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November 21, 2022

Re: 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend

As Committee for King enters its 36th year of sponsoring Commemorative Services in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our Board of Directors and volunteers welcome the partnership of civic, business, and faith-based leadership as together we offer diverse and meaningful programming for our community. We are excited to share details of the planned events for January 13-16, 2023. This year’s theme focuses on Dr. King’s life work as “Love in Action”.

Friday, January 13 kicks off the full weekend event schedule with a high-energy youth-led “Apollo Night” talent show. Area church youth groups will perform on the Civic Auditorium stage at 6 p.m. Opening acts feature Jimmy Adams and the Adrian Jones Band, along with Stephanie Stubbs and “The Young and Talented of North Mississippi”. Awards given at the end of the show. Many thanks to Attorney and Mrs. Kenneth Mayfield for their consistent support of this event. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 14 features the Committee for King Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. presented at the Cadence Bank Arena, North Hall at 6 p.m. This family-friendly evening includes uplifting music, a delicious meal, keynote speaker Dr. Alexandria White from Oxford, Mississippi, and the presentation of honored Image Award, Community Service Award, and Drum Major Award. For ticket information, go to committeeforking.org.

Sunday, January 15 the Commemorative Service at the Civic Auditorium engages local youth in an interactive discussion led by Von Gordon, Executive Director of the Alluvial Collective and interviewer Dr. Graham Bodie, Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. Area drill teams open the 2:30 p.m. program and the MLK Choir will lift us in song. After the program, all are invited for food and fellowship in the Tupelo Middle School cafeteria next door. Shine A Light groups will be on hand to share information at the reception. These groups are invited by Committee for King as they reflect “Love in Action” through their initiatives. Deep thanks to the City of Tupelo and area businesses for their service and donations. The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, January 16 the weekend will culminate with a Motorcade and scholarship presentations by the Modern Beauticians of Tupelo. More detailed information is on committeeforking.org website.

This full weekend schedule is made by possible by you, our generous sponsors. Please review the attached sheet for sponsorship levels and logistics. Please direct any questions you may have to Cliff Campbell at (859) 948-2529 or Martha Swinney at (662) 416-7660. As a 501C3 nonprofit entity, your gifts are tax-deductible as allowable by law. We sincerely thank you for your support.

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2023 SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
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Full page ad on Webpage and Facebook Page for duration of 2022

3 tables of 8 at Saturday Night Awards Banquet

Special Recognition at each King event

Special Recognitions on WKIU Radio Station

100 mentions on WKIU for 2 weeks leading up to weekend

5-30 second ads per day on local radio stations during week of event

Full page ad on Webpage and Facebook Page for duration of 2022

2 tables of 8 at Saturday Night Awards Banquet

Special Recognition at each King event

Special Recognitions on WKIU Radio Station

100 mentions on WKIU for 2 weeks leading up to weekend

3-30 second ads per day on local radio stations during week of event

Full page ad on Webpage and Facebook Page for duration of 2022

1 table of 8 at Saturday Night Awards Banquet

Special Recognition at each King event

Special Recognitions on WKIU Radio Station

Half page ad on Webpage and Facebook Page for duration of 2022

1 table of 8 at Saturday Night Awards Banquet

Special Recognition at each King event

Special Recognitions on WKIU Radio Station

All contributions help to defray the cost of the 4 days of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. The Friday, Sunday and Monday events are free to the public, but the Saturday Night Awards Banquet is a ticketed event. All of this is made possible through your contributions. In addition to our community events, which are educational as well as enjoyable, we offer college scholarships to selected students. The scholarships come from donations made by caring people and businesses in your community. Don't miss your opportunity to help in this cause and to make a difference in your community. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and tax-deductible sponsorships should be mailed to:

 

Committee For King Inc

P.O. Box 4101

Tupelo, MS 38803

Ad space can be purchased on the Website & Facebook page for the following rates per ad:

$200 Full page (8 1/2 x 11)

$100 Half page (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)