As you are aware, this past March the South Side Irish Parade returned to Western Avenue. Reviving the original tenets of the parade – faith, family and tradition. The day was a great success, as residents gathered with their familes and friends to celebrate their shared heritage and community. If you were fortunate enough to attend, you know what a success the day was. The parade committee, together with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department, worked many hours to ensure we would be able to restore the traditional values for which the parade once stood. Without question, we accomplished this goal.
We, as a committee, are committed to making this year’s parade, on Sunday March 10th, an even greater success.
Given the extensive costs for additional security and city fees needed to ensure another family-friendly event, we need your help. With your financial assistance, we are confident we can reach our goals of a safe, family-friendly parade.
There are four ways to contribute to the parade:
1. Buy t-shirts and other parade merchandise at the parade store.
2. Buy raffle tickets.
3. Buy a street pole banner.
4. Sponsor the parade as a business or family
Here are the five levels of sponsorship available for businesses or families:
Shamrock Sponsor $2500
• Parade entry, street pole banner, logo/ID in local ads, Facebook mentions to our 5000+ fans, website mention
Celtic Sponsor $2000
• Street pole banner, Logo/ID in local ads, Facebook and website mentions
Marching Band Sponsor $1500
• Banner displayed with one of the marching bands, Facebook and website mention
Trinity Sponsor $1000
• Logo/ID in local ads, Facebook and website mentions
Western Avenue Sponsor $500
• Facebook and website mention
Your contribution to the parade committee will, in addition to promoting your business, show you are committed to the ongoing celebration of Irish heritage in the Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park communities. We realize the ongoing economic struggles businesses and individuals still face, but we sincerely hope you will consider supporting us as we continue our great tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in this wonderful community. We will continue to make the South Side Irish Parade an attractive, successful and safe event – one that will, as it did this past year, continue to showcase our neighborhood and bring customers to the doors of its merchants.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2013 Parade or making a personal donation please contact Kevin Coakley at (847) 489-3566.