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Summer 2008 Celebrating The Heroes and Heritage of The Negro Leagues Presented By 2

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The Event The Game of the Century II Summer 2008 The Players African American

The Event The Game of the Century II Summer 2008 The Players African American and Latino Baseball Greats and Legends The Audience • African Americans • Latinos • Baseball Fans • Sports Enthusiasts

The Remembering When Foundation and the 1977 New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson hits three

The Remembering When Foundation and the 1977 New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson hits three home runs against the Dodgers in decisive Game 6 of the World Series. Black Baseball Players Association Invite you to join us in presenting “The Game of the Century II” Summer 2008

The Game of the Century 1947 Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers and becomes

The Game of the Century 1947 Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers and becomes the first black player in Major League Baseball during the modern era; Robinson wins the National League Rookie of The Year Award. The Game of the Century is a full 9 -inning baseball game played by former African American and Latino Major League Baseball players and Hall of Famers who honor the Old Negro League players some of whom will be present at the celebration. The Black Baseball Players Association and The Remembering When Foundation will host the Game of the Century II during the summer of 2008 and celebrate the 6 oth Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier for baseball.

Black Baseball Players Association Mission Statement 1878 Pitcher Bud Fowler becomes the first black

Black Baseball Players Association Mission Statement 1878 Pitcher Bud Fowler becomes the first black player to cross the minor league color barrier. The mission of the Black Baseball Players Association is to celebrate the past, inspire the present and empower the future by honoring the achievements that African Americans have made to the American history of baseball. By promoting self-awareness and self-worth, we teach adults and children how to aim for success in their lives and the communities in which they live. Primary Goal Our goal is to charge the atmosphere at the BBPA events with a spirit of love, respect and unity so that all in attendance will enjoy the fellowship of each other with great excitement, enthusiasm and appreciation of the game of baseball.

Remembering When Foundation Mission Statement 1860’s Abraham Lincoln abolishes slavery throughout the nation. Amateur

Remembering When Foundation Mission Statement 1860’s Abraham Lincoln abolishes slavery throughout the nation. Amateur black baseball clubs spring up around New England the Mid West. The mission of the Remembering When Foundation is to honor the past for the achievements of today while connecting generations through academics and athletics. Primary Goal Students from elementary to high school ages receive athletic training, African American history lessons and appropriate academic encouragement from former and current professional athletes when they attend clinics, extended camps and other events sponsored through the Foundation at no cost. The Remembering When Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is committed to serving all humankind especially underrepresented backgrounds, cultures and low-income communities.

The Model Strengths of Community Partners 1924 The first official Colored World Series is

The Model Strengths of Community Partners 1924 The first official Colored World Series is held in Philadelphia. Negro League players can not eat at white-only restaurants, use whiteonly restrooms, or drink from white-only water fountains. Remembering When Foundation is an innovative 501(c)(3) non-profit entity dedicated to designing special programs and events centered around the game of baseball to bring awareness to the community by highlighting the African American heroes of baseball. This is a unique way to address social consciousness and to perpetuate change in such a way that helps communities to rejoice in who we are and have pride in the accomplishments of those that helped shape our nation’s pastime, thereby bringing together our nation as a whole. This task calls upon the strengths of community partners to affect change where other models have failed. Community Partners v. Community Participation v. Church Participation v. Corporate Participation v. Government Participation

Event Objectives 1936 Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Leroy Matlock play for the team

Event Objectives 1936 Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Leroy Matlock play for the team of Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Trujillo. The Remembering When Foundation in collaboration with the Black Baseball Players Association will host The Game of the Century II in the Summer of 2008. The Game of the Century is more than just a baseball game. It is the culmination of events that include community outreach activities, in-school programs, free baseball clinics and other events that will assist in educating our youth about the Negro Leagues. Continue the Legend of the Negro Leagues We will honor the lives and contribution of African American and Latino baseball players who overcame racial barriers to become national heroes and heroes to the adults and youth of the African American community. Create A Community Event We will bring African Americans, Latinos and other cultures together to celebrate pride and unity. Remembering the Past We will invite all people to join in a celebration of joy, peace and harmony.

Event Elements The Remembering When Foundation and the Black Baseball Players Association will host

Event Elements The Remembering When Foundation and the Black Baseball Players Association will host The Game of the Century II in the Summer 2008. 1947 Jackie Robinson signs a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers becoming the first black player in The Major Leagues. Players in Uniforms Our players will be dressed in uniforms reminiscent of the Old Negro Leagues. Stadium Adorned Signage and banners posted from the era of the 1940’s and 1950’s throughout the stadium. Fans to Dress Fans are encouraged to attend the games dressed in period clothing – fedoras, pin-stripes and vintage dresses. Pre-Game Activities Fans will enjoy the sounds of big band music, words from notable black personalities in the sports, politics and the entertainment industry. The Buffalo Soldiers will present the colors, and the Tuskegee Airmen will perform a flyover to pay homage to the honorees.

2002 Game Participants 1947 Less than three months after Robinson’s major league debut, Larry

2002 Game Participants 1947 Less than three months after Robinson’s major league debut, Larry Doby became the first African American to play in the American League Players Managers Kevin Bass Daryl Boston Glenn Braggs Art Burke Vince Coleman Al Davis Mariano Duncan Lorenzo Gray Pedro Guerrero Mike Hampton JP Harris Vic Harris Dave Henderson Rudy Law Darrell Miller Ted Milner Nate Palmer Lenny Randle German Rivera Mike Smith Darryl Thomas Anthony Young Enos Cabell Reggie Smith

To Our Sponsors As founder of the Black Baseball Players Association and the 1947

To Our Sponsors As founder of the Black Baseball Players Association and the 1947 Jackie Robinson leads the Dodgers to the 1947 pennant winning Rookie of the Year Remembering When Foundation, I value our supporters and sponsors. As CEO of Executive Temps, the premier employment agency to the entertainment industry, and as a former Major League Baseball player, I understand the importance of teamwork and the need for partners. My vision is to impact the lives of inner-city youth by instilling hope and dignity through honoring the true legends and heroes of the past. Our youth are tomorrow’s future. We need to teach and train the children in the way that they should go. It must be done, and with your help we will do it.

Sponsorship The Game of the Century will honor the Legends of the Negro Leagues

Sponsorship The Game of the Century will honor the Legends of the Negro Leagues while offering sponsors the opportunity to participate in 1975 Frank Robinson manages his first game with the Cleveland Indians becoming the first black major league manager. a community celebration that builds a sense of pride, unity and self-respect among the African American and Latino communities. This unique event not only brings together people of color, but people of all backgrounds in an atmosphere of harmony, love and brotherhood. Through the excitement and appreciation of the game of baseball, The Game of the Century strives to strengthen the bond of the community providing hope and optimism for a more unified future.

Marketing Program To generate awareness for this event, The Remembering When Foundation and the

Marketing Program To generate awareness for this event, The Remembering When Foundation and the Black Baseball Players Association will host the following events: 1980’s Throughout the 1980’s, Oakland A’s, Rickey Henderson leads the league in stolen bases setting a Major League record for most career stolen bases. National Awareness v Negro League Players featured on talk shows v Feature coverage in National Publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Essence, Ebony, People En Espanol and Black Enterprise v Pop-up ads and web links with Feature Sponsors and Partners v Internet streaming Local Publicity v v v Advertising and editorials in local publications Radio spots and promotions Out of Home: Billboards, Transit, Venue advertising, Posters TV spots Trailers in movie houses Grass roots publicity throughout the metropolitan markets including but not limited to: churches, businesses, schools

Marketing Program Promotional Tie-ins 1990 On August 31, 1990, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Sr.

Marketing Program Promotional Tie-ins 1990 On August 31, 1990, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Sr. become the first fatherand-son combination in Major League history to play as teammates. v Cross Promotional Tie-ins with sponsors, including 7 th Inning Stretch Sweepstakes v Relevant sports, entertainment websites v Relevant human interest websites Local market outreach programs v In-school educations programs-roundtable discussions with Negro League players v Baseball Clinics led by professional baseball players v African American and Latino churches v Chambers of Commerce v Boys & Girls Clubs/ YMCA’s v Little League Baseball v Parks & Community Centers v Honorary Youth Team Participation v Bat Boy/Girl Contests

Marketing Impressions Target Market 2002 First historic “Game of the Century” at Dodger Stadium.

Marketing Impressions Target Market 2002 First historic “Game of the Century” at Dodger Stadium. More than 35 Negro League players are honored. v African American and Latino Families v Baseball Fans and Sports Enthusiasts Past Demographics v Total population: 3, 694, 000 v 415, 000 African Americans (11% of total population) v 1, 719, 000 Hispanic/Latino (47% of total population) Past Stadium Demographics v v v Honorary Youth Team Participation 50, 000+ in-stadium attendance 60% Male, 40% Female 65% attendees with a family member/relative 48% attendees ages 25 -40 30% attendees under 24 yrs.

Team Support Major League Baseball 2002 Double Duty Radcliffe, the oldest living Negro Leaguer,

Team Support Major League Baseball 2002 Double Duty Radcliffe, the oldest living Negro Leaguer, celebrates his 100 th birthday at Slugger’s World Class Sports Restaurant, in Chicago v The Game of the Century marketing mailings to season ticket holders v Ticket sales through Dodgers’ telephone ticket order lines v Team participations in local market outreach programs with African American and Latino communities v Joint market efforts with team and Major League Baseball programs

Special thanks S P O N S O R S H I P S

Special thanks S P O N S O R S H I P S to the 2002 Sponsors:

Hall of Fame $100, 000 (or more) S P O N S O R

Hall of Fame $100, 000 (or more) S P O N S O R S H I P S Above the title billing in The Game of the Century logo as presenting sponsor of the event On-air corporate mentions during National and Local promotion events 9 corporate mentions during game announcements Corporate mention in all press materials Corporate logos on all marketing collateral Diamond Vision Advertising – five 30 second spots to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” “Home-plate” rotational signage Placement of corporate logo on one teams uniform sleeve* Inside Front Cover full page 4 -color ad in the official souvenir program* Opportunity to feature promotional kiosk/ table to distribute products or information during the game First Opportunity for promotional tieins, PR or marketing efforts Access to 2 luxury VIP suites (30 seats) for entertaining during the game with lunch 10 VIP game parking passes Pre-game activity acknowledgement Verbal on-stage recognition of corporate sponsorship at celebrity gala event 20 tickets to Sponsors appreciation party. 200 general admission game tickets Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement 3 autographed game-ball memorabilia Group Photo opportunities with players during Pre-Game activities Company name and logo on website with link *positioning on a first come first serve basis

Grand Slam Sponsor $75, 000 S P O N S O R S H

Grand Slam Sponsor $75, 000 S P O N S O R S H I P S Corporate mention in all press materials Corporate logos on all marketing collateral Diamond Vision Advertising – five 30 second spots to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” “Home plate” rotational signage Full page color ad in the official souvenir program* 5 on-air corporate mentions during game announcements On-air corporate mentions during National and Local promotion events Opportunity to feature promotional kiosk/table to distribute products or information during the game Opportunity for promotional tieins, PR or marketing efforts 15 tickets to the sponsor appreciation party Access to 1 luxury VIP suite (15 seats) for entertaining during the game with lunch 5 VIP game parking passes 150 general admission game tickets Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement 2 autographed game-ball memorabilia Group Photo opportunities with players during Pre-Game activities Company name and logo on website with link *positioning on a first come first serve basis

Homerun Sponsor $50, 000 S P O N S O R S H I

Homerun Sponsor $50, 000 S P O N S O R S H I P S Diamond Vision Advertising – five 30 second spots to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” Corporate mentions during Local promotion events 4 on-air corporate mentions during game announcements “Home-plate” rotational signage Full page color ad with prominent placement in the official souvenir program* Pre-game promotion to give significant brand exposure marketing and promotional materials Access to 15 luxury VIP suite seats during the game with lunch and open bar service Opportunity to feature promotional kiosks/tables to distribute products or information during the game 5 VIP game parking passes Verbal on-stage recognition of corporate sponsorship at celebrity gala event 10 tickets to sponsor appreciation party 100 general admission game tickets Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement 1 autographed game-ball memorabilia Company name and logo on website with link *positioning on a first come first serve basis

Triple Sponsor $25, 000 S P O N S O R S H I

Triple Sponsor $25, 000 S P O N S O R S H I P S Diamond Vision Advertising – two 30 second spots to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” 3 corporate mentions during game announcements Right to use “The Game of the Century” name/identity to promote company’s participation in event (i. e. , website, press releases) Full page ad in the official souvenir program* Opportunity to feature promotional kiosk/table to distribute products or information during the game • Access to 10 luxury VIP suite seats during the game with lunch and open bar service • 5 VIP game parking passes • Verbal on-stage recognition of corporate sponsorship at celebrity gala event • 5 tickets to Sponsor appreciation party • 75 general admission game tickets • Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement • Company name and logo on website *positioning on a first come first serve basis

Double Sponsor $15, 000 S P O N S O R S H I

Double Sponsor $15, 000 S P O N S O R S H I P S Diamond Vision Advertising –two 30 second spots to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” 2 corporate mentions during game announcements Right to use “The Game of the Century” name/identity to promote company’s participation in event (i. e. , website, press releases) Full page ad in the official souvenir program* Access to 10 premium game seats 3 VIP game parking passes Opportunity to feature promotional kiosk/table to distribute products of information during the game Pre-game activity acknowledgement Verbal on-stage recognition of corporate sponsorship at celebrity gala event 5 Tickets to sponsor appreciation party 50 general admission game tickets Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement Company name and logo on website *positioning on a first come first serve basis

Single Sponsor $5, 000 S P O N S O R S H I

Single Sponsor $5, 000 S P O N S O R S H I P S Diamond Vision Advertising – one 30 second spot to air on stadium’s big screen during “The Game of the Century” 1 corporate mention during game announcements Right to use “The Game of the Century” name/identity to promote company’s participation in event (i. e. , website, press releases) Full-page listing in “The Game of the Century” official souvenir program Access to 5 premium game seats 2 VIP game parking passes Opportunity to feature promotional kiosk/table to distribute products or information during the game 4 tickets to sponsor appreciation party 25 general admission game tickets Framed autographed team photo with sponsorship acknowledgement Company name and logo on website

Sponsorship Pledge Agreement Yes! We want to support this very special event at the

Sponsorship Pledge Agreement Yes! We want to support this very special event at the level indicated below: (PLEASE CHECK ONE) q Hall of Fame Sponsor q Triple Sponsor q Grand Slam Sponsor q Double Sponsor ($ 100, 000 and above) S P O N S O R S H I P S ($ 75, 000) q Homerun Sponsor ($ 50, 000) ($ 25, 000) ($ 15, 000) q Single Sponsor ($ 5, 000) The following confirms as agreement between Remembering When Foundation, The Black Baseball Players Association (BBPA) and _______________ (company name), to provide sponsorship support. ___________ Authorized Name. ___________ Authorized Signature ___________ Title ___________ Date ___________ Remembering When/ BBPA Representative ___________ Date Please make check payable to Remembering When Foundation. Detach both forms, sign and send to: 2321 W. Olive Avenue, Suite E, Burbank, CA 91506 Tel. 818. 563. 2969. Original signed copy will be returned to you

Trade/In-Kind Pledge Agreement The following confirms as agreement between Remembering When Foundation, The Black

Trade/In-Kind Pledge Agreement The following confirms as agreement between Remembering When Foundation, The Black Baseball Players Association (BBPA) and ___________(company name), to provide trade or in-kind services. S P O N S O R S H I P S Please indicate value level of sponsorship: $_________ Please specify trade or service offered below: __________________________________________________________________ ___________ Authorized Name. ___________ Authorized Signature ___________ Title ___________ Date ___________ Remembering When/ BBPA Representative ___________ Date v v Please make check payable to Remembering When Foundation. Detach both forms, sign and send to: 2321 W. Olive Avenue, Suite E, Burbank, CA 91506 Tel. 818. 563. 2969. Original signed copy will be returned to you

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