Updated 8/3/2015.

Dear Oakland Business,

Saturday, August 29, 2015 is South Oakland Community Day (SOCD) at Dan Marino Field on Frazier St from Noon-7pm. The South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG) is a volunteer community group representing the residents of Pittsburgh’s South Oakland Neighborhood. 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 through various activities including clean-ups of city streets and collaborate with local politicians, institutions and other stakeholders to maintain and correct fulfill some of the neighborhood needs. They work to protect the greenways and green spaces 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. We would like to make this event a great close to the summer to showcase these efforts and our community.

South Oakland Community Day is also the ideal time for 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 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!


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



Sponsorship request form for South Oakland Community Day 2015(1)

Saturday, August 29, 2015 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.2
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.2

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

  • 3’ x 8’ logo vinyl “Food Tent Sponsor” banner.2

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

  • 3’ x 8’ logo vinyl “Fieldhouse Sponsor” banner.2
  • 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.

(1) – All donations should be noted by August 14 and received by August 18th for printing and production times.
2 – These benefits for direct monetary donations only.

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

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


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