Updated 6/21/16.


Dear Oakland Business,

If you don’t already know about us, we are the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG), and we represent the residents and neighborhood of South Oakland, and Oakland as a whole.  Our community volunteers work throughout the year to enrich the lives of the people and the neighborhood in which we reside through various activities including meetings, plantings, clean-ups, and collaborating with local politicians, institutions and other stakeholders to maintain, correct issues, and fulfill our needs. We also work with other volunteers and student groups on environmental education through hands-on stewardship and ecological training to protect the greenways and green spaces.

The recent installation of new “Welcome To South Oakland” signs noting South Oakland as the childhood home of three world-class individuals in their fields, Dan Marino, Andy Warhol and Bruno Sammartino, underscores just what a historic and vibrant story we have to tell here in South Oakland, especially in light of the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 is our main annual event, South Oakland Community Day (SOCD) at Dan Marino Field on Frazier St from Noon-7pm. South Oakland Community Day is a fun-filled event that has attracted nearly 500 participants in the past with food & music, raffles & giveaways, sports, games and activities.  We try to make this event a great transition from the summer into fall, to showcase our efforts and our community to our residents, as well as the Oakland and Pittsburgh communities at large.

South Oakland Community Day is also the ideal time for our long-term neighbors to reach out to the many new university students that will soon call South Oakland home, from Point Park University, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University and the University of Pittsburgh and welcome them into our community. With this in mind, we would like to keep the tradition of making this event mostly inexpensive or free.

As a valued member of the Oakland business community we are asking for your support to make this the best event possible by becoming a sponsor, or by donating goods, services or gift certificates. Sponsorships help us pay for food, supplies and programming. Our sponsorship opportunities are listed on page 2 of this letter. As our fiscal agent, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation will provide a copy of their tax-exempt certificate as needed.

Thank you for considering supporting this local community event. Every little bit helps!


 Mark Oleniacz Chairperson, South Oakland Community Day Planning Committee Vice-Chairperson, South Oakland Neighborhood Group SONGLogoLeaf130416.jpgPghBicent


Sponsorship request form for South Oakland Community Day 2016(1)

Saturday, August 27, 2016 Noon – 7pm

Sponsorship Levels:

Local Supporter $50

  • Name on our website.
  • 1/8th page Advertisement in our program.

Group Benefactor $100

  • Name and logo on our website.
  • 1/4 page Advertisement in our program.

Neighborhood Benefactor $250

  • Partner recognition on our website.
  • Full page Advertisement in our event program.
  • Small name/logo on all marketing materials.
  • Small name/logo on SOCD t-shirts.

Food Tent Sponsor $500
Same as Neighborhood Benefactor level upgraded to…

  • Medium logo on all marketing materials.
  • Medium logo on SOCD t-shirts.
  • 2’ x 5’ logo vinyl “Food Tent Sponsor” banner.2

Activities Sponsor $500
Same as Food Tent Sponsor except…

  • 2’ x 5’ logo vinyl “Activities Sponsor” banner.2
Community Sponsor $750
Same as Activities Sponsor level upgraded to…

  • Large logo on all marketing materials.
  • Large logo on SOCD t-shirts.
  • 3’ x 5’ logo vinyl “Community Sponsor” banner.2

Fieldhouse Patron $1,000
Same as Community Sponsor upgraded to…

  • 3’ x 8’ logo vinyl “Fieldhouse Patron” banner.2
  • Premium tabling space location at the event
  • Large Fieldhouse sponsorship logo on SOCD t-shirts.


  • Anchor recognition on our website.
  • Full back cover advertisement in our event program.
  • Premium tabling space location at the event.
  • The South Oakland Community Day event title will be preceded by your logo and “proudly presents”.
  • The opportunity for your organization to speak before and present community and activities awards at the event.


(1) – All donations should be noted by July 15th and received by August 1st for printing and production times.
– These benefits for direct monetary donations only.

Please fill out the form below and we will send you the document for signature with payment instructions.

• We are now accepting applications for vendors to the event.  Please check out the Vendor page at:


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