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Please select your item(s) below, fill in payment details and click Place order bellow.

Item Description Price Quantity Total

American Dream Sponsor

Includes: TEN(10) tickets, VIP seating, VIP position and full page in event program, and logo on all event materials


Fulfilling the Promise Sponsor

Includes: TEN(10) tickets, PRIORITY seating, PRIORITY position in event program, and logo on all event materials


Making the Difference Sponsor

Includes: SIX(6) tickets, RESERVED seating, PRIORITY position in event program


Building Hope Sponsor

Includes: FOUR(4) tickets, RESERVED seating, PRIORITY position in event program



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All proceeds benefit Upwardly Global, a not-for-profit, 501 (c)3 organization.
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