Sponsorship OPPORTUNITIES

BECAUSE OF OUR INCREDIBLE SPONSORS, 100% OF THE MONEY RAISED BY OUR CYCLISTS & VOLUNTEERS WILL CONTINUE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION, FOR RESEARCH TOWARD A CURE!

Background

The New England Parkinson’s Ride began in 2008 when Chris Woods, an avid cyclist, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 41. The Woods family, led by parents Bob & Edna, founded the Ride and the family has continued to coordinate all aspects for the past 14 years.

  • The Woods family has been personally recognized by Michael J. Fox and his Foundation for their dedication to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
  • This grassroots initiative has enjoyed incredible (and accelerated) growth.
    ○ The Ride has grown from 38 riders in 2008, raising just over $27K, to over 1000 riders raising over $1.15 million in 2020, despite the pandemic that took the ride virtual.
    ○ The 2021 Ride scheduled for September 11th is expected to draw over 1,500 cyclists and 300 volunteers, from around the globe, with a goal of $1.5 million dollars.
    ○ The Ride also draws hundreds of friends, family, and supporters to the Old Orchard Beach area and brings the community itself out in growing numbers.

Largest independent fundraising event for The Michael J. Fox Foundation

$6.9 million raised for research since inception in 2008

Cycling In Sync 2020 included cyclists from all 50 states and 7 countries

501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

All money raised by cyclists goes directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation

14th Annual Ride September 11, 2021

Historical Growth

Why Sponsor the New England Parkinson’s Ride?

  • The largest Parkinson’s fundraiser of this type in the country.
  • Unique, cost-effective marketing opportunity to reach a national audience with physical presence at the Ride as well as branding on website, social media, t-shirts, press releases and cyclists’ correspondence.
  • Support a grassroots campaign that has grown into a nationally recognized event.
  • The event has broad reach and exposure:
    ○ NBC & ABC affiliate TV coverage, radio, print, and web
    ○ Significant volunteer presence and community support
  • Possibility of additional exposure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation nationwide.
  • The event traditionally has drawn cyclists from 25 or more states and, with the addition of the Cycling In Sync virtual option, now includes cyclists from all 50 states and 7 countries.
  • Your sponsorship ensures that 100% of fundraising dollars will continue to go directly toward research for Parkinson’s Disease.

TITLE SPONSOR

Sponsor(s) per Level: 1
$ 30,000
  • “New England Parkinson’s Ride supported by “______” to be added to all flyers & posters, as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists Includes registration fees & minimum fundraising for up to 25 cyclists
  • Logo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclistsLogo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists
  • Company executive invited to speak at Friday night’s Pre-Ride Dinner Invitation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation MVP Awards Dinner in NY
  • Sponsor’s logo on coveted VIP Cycling Jersey
  • Logo on t-shirts distributed to all cyclists and volunteers
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, as well as sponsor banners distributed globally to teams who are Cycling In Sync
  • Logo displayed by level of sponsorship on start/finish line truss which is shared widely in pictures, advertisement, and on website Corporate banners may also be supplied & displayed over ride weekend
  • Opportunity to host a booth at event as well as Virtual Booth housed on NEPR website throughout the year. Booth location assigned by level of sponsorship
  • Corporate sponsorship announcement at event and Pre-Ride Dinner

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Sponsor(s) per Level: 1
$ 25,000
  • “New England Parkinson’s Ride supported by “______” to be added to all flyers & posters, as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists Includes registration fees & minimum fundraising for up to 25 cyclists
  • Logo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclistsLogo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists
  • Company executive invited to speak at Friday night’s Pre-Ride Dinner Invitation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation MVP Awards Dinner in NY
  • Sponsor’s logo on coveted VIP Cycling Jersey
  • Logo on t-shirts distributed to all cyclists and volunteers
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, as well as sponsor banners distributed globally to teams who are Cycling In Sync
  • Logo displayed by level of sponsorship on start/finish line truss which is shared widely in pictures, advertisement, and on website Corporate banners may also be supplied & displayed over ride weekend
  • Opportunity to host a booth at event as well as Virtual Booth housed on NEPR website throughout the year. Booth location assigned by level of sponsorship
  • Corporate sponsorship announcement at event and Pre-Ride Dinner

GOLD SPONSOR

Sponsor(s) per Level: 5
$ 5,000
  • “New England Parkinson’s Ride supported by “______” to be added to all flyers & posters, as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists Includes registration fees & minimum fundraising for up to 25 cyclists
  • Logo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclistsLogo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists
  • Company executive invited to speak at Friday night’s Pre-Ride Dinner Invitation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation MVP Awards Dinner in NY
  • Sponsor’s logo on coveted VIP Cycling Jersey
  • Logo on t-shirts distributed to all cyclists and volunteers
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, as well as sponsor banners distributed globally to teams who are Cycling In Sync
  • Logo displayed by level of sponsorship on start/finish line truss which is shared widely in pictures, advertisement, and on website Corporate banners may also be supplied & displayed over ride weekend
  • Opportunity to host a booth at event as well as Virtual Booth housed on NEPR website throughout the year. Booth location assigned by level of sponsorship
  • Corporate sponsorship announcement at event and Pre-Ride Dinner

SILVER SPONSOR

Sponsor(s) per Level: 10
$ 2,500
  • “New England Parkinson’s Ride supported by “______” to be added to all flyers & posters, as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists Includes registration fees & minimum fundraising for up to 25 cyclists
  • Logo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclistsLogo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists
  • Company executive invited to speak at Friday night’s Pre-Ride Dinner Invitation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation MVP Awards Dinner in NY
  • Sponsor’s logo on coveted VIP Cycling Jersey
  • Logo on t-shirts distributed to all cyclists and volunteers
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, as well as sponsor banners distributed globally to teams who are Cycling In Sync
  • Logo displayed by level of sponsorship on start/finish line truss which is shared widely in pictures, advertisement, and on website Corporate banners may also be supplied & displayed over ride weekend
  • Opportunity to host a booth at event as well as Virtual Booth housed on NEPR website throughout the year. Booth location assigned by level of sponsorship
  • Corporate sponsorship announcement at event and Pre-Ride Dinner

BRONZE SPONSOR

Sponsor(s) per Level: 10
$ 1,500
  • “New England Parkinson’s Ride supported by “______” to be added to all flyers & posters, as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists Includes registration fees & minimum fundraising for up to 25 cyclists
  • Logo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclistsLogo on tracking mat wind flags start of ride and rest stops as well as bib numbers worn by cyclists
  • Company executive invited to speak at Friday night’s Pre-Ride Dinner Invitation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation MVP Awards Dinner in NY
  • Sponsor’s logo on coveted VIP Cycling Jersey
  • Logo on t-shirts distributed to all cyclists and volunteers
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, as well as sponsor banners distributed globally to teams who are Cycling In Sync
  • Logo displayed by level of sponsorship on start/finish line truss which is shared widely in pictures, advertisement, and on website Corporate banners may also be supplied & displayed over ride weekend
  • Opportunity to host a booth at event as well as Virtual Booth housed on NEPR website throughout the year. Booth location assigned by level of sponsorship
  • Corporate sponsorship announcement at event and Pre-Ride Dinner
Due to the fluid nature of Covid-19 and restrictions imposed by state & local governments, benefits indicated may be subject to change.

REST STOP SPONSORS

Platinum Rest Stop Sponsor: $750 - 3 sponsors

  • Banner and “this rest stop sponsored by” prominently displayed at rest stop for 100 AND 50 milers
  • Opportunity to staff the rest stop with corporate volunteers and interact with family/community rest stop volunteers, many of
    whom are directly affected by PD
  • Recognition on sponsor page of website, newsletters, and social media

Gold Rest Stop Sponsor: $500 - 5 sponsors

  • Banner and “this rest stop sponsored by” prominently displayed at rest stop for 100, 30, OR 10 milers
  • Opportunity to staff the rest stop with corporate volunteers and interact directly with family/community rest stop volunteers,
    many of whom are directly affected by PD
  • Recognition on sponsor page of website, newsletters, and social media

Sponsorship Contacts:

Cindy Woods Theberge
Executive Director
neparkinsonsride@gmail.com
603-609-0515

Brett Rosenbaum
Treasurer/Board of Directors
bmrosenbaum@gmail.com
617-999-9064

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