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The Best Ever You Network Sponsors Mud Tug at RIT!



The Best Ever You Network is proud to announce we are the Diamond Sponsor of this year's Mud Tug at Rochester Institute of Technology!


Just what is Mud Tug you ask?

Mud Tug is an annual tug-of war competition held on Rochester Institute of Technology ("RIT") campus with all proceeds benefiting Hillside Family of Agencies.



It is the second largest student run event on campus (after Relay for Life) and broke the Guinness World Record for “Largest Tug-of-War Tournament” in 2012. Teams of up to 10 people tug against one another over mud pits in men’s, women’s, and co-ed brackets. The event features a DJ and food for all participants and spectators. Since 1996, Mud Tug has become a tradition on RIT’s campus, with students, faculty and staff members attending each year.



This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mud Tug. About Hillside Family of Agencies Hillside Family of Agencies is one of the largest non-profit agencies in New York State, with its cornerstone residing in Rochester. Hillside Family of Agencies partners with youth, adults and their families to provide individualized health, education and human services through an integrated system of care.


The organization provides child welfare, mental and physical health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, and developmental disabilities services across central and western New York. Since 2010, Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha have made visits to Hillside Family of Agencies, so that they have a better connection with the kids and understanding of the services Hillside Family of Agencies provides.


Who are Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha? Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ) and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) are two recognized Greek organizations at RIT. Since 1995, ΦΚΨ and ZTA have teamed up each fall to host Mud Tug, a philanthropic event created with the sole purpose of giving back to our community through Hillside Family of Agencies.



How can you help? Monetary and non-monetary donations are a huge help in the success of Mud Tug. Monetary donations are used directly for supplies, food, operation, and promotion of the event.


Interested in Becoming A Sponsor?

The following is a list of contribution levels. This includes information on the corresponding incentives for each level of Mud Tug corporate sponsorship. Non-monetary donations are also welcome. Feel free to discuss with an event coordinator what sort of items we are looking for to help with the event. Any contribution that you provide will help to supplement the cost of the event and result in a larger donation to Hillside Family of Agencies.


Mud Tug Sponsorship Contribution Levels

Diamond - $1,000 Donation (1 spot available) ● Logo on Banner for “Before and After” Photoshoot ● Own the play pit ● Logo on Banner used at registration & campus promotion ● Individual engraved sign with logo ● Shoutout in three RIT student body and event participant email blasts ● Logo on event t-shirt ● Day of Event DJ shoutouts ● Social Media advertising and mentions ● Website advertising ● Logo on general flyers


Platinum - $750 Donation (5 Available) ● Own a pit (pits 1-5) ● Logo on Banner used at registration & campus promotion ● Individual engraved sign with logo ● Shoutout in three RIT student body and event participant email blasts ● Logo on event t-shirt ● Day of Event DJ shoutouts ● Social Media advertising and mentions ● Website advertising ● Logo on general flyers


Gold - $500 Donation ● Individual engraved sign with logo ● Shoutout in three RIT student body and event participant email blasts ● Logo on event t-shirt ● Day of Event DJ shoutouts ● Social Media advertising and mentions ● Website advertising ● Logo on general flyers


Silver - $250 Donation ● Logo on event t-shirt ● Day of Event DJ shoutouts ● Social Media advertising and mentions ● Website advertising ● Logo on general flyers Bronze - $100 Donation ● Social Media advertising and mentions ● Website advertising ● Logo on general flyers


Why Should You Support Mud Tug?


This past year, Hillside Family of Agencies provided services in partnership with 14,184 families. The clients that Hillside serves present risks factors including mental health disorders, trauma, violent behavior, education challenges, suicidal thoughts and actions, and education challenges. Many of the children that Hillside treats have experienced parental separation or divorce, household substance abuse, emotional abuse, and household mental illness. The Hillside family works hard to improve the lives of all their clients. Those who have received the care of Hillside reported positive change in their situations, have found better long term living situations, graduated or enrolled in school, and avoided hospitalization and incarceration.


By supporting Mud Tug, you are helping grow this amazing organization that benefits so many within our community and supporting change in the lives of others. Along with supporting Hillside and all of the services and care they provide, Mud Tug is also a great opportunity to receive exposure for your business in the Rochester Community. As the second largest student-run event on RIT campus, Mud Tug has over 2,000 attendees from the RIT community and the greater Rochester area. Our marketing and PR activities will give your business exposure to over 1000 social media followers in the RIT community and the greater Rochester area.


Mud Tug receives a large amount of public attention each year and is a staple event of the RIT community. Additionally, with hundreds of Mud Tug shirts in circulation after the event, your business exposure will continue long after the event is over. With multiple sponsorship options, you can select the level that works best for your business. Community and business sponsorship will allow us to make Mud Tug bigger and better than ever before and help those in need in the Rochester area through Hillside Family of Agencies.


Contact Chase Alexander (RIT Student) cma7711@rit.edu or Quaid Guarino (RIT Student) QBG4511@rit.edu for more information.

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