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1 Presented By Wallkill Valley Regional High School Hamburg, NJ Presenters: Sean Callahan, Samantha Hall, William Pereira

2 What is Super Night? 10-hour lock-in for March of Dimes $50 minimum per student to participate Dancing, sporting events, activities Trophies and prizes Food

3 Why Super Night? Other activities for the March of Dimes March for Babies Beanies Baby Feet Paper Pumpkins/Paper Toy Soldiers Focus on total student body and faculty Hold late at night/early morning to encourage participation Present variety of activities that attract student interest Promote teacher participation Initiate an event that incorporates many participants

4 Who can go? Any current HS student raising $50 Faculty Administrators Where & When? HS Gymnasium Nov. 21, 2008 Pick a date between sporting seasons

5 1. Talk to membership 2. Build enthusiasm 3. Formulate Goals 1. Length of event 2. Requirement to attend 3. Types of activities 4. Donation target How to Get Started

6 4. Develop committees 1. Theme 2. Music 3. Tournaments 1. 3-on-3 basketball 2. Indoor soccer 3. Volleyball 4. 3-point shot 4. Activities 1. Dance contest 2. Jell-o eating contest 3. Dating game How to Get Started (continued) 5. Decorations/setup 6. Chaperones 7. Marketing plan 8. Food/drinks 9. Prizes 1. 1 st, 2 nd, & 3 rd prizes for raising the most money 2. Medallions/trophies for sports tournaments 3. Contest/activity prizes 10. Clean-up

7 5. Partner with community businesses for donations 6. Design a school-wide assembly to promote awareness of premature birth/March of Dimes 7. Create a student packet 1. Summary/purpose of event – supplied by March of Dimes 2. Permission slip 3. Medical form 4. Pledge form 5. Envelope for donations 8. Work with the March of Dimes How to Get Started (continued)

8 Four months prior to event 1.Create interest 2.Develop theme and committees 3.Suggest activities 4.Set monetary goals 5.Solicit donations 1.Mail initial letter 2.Call for response 3.Place reminder call week of event 4.Provide donation form for tax purposes 5.Create chart: business/location/phone/donation/delivery or pickup time Timeline

9 6.Schedule date/times for assembly and event 1.Explain purpose of Super Night 2.Provide speakers from March of Dimes/ambassador family 3.Show 6-7 min current video (available from March of Dimes) 4.Describe activities/sign-up method for tournaments 5.Promote prizes 6.Distribute packets 7.Coordinate with March of Dimes 8.Market the event 1.Flyers 2.Large banner over the gymnasium 3.Sign-up sheets for tournaments in designated area 4.School newspaper 5.Radio/cable television Timeline (continued)

10 One month prior to event 1. Decide on prizes 2. Put marketing plan in action 3. Obtain prizes 4. Schedule time slots for activities 5. Complete decorations 6. Run off student packets 7. Communicate with March of Dimes 8. Confirm speakers for assembly Timeline (continued)

11 One week prior to event 1.Hold assembly 2.Distribute student packets 3.Provide sign-up sheets for tournaments 4.Place reminder phone calls for community donations Day of event 1.Create form for collection of donations 2.Decorate gymnasium 3.Set up for DJ/music 4.Pick up food/drink donations 5.Have fun! Timeline (continued)

12 Set realistic goals Start smaller and develop event over years Coordinate committees Set deadlines Focus on the cause: March of Dimes Get others involved Check with school regarding procedures, security, etc Other Advice

13 Need Help? Please feel free to contact us We would love to see you succeed! Sean Callahan Samantha Hall William Pereira FBLA Adviser: Mrs. Carol J (Jurkouich)


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