Your contributions are fully tax deductible. To learn more about this exciting and effective program giving girls the opportunity to laugh, run, and learn to address the issues girls face everyday, please contact Mary Fauth, Executive Director, at 788-7863, or via our contact us form.