CAMP Rehoboth Seeks Support for 2012 Sundance Auction and Dance
CAMP Rehoboth invites individuals, businesses, and organizations to support the 25th anniversary of its Sundance benefit by helping sponsor the event. Sundance raises much-needed funds for CAMP Rehoboth, which operates a full-service community center; offers a variety of activities, cultural events, service projects, and educational programs; and advocates for a community of inclusion in Rehoboth Beach.
Sundance is a two-night event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Labor Day weekend. It attracts nearly 1,000 participants and is heavily promoted during the height of the tourist season through posters, which list the names of the sponsors. Support levels range from $100 to $2,500. Each level brings an escalating assortment of benefits.
The Sundance event began in 1988, inspired by the need to do something in response to the growing AIDS epidemic and the terrible devastation it was causing. Funds raised by the benefit went toward education and health services in the Rehoboth community. In the 25 years since the first Sundance, the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, first for AIDS and later for the wellness of the entire community.
Sundance 2012 offers individuals, businesses, and organizations the opportunity to show their support for this important cause while increasing their visibility in the affluent Rehoboth community. At the $100 Host level, benefits include listing on the invitation poster (more than 3,000 are distributed and it is displayed in more than 100 establishments), one ticket to both nights of the event ($80 value), and an anniversary t-shirt. At the $500+ Supporter level, benefits include two tickets and t-shirts, listing on the website and on recognition boards at the event, and access to the VIP lounge during the dance. Sponsors ($1,000+) receive four tickets and t-shirts, additional recognition in print and web materials, and access to the VIP lounge during the dance. Details of the support levels and their corresponding benefits can be viewed on the CAMP Rehoboth website.
Sundance 2012 will be held over two nights: Saturday, September 1, 7-10 p.m. is the auction and cocktail buffet, which features an open bar, lavish hors d'oeuvre spread, and silent and live auctions. The silent auction includes hundreds of vacation packages, dining opportunities, pieces of fine art, gift items, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Sunday, September 2, the dance party begins at 8 p.m. with dancing until 2 a.m. Participants can attend either or both nights of the event (tickets are $45 for one night, $80 for both).
“The celebration of Sundance is a celebration of community,” says CAMP Rehoboth Board President Murray Archibald. “We expect this 25th anniversary event to break all our records. It is our hope that everyone who has ever been a part of the Sundance family—as host, or sponsor, or volunteer, or even just as a ticket holder—will find a way back home to share once again in the spirit of Sundance.”
All proceeds from the event benefit CAMP Rehoboth—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation—and support the activities and programs it provides to the Rehoboth community.
Sign up to be a Sundance 2012 Sponsor, Supporterl or Host. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, call Steve Elkins at 227-5620.
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