Sponsorship

Dear Friends of Elyssa’s Mission,

Our 14th annual benefit, Race to Save Young Lives, is returning to Arlington Racecourse this year. Our event will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Elyssa’s Mission is a non-profit organization that provides resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide. Elyssa’s Mission fully funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide Program in middle and high schools throughout Illinois. SOS educates teens on warning signs and what to do if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. SOS also helps identify at-risk students and link them to essential mental health services. We assist with all components of the SOS program including planning, training, teaching and follow-up. During the 2020/2021 school year, Elyssa’s Mission educated 36,851 students and ultimately was able to connect 1,049 students to needed mental health services in their school and/or community. Specifically, 255 students were referred on for community-based counseling and 16 students were hospitalized due to imminent risk of suicide. Sixty percent of these referrals were for NEW services – services these students would not have received were it not for our programming and support. We know we are saving young lives!

Now more than ever, we need your help to protect our children from the impact COVID-19 has had in our homes and in our communities. Consequences from the pandemic can include heightened risk factors, potentially leading to increased suicides in the coming months, and even years. Together we can reduce mental illness and help keep the number of suicides at bay. In the fall, we expect that new and partnering schools will be reaching out at a higher level than ever before in order to support the transition back to school.

Your partnership enables Elyssa’s Mission to continue to provide the programs and resources so urgently needed to prevent teen suicides. Since the inception of Elyssa’s Mission, we have educated over one million students, parents and community members.

Currently, we partner with approximately 275 schools spanning 119 suburbs throughout Illinois. With your sponsorship, we will be able to expand our reach to include even more schools in the coming year.  We never turn a school in need away!

We want to thank you for partnering with Elyssa’s Mission in our Race to Save Young Lives. We know we couldn’t do this lifesaving work without YOU!!

Joanne Meyers
President, Elyssa’s Mission

Sponsorship Opportunities

PLATINUM Sponsor | $5,000
  • A Reserved table of Eight (8) tickets to Race to Save Young Lives event at Arlington Park Racecourse
  • Name and/or company logo will be prominently displayed on Event Home Page
  • Name and/or company logo will appear in all event email blasts
  • Recognition on Thank You Signage at the even
  • Recognition on Elyssa’s Mission website sponsorship page with direct link to company website, if applicable
GOLD Sponsor | $4,000
  • Six (6) tickets to Race to Save Young Lives event at Arlington Park Racecourse
  • Recognition on Thank You Signage at the event
  • Recognition on Elyssa’s Mission website sponsorship page with direct link to company website, if applicable
SILVER Sponsor | $2,500
  • Four (4) tickets to Race to Save Young Lives event at Arlington Park Racecourse
  • Recognition on Thank You Signage at the event
  • Recognition on Elyssa’s Mission website sponsorship page with direct link to company website, if applicable
BRONZE Sponsor | $1,500
  • Two (2) tickets to Race to Save Young Lives event at Arlington Park Racecourse
  • Recognition on Thank You Signage at the event