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2022 UNCF Walk for Education – South Texas

Make a difference while exercising —walk, run, cycle—all in honor of UNCF, our students and schools! Join us in Houston for the South Texas Walk and help UNCF raise funds to support our HBCUs and students.

Celebrate with your family, friends and coworkers. Let’s build better futures one step at a time.

The UNCF Walk for Education is a 5K Walk and a local initiative to raise the critical funds UNCF needs to fulfill our mission of support to our member HBCUs and to help our students to become active participants of society through a high-quality education.

Presented by UNCF Houston.


Walk Day Information

General Information

  • Free parking
  • Light refreshments available pre walk at concession stand and post walk in UNCF Hospitality/Alumni Village Tent
  • Event will occur rain or shine (in the event of severe weather event will be cancelled)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring umbrellas and/or ponchos
  • Runners must report to the Runner Registration under the UNCF Hospitality Tent to obtain chips and bibs by 7:00 a.m.
  • Volunteers must report to the registration under the UNCF Hospitality/Alumni Village tent at 7:00 a.m.
  • Team tents will be in the Arts Pavilion area. For the details about your team tent, please contact your team coordinator.

Course:
Start inside the Arts Pavilion area. Exit out of the pavilion area into the park, turn Left and proceed down the street towards the MO (maintenance office), pass the MO and Cricket Fields and enter Tom Bass II area. Make a Right U-turn at Tom Bass III (lake entrance) and proceed back down Tom Bass II, inside the gate, along the golf course (jogging trail), returning to Tom Bass I (Arts Pavilion area).

* Runners will start and finish near the finish line on Fellows Rd.

Young Genius Playground (located near the Amphitheatre)

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES

Free activities for all participants include:

  • Funshine Entertainment
  • Boeing Rocket Demo
  • Houston Police Interaction Program (PIP)
  • Houston Astros Literacy Van & Mascot
  • Moving Monument Bus
  • Youth Aerobics Workout by JiggAerobics

Directions to Tom Bass Park Section I

45 South
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 West (turning Right),

45 North:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 East (turning Left),

Sam Houston Parkway (West):
Exit Cullen/Fellows Rd.
Continue through Cullen Blvd
Continue through Scott St./Fellows Rd.
Make U-Turn, just before Hwy 288 exchange
Get in Right Lane,
Just pass the Mobile Home Sells Office,
Make a Right turn
“Tom Bass Park I” Wooden sign
Directed parking will be in this area.

288/59 South:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 East (turning Left),

288/59 North:
Exit Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8 West (turning Right),

Sam Houston Parkway (East):
Get in Right Lane,
Just past the Mobile Home Sells office,
Make a Right turn,
“Tom Bass Park I” Wooden sign
Directed parking will be in this area.


About UNCF

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” ® but a wonderful thing to invest in.

  • UNCF is the nation’s most efficient and successful higher education organization.
  • 75% of net proceeds raised will support UNCF’s 4 Texas member institutions: Texas College, Jarvis Christian College, Wiley College, and Huston-Tillotson University.
  • UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarships, internships, and fellowships.
  • UNCF supports more than 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country.
  • 848 Texans received college scholarships totaling nearly $5 million

In addition, of that same academic year, $715,000 was awarded to students who attended a non-UNCF college including: the University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Texas Southern University, The University of Texas System, Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University.

Walk History

  • Began in 1985 with Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis
  • The Walk has raised more than $5 million since its inception.
  • Draws more than 2,000 participants from corporations, community organizations, and individuals from the Greater Houston Metropolitan area.
  • The UNCF Walk is one of our most cost efficient events, its expense ratio never exceeds 10 percent
7:00 AM

Registration Opens/Runner Check-In/Young Genius Playground open

7:00 - 11:00 AM

Alumni Village (All are welcomed at the UNCF Hospitality/Alumni Village Tent for pre/post walk refreshments and entertainment!)

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Start Stage

7:45 AM

Start program begins

7:50 AM

Warm-up

8:00 AM

Run/Walk starts

11:00 AM

Event Concludes

Tom Bass Regional Park exterior sign

Tom Bass Park Section 1

3452 Fellows Rd.
Pearland TX 77047

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Presidential/ Presenting (including Start Stage) Walk Sponsor: SOLD $25,000

  • Local category exclusivity
  • Sampling opportunities at event – 2,000+ (must be approved by UNCF)
  • Two corporate banners displayed at start and finish line *
  • Prime location company provided tent ****
  • Company recognized at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event with an opportunity for representative to speak
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate logo included on save-the-date
  • Corporate logo included on invitations to event kick-off **
  • Corporate logo on national webpage and on event signage**
  • Corporate logo included on commemorative event collateral **
  • Six invitations to event kick-off
  • Six complimentary incentive gifts

Professors Walk Sponsor: $10,000

  • Corporate banner displayed along walk course *
  • Corporate logo included on national webpage **
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • Corporate logo on event collateral, not including Save-the-Date **
  • Company recognized at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in media materials
  • Four invitations to event kick-off

Scholars Walk Sponsor: $5,000

  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate logo included on commemorative walk t-shirts
  • Corporate logo on event collateral, not including Save-the-Date cards**
  • Corporate recognition at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off event and in event media materials
  • Two invitations to event kick-off

Specialty Sponsorship Packages

Kick-Off Reception Sponsor: $10,000 1 Package

  • Company logo included on reception invitations
  • Company banner displayed at reception *
  • Company representative to host and speak at kick-off
  • Option for employees to staff kick-off
  • Right to have company provided walk tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate recognition at Walk during rotating PSA announcements
  • Gifting opportunities for kick-off guests (must be approved by UNCF)
  • Corporate recognition at walk kick-off with an opportunity for representative to speak
  • Ten invitations to event kick-off

Celebration Stage: $10,000 1 Package

  • Corporate logo used to identify celebration stage on event collateral, excluding application **
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • Company produced banner displayed on stage
  • Company representatives to host stage
  • Option for employees to staff stage area
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate recognition at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Sampling opportunities in stage area (must be approved by UNCF)
  • Corporate recognition at kick-off with an opportunity for representative to speak
  • Two invitations to kick-off

Finish Line Sponsor: $7,500 1 Package SOLD

  • Corporate logo used to identify finish line on event collateral, excluding application **
  • Company produced banner displayed at finish line
  • Option for employees to serve as finish line cheering squad complete with banners and company shirts
  • Company representative to hold finish line tape
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials
  • Corporate recognition at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Sampling opportunities at finish line (must be approved by UNCF)
  • One invitation to event kick-off

Young Genius Playground Sponsor: $7,500 1 Package

  • Corporate banner displayed at playground
  • Option for employees to host playground
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • Sampling opportunities at playground (must be approved by UNCF)
  • One invitation to event kick-off

Alumni Village Sponsor: $7,500 1 Package

  • Corporate banner displayed on tent
  • Option for employees to host tent
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • Two invitations to event kick-off

Route Trail Ads Sponsor: $7,500 1 Package

  • Corporate logo on 12 route trail ads
  • Option to provide route entertainment
  • Option for employees to cheer on walkers along route
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Corporate recognition in event media materials and at event during rotating PSA announcements
  • Corporate logo included on walk day signage **
  • One invitation to event kick-off

Water Station Sponsor: $3,500 3 Packages

  • Must provide corporate branded water bottles for walkers
  • Corporate banner displayed at water station
  • Option for employees to staff water stations
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Opportunity to provide corporate shirts to volunteers

Mile Sponsor: $3,500 3 Packages (1 SOLD)

  • Corporate logo at mile marker on walk map in registration materials
  • Corporate banner at mile marker
  • Option to provide sideline entertainment at designated mile marker
  • Right to have company provided tent ****
  • Company employees can serve as mile cheering squad complete with banners and T-shirts

*Must provide banners.

** Must provide logo by deadline.

*** Must reserve by deadline.

**** must be reserved by Friday, August 26, 2022.

Thank you for supporting our mission!

The following items are available to registered PARTICIPANTS who have raised/donated funds during the Walk. To be eligible for a prize, your money must be submitted before October 28, 2022.

All prizes will be distributed between December 13 -15, 2022.

Team Coordinators and Team Captains must schedule a pick-up day and time for their company/captain(s). To schedule a pick-up day and time, email UNCFhoustonevents@uncf.org or call 713-942-8623.

Level 6 – Raise $2,000+

Item: Two Round Trip Southwest tickets Entries AND UNCF Mahogany Speaker & Wireless Charger AND Commemorative T-shirt

Qualify to win round trip tickets anywhere Southwest flies. All walkers with $2,000 will receive one raffle ticket for the final drawing of airline tickets. Walkers will receive one (1) additional raffle ticket for each $100 increment over $2,000.

Level 5 – Raise $1,500 – $1,999

Item: UNCF Grill and Cooler Set AND Commemorative T-shirt

Level 4 – Raise $1,000 – $1,499

UNCF Tote Bag AND Commemorative T-Shirt

Level 3 – Raise $500 – $999

UNCF Stadium Blanket AND Commemorative T-shirt

Level 2 – Raise $300 – $499

Portable Power Bank AND Commemorative T-shirt

Level 1 – Raise $200 – $299

UNCF Insulated Lunch Tote AND Commemorative T-shirt

**Prizes will not be mailed, you must pick up from UNCF Office.

**Prizes subject to change without notice.

**Prizes available while supplies last.

**Substitutions will be made when items are no longer available.

Walk Committee Chair – Michael Alvarez

Alumni Village Committee – Veronica Johnson Williams

Kickoff Event Committee – Jaymie Woods

Volunteer Recruitment Committee – Mary Thompson

Logistics Committee – Charles Stewart