Friends of the River’s
Friends of the River (FOR) is pleased to announce the Capital River Awards to celebrate our treasured rivers and promote their protection. This festive event is a great chance to re-connect with old friends and make some new ones over great food and wine. The party will follow FOR’s California Rivers Day at the Capitol—a day of education, outreach, and activism promoting rivers and water conservation.
The Capital River Awards will raise money to give our rivers a stronger voice in Sacramento at a critical time. We face a severe and persistent drought that has unleashed an intense push to weaken protections for our waterways and return to the era of big dam building. FOR will use this funding to organize greater public and political support for sustainable water solutions that lead to a much more positive vision for California and our rivers.
Please join us in Sacramento on Monday, May 11 to celebrate the spirit of our treasured rivers and promote their protection.
Capital River Awards Sponsorship Opportunities
Our goal is to raise $30,000 this year so we can give rivers a stronger voice. The California Rivers Day provides a special opportunity for public education and engagement. This will be an excellent draw to the event and it will be one with which you will be proud to be associated.
All sponsorships will receive recognition on event signage as well as prominent mention on FOR’s website and in our on-line newsletter, The River Advocate.
Sponsorship levels are:
$2,500 - Waterfall Sponsors get 10 event tickets
$1,500 - Wild & Scenic Sponsors get 8 event tickets
$1,000 - Cascade Sponsors get 6 event tickets
$500 - Whitewater Sponsors get 4 event tickets
$250 - Tributary Sponsors get 2 event tickets
Individual tickets go on sale March 30.
A Special Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors!
David Sobon Auctions
Wild & Scenic
Alison Harvey & Dave Loera
Bill & Robin Center/Camp Lotus
Bob* & Faith Cushman
Jeff Depew* & Trish Hayward
California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks
Corley* & Patty Phillips
Granite Bay Flycasters
Ilene Starin & Will Lichtig
Jerry & Kris Cadagan
Joe & Margrit Petrofsky
Jonathan & Terrie McClelland
Tuolumne River Outfitters
American River Resort/Tom
Van Noord & Dave Martinez
American Whitewater Expeditions
Andy Krakoff & Jeannie Sternberg
Bettina Redway & Michael Picker
California Canoe & Kayak/Keith Miller
Janet Maineri & Louis Debret
Mariah Adventure Connection
Marion Franck & Bob Lew
Monte & Kay Osborn
Mother Lode River Center
Pacific River Supply/Mike Martell
Paul Barth & Teresa Cheung
River Rat Raft Rentals
Scott Armstrong*/All Outdoors
A Law Corporation
South Yuba River Citizens League
Tony & Margie DeRiggi
Tributary Whitewater Tours
Virginia & James Moose
* Friends of the River Board Members
David Sobon has consulted with hundreds of foundations, non-profits, service and religious groups around the country during the last 21 years to help them fulfill their fundraising goals.David is an active member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals and a part of their teaching faculty. As a member of The National Auctioneers Association, he earned the title of Benefit Auction Specialists. As a member of the Board of Directors at Children’s Miracle Network & Chevo’s Fund, David’s contributions are felt throughout the community. David’s fresh and innovative ideas have given way to great and exciting events. It is David’s unique “Benefit Auction System” that helps organizations raise more money and have more fun while changing the lives of those they serve. David says, “There is no better feeling than coming off the stage knowing you made a difference”.