Sunday, March 3, 2013

Strike Out Stroke May 23, 2013

by Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp

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Community Stroke Awareness with Strike Out Stroke™
With the
Peoria Chiefs and Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
May 23, 2013

In 2013, an estimated 795,000 people in the United States will suffer a stroke, a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die because of a lack of oxygen. The degree to which their lives will be impacted is often a matter of awareness of the signs of stroke and the speed at which they receive treatment. 

Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp, (RRSC), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, organizes camps across the country for stroke survivors and their families, is at the forefront of raising public awareness for the symptoms of stroke and the urgency through Strike Out Stroke™ events.

In addition to Minor League Baseball, Strike Out Stroke™ events have been developed by RRSC in major markets across the U.S. in conjunction with select Major League Baseball Clubs. In each participating market, RRSC and the Club designate one game during the season to be Strike Out Stroke Day. With the participation of local stroke care providers, an event-based marketing platform is created to generate high profile awareness and game day activities to promote stroke awareness, and as a celebration of recovery for stroke survivors, their families and care providers.

Strike Out Stroke™ Day
This year, Strike Out Stroke™ Day will be held on Thursday, May 23 with the Peoria Chiefs in Peoria, Illinois. Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp is organizing and implementing all local arrangements with the Club including the selection of the date, associated promotional and recognition rights, hospitality benefits, pregame field activities and in-game signage and audio acknowledgment. 

If you would like to be a sponsor of an event please use the contact info at the end of this page.

Sponsors will share the following elements:
- Advance public relations activities with city officials, Club mascot, survivors, stroke care providers, sponsors to promote stroke awareness.

- Gate promotion (e.g. stroke education to spectators as they arrive)
Pregame on-field VIP activities such as special introductions, first pitch, Dream Team and entrance of the LifeFlight helicopter (weather permitting) with stroke survivors, care givers and sponsor VIPs.
- Scoreboard and audio recognition of SOS Day, special guests and sponsors.
- Banners located in strategic locations in ballpark.
- RRSC newsletter and website exposure ( and
- Event shirts.
- MEGA Brain and Stroke Learning Center Exhibit (Based on availability)

Featured Benefits for Sponsors Based on Level of Sponsorship
- Ad exposure as Peoria Chiefs expects 4000+ people in attendance
- Civic exposure to 750 5th grade students in 10 intermediate local schools in 30 classes
- Recognition on Strike Out Stroke Event Shirts
- Recognition on all press releases and printed material
- Maximum exposure during pregame activities
- Prominent exposure on ballpark banners
- Exposure through Social Media
- Recognition on promotional brochures and posters distributed throughout community
- Recognition on Public Service Announcements and other promotional advertising
- Access to Skyview Hospitality Suite

For more information, contact:
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
866-688-5450 (M-F 8-5 CST)

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