Dear Sir or Madam,
It has been over 3 years since we have had a local area formal Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Along with that the funds raised for Toys for Tots have not been what they were prior to the pandemic. Donations have decreased while the need has increased. We are holding a 248th Marine Corps Birthday Ball to address both of those issues and we hope we can count on your support.
Anyone is welcome, not just Marines! If you have attended a Marine Corps Birthday Ball before you know how impressive they are with the formal ceremony and cake cutting. If you have never attended a Birthday Ball, you will have a great time enjoying the ceremony, partaking of delicious food, and getting escorted to your table by a Marine in dress blues! Please mark your calendars, make a reservation and/or buy an ad in our program book (see attached). We need you and the kids need you!
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Last year, 2022, our area of operation, which includes Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties, dispensed over 66,000 toys to families in need.
Even though the campaign is manned by volunteers, funds are needed to purchase toys, rent warehouse space, rent trucks for distribution and pick up, fuel, and supplies. Your support will help to make this event a great success in 2023. The Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, is a code that all members live by in their daily lives. “Semper Fidelis” is Latin for “Always Faithful” and represents a brotherhood and sisterhood that can always be counted on in any situation. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country. Your donation will enable us to fulfill our obligation to our motto and all that it stands for and represents.
To learn more about Toys for Tots including our history, stories, sponsors, local campaigns, etc. please go to: www.toysfortots.org. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Please do not hesitate to contact 732-906-0110 with any questions you may have or clarification that I can provide.
As always, Semper Fidelis,
CW04 Nick D’ Andrea
737 New Durham Road Suite 4
Edison, New Jersey 08817
248th BIRTHDAY BALL LETTER (280 downloads)
Download Flier: United States Marine Corps 248th Birthday Ball Benefitting Toys for Tots Flier (276 downloads)
Download Advertising and Sponsorship Agreement: 248th BIRTHDAY BALL 2023 ADVERTISING AND SPONSOR AGREEMENT (284 downloads)
Join us for a formal ball Friday, Novemebr 17th from 6PM-10PM at the Beaver Brook Country Club. Enjoy cocktail hour with open bar from 6-7pm followed by a birthday ceremony, plated dinner, dessert and a Marine of the Year presentation. After the presentation we will open up the dance floor with a DJ & open bar. Formal photos available for an additional fee.
TICKETS ARE $65 PER PERSON
*All tickets are first come, quantities are limited. Please purchase your tickets online or download our form and send it to us no later than November 3rd to ensure we have the final head count for food. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AD BOOK PLACEMENTS AND COSTS
Inside Cover* $150.00
Back Cover* $150.00
Full Page $100.00
1/2 Page $50.00
1/4 Page $25.00
Business Card $20.00
Booster Name $5.00
*Only one placement available for covers. First come, first served.
If you purchase an ad using our online form, please send your “Ad” via email to Chris Soldano at: email@example.com
You can also download the ad book form and send it along with a check made out to:
Hunterdon County Bulldogs MCL
Mail your payment to:
Marine Chris Soldano
P.O. Box 2222, Flemington, NJ 08822
ADS AND PAYMENTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2023
NOTE: Inside front and rear cover pages along with first and last page is first come first served so reserve your Ad ASAP!
If you are thinking about the Inside cover or back cover, please email us first to see if they are still available. If you have any questions about ads or what can be submitted, or need assistance with a personal ad, please feel free to contact us and talk to us.