Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017
Cool Athletes Program -Sports

IMPROVING INNER CITY SPORTS ENVIRONMENT

 

Problem: According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, up to 5millionyoung athletes in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports-related problems, the majority of which are related to heat. Most inner city basketball courts have a black asphalt surface generating unhealthy emissions and radiating heat on an average of 30(F) to 50(F) hotter than the ambient air temperature.  During summer months, athletes exerting themselves on these surfaces are at exposed to a higher risk of dehydration and over-heating, which can lead to loss of consciousness and even coma where damage to the brain and other internal organs may result.  If the situation is not addressed within a few minutes, the athlete’s condition can deteriorate rapidly, becoming an emergency situation with potentially catastrophic results.  Because these basketball courts represent a critically important recreational and social asset within the inner city community, it is imperative to reduce the risks of urban heat index to protect the young athletes that frequent these locations.

Solution: Emerald Cities™ Cool Pavement is a solar reflective ultra high performance coating for asphalt developed in cooperation with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) which has proven to help reduce temperatures of asphalt surfaces by as much as 30 Fahrenheit and emissions up to 15%.

 

Initiative: “As a part of the "Cool Pavement” initiative to resurface inner city basketball courts, Emerald Cities™ seeks corporate and individual sponsors and contributors to financially contribute to this program in an effort to reduce urban heat index and better protect inner city athletes.

Emerald Cities™ Cool Pavement Programs are flexible and fun.

All sponsorship levels can be modified, adapted or expanded to meet the needs or objectives of the contributor. If you have an idea as to how to improve the Program, we want to hear it.

 

THE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

The Free Throw $1,000 Individual Contributor

 

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
  • Name included on Cool Pavement project sig n placed on site

 

The Lay-up $5,000 Corporate Contributor

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
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  • Name and company logo included on Cool Pavement project sign placed on site
  • Name included in the project press release

 

 

The Three Pointer $10,000 Neighborhood Sponsorship

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
  • Name and company logo included on Cool Pavement project sign placed on site
  • Name included in the project press release
  • Emerald Cities™ Open House event

 

The Slam Dunk $50,000 City Sponsorship

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
  • Name and company logo included on Cool Pavement project sign placed on site
  • Name included in all project press releases
  • Emerald Cities™ Open House event with food, drinks, contests and prizes
  • Photo shoot and media campaign

 

The MVP $100,000 State Sponsorship

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
  • Name and company logo included on Cool Pavement project sign placed on site
  • Name included in all project press releases
  • Emerald Cities™ Open House event with food, drinks, contests and prizes
  • Photo shoot and media campaign
  • Fund raising services

 

The Championship $1,000,000 Program Sponsorship

  • Emerald Cities™ Contributor Certificate suitable for framing
  • Name and company logo included on Cool Pavement project sign placed on site
  • Name included in all project press releases
  • Emerald Cities™ Open House event with food, drinks, contests and prizes
  • Photo shoot and media campaign
  • Fund raising services
  • Lead name recognition
  • LBNL Seminars

 

Philanthropic Contributions:

The Emerald Cities™ Foundation will accept financial gifts and guarantees 90% of all contributions will be used to cover Cool Pavement Program costs. When making a contribution, please specify which Program you are contributing to and include your preferred city, community or project location you wish your sponsorship to support.