BooFest 2014

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ACCESS Board of Directors Are Asking You
to Join Us This Year for Boo Fest 2014!

We are calling out to you, and all of our past sponsors, to sign up to be part of this wonderful event benefiting the many children with disabilities and their families on the Northshore and throughout the state of Louisiana. The Trick or Treat Houses and Castles have been ordered and are on their way here and will soon be ready to be decorated by sponsoring businesses and families like you! So don’t delay, send in your sponsorship forms and then get going on your plans for decorating your one-of-a-kind Boo Fest Trick or Treat House or Castle TODAY!

The 5th Annual Boo Fest event is scheduled for Saturday October 25th from 930am-3pm outside Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Your participation and sponsorship in past years’ events has helped make BooFest the huge success it has been – seeing over 3,000 attendees the first year balloon to over 10,000 attendees last year!

The “spook-tacular” event aims to have children of all abilities, disabled and able-bodied alike,Trick or Treat alongside one another stopping at over 70 “Haunted” Houses and Castles “expertly” decorated by sponsors like you. In just four years the event has raised over $75,000 for local families of children with disabilities, allowing ACCESS to give out financial grants to families of children with disabilities for items not covered by insurance and/or Medicaid such as wheelchairs, adaptive car seats, adaptive bicycles/tricycles, car/home/van modifications, and other adaptive equipment and assistive devices.

This year there are many sponsorship levels available for you and your business. Sponsorship opportunities are available including sole sponsorship of one of three “Trick or Treat Neighborhoods” as well as sponsorship of the Stage, the popular Costume Contest, the Arts & Crafts station, and other prominent components of the event (see attached). Of course, sponsorships of individual Trick or Treat “Haunted” Houses and Castles remain as well.

Just like last year, don’t forget to decorate your “Haunted” House or Castle as you compete against fellow sponsors to win CA$H awards and coveted “Boo Fest notoriety” as the best of the best in the categories of “Scariest”, “Most Original”, and the coveted “Kids Choice” Award.

Once again, this year, in addition to pizza, hot dogs and other kid friendly food & drinks offered at Boo Fest, the Annual Northshore Area Board of Realtors (“NABOR”) Chili Challenge has partnered with Boo Fest bringing over 20 teams vying for the title of Chili Champion. We are extremely excited about this partnership with NABOR and encourage those interested in sponsorship of a Chili cook-off team to contact NABOR directly at 985-674-4233.

Download the BooFest 2014 Sponsorship Form

Sweet Soiree – Sat. June 14

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A jazzy night of food & spirits benefiting families of children with disabilities.

Saturday, June 14
7:30-11:00pm
Stone Creek Club & Spa

Featuring:

  • Batiste Fathre & Sons of the New Millenium
  • Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys
  • Rockin’ Doopsie
  • Kermit Ruffins
  • and more!

Sponsorships are available!

Click for the sponsorship form

 

Boo Fest 2013, Oct. 26

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Date: October 26, 2013 – Looking for Boo Fest Sponsors!

The Board of ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions) is looking forward to another fun filled BooFest event this year scheduled for Saturday October 26th from 930am-3pm outside Lakeview Regional Medical Center.  Participation and sponsorship in past years’ events has helped make BooFest the huge success it has been — seeing over 3,000 attendees the first year balloon to close to 10,000 attendees last year! This “spook-tacular” event aims to have children of all abilities — disabled and able-bodied alike — Trick or Treat alongside one another stopping at over 70 “Haunted” Houses and Castles decorated by sponsors. In just three years the event has raised over $50,000 for local families of children with disabilities, allowing our non-profit organization to give out financial grants to these children in need for items not covered by insurance and/or Medicaid such as wheelchairs, adaptive car seats, adaptive bicycles/tricycles, car/home/van modifications, and other adaptive equipment and assistive devices.

Become a Boo Fest Sponsor

We would love to have you/your business represented this year at BooFest 2013 as an event sponsor. This year there are even more sponsorship levels available for you and your business. New opportunities are available including sole sponsorship of one of three “Trick or Treat Neighborhoods” — part of a new concept in the layout for this year’s BooFest event — with each neighborhood having 10-15 houses/castles along it’s path connecting from the main walkway around the event grounds. Additional sponsorships new for this year also include sponsorship of the Stage, Costume Contest, and other prominent components of the event (see attached). Similar to last year, sponsorships of individual Trick or Treat “Haunted” Houses and Castles remain as well!

As a sponsor, you decorate your “Haunted” House or Castle as you compete to win CA$H awards in the categories of “Scariest”, “Most Original”, and the coveted “Kids Choice” Award. There will also be a live D.J. getting the crowd moving as well as a number of activities for children including pumpkin decorating, face painting, all abilities games, live performances by Max the Love Dog, free photo booth pictures, appearances by the Saintsations, and, of course, the annual BooFest costume contest.

How to Register as a Sponsor

This year’s sponsorship information and registration forms details the levels of sponsorship for Boo Fest 2013 and hope that you/your business will participate. With the marked increase in participation last year we are aiming for a cap of 80 houses/castles along the path at the event and in the three new neighborhoods. Sponsorships are already going fast so sign up soon to ensure you’ll once again be part of BooFest!

This year will again include the Annual Northshore Area Board of Realtors Annual Chili Challenge, with over 20 teams vying for awards. NABOR is extremely excited about this partnership with ACCESS and to have the Realtor Chili Challenge included again in BooFest 2013!

Feel free to contact the Board of ACCESS with any questions not answered by the attached sponsor information forms. Additionally, please feel free to pass on the sponsor forms to anyone you feel that may be interested in participating. You can also check out pictures from last year’s BooFest event and download additional forms at www.accesslouisiana.org or check us out on Facebook under “ACCESS Louisiana”.

As always, 100% of all proceeds from BooFest from your sponsorship go toward ACCESS as we deliver on our mission provide financial grants to the families of children with disabilities for items of need denied by private insurance or Medicaid.

The ACCESS board hopes you are able to participate as a sponsor and look forward to seeing you at BooFest 2013!

Sweet Soiree 2012

A Jazzy night of wine and deserts benefitting families and children with disabilities.  Saturday April 21, 2012, 7pm to 10pm, at the Sone Creek Club and Spa in Covington, LA.  Click to download the sponsor form (Word format).

The Garden Party

A special event to benefit New Heights Therapy Center
Summergrove Farms, 18379 Hwy 40, Covington, LA 70435

 

The Garden Party provides substantial financial support to insure quality direct services for the riders who receive therapeutic horseback riding at New Heights Therapeutic Riding. Over 400 guests attend this event in the gardens of a north Covington horse farm. Which includes local restaurants, musicians and artists; a silent auction and a demonstration by New Heights’ riders.  New Heights Therapy Center

New Heights Therapy Center is a progressive equestrian program that teams student riders with instructors, horses and volunteers in therapeutic riding sessions designed to challenge and inspire the rider. Horseback riding helps people who are physically, cognitively or emotionally challenged achieve an improved quality of life. Based on input from doctors, therapists, instructors and parents, the riders individual goals are designed to complement ongoing therapy and education. It works and its fun!

Boo Fest, October 29, 2011

St. Tammany children of all abilities and their families are invited to the second annual BOO Fest, a “boo-tiful” Halloween trick-or-treat fundraiser to be held on Oct. 29 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center just south of Interstate 12.

The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., encourages trick-or-treaters to wear their favorite Halloween costume and participate in the BOO Fest costume contest. BOO Fest will be hosted by ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions) in partnership with Northshore Families Helping Families

ACCESS is a charitable, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funds in support of families with children with disabilities with the aim of improving their quality of life. BOO Fest is but one of their annual fundraisers.