2014 Starlight Gala — starring Thompson Square

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NWA Children’s Shelter 2014 Starlight Gala getting “Squared”

Hot Country couple Thompson Square to help kids’ cause at General Mills-sponsored event

ROGERS, AR (Jan. 20, 2014) — Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter and Presenting Sponsor General Mills today announced that hot Country couple Thompson Square will headline the 2014 Starlight Gala on Saturday, April 26, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. Proceeds will benefit the private, non-profit organization’s efforts on behalf of abused and neglected kids.

“The Starlight Gala has been one of the highest-profile and most successful charity events in Northwest Arkansas for the past few years,” said Steve Schotta, Executive Director of the Children’s Shelter. “Having Thompson Square as our headliner maintains the Starlight Gala’s status as Northwest Arkansas’ premier fund-raising event. Thompson Square’s performance will enable us to help even more kids in crisis, providing them a place where the hurts they have experienced can begin to heal.”

About the Starlight Gala
For the third consecutive year, the Starlight Gala has been named among the top three “Favorite Charity Galas” in Ce!ebrate Arkansas magazine’s annual Very Best Awards. As the Children’s Shelter’s largest fund-raiser, the Starlight Gala brings in three times more money than any other event and is crucial to the organization’s operations, as state reimbursement covers only 25 percent of the Children’s Shelter’s overall costs. Last year’s Starlight Gala featured hot Country trio The Band Perry as the headliner and netted more than $525,000 (about 15 percent of the Children’s Shelter’s operating budget). Schotta expects to surpass that mark this year with the evening of elegance, entertainment, enterprise and empathy.

Highlights of the Starlight Gala will include:

  • A VIP reception for sponsors, including a “meet-and-greet” with Thompson Square.
  • An intimate concert with Thompson Square.
  • Delicious food & beverages.
  • A silent auction, with opportunities to bid on hundreds of fantastic donated items.
  • An exciting live auction, in which attendees can engage in public bidding wars to win one-of-a-kind items and experiences. Past live auctions have included extraordinary items ranging from a vacation stay in a historic and elegant French chateau … to a NASCAR adventure … to an all-inclusive Jamaican vacation getaway … to an all-expenses-paid theme park extravaganza … to a gourmet dinner party, catered by a master chocolatier … to a Major League Baseball junket … and more!
  • A special appeal by Dick Trammel to help fund a specific Children’s Shelter initiative.

Persons seeking information about the event, sponsorships opportunities, etc., may contact Annual Giving Manager Brooke Boles at bboles@nwacs.org or 479.795.2417ext. 311.

About Thompson Square
With two No. 1 smash singles, six Top 20 hits, seven awards and more than 25 nominations (including two at the Grammys and one each at the American Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards), Thompson Square is one of today’s hottest Country music acts.

The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson (married 14 years) made music history when they earned awards from both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in April 2013.

Thompson Square’s double-platinum breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?” has surpassed 2 million in sales, was the No. 1 Digital Soundscan Single for five weeks straight, the No. 1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and the Most Played Song on Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase). Thompson Square followed that success with the award-winning hit, “I Got You,” and critically acclaimed “Glass.” Thompson Square’s star continues to rise in 2013, with the No. 1 heart-tugger “If I Didn’t Have You” (gold-certified) and its current Top 20 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” both from the duo’s current album, “Just Feels Good.”

For more information, please visit http://www.thompsonsquare.com.

Thompson Square’s hits

Here is a list of Thompson Square’s hits, which still saturate the Country music airwaves:

Year

Single

Peak chart positions

Certifications
(
sales threshold)

Album

US Country

US Country Airplay

US

CAN Country

CAN

2010

“Let’s Fight”

58

“Thompson Square”
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?

1

32

50

  • US: 2× Platinum

2011

I Got You

8

68

2012

Glass

15

84

If I Didn’t Have You

7

1

49

14

70

  • US: Gold
“Just Feels Good”

2013

Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About

27

17

112

 

Thompson Square’s awards and nominations

Here is a list of the honors Thompson Square has collected since 2011:

Year

Association

Category

Result

2011 CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year

Nominated

Vocal Duo of the Year

Nominated

American Music Awards Sprint New Artist of the Year

Nominated

American Country Awards New Artist of the Year

Nominated

Single of the Year — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

Single by a Duo/Group — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Won

Single by a Breakthrough Artist — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Won

Music Video of the Year — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

Music Video by a New Artist — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Won

Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

2012 54th Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

Best Country Song — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”

Nominated

Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo

Won

CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year – “I Got You”

Won

Duo Video of the Year – “Glass”

Nominated

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year – “I Got You”

Nominated

Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year

Nominated

Vocal Duo of the Year

Won

2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Vocal Duo/Group

Nominated

Top Vocal Duo

Won

CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year – “If I Didn’t Have You”

Nominated

 

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2014 Starlight Gala

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor_________________________________________________$50,000

 

Diamond Sponsor____________________________________________$25,000

  • 4 tables with premier seating for 40 guests
  • Tickets to attend the Starlight Gala VIP Reception
  • Representative to give brief remarks at the event
  • Logo and link on NWA Children’s Shelter website
  • Complimentary commemorative photo
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Logo listed in all event advertising/media
  • Name listing on NWA Children’s Shelter donor wall for one year

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Pillar Sponsor_____________________________________________$20,000

  • 3 tables with premier seating for 30 guests
  • Tickets to attend the Starlight Gala VIP Reception
  • Logo and link on NWA Children’s Shelter website
  • Complimentary commemorative photo
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Logo listed in all event advertising/media
  • Name listing on NWA Children’s Shelter donor wall for one year

Platinum_____________________________________________________$15,000

  • 2 tables with premier seating for 20 guests
  • Tickets to attend the Starlight Gala VIP Reception
  • Logo and link on NWA Children’s Shelter website
  • Complimentary commemorative photo
  • Logo in event program
  • Logo listed in all event advertising/media
  • Name listing on NWA Children’s Shelter donor wall for one year

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Gold Sponsors_______________________________________________$10,000

  • 1 table with premier seating for 10 guests
  • Tickets to attend the Starlight Gala VIP Reception
  • Logo and link on NWA Children’s Shelter website
  • Complimentary commemorative photo
  • Logo in event program
  • Logo listed in all event advertising/media
  • Name listing on NWA Children’s Shelter donor wall for one year

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Silver Sponsors______________________________________________$5,000

  • 1 table with seating for 10 guests
  • Logo and link on NWA Children’s Shelter website
  • Complimentary commemorative photo
  • Logo in event program
  • Logo listed in all event advertising/media
  • Name listing on NWA Children’s Shelter donor wall for one year

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Fax: 479.795.4195                                                                                            Revised 10/23/2012