2011 Sponsor Information
Dyslexia Dash – IDA 5K
The International Dyslexia Association
Inland Empire Branch
April 9, 2011
Fairmont Park, Riverside, California
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The International Dyslexia Association
Our national organization, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit,
scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning
With over 13,000 members, we are the oldest organization of its kind in the United States serving
individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field. Our annual budget is funded
by private donations, membership dues, foundation grants, sales of publications, conferences, and
other developmental efforts. IDA has an all-volunteer Board of Directors. IDA focuses its
resources in four major areas: information and referral services, research, advocacy, and direct
services (conferences and training) for professionals working with individuals with dyslexia.
We provide information:
To approximately 30,000 people annually via phone, mail, and e-mail.
Through our website to more than 250,000 visitors yearly.
Through 48 branches that conduct local conferences, seminars, and support groups.
By hosting an annual international conference that brings over 200 experts in the field
together with approximately 3,000 individuals who are concerned with the issue of dyslexia
and other learning disabilities.
The members of the various branches of IDA are unified behind the goal of all students’ civil rights
to read. We believe that every child should be taught to read and that every student should
graduate from high school ready for life.
Nowhere else can a person discover such a full range of useful information, practices, and
research about dyslexia than through The International Dyslexia Association!
For more information please visit www.interdys.org
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The Inland Empire Branch of IDA
Literacy, the ability to read and write with efficiency, is directly related to one’s ability to take part in many
aspects of community life, including school success, employment, and participation in society. When
identified early, a learning disability can be remediated using proven, multi-sensory teaching methods,
enabling the majority of students with identified learning disabilities the opportunity to reach their full
potential. When a child does not learn to read, their lives are affected forever.
Many parents, and some teachers, are unaware of the appropriate interventions or remediation programs
available. Competing claims by various organizations provide little guidance to a parent concerned about
the possibility of a learning disability in their child. The Inland Empire Branch of the IDA provides objective
information and research-based knowledge about dyslexia as well as referrals to a learning disability
professionals and organizations. One of our major goals is to provide free community meetings and an
annual professional conference to enable parents and teachers to gain high level skills and strategies.
Literacy issues affect all segments of our population. Dyslexia, a specific learning disability that is
neurological in origin, is the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. Dyslexia affects
males and females nearly equally, and people from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds as
In an OECD literacy study of 31 nations, America’s 15-year-olds finished 15th in literacy scores.
America ranks only 14th of 22 developed countries in college graduation rates, whereas, America
once led the world. (OECD 2007)
15%-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability. The US Department of Health
and Human Services estimates that 15% of American students may have dyslexia.
“2.9 million school-age children ages 6-12 in the U.S. (5% of all school-aged children in public
schools) are classified as having specific learning disabilities and receive some kind of educational
support“(23rd annual Report to Congress, US Department of Education, 2001).
Of the students with specific learning disabilities receiving special education services, 70%-80%
have deficits in reading.
74% of the children who are poor readers in 3rd grade
remain poor readers in the 9th grade and on into adulthood.
(Dr. Joe Torgesen, Director Emeritus, Florida Center for
Reading Research, Florida State University).
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“More than $2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading
problems” (US Department of Health and Human Services).
“60% of America’s prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading
problems” (US Department of Education) and “27% of children with learning disabilities drop out of
high school” (23rd annual Report to Congress, US Department of Education, 2001).
The purpose of The Inland Empire Branch of the IDA is to promote awareness of dyslexia and other learning
disabilities impacting the lives and well being of the children in the Inland Empire and surrounding areas,
while raising funds to aid our Branch’s on-going programs. Enhancing awareness, literacy skills, and
subsequently self-esteem will greatly augment the overall quality of life for residents.
Our IEB Mission
The Inland Empire Branch of IDA endeavors to bring researchers and
relevant literacy topics to the public and to share information regarding
literacy, including dyslexia, via media, personal contact, and events
focused on literacy. Our vision is to build a community that facilitates
literacy success through appropriate recognition, identification,
understanding and strategy implementation appropriate to dyslexia.
Populations served include educators, parents, individuals with dyslexia, and those who share their lives.
Geographic areas include the communities of Riverside County, San Bernardino County, parts of Orange
County, parts of East San Gabriel Valley, and Southern Nevada.
How Your Sponsorship Makes a Difference!
Funds are set aside to:
Provide free community seminars and webinar programs
Provide information, referral, and advocacy services
Support an information hotline
Provide direct services to professionals in the field of learning disabilities through professional
conferences featuring nationally-known and respected speakers and researchers
Benefits to you of Sponsorship
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High national visibility to 13,000+ members of IDA plus approximately 30,000 male and female
consumers of all ages via phone, mail, and e-mail.
High visibility throughout the Inland Empire via website, brochures, newsletters, community
meetings, and city banners
Local visibility to a projected attendance of 400 runner/walkers
Opportunity for your employees to be involved in race events and volunteering
Promotional programs for product distribution, sampling and coupon distribution
Extensive race day recognition through signage, personal appearance, and participation
Professionally managed event (Management Company: Results by Prime Time)
Promotion in running and industry periodicals, and relevant web sites
Logo promotion on t-shirts, IDA websites, flyers, registration forms, printed newsletters, and e-
Help us help our kids – your kids – all kids – America’s kids.
Support Literacy through our Inland Empire Dyslexia Dash April 9, 2011!!
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2011 Dyslexia Dash – IDA 5K Run/Walk
2011 Event Chairs: Regina G. Richards & Tedra A. Trimm
Corporate Sponsorship Levels
All items in lower sponsorship levels
PA announcements (4)
Corporate Banners displayed on awards stage (provided by sponsor)
Gold $ 1, 500
All items in lower sponsorship levels
PA announcements (2)
Silver $ 1, 000
All items in lower sponsorship level
PA announcements (1)
Logo in printed advertisement
Bronze $500 Contribution
Logo to appear on race day T-shirt or In-Kind Donations
Enclosures in race day packets
Exposure through our websites
Recognition on our Facebook Page
Copper $200 Contribution
Exposure through our websites or In-Kind Donations
Recognition on our Facebook Page
Gather…Run…Walk…Partner…Smile…Liberate…Laugh…Share…Encourage…Support…Sponsor…help us Provide all that we can
in our Efforts…so that Every Individual has the Opportunity to Lead a Productive and Fulfilling Life…Because we can…be
Involved…be Inspired…and Create Change..…
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Dyslexia Dash – IDA 5K
Sponsor Commitment Form
Company Name: (as it will appear on all printed materials) Sponsorship Level:
__________________________________________ Platinum - $2,000
__________________________________________ Gold - $1,500
Company Address: Silver - $1,000
Bronze- $ 500 or In-Kind Contribution
Copper- $ 200 or In-Kind Contribution
Website:___________________________________ Other $_____________________________
Contact Person: Phone Number: Cell Number:
__________________________________________ _______________ ________________
E-Mail Address: Fax Number:
Are you interested in setting up an exhibit table?___________________ (if so, see next page)
Form of Payment: ____ Check ____ Credit Card ____ In-Kind Contribution
CC# _______________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________
MasterCard or Visa only
Please Make Checks Payable to: Dyslexia Dash 5K – Inland Empire Branch
In-Kind contributions will be collected by April 1, 2011. If you are providing a gift certificate or coupons
please enclose them with this form. We appreciate your support! If your gift is an In-Kind contribution
please describe it here:
Will your company be interested in providing volunteers on race day? Yes or No
How Many? __________
Logo Submission: When submitting artwork please use .jpg, .pdf or .ai format, if not, graphic needs to be at
least 300 dpi. Email files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graphics/logos received by February 1,
2011 are ensured inclusion on the Dash T-shirt.
Fax or mail this form to: Inland Empire Branch, IDA, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 71, Box 308,
Riverside, CA 92507 Fax: 951/784-5643
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INVITATION TO EXHIBIT
HEALTH FAIR at
Promoting literacy through research, education, and advocacy
IEB’s 2 ANNUAL DYSLEXIA DASH Inland Empire Branch
A 5K and 1K dash to enhance Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, parts of
Orange Counties in CA; & So. NV
literacy for all children 5225 Canyon Crest Dr.,
Saturday April 9, 2011 Suite 71, Box 308
Fairmount Park in Riverside CA Riverside, CA 92507-6301
We invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Dyslexia Dash, being held within the scenic course around the
beautiful Fairmont Park in downtown Riverside. This Olmsted‐designed park features a band shell, tennis
courts, playground, picnic facilities, rose gardens, Lake Evans, Brown Lake and Fairmount Lake, fishing, golf
course, lawn bowling green, barbecues and a restored historic boathouse with pedal boats.
Date: April 9, 2011
Check‐in = 6:30 a.m.
5K = 7:30 a.m.
Kids’1K = 8:30 a.m.
The Picnic Area at Fairmount Park
2601 Fairmount Blvd
Riverside CA 92501
Our exhibit and vendor area will focus on materials and activities relevant to students’ health and exercise
issues, educational issues, social/free time activities, etc. We have the picnic shelter area reserved and are
able to use the surrounding grassy areas.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non‐profit organization dedicated to literacy
issues and helping individuals with dyslexia and other reading/writing and related issues. We also
aim to assist the families of those who struggle with learning and the communities that support
The Inland Empire Branch of IDA is an all volunteer organization of parents and professionals
representing the Riverside, San Bernardino and portions of Orange County here in Southern
California. Our focus is to support and benefit individuals, adults, students, families, educators,
and professionals in the areas of:
Sponsoring educational conferences and free community meetings and promoting
effective teaching practices for any individual with a language‐based learning disability
Disseminating and serving as a liaison to cutting‐edge research and results that support
multi‐sensory structured language teaching related to literacy development
Providing resources and referrals
Our goal with this dash is to highlight the value and importance of early literacy activities with students, as
well as ways to encourage great health and social development.
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We encourage you to sign up early to ensure your spot! Please feel free to call me if you have any
questions. My direct phone is 951/784‐5631. Regina G. Richards, IEB President, Dash Chair
I wish to participate in IEB’s 2nd Annual Dyslexia Dash on Saturday April 9th, 2011
City_______________________ State_________ Zip_______________________
Daytime Phone ( )______________________________ Cell ( )______________________________
Exhibitor name (for badge)_______________________________________________________________
There is no charge to exhibit and participate in our Health Fair. We have some access to electrical outlets
(first come basis) but you will need to supply your own extension cord. We ask that you also supply your
own table and chairs.
All completed forms due by February 12, 2011 in order to have your name and logo listed in our program
and in the large sign at the front. Thereafter, exhibitors will be accepted on a space‐available basis only,
and will be listed only on the large sign at the front.
Representative Signature_______________________________ Date______________________
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