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Empower Change: Become a Starfish Awards Sponsor Today!

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With Starfish Award nominations complete, the Special Education Foundation’s Women Leaders are busy reviewing submissions to determine our winners for the first annual Starfish Awards. This unforgettable event, dedicated to honoring the exceptional individuals who make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities within the Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD), will take place on June 13th at CITYPARK Soccer Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The opportunity to join us as a sponsor is now available!

The Starfish Awards: Making a Difference, One Life at a Time.

Inspired by the famous parable of the starfish, where a young child makes a difference by throwing stranded starfish back into the ocean one by one, the Starfish Awards aim to honor those individuals within our community who embody the spirit of making a significant impact in the lives of students with disabilities. These unsung heroes, whether educators, caregivers, volunteers, or advocates, tirelessly work to create positive change and foster inclusive environments where every child can thrive.

A Luxurious Evening at the Moneta Pitch Club.

Join us for an exciting evening in the Moneta Pitch Club, one of the premium areas nestled within the CITYPARK Soccer Stadium.

This exclusive setting brings an added level of luxury to our celebration, offering a unique opportunity to mingle, network, and honor the remarkable individuals who shape the future of students supported by SSD.

Why Sponsor the Starfish Awards?

Imagine the impact of seeing someone from your local area receive recognition for their dedication to empowering students with disabilities. As a sponsor, you'll have the opportunity to directly support these remarkable individuals and show your appreciation for their tireless efforts.

By joining us for the Starfish Awards as a sponsor, your company will play a pivotal role in bringing this event to life and supporting the vital programs and initiatives of the Special Education Foundation. Your generosity will be prominently acknowledged throughout the evening, with your logos displayed prominently in the Moneta Pitch Club, on the large scoreboard overlooking the stadium, and on signage featured throughout the event. Additionally, your brand will receive recognition in all event materials, including press releases, social media promotions, and our official event program.

But beyond the visibility and exposure, your sponsorship represents something much more profound – it signifies your commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of students with disabilities. By aligning your company with the Starfish Awards, you are not only investing in a worthy cause but also demonstrating your dedication to creating a more inclusive and equitable community for all.

Join Us in Making Waves of Change.

We invite you to seize this opportunity to become a beacon of hope and support for the special education community. By becoming a sponsor of the Starfish Awards, you are not just a spectator; you are an essential part of the journey toward empowerment, inclusion, and excellence.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to secure your place as a sponsor, please contact SEF Events Manager Jill Salinas at or (314) 394-7072.

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Together, let's make waves of change and celebrate the unsung heroes who make a difference, one individual at a time.