Last year, AFI and OurPlace tested the "Run 4 OurPlace – AFI Partnership" with six team sponsorships with tremendous success. Six football teams received significant sponsorship to offset their AFI team costs and the teams' players in turn, successfully raised money to support OurPlace's life-saving work through their participation in the Jerusalem Marathon. This year AFI and OurPlace are extending the team sponsorship opportunity to every team – men's and women's – participating in the AFI Flag-Football League.
It's simple: If your team's players run for "Team OurPlace" in the Jerusalem Marathon, OurPlace will sponsor a considerable portion of your team's AFI participation costs. Standard sponsorships offered are $1000 per men's team (assumed 12-player roster) and $750 per women's team (assumed 8-player roster). Sponsorships opportunities may be negotiable based on varied roster sizes and/or other leadership opportunities on behalf of Team OurPlace.
Please contact Rabbi Aryeh Young to arrange for your team sponsorship. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text/whatsapp at 516.512.4494.
About the Jerusalem Marathon & Team OurPlace
Each year, tens of thousands of runners descend upon Jerusalem for the annual Jerusalem Marathon in March – many participating in competitive full marathons or half-marathons, with more casual runners/walkers enjoying the causal 5K or 10K races. Over the past decade, the Jerusalem Marathon has become a staple on the checklist of Israel experiences that gap year students enjoy during their "Year in Israel," usually running on behalf of various worthwhile American or Israeli charity organizations who utilize the marathon experience as a fun and successful fundraising platform. The Marathon always takes places on a Friday in March (this year March 15, 2019) and is a festive morning filled with live entertainment, music, swag and great food.
Team OurPlace runners enjoy four incredible benefits by participating as members of TeamOurPlace: 1) the lowest per-person "raise" of any major participating American charity @ $360 2) incredible swag, 3) an unparalleled all-you-can-eat pre-race pasta party the Thursday night before at Cafe Rimon (with the entire Ben Yehuda location rented out) and 4) easily attainable fundraising incentives – (all-you-can-eat vouchers at Papa G's, mini iPads etc). As one of the largest participating teams in the Jerusalem Marathon, Team OurPlace also hosts a festive tent on the marathon grounds, exclusively for Team OurPlace members to utilize and enjoy.
Visit TeamOurPlace.org to learn about Team OurPlace. 2019 registration will open in September 2018.
Our Place is the largest network of drop-in centers in the Tri-State area for at-risk Jewish youth struggling with drug & alcohol addiction, past trauma & sexual abuse and criminal behavior. On an annual basis, the Our Place drop-in centers service over 1000 Jewish youth in the New York area, serving 25,000 hot meals, placing several hundred in rehabilitation and therapy, and enabling over 100 to re-enroll in school or seek positive employment each year. With an unadulterated model of unconditional love and no religious agenda, Our Place's devoted therapeutic and programmatic staff are available around the clock 24/7. Our Place does everything possible to give a second chance at life to young people in our community who otherwise would have nowhere else turn. Our Place is their last hope. It is no secret that the overdose and suicide rates in the Jewish community continue to grow and the heroic staff at Our Place are continuing to fight this never-ending battle on the front lines. Unfortunately, addiction and abuse do not discriminate against any community, including our own, and Our Place plays a vital role in helping so many of our young people have a sober, productive and meaningful life. To learn more about OurPlace, visit OurPlaceNY.org.
OurPlace does not charge any fees for its wide array of clinical and programmatic services and relies on eight annual fundraising events, such as the Jerusalem Marathon and the renowned Yeshiva League Legends Basketball Tournament to fund its life-saving services. OurPlaces also hosts large annual community fundraising events in Lawrence, Flatbush, Westhampton Beach, Monsey and Manhattan.