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2019 FUNDRAISER BANQUET
Killeen Civic and Conference Center
TUESDAY, April 2nd
Benjamin Watson was selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He earned a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season and went on to play in a second Super Bowl in the 2007 season against the New York Giants. Watson is also a two-time finalist for the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which is given to an NFL player to honor his charity and volunteer work. He is a devout Christian who is not afraid to speak publicly about his faith or his pro-life views about abortion and Planned Parenthood. In the past he has spoken at events like March for Life and Evangelicals for Life.
Benjamin has played in NFL with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and currently with the New Orleans Saints. He is a devoted Christian husband and a father to 5 children…with two on the way!! Benjamin has a passion for faith, family, football…and giving back. He has written a book on racial reconciliation, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race, and recently on fatherhood, A New Dad’s Playbook. We are very excited to have him come share his heart with us this Spring.
CUJRRENTLY RECRUITING UNDERWRITERS FOR THIS EVENT:
Joseph and Trichelle Newman
James and Linda Carroll
Tim and Beth Mixon
Jack Youngblood Family
Temple Bible Church
Cove Church of the Nazarene
WHY DO WE NEED UNDERWITERS: We hope to keep event costs under $40,000 this year. But if we have a full crowd of 1,000 people that may increase it a bit. As you know, having the event paid for by underwriters prior to the event means that 100% of donations made that night and through table sponsorships go directly to ministry work. This motivates more people to give knowing that their entire gift will go to ministry needs. We would be honored if you would consider underwriting again this year.
Underwriter Levels Are:
Guardian: $5,000+- *Due to limitation made on # VIP reception guests, the Underwriter couple will receive up to 10 tickets to the VIP reception with Benjamin Watson, and will receive a front, center table, and choice of 1 or 2 tables of 10.
Advocate: $2,500 - *Due to limitation made on # VIP reception guests, the Underwriter couple will receive up to 6 tickets to the VIP reception with Benjamin Watson. Choice of 1 or 2 tables of 10.
Defender: $1,000 – *Due to limitation made on #VIP reception guests, the Underwriter couple will receive up to 2 tickets to the VIP reception with Benjamin Watson. Choice of 1 or 2 tables of 10.
*Unfortunately, we are limited to no more than 50 people at the VIP reception this year. So reserve your tickets as soon as possible.
** Underwriters will receive a copy of one of Benjamin’s books. No autographs will be given at this VIP reception.
Underwriters may request one or two tables again this year with 10 guests/table. Just let me know how many you need, and we will get those reserved. Also, your name will be in our invitations, event program and possibly other communication pieces that goes out after the event, if you don’t object. (I know you don’t really care about having your names published. But sometimes folks who are not familiar with our ministry are encouraged to see the support of friends that they know and trust.)
- If we could know a decision regarding underwriting by Friday, January 31st, at the latest, that would be really helpful. We need to know this information so we will know that we have our banquet expenses covered and so we can include your names in our invitations which will go out by early to mid-February.
- It would be helpful for us to receive your financial underwriter $$ donation by no later than mid-February.
To make a contribution, contact Kathy at 254-501-4181 or email@example.com during regular business hours. You may also donate on our donation page on our website. www.hopepc.com Donations may be made online at https://connect.egiving.com/where-most-needed114/hope-pregnancy-centers-inc