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  • Athlete Ally Action Awards

    Fall$2015$

  • 2015 Athlete Ally Action Awards

    The$second$annual$Athlete$Ally$Ac5on$Awards$will$celebrate$the$pioneering$ac5ons$by$individuals$and$ organiza5ons$in$2015$that$helped$create$LGBT$inclusive$athle5c$environments$and$eliminate$an5BLGBT$

    prejudice.$$$ $

    The$evening$of$cocktails)and)stadium)snacks)will$feature$athlete)and)celebrity)honorees)and$ par5cipants,$a$luxury)silent)auc4on,$and$the$opportunity$to$network$with$individual)and)corporate)

    philanthropic)leaders$from$the$sports$and$business$communi5es.$ $

    Event$coBchairs:$Francis$Boller,$Andrew$Sendall,$Rob$Smith,$Mark$Stephanz$&$Hon.$Chris5ne$C.$Quinn,$$ Date:)Fall)TBD)

    $ Past$sponsors$include:$

    $

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Champion)Sponsor:)$100,000)

    )

    MVP)Sponsor:)$50,000)

    )

    Captain)Sponsor:)$25,000)

    )

    Rookie)Sponsor:)$10,000)

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    $100,000)Champion)Sponsor$$ •  20$5ckets$plus$20$VIP$access$$ •  Branding$recogni5on$(Athlete$Ally$Ac5on$Awards$Presented$By$Brand)$$ •  Category$exclusivity$$ •  Logo$on$event$webpage,$invita5on,$program$book$$ •  Logo$on$step$and$repeat$$ •  Lis5ng$in$press$release$$ •  FullBpage$cover$ad$in$program$book$$ •  Opportunity$to$showcase$product$in$silent$auc5on$$$ •  One$customized$Allyship$and$Leadership$presenta5on$for$employees,$clients,$and$

    stakeholders$$ •  Recogni5on$from$the$stage$$ •  Framed$poster$signed$by$honorees$$ •  Opportunity$for$program$inclusion$for$Senior$Execu5ve$$ •  Public$recogni5on$from$Professional$Athlete$Ambassador$via$social$media$$ •  Opportunity$to$host$highBprofile$event$kickBoff$recep5on$$

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    $50,000)MVP)Sponsor$$ •  15$5ckets$plus$15$VIP$access$$ •  Logo$on$event$webpage,$invita5on,$program$book$$ •  Logo$on$step$and$repeat$$ •  Lis5ng$in$press$release$$ •  FullBpage$ad$in$program$book$$ •  Opportunity$to$showcase$product$in$silent$auc5on$$$ •  One$customized$Allyship$and$Leadership$presenta5on$for$

    employees,$clients,$and$stakeholders$$ •  Recogni5on$from$the$stage$$ •  Framed$poster$signed$by$honorees$$ •  Opportunity$for$program$inclusion$for$Senior$Execu5ve$$ •  Public$recogni5on$from$Professional$Athlete$Ambassador$via$social$media$$

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    $25,000)Captain)Sponsor$$ •  Ten$5ckets$plus$ten$VIP$access$$ •  Lis5ng$in$press$release$$ •  Logo$on$event$webpage,$invita5on,$program$book$$ •  Logo$on$step$and$repeat$$ •  1/2$page$ad$in$program$book$$ •  Opportunity$to$showcase$product$in$silent$auc5on$$$ •  One$customized$Allyship$and$Leadership$presenta5on$for$employees,$clients,$and$

    stakeholders$$ •  Recogni5on$from$the$stage$$

    $10,000)Rookie)Sponsor$$ •  Ten$5ckets$plus$four$VIP$access$$$ •  Lis5ng$on$event$webpage,$invita5on,$program$book,$press$release$$ •  1/2$page$ad$in$program$book$$ •  Opportunity$to$showcase$product$in$silent$auc5on$$$

  • Ticket Packages

    $1,000)CoHChair)Ticket)

    •  Lis5ng$on$event$invita5on$and$printed$materials$ •  Access$for$two$to$VIP$preBrecep5on$and$event$ $ $500)Host)CommiJee)Ticket)

    •  Lis5ng$on$event$invita5on$and$printed$materials$ •  Access$to$VIP$preBrecep5on$and$event$ )

    $300)VIP)Ticket)

    •  Access$to$VIP$preBrecep5on$and$event$ $ $200)Individual)Ticket)

    •  Access$to$event$ $

  • 2014 Athlete Ally Action Awards

    Founder$and$CEO$Hudson$Taylor$with$ Honoree$James$Blake$

    Lindsey$Berra$of$the$Yogi$Berra$Museum$ and$MSNBC’s$Thomas$Roberts$

    Honorees$Mar5na$Navra5lova$ and$Jason$Collins$

    $

    Board$Member$Laura$Clise$ $

    Hudson$Taylor$with$the$evening’s$presenters$and$honorees$ $

    $ Board$Member$Sean$Avery$

    $

    $ More$than$250$guests$enjoyed$cocktails,$hors$d’oeuvres,$and$a$silent$

    auc5on$to$benefit$Athlete$Ally$ $

  • About Athlete Ally

    Athlete$Ally's$mission$is$to)educate)and)ac4vate)athle4c)communi4es)to)eliminate) homophobia)and)transphobia)in)sports)and)to)exercise)their)leadership)to)champion)

    LGBT)equality.$In$2014,$we$saw$more$athletes$come$out,$allies$speak$out$and$sports$ organiza5ons$take$a$stand$for$LGBT$equality$than$ever$before.$ $ Recent$and$current$examples$of$our$work$include:$ •  A$landmark$partnership$with$the$Gill$Founda5on$to$bring$allyship$trainings)to)five)

    states)that)currently)lack)statewide)LGBT)employment)protec4ons.$$$ •  A$formal$partnership$with$Major)League)Baseball,$to$provide$team)trainings)and$

    develop)resources)to$be$shared$across$the$League$that$address$the$importance)of) tolerance)in)sports.)

    •  Partnerships$with$the$NBA$and$the$WNBA.$ •  CoBauthored$with$Dr.$Pat$Griffin$the$NCAA’s)first)ever)policy)and)resource)guide)

    on)LGBT)issues$for$all$coaches,$athletes$and$administrators.$ •  Provide$support$to$our$20,000+)members)who$engage$in$a$range$of$campaigns$for$

    inclusion$in$sports,$including$the$Athlete$Ally$Pledge.$

  • Our Supporters "Now$that$Jason$Collins$has$ come$out,$he$is$the$ proverbial$"gameBchanger."$ One)of)the)last)bas4ons)of)

    homophobia)has)been)

    challenged.$How$many$ LGBT$kids,$once$closeted,$ are$now$more$likely$to$ pursue$a$team$sport$and$ won't$be$scared$away$by$a$ straight$culture?”$–$ Mar4na)Navratrilova,$WTA$

    "Respect$the$game,$ respect$others$–$that's$ what$I$always$learned$in$ sports.$Whatever$ background$or$whatever$ you$are,$it$doesn't$maier.$ Treat)everyone)the)same,)

    that's)how)it)should)be.”$ –$Yogi)Berra,$ThreeB5me$ MLB$MVP$

    “I$am$extremely$honored$to$ promote$inclusion$of$LGBT$people$ in$sports,$because$I$believe$it$is$ essen5al$that$the$NFL$has$a$ respeckul$culture.$$When)a) football)player,)at)any)age,)has)

    an)opportunity)to)lead,)he)

    should)also)do)so)with)respect)

    towards)everyone.”$–$Marcedes) Lewis,)NFL$Tight$end$$

    "Becoming$an$Athlete$Ally$ gives$me$the$opportunity$to$ spread$a$message$of$ inclusiveness$throughout$the$ NBA$and$our$country.$$I)want) all)members)of)the)LGBT)

    community)H)whether)they)

    are)parents,)players,)coaches)

    or)fans)H)to)feel)welcome)in)

    the)NBA)and)in)all)of)our)

    communi4es.”$–$Kenneth) Faried,$NBA$Power$forward$

  • Board of Directors

    •  Mike$Balaban,$Chair) •  Sean$Avery$ •  Brendon$Ayanbadejo$ •  Frances$A.$Boller$ •  Karen$Bryant$ •  Laura$Clise$ •  Brian$Ellner$ •  Allison$Grover$ •  Lia$Parifax$ •  Chris5ne$Quinn$

    •  Frederick$C.$Raffeio$ •  Andrew$Sendall$ •  Robert$Smith$ •  Joe$Solmonese$ •  Meghan$Stabler$ •  Mark$Stephanz$ •  Sandye$Taylor$ •  Andrew$Ward$ •  Deborah$Block,)CoHFounder,)

    Board)Member)Emeritus)

  • For More Information

    •  To$learn$more$about$Athlete$Ally$and$the$Second$Annual$ Athlete$Ally$Ac5on$Awards,$as$well$as$explore$specialized$ sponsorship$opportuni5es,$please$contact:$

    Claire$C.$Walsh,$Development)Director)) 914.960.1689))

    claire.walsh@athleteally.org$