10th Annual Houston Knuckle Ball – 2018

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Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
6:00pm

Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, April 14th 2018 at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel Houston for our 10th Annual Houston Knuckle Ball: A Pitch for Life Gala, in support of brain aneurysm, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke research and awareness.  The evening was a great success and it was an honor to be hosting this event in Houston.  Longtime Houston native and KHOU Meteorologist, Chita Craft was our evening emcee, while athletes and celebrities from across the country joined in for an evening of fun, exceptional cuisine and philanthropy!

Don and Connie Rankin were presented with the Joe Niekro Foundation Humanitarian Award, recognizing their unwavering commitment and outstanding philanthropic efforts to better the lives of others.

We also presented the Joe Niekro Foundation Patients Award.  Three physicians from the Houston area were chosen from our community of patients and survivors. This award honors their significant achievements and outstanding commitments to the advancements of neurological research and treatment. The award recipients were Dr. Roc Chen of Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Center & UTHealthDr. Peter Kan of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Dr. David Cech of Houston Methodist Hospital.

We are committed to supporting patients and aiding in the research and treatment of brain aneurysms, AVM’s and hemorrhagic strokes. Our goal is to raise awareness about the risk factors, causes and treatments of these conditions, while helping support the advancement of neurological research. We provide public education and advocacy, support for patients and families, and develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics and other institutions nationwide. We currently have 52 support groups across North America as well as an online community of over 20,000 survivors, caregivers, physicians, and others supporting our efforts.

We believe that support is a vital part of recovery and the JNF Patient Services Program, which includes both in-person and online support forums, provides a variety of benefits, including mutual support, understanding and acceptance, non-judgmental listening, information, validation of feelings, role models, and much more. Our groups offer a safe haven for patients, families, friends, and caregivers to share their fears, challenges, successes, and failures in an atmosphere where they are loved and accepted by all.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the advancement and expansion of the foundation’s Patient Advocacy Program, as well as the establishment of a localized clinical research grant for applicants in the Houston area.

PRESENTING SPONSOR – $25,000 – *SOLD OUT*

  • Eighteen (18) guest seats at the premiere head tables with a VIP of your choice and their guest seated at your table (honored in order of request-if no VIP, two additional guests may be invited for a total of 20 guests)
  • Ten (10) passes to our VIP Meet & Greet Reception
  • 1 Executive Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston (One Night April 14-April 15)
  • “Presented By” sponsorship mention in all print materials, media, interviews and promotional pieces
  • Red Carpet and Photo Booth recognition as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company logo displayed on main screen during the evening
  • Sponsorship recognition and link on Joe Niekro Foundation website
  • Full page color ad in front OR back inside cover of the event program and company logo featured in program
  • Sponsorship mention during gala

PLATINUM SPONSOR – $15,000 – *SOLD OUT*

  • Ten (10) guest seats at premiere table with VIP of your choice and their guest seated at your table (honored in the order of request-if no VIP, two additional guests may be invited for a total of 12 guests)
  • Four (4) passes to our VIP Meet & Greet Reception
  • Company logo displayed on main screen during the evening
  • Sponsorship recognition and link on Joe Niekro Foundation website
  • Full page color ad inside event program and company logo featured in program
  • Sponsorship mention during gala

GOLD SPONSOR – $10,000 – *SOLD OUT*

  • Ten (10) guest seats at premier table
  • Two (2) passes to our VIP Meet & Greet Reception
  • Company logo displayed on main screen during the evening
  • Full page black and white ad or half page color ad inside event program and company logo featured in program
  • Sponsorship recognition and link on Joe Niekro Foundation website

SILVER SPONSOR – $5,000 – *SOLD OUT*

  • Eight (8) guest seats at premiere table
  • Sponsorship recognition and link on Joe Niekro Foundation website
  • ½ page black and white ad inside event program and company logo featured in program

PLATINUM TICKET – *SOLD OUT*

  • One (1) seat at premiere table
  • One (1) pass to VIP Meet & Greet Reception

INDIVIDUAL TICKET – $300 – *SOLD OUT*

  • One Ticket to The Knuckle Ball

 

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