Sponsorships for ninth annual Run/Walk for Love now available

Brevard’s child welfare agency seeking business and community support to help raise awareness about child adoptions on the Space Coast

MELBOURNE, Fla. – August 5, 2014 – Brevard Family Partnership is seeking sponsors to support its ninth annual Run and Walk for Love 5K on Saturday, November 22 at the Church at Viera. The event is held in recognition of National Adoption Month and helps to raise awareness of the many children in Brevard County, currently in foster care, who are available for adoption.

Professionally managed by The Running Zone in Melbourne, the event brings hundreds of adults and children together for a family-friendly morning that features free pre-run/walk food and a post run/walk breakfast provided by Chic-fil-A of Viera, as well as displays and prizes provided by area businesses and community partner agencies. The 5K run is a timed event and awards are presented to top finishers in several categories.

Marketing includes purchased and sponsored advertising in traditional and online news outlets, lifestyle and family magazines, and television and social media outlets. In addition, The Running Zone heavily promotes the event through their online channels and at race venues preceding the Run and Walk. Hundreds of promotional posters are also distributed to businesses and organizations throughout the county.

Sponsorship, based on sponsor levels between $250 and $2,500, can include featured brand recognition in the pre-event marketing campaign, premium signage and display space at the event, complimentary team registration to the 5K Run, and placement of promotional items or marketing material in all participants’ gift bags.

For a complete sponsorship packet and for more information, visit www.brevardfp.org or contact event manager, Stephanie Strodtman at (321) 752-4650 ext. 5012 or stephanie.strodtman@brevardfp.org.

Since 2005, Brevard Family Partnership has helped place over 675 children in “forever homes” with loving families. From July 2013 through June 2014 – the agency’s last fiscal year – BFP placed 75 children and teens into adoptive families. According to the Administration for Children and Families, each year more than 129,000 children are available for adoption throughout the U.S.