Updated 7/21/2014.


Dear Oakland Business,

Saturday, September 6, 2014 is South Oakland Community Day (SOCD) at Dan Marino Field on Frazier St from Noon-7pm. This year’s event is proudly presented in collaboration between the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG) and the Oakcliffe Housing Club (OHC), both volunteer community groups. 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 for all ages.

The South Oakland community volunteers enrich the lives of the people and the neighborhood in which they reside. Volunteers coordinate clean-ups of city streets and collaborate with local politicians, institutions and other stakeholders to maintain and correct necessary neighborhood needs. Volunteers protect the greenways and green spaces that adorn the cliff sides and provide student groups with environmental education through hands-on stewardship and ecological training. Volunteers also work with the neighborhood youth through after-school and lunch programs. For their efforts, we would like to make this event a great close to the summer.

The end of the summer means the beginning of a new semester for the university students that will soon call South Oakland home. South Oakland Community Day is the ideal time for neighbors to reach out to the many new students from PointParkUniversity, CarnegieMellonUniversity, CarlowUniversity 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 would like to ask for your support to make this the best event possible. You can help us by becoming a sponsor or by donating goods, services or gift certificates Sponsorships help us pay for food, supplies and programming. Our sponsorship opportunities can be found on the reverse 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 once again for considering this local community event. Every little bit helps!


David Panasiuk, Chairman, OHC
Co-Chair, SOCD Planning Committee
Mark Oleniacz, Communications, SONG,
Co-Chair, SOCD Planning Committee



Sponsorship request form for South Oakland Community Day 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014 Noon – 7pm

Sponsorship Levels:

Group Contributor $50

  • Name on our websites and event “Thank You!” wall.
  • 1/8th page Advertisement in our program.

“Support Local” Benefactor $100

  • Name and logo on our websites and event “Thank You!” wall.
  • 1/4 page Advertisement in our program.

Neighborhood Partner $250

  • Partner recognition on our websites and our event “Thank You!” wall.
  • Full page Advertisement in our event program.
  • Small name/logo on all marketing materials.
  • Small name/logo on SOCD t-shirts.

 Community Sponsor $500
Same as Neighborhood Partner level upgraded to…

  • Medium logo on all marketing materials.
  • Medium logo on SOCD t-shirts.
  • 2’ x 5’ logo vinyl “Thank You” banner.
Activities Sponsor $750*
Same as Community Sponsor level upgraded to…

  • Large logo on all marketing materials.
  • Large logo on SOCD t-shirts.• 3’ x 8’ logo vinyl “Activities Sponsor” banner.

Food Tent Sponsor $750*
Same as Activities Sponsor except…

  • 3’ x 8’ logo vinyl “Food Tent Sponsor” banner.

Fieldhouse Sponsor $1,000*
Same as Food Tent Sponsor except…

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


  • Anchor recognition on our websites and our event “Thank You!” wall.
  • 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.


***Important: Please mark “South Oakland Community Day” or “SOCD” in the check memo.

For help or more information, please contact Sponsorship Chair, David Panasiuk by using the contact form below.

You can also make monetary donations online at: www.youcaring.com/South-Oakland-Community-Day

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


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