2019 Casting for a Cause Fishing Tournament

2019 Casting for a Cause Fishing Tournament

Benefiting The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Casting for a Cause was formed to improve and maintain the financial strength of other essential charitable organizations, as our way of giving back to the community. Each year our 5 member board will select a meaningful organization and/or cause to benefit from the proceeds of our annual fishing tournament. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was selected as the beneficiary for our 1st annual Casting for a Cause tournament to be held on June 13, 2019. Established in 1987, the AFSP is a voluntary health organization that provides training and evidence based educational programs to our schools, communities and workplaces. The AFSP also offers support and resource services for loss survivors, and educates a team of advocates that work with local and federal government to pass policies to make suicide prevention a priority. Our Louisiana local chapter of AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide

Statistics from afsp.org indicate that suicide is currently the 3rd leading cause of death in the US for ages 15-34, 6th for ages 45-54, 10th for 55-64 and 17th for 65 and older, with a National death total of 44,965 in 2018. Louisiana alone with a death total of 677 in 2018 makes suicide the 11th leading cause of death in Louisiana. At one time or another you've probably heard someone say that when a person you love dies, a part of you dies to, each year more and more individuals die by suicide leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate through the tragedy of loss and in so many ways these loved ones affected are left in the dark.

Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide, every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of it all.

Come together to raise awareness.

TODAY I CHOOSE TO LIVE

Your generous donation and participation will allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to continue with great success.
The tournament will be held at Don's Boat Landing in Erath, Louisiana beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, June 13 2019 with the final weigh-in at 12:00 pm on Sunday, June 16 2019.

We thank you for your support of the Casting for a Cause and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For additional information please contact us at casting4acause@gmail.com or visit AFSP.org. Nominations for 2020's recipient will be accepted by email starting August 1, 2019.

Very Respectfully,
Gary C. Howell Jr.
Casting for a Cause
casting4acause@gmail.com 337-319-8108

Sponsorship levels

$1,000 Platinum Sponsorship

•4'X2' personalized banner featuring company logo.
•Logo featured on the back of the tournament t-shirts.
•Logo featured on the Don's Boat Landing website and Facebook page with link and/or advertisement to the business location.
•Ability to display and distribute marketing materials throughout the event.
•4 tournament entry tickets.

$800Gold Sponsorship

•Logo featured on the gold sponsor banner.
•Logo featured on the Don's Boat Landing website and Facebook page with link and/or advertisement to the business location.
•Ability to display and distribute marketing materials throughout the event
•2 tournament entry tickets.

$600Silver Sponsorship

•Logo featured on the silver sponsor banner.
•Logo featured on the Don's Boat Landing website and Facebook page with link and/or advertisement to the business location.
•1 tournament entry ticket.

$400Bronze Sponsorship

•Logo featured on the bronze sponsor banner.
•Logo featured on the Don's Boat Landing website and Facebook page with link and/or advertisement to the business location.

All other Donors

•Logo featured on the Don's Boat Landing website and Facebook page with link and/or advertisement to the business location.

All sponsors will receive recognition on stage during awards ceremony.
Items donated for the silent or live auction will feature donors name.

All sponsors will need to email a copy of logo to casting4acause@gmail.com as well as the link to the business website and/or address to be featured on Facebook.