Dear Prospective Sponsors,
Be part of a Georgetown tradition!
The 21st Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern Run/Walk and Campus Mosey will be both a live event and virtual this year. It will be held in person on Saturday, October 16th and over a three-day period of Friday, October 15th – Sunday, October 17th. This will allow for participants that can return to Georgetown to enjoy the in-person event and those that would prefer to participate virtually to run and walk on any route and in any town to still be a part of this great event.
The Jameson 5K at Southwestern benefits the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southwestern University. Jaysn graduated from Southwestern in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. He died in a scuba diving accident in 1991, and soon after, family and friends established the Scholarship in his memory. Jaysn loved making people laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid runner, which is why the Fun Run is an excellent way to preserve his memory and raise money for his named scholarship. The Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a student for the first time in 2000. The criteria to receive this scholarship are that the student must be a science major and demonstrate need for the financial assistance. Over the past 19 years, the Jameson 5K has been able to donate more than $191,097 to the scholarship fund, thanks in part to benevolent sponsors supporting the event. We reached our goal of $100,000 by the end of 2015 to celebrate 15 years of honoring Jaysn with the race. We are not finished with our goals and want to be able support even more students each year with our Scholarship.
For this event to be successful and for all the entry fees to be donated directly to the Scholarship, we need your help as a sponsor to help underwrite the cost of the race production. Even though the actual run is virtual we will still have expenses with the race this year. Southwestern University provides a quality education to students. By becoming a sponsor, you’re not only helping to provide scholarships for deserving students, but you’re also allowing Jaysn’s memory to live on in perpetuity.
Together we have the power to build a local premiere race that will be the pride of our community for years to come. We hope you will become a part of this great event! Please review the attached sponsor packet for more details. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
Kenda Jameson Evans
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