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1st Annual “Dinner With Legends” Banquet

Benefitting Project: STRATOS and the Aerospace Center for Excellence

 

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:30pm will mark the First Annual “Dinner With Legends” banquet during the 2014 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, FL.  An exclusive, intimate dinner with seats for only 200, this rare and exciting opportunity offers a personal, interactive evening and dinner with ten (or more) of aviation’s most significant heroes.  It is a once in a lifetime event not to be missed! A silent auction augments the evening where autographed memorabilia from the Legends in attendance plus other high-value surprise items can become your personal treasures!

 

Enter the dinner on a red carpet being greeted by the celebrities in a receiving line. Enjoy a Preflight Hour with premium open bar and silent auction.  Dine with your favorite aviation heroes on a stellar multi-course dinner and enjoy a presentation honoring the Legends of Aviation in attendance. Hosted by veteran Airshow Announcer Rob Reider, recipient of the International Council of Airshows Sword of Excellence, the presentation will celebrate our honorees’ service and distinction with a series of video clips and personal accounts. We will also introduce the winners of the first annual Project: STRATOS essay competition during the program.



Funds from this year’s Project: STRATOS campaign will go towards facilities and technology infrastructure improvements to the Florida Air Museum, its surrounding grounds and structures. Currently, the museum is undergoing a transformation from being a history center into a state-of-the-art learning experience as part of the newly named Aerospace Center for Excellence (A.C.E). STEM-based education stations are being added now that will allow students to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance their understanding through hands-on applications.





GUEST LEGENDS
(Subject to change)

Col. C.E.“Bud”Anderson 
WWII Triple Ace 

 
   

Dick Cole
WWII Doolittle Raider

 
   

Dr. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
Apollo 11 Astronaut 

 
   

Dick Rutan
Designer and Pilot 

 
   

Col. Charles McGee
WWII Tuskegee Airman 

 
   

Members of the WWII WASP (Women Air Service Pilots)

 
 

More historic aviation notables to be announced in the coming weeks!

 
   

MC Rob Reider

 
 

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

7 - 8 p.m. Cocktail Hour

8 p.m. Dinner & Presentation

YOUR ADMISSION INCLUDES:

  • Dinner

  • Silent Auction

  • Open Bar

  • Meet & Greet with Legend Guests

  • Souvenir Photo with Legend



EVENT ADMISSION


Individual Purchase Options:

Legend Table Seating:
Single - $785
Couple - $1375 

Flight Crew Seating:
SIngle $525
Couple - $850

Above ticket oiptions will be available online beginning February 7, 2014.


Legend Table Host:
$5,500 (includes 8 place settings with a Legend)

Flight Crew Table Host:
$4,250 (Includes 10 place settings adjacent to a Legend Table)


If you are interested in purchasing a table please contact Greg Gibson at
ggibson@sun-n-fun.org or call 813-507-1799.






SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


All levels include admission to the Preflight hour, silent auction, dinner and presentation.  Each guest will receive a commemorative photo of their table and a group photo of the Legends (sent at a later date).


$25,000 Presenting Sponsor (1 Available)

  • 2 Legend tables (8 seats per table, total of 16)

  • Full page ad on inside cover of dinner program

  • Screen time during the event, advertisement at beginning of presentation

  • Radio advertisement on SUN ‘n FUN radio throughout the week

  • Interview on Florida Aviation Television Network during the week of the Fly-In

  • Recognition across the entire SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In during the week of the event

  • Four P.A. announcements during the daily airshow. 

  • Sponsor branding on all advertising and signage inside the event

  • Sponsor logo on event acknowledgement page in Official SnF Program Guide

  • Sponsor logo on sponsor page in Dinner With Legends program

  • Sponsor logo on Dinner With Legends page on SnF Website

 

$15,000 Preflight Cocktail Hour Sponsorship (1 available)

  • 1 Legend tables (8 seats)

  • Drink named after the sponsor served during the Preflight Hour

  • Full page ad in official dinner program

  • Screen time during the event

  • Radio advertisement on SUN ‘n FUN radio throughout the week

  • Recognition across the entire SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In during the week of the event

  • Sponsor branding on all advertising and signage inside the Dinner event

  • Sponsor logo on event acknowledgement page in Official SnF Program Guide

  • Sponsor logo on sponsor page in Dinner With Legends program

  • Sponsor logo on Dinner With Legends page on SnF Website


$10,000 Honorarium Sponsorship (2 available)

This sponsorship supports the multimedia elements of our after-dinner presentation honoring our Legends.

  • 1 Legend table (8 seats)

  • Full page ad on in dinner program

  • Screen time during the event

  • Radio advertisement on SUN ‘n FUN radio throughout the week

  • Recognition across the entire SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In during the week of the event

  • Sponsor branding on all advertising and signage inside the Dinner event

  • Sponsor logo on event acknowledgement page in Official SnF Program Guide

  • Sponsor logo on sponsor page in Dinner With Legends program

  • Sponsor logo on Dinner With Legends page on SnF Website

 

$5500 Bring a Legend Sponsorship

This opportunity allows you to bring a significant veteran or notable person to be recognized and honored with this elite group of aviators. Your personal VIP will be included in all photo opportunities and in all printed and publicized materials. The deadline for this sponsorship is February 20th in order to have time to include your Legend in the printed materials. Along with your Legend’s name, please provide a photo, brief bio and career history. We ask that to be considered your VIP be a military veteran aviator or flight support person, or have a notable civilian distinction in aviation.

  • 1 Personal Legend Table (10 seats, including the VIP)

  • Included in Legends official photo

  • Legend’s bio and photo included in the dinner program

  • Recognition with the advertised Legends during dinner

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event pleqase contact Greg Gibson at ggibson@sun-n-fun.org or call 813-507-1799.



SUN ‘n FUN, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.   ALL proceeds from this event will benefit SUN ‘n FUN’s ongoing education and youth outreach programs, including the Aerospace Center For Excellence (A.C.E.), the newly renamed Education Corridor on the SUN ‘n FUN campus. In addition to our own Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), a career academy of Polk County Public Schools, A.C.E. includes the Florida Air Museum, Buehler Restoration Skills Center, Crossfield Classroom Building,  Tom Davis Center, Piedmont Hangar, and other classroom extension facilities utilized by thousands of students each year for S.T.E.M. education and activities. Your contributions help to “Build a Brighter Future Through Aviation.”

 
 
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