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Million dollars of total research grant funding in 2015. A total of 103 MDA research grants were awarded

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individuals received care and support in 2015 at over 150 MDA Care Centers.

Individuals were offered best-in-class, comprehensive care at more than 50,000 MDA Care Centers visits, with families seeing multiple health care specialists in a single appointment.

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kids experienced MDA Summer Camp in 2015 at no charge to their families

Our Muscle Story

The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play. To hug, to eat. To breathe.

Each day in our community and across the country, these everyday freedoms are being taken away from kids and adults by muscular dystrophy, ALS and other debilitating diseases. At MDA, we are fighting to give these freedoms back. With your support, our collective strength will help families today living with diseases that take away muscle strength and mobility by funding research to find treatments and cures and supporting families with comprehensive clinical care services, resources and guidance.

This year's Muscle Team gala brings together "players" from all across the state to raise awareness and funds to support MDA's lifesaving mission.

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MUSCLE TEAM

child in straw hat

October 4, 2016 • City Winery – Nashville

This high-energy, sports-themed event pairs local and national athletes, celebrities and military personnel with MDA’s Most Valuable Players (MVPs) — our local children and adults living with muscle disease. Throughout the night, guests will enjoy:

  • Fun and interactive events and entertainment
  • Fine food and beverages
  • Live and silent auctions
  • The opportunity to mix and mingle with local celebrities and business leaders.

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Proceeds from the event help fuel progress in MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other diseases that take away strength and mobility. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special mission and unique event!

Your support of this event is crucial to help MDA raise the funds and awareness needed to accelerate urgently-needed treatments and cures that will help kids and adults living with muscle disease live longer and grow stronger.


Oct. 4, 2016 6 p.m. | City Winery
609 Lafayette Street | Nashville, TN


Sponsorship

Join us today and be a part of Muscle Team. Download commitment form here

To purchase a table, tickets, or make a donation to the Muscle Team event Click Here

Presenting Sponsorship – $25,000

  • Three tables of 10 at main event with preferred seating
  • 20 guest tickets for VIP reception
  • Athlete / Celebrity seated at one of your tables for dinner
  • Complimentary valet for all guests
  • Company name/logo placement on all printed event materials as Presenting Sponsor
  • Verbal mention/recognition during the evening program as Presenting Sponsor with opportunity for remarks on the event stage
  • One-page color ad in the commemorative event program
  • Logo on sponsor reel during event
  • Acknowledgement in media releases distributed by MDA and social media outlets

Championship Sponsorship – $15,000

  • Two tables of 10 at main event with preferred seating
  • 10 guest tickets for VIP reception
  • Athlete / Celebrity seated at one of your tables for dinner
  • Company name/logo placement on printed event materials
  • Verbal mention/recognition during the evening program from event stage
  • One-page color ad in commemorative event program
  • Logo on sponsor reel during event
  • Acknowledgement in media releases distributed by MDA and social media outlets

Hall of Fame Sponsorship – $10,000

  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Six guest tickets for VIP reception
  • Verbal mention/recognition during the evening program from event stage
  • One-page black and white ad in commemorative event program
  • Logo on sponsor reel during event
  • Acknowledgement in media releases distributed by MDA and social media outlets

MVP Sponsorship – $5,000

  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Two guest tickets for VIP reception
  • Special recognition during the evening program from event stage
  • Half-page black & white ad in commemorative program

All-Star Sponsorship – $2,500

  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Special recognition in the commemorative event program

Additional Underwriting Opportunities

Matching Mission Sponsorship (Exclusive) - $20,000

Match donations (up to $20,000) made by individual guests during the mission drive/ask at the event

  • Two tables of 10 at main event with preferred seating
  • 10 guest tickets for VIP reception
  • Athlete / Celebrity seated at one of your tables for dinner (8 guests for this table)
  • Company name/logo on printed event materials as Mission sponsor
  • Verbal recognition during the evening program from event stage
  • Logo on sponsor reel during mission drive

VIP Reception Sponsorship (Exclusive) – $7,500

  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Six guest tickets to VIP reception
  • VIP reception “Presented by your company” recognition on all signage
  • Half-page color ad in commemorative event program

Text2Bid Sponsorship (Exclusive) – $7,500

  • Company logo on Text2Bid site displayed on all smartphones of guests during silent auction bidding
  • Company logo on Silent Auction signs
  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Six guest tickets to VIP reception
  • Half-page black & white ad in the commemorative event program

SOLD Wine Pull Sponsorship (Exclusive) – $5,000

  • One table of 10 at main event
  • Two guest tickets to VIP reception
  • Wine Pull “Presented by your company” recognition on all wine pull signage and materials, including wine tags to be taken home by guests

MDA Ambassador Table Sponsorship – $2,500

  • Recognition on signage at one MDA Ambassador Table
  • 10 tickets for MDA Ambassador Families to attend gala
  • Special recognition in the event program as MDA Ambassador Table sponsor

Individual Event Ticket – $250

  • One ticket to Main Event
  • Does not include VIP reception

**Join us today and be a part of Muscle Team. Download commitment form here.


Reservations and Donations

To purchase a table, tickets or sponsorship to the Muscle Team event Click Here

Click Here to make a donation if you are unable to attend


Sponsors

Numotion

Presenting


Citgo

Champion

Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC

Champion


National Seating & Mobility

Hall of Fame

Permobil

Hall of Fame


Quantum

MVP

Sunrise Medical

MVP

DVL Seigenthaler

MVP


Advance Financial Foundation

All-Star

Aerocare

All-Star

HCA/TriStar Health

All-Star

Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc

All-Star

Invacare Corporation

All-Star

Max Mobility

All-Star

Merrill Lynch

All-Star

Pinnacle

All-Star

Vanderbilt Dept. of Neurology

All-Star


North America Administrators

Wine Pull (Exclusive)

HDR/ICA

MDA Ambassador Table Sponsor

Ki Mobility

MDA Ambassador Table Sponsor


Auction

The Muscle Team Gala will feature both a live and silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and experiences! Please check back closer to the event for a sneak peak of items to be auctioned at the event!

If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact the MDA office at 615-832-5005 or email Lauren at LLooser@mdausa.org

Proceeds from the event help fuel progress in MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other diseases that take away strength and mobility. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special mission and unique event!

Our 2016 Muscle Team Hero … Kerry Goode:

Kerry Goode, Former RB for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos; former coach for the St. Louis Rams and New York Giants

“ALS will not define me or knock me down without a fight.”

No one does more to fight ALS than MDA. Since its inception, MDA has dedicated more than $344 million to ALS research and health care services.

MVP’s:

Our Most Valuable Players, or MVP’s are our local children and young adults living with muscle disease. During the event local and national athletes, celebrities, and military personnel serve as the Muscle Team, who are paired with our MVP’s. During the evening program recognition will be given to the Muscle Team, and the MVPs who will take the opportunity to share what the event and MDA mean to them (be prepared to laugh and cry!).

Aiden

Alex

Caleb

Carlee

Cooper

Dakota

Emily

Jake

Jalen

Michele

Peyton

Tyson


About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.

Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.


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