Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

22nd Annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Gala

Celebrating 22 Years - April 14, 2018

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The annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Gala was originally established to honor the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball.

Since our first event in 1997, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has awarded over $300,000 to 194 students from southeastern San Diego to help them pursue their dreams of higher education. In addition, the generosity of our inspired patrons has dedicated close to $2,000,000 to program support for kids and families living in San Diego County's most critical community.

Event Details

22nd Annual Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Gala

Saturday, April 14, 2018
6:00-11:00pm
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center - View on Google Maps

 

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Early Arrival Benefit

Join the party by 6:15pm and be rewarded! Get a head-start on the hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres, and enter a special opportunity drawing to win a gourmet basket of champagne, chocolates and other delectable treats!

The Challenge

The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA serves the southeastern San Diego community, an area experiencing an unparalleled growth that is expected to continue trending upwards for the next 10 to 15 years.

Michael Brunker portrait and quote: "It's a war zone down here." However, our service area is challenged by high drop-out rates, unemployment, and poverty. 35 percent of the households in the community we serve earn less than $25K per year, and there are 52 documented gangs in southeastern San Diego, contributing to high violence and crime and significantly increased suicide rates among teens.

Our programs teach character, values, physical skills, and self-esteem, and provide life-saving alternatives to gangs and violence. — Michael Brunker, executive director, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.

With Your Support

  • 10 or more high school seniors will be awarded college scholarships.
  • $86,000 in membership subsidies will be given to more than 1,000 families in need.
  • 2,000 children involved in youth sports will receive nearly $40,000 in program subsidy over four seasons.
  • 800 children will learn to swim at our YMCA and receive an average 60% program subsidy amounting to over $15,000.
  • Over 2,600 children will be able to attend summer day camp on a sliding scale.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Level Donor - $42,000

  • Title donor of the event.
  • Branding on all public relations materials.
  • Full-page color/cover ad in the souvenir program.
  • Special recognition and speaking opportunity at the event.
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA program named in honor of the donor for one year.
  • Donor banner displayed prominently at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for one year.
  • Scholarship naming opportunity.
  • Table for 10 at the gala dinner with premium “dugout” seating.

Diamond Level Donor - $20,000

  • Branding on all public relations materials.
  • Full-page color ad in the souvenir program.
  • Special recognition and speaking opportunity at the event.
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA program named in honor of the donor for one year.
  • Donor banner displayed prominently at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for one year.
  • Scholarship naming opportunity.
  • Table for 10 at the gala dinner with premium “dugout” seating.

Gold Level Donor - $10,000 

  • Half-page ad in the souvenir program.
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA program named in honor of the donor for one year.
  • Scholarship naming opportunity.
  • Donor banner displayed prominently at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for one year.
  • Table for 10 at the gala dinner with premium “dugout” seating.

Silver Level Donor - $5,000 

  • Quarter-page ad in the souvenir program.
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA program named in honor of the donor for one year.
  • Donor banner displayed prominently at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA for one year.
  • Table for 10 at the gala dinner with premium “dugout” seating.

The Number 42

Jerry Coleman"Sixty one years I’ve been in baseball. I’ve played and worked with some of the all-time legends, like Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, and Dave Winfield.

Right near the top of that list was Jackie Robinson, who not only broke records, he shattered the barriers. He not only made a big difference in the game, he forever changed baseball. Jackie led, so that players like Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron could follow.

But Jackie’s contribution shouldn’t be measured on his batting average. It’s much bigger than that. Jackie wanted to make a difference in the lives of at- risk kids - with mentoring programs and scholarships for deserving youth.

Join me as we fight that good fight — to give a better future to our kids. When it comes to our kids, we all have to pitch in."

- Jerry Coleman
"The Other 42" Tribute to Jackie Robinson
Scholarship Gala Founder and Honorary Chair
In Memoriam

 

 

Personal Information

Gala Sponsorship Levels

For Participating Donors

Gala Sponsorship

Seat Purchase

For Individual Seats

Seating

QTY:Seat(s) - $250 Each (Unreserved Seating)

Table Purchase

For a Reserved Table That Includes 10 Seats

Tables

QTY:Table(s) - $2,500 Each (10 Seats per Table)

Sponsorship Table

Sponsor a Table for 10 People (Other Than Yourself)

Table Sponsorship

QTY:Sponsorship Table(s) - $5,000 Each

If purchasing a sponsorship level, table or multiple seats, please provide the names (and email addresses if available) of all attendees.

Open Donation

Unable to Attend but Wish to Contribute

Open Donation

$Other Donation Amount