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La Carrera Panamericana 2007 Sponsorship Presentation CANDLELIGHTERS MISSION

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candlelighters mission
CANDLELIGHTERS MISSION

The purpose of Candlelighters is to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families. In addition, Candlelighters CCFA desires to promote childhood cancer awareness and the need for childhood cancer education and research in our community.

Candlelighters

Childhood Cancer Family Alliance

history of candlelighters
HISTORY OF CANDLELIGHTERS
  • Began in 1988 with a small group of parents
  • Incorporated in April of 1992
  • Received 501 (c)(3) status
  • 2006 received funding from the Houston Endowment, Cockrell Foundation, Variety Club, MD Anderson’s Children’s Art Project, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for The Parent Consultant Program

Candlelighters

Childhood Cancer Family Alliance

parent consultant program
PARENT CONSULTANT PROGRAM
  • Unique Program, only one of its kind in Houston
  • Trained Parent Consultants
  • Parents of children who have had cancer
  • Work one-on-one with childhood cancer families
  • 4 PCs working out of MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Cancer Centers

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programs services
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
  • Each month serves 800 – 1100 families

who are receiving cancer treatment for their child at the Medical Center and/or who reside in one of the 13 counties of the greater Houston area

  • Parent Consultant Program
  • Newsletter 4 – 6 times per year
  • Weekly support group meetings

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programs services6
Programs & Services
  • Parking Validations
  • Gas Cards
  • Grocery Gift Certificates
  • Funeral Expense Assistance
  • Annual Children’s Party
  • Camp Cliff – Annual Family Camp
  • Adopt-A-Family For The Holidays

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candlelighters funding
CANDLELIGHTERS’ FUNDING
  • All programs & services are provided at no cost to our families
  • Candlelighters CCFA is responsible for the creation and funding of its own programs and services

Candlelighters

Childhood Cancer Family Alliance

in the year 2006
IN THE YEAR 2006 . . .

Through generous donations of time and

money, Candlelighters was able to provide:

  • Over 11,000 units of service were delivered to families
  • 622 meal passes at the treatment centers
  • 226 grocery gift certificates
  • 7,646 parking validations
  • 1350 hours of direct support to families at treatment centers, home visits, phone contacts, attending funerals, and weekly support meetings
  • Assistance to 170 families through Adopt-A-Family For The Holidays

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annual fund raising events
ANNUAL FUND RAISING EVENTS
  • Golf Tournament
  • Lights of Courage Luncheon
  • Country Music Showcase
  • Annual Fun Walk
  • La Carrera Panamericana Race

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la carrera panamericana history
La Carrera Panamericana History
  • 1950 -Mexican Government scheduled a six-day, border-to-border race in order to celebrate the completion of Mexico's portion of the Panamerican Highway - the Carrera Panamericana was inaugurated.
  • 1953-First Race sanctioned as a sports car racing event on open roads in Mexico, similar to the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio in Italy. Running from a southern Mexican west-coast city towards Texas. (1950-1954). Many of the world’s most famous drivers, including world champions like Phil Hill and Juan Manuel Fangio, came to Mexico during these years to test their cars, skill, and stamina.
  • 1992 -La Carrera Panamericana is released featuring a soundtrack by Pink Floyd, displaying guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and manager Steve O'Rourke competing in the race.
  • 2007 –Pony Up Racing makes its first entry to raise money for the Candlelighters CCFA in the 20th anniversary race.

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2007 la carrera panamericana
2007 La Carrera Panamericana

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pony up racing
Pony Up Racing
  • Car- 1966 Ford Mustang
  • Driver- Jack Cruz
  • Team Manager- Jay Beasley
  • Pursuit Team- Cesar Zepeda
  • Marketing - Jeff Wagner
  • Team Foreman- Marlin Groomer

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car 1966 ford mustang
Car- 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 289 “Hi-Po” V8 271 bhp/ 312 lbft of torque.
  • 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds
  • The original “Pony Car”
  • 1964- First and second in class in the 1964 Tour de France international rally- an historic racing career begins
  • Jerry Titus, Bob Johnson and Mark Donohue drove GT-350s to national titles in 1965, and the GT-350 went on to win SCCA B-Production national championships for three straight years.
  • 1966 was the inaugural year for the SCCA Trans-Am series, and Mustangs found a new racing home. Jerry Titus, in a Shelby-prepared Mustang, won the season finale at Riverside. All told, Mustang racers won four of the seven series races and Ford won the manufacturers’ championship.

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jack cruz driver
Jack Cruz- Driver
  • 7 years experience amateur Kart racing
  • 3 years instructor Cameron County Sheriff Department Pursuit and Tactical Driving
  • Graduate State Department Dignitary Protection Group Driving School
  • Fluent in Spanish (One of the team interpreters)

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jay beasley team manager
Jay Beasley- Team Manager
  • Vice President of Candlelighters
  • 8 years experience of running the Tee It Up Golf Tournament, one of Houston’s largest amateur golf charity events (www.teeitup.org)
  • Raised over $500,000 in fundraising events

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ceasar zepeda pursuit team
Ceasar Zepeda- Pursuit Team
  • Extensive experience with hauling trailers
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Long-time friend of Candlelighters

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jeff wagner marketing
Jeff Wagner -Marketing
  • Vice President Sales and Marketing Mortgage Banking industry
  • Hire, train, and Direct 35 sales and marketing associates
  • Personally responsible for managing and directing national media campaigns for Pizza Hut, Blockbuster Video, Safeway, etc

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marlin groomer foreman
Marlin Groomer- Foreman
  • Keller Williams Realty- Consultant
  • Keller Williams Commercial R.E.- Director and Instructor
  • Life long racing enthusiast
  • Race Engine Sponsor

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sponsorships
Sponsorships

Items Donated

Cash for Miles for Smiles

Advertising for Donations

  • Sponsor logo displayed on vehicle
  • Corporate identity prominently featured on web site, team uniforms, and all marketing materials
  • Pony Up Racing team printed materials

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sponsorship visibility
Sponsorship Visibility
  • Television
    • Discovery Channel
    • Univision
    • Azteca America
  • Car and Racing Publications 10,585,000 aggregated annual circulation
    • Car and Driver= 1,311,019 annual circulation
    • Motor Trend= 1,121,539 annual circulation
    • Road & Track= 720,644 annual circulation
    • Automobile=562,644 annual circulation
    • National Driver (Formerly Texas Driver) 100,000
  • Other publicationsalready committed to cover the race
    • Playboy Magazine
    • Texas Monthly
  • Other U.S. media forms –Product commercials and documentary movies

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appearances
Appearances
  • Race Car will be shown at Candlelighters fall events (Children’s Party and Fun Walk)
  • Pony Up Racing team will make appearance in uniform at select sponsor events upon request
  • This Flyer will be distributed personally by the race team to families and Candlelighter supporters (Will include Sponsor info)

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www ponyupracing org
www.Ponyupracing.org
  • Link to company website
  • GPS locator on race route, uploaded after each leg of race
  • In car race cam, uploading feed during race.
  • Miles for Smiles Program for Candlelighters

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miles for smiles
Miles for Smiles
  • Pledge form on the website for donations per mile
  • Candlelighters will calculate and bill each pledge at the end of the race based on the distance the car drove on the race route.
  • Donors can view the car on the GPS Track page to monitor their donation

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with your help pony up racing can make a real difference

WITH YOUR HELP,PONY UP RACINGCAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES

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