St. Pats for Paws – A Cause for Paws Event


Event Details

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A Cause for Paws presents “St. Pats for Paws” on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  The event will be at the Falls Reception and Conference Center (300 Admiral Weinel Blvd. in Columbia, IL). Doors open at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6:45pm.

Feel free to dress in your favorite green ensemble and accents to help us celebrate during the event.  This Irish-themed evening will include dinner, drinks, a silent auction, live auction, raffles and Irish-inspired decorations and entertainment.  In addition, we will have an Irish-themed selfie station, photo booth, Irish bagpipe players, Irish dancers, and many more surprises!

Invitations have been mailed so if you did’t receive one, pleaseccall Helping Strays to reserve your tickets or table.  Individual tickets are $75 and tables of 10 are $700.  Sponsorship opportunities are available (listed below) and are a great way to support the cause and promote your business!

Call Bill Dahlkamp at (618) 939-7389 to purchase your tickets.  Plan to join us to bring the Luck of the Irish to all the deserving shelter animals on March 7, 2020!

St. Pats for Paws – Sponsorship Opportunities

Fund and Item Sponsor – $25 and up

Helping Strays has two separate, but equally important, items that we are seeking sponsorships to help underwrite – both directly benefitting the shelter animals.  The first are three new cat condos to house our adoptable cats and kittens. With a noticeable increase in felines during the spring and summer months, we want to ensure them a comfortable and roomy place to stay while awaiting adoption.  The second item is electricity for the play yard, as well as lighting for the area. Our dogs’ desire to play and be outside does not stop with the shorter days of fall and winter.  Lighting will provide a safe and well-lit area for the dogs, staff, and volunteers so the animals will get as much exercise as possible during their stay at the shelter.

Platinum Sponsor – $2500

  • Two VIP Tables (for 20 people) at the event
  • Full-page custom as in the auction catalog
  • Sponsor sign displayed in venue lobby
  • Included in auction presentation
  • Four bottles of wine at table
  • Front row seats to the live auction
  • Mobile sponsorship

Gold Sponsor – $1250            

  • One VIP Table (for 10 people) at the event
  • Half-page custom as in the auction catalog
  • Sponsor sign displayed in venue lobby
  • Included in auction presentation
  • Two bottles of wine at table
  • Front row seats to the live auction
  • Mobile sponsorship

Silver Sponsor – $1000                                                          

  • Two VIP Tables (for 20 people) at the event
  • Quarter-page custom as in the auction catalog
  • Sponsor sign displayed in venue lobby
  • Included in auction presentation

Bronze Sponsor – $400                                                          

  • Four tickets to the event
  • Quarter-page custom as in the auction catalog
  • Sponsor sign displayed in venue lobby
  • Included in auction presentation

Spirit Sponsor – $500

For those who would like to support Helping Strays but cannot attend the event:

  • Half-page custom as in the auction catalog
  • Included on sponsor sign displayed in venue lobby
  • Included in the auction presentation
  • Mobile sponsorship

Mobile Sponsor – $250

With Gesture/GiveSmart’s mobile bidding platform, it is simple and seamless for guests to bid and donate right from their phones. As a mobile sponsor, your logo with a link to your web page will be featured on this unique, intimate and interactive platform.

Contact Bill Dahlkamp, Helping Strays’ Shelter Director, to assist in sponsoring the event.  Contact (618) 939-7389 or bill.dahlkamp@helpingstrays.org.