Asbury Park Mayor John Moor is not a tuxedo guy. He didn’t even wear one to his daughter’s wedding. Since taking office, many have suggested that Moor host a Mayor’s Ball to raise money for a worthy city cause. Rather than risk Dan Jacobson writing “Mayor Moor Has No Balls,” he’s having a rodeo to raise money for the city’s summer recreation program.
Moor told MoreMonmouthMusings that last summer 50 city children were turned away from the summer recreation program due to lack of funding. Moor found out about that too late to do something last year and vowed to do what ever it takes, except wearing a tuxedo, to make sure every Asbury Park child who wants to attend the summer recreation program can attend the summer recreation program.
“Everyone has been asking me about having a Mayor’s Ball but I’m not really a tuxedo person,” Moor said. “When I learned that there was not enough money to give scholarships to all the children that wanted to participate in last year’s summer program, we began working to create a fundraising event that would be casual and fun.”
The first Asbury Park Mayor’s Rodeo for Recreation Challenge will be held on April 21, for 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the Stone Pony.
The event will feature After the Reign, the almost famous Jersey Shore based county music band and a performance by the young performers of the Lakehouse Music Academy.
Tickets are $75. There will be a one-hour open bar with passed hors d’oeuvres, a country themed buffet and desert. There are still sponsorships and and ad journal space available:
Cowboy Sponsorship Package $2500 includes: prominent sponsor recognition on all related promotional items including, but not limited to APTV’s (website and Cablevision’s Channel 77), Asbury Park Press, all City press releases, Save the Date E-Blasts, recognition on the city’s website, ad journal, facebook event page and marquee; opportunity to speak at the Rodeo for Recreation; inclusion in all event signage at the event; company name listed on the recreation summer camp t-shirts worn by each participant; a table of ten at the Rodeo for Recreation. This sponsorship level sends ten children to summer camp in 2016.
Horseshoe Sponsorship Package $1500 includes: ½ page ad in journal; inclusion in all press releases, Save the Date E-Blasts, and city’s website and facebook page; four tickets to Rodeo for Recreation event and sponsor recognition on select promotional items. This sponsorship level sends five children to summer camp in 2016.
level sends one child to summer camp in 2016.
Pony Express Sponsorship Package $750 includes: recognition in ad journal; inclusion in all press releases, Save the Date E-Blasts, and city’s website; two tickets to the Rodeo for Recreation event and sponsor recognition on select promotional items. This sponsorship level sends two children to summer camp in 2016.
Howdy Partner Sponsorship Package $350 includes: one ticket to the Mayor’s Rodeo for Recreation; honorable mention in select promotional items. This sponsorship level sends one child to summer camp in 2016.
Checks are payable to: Asbury Park Recreation Trust Account, 1 Municipal Plaza Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Attn: Leesha Floyd, Recreation Director. For more information, contact Leesha Floyd at 732-502-5759 or Cassandra Dickerson at 732-502-5755.