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2020 Gather ‘Round: Cook for a Cause contest and fundraiser.

Gather ‘Round began in 2010 as a celebration of the harvest and to commemorate 25 years of DUG gardens in Denver. Over the years it has become a signature DUG event where our community gathers together to give gratitude for the gardening season and foster relationships between our community.

This year, on our 35th anniversary, we are excited to launch our Gather ‘Round: Cook for a Cause virtual video contest. This new format allows our community to take center stage as they film themselves cooking their favorite recipes featuring local produce. They’ll also be competing against one another to fundraise for us by having their friends and family vote-by-donation for them in order to win some fabulous prizes!

How your organization can get involved

Our virtual video contest is designed to be inclusive and far-reaching across the Denver Metro area and beyond! It’s an opportunity for chefs of all skill levels, from pros down to kids, to showcase their skills and get the word out about DUG in order to win. As a sponsor for Cook for a Cause, your brand will be connected with supporting the largest network of community gardens in the country and visible to our 40,000 + audience of gardeners, educators, community partners, and policy-makers–and all their friends and family, too!

Learn more about sponsorship

Sponsorship Levels

$10,000 Heirloom Tomato Title Sponsor

As our Gather ‘Round: Cook for a Cause Title Sponsor, you will receive:

  • your branding integrated into the Gather ‘Round: Cook for a Cause logo
  • the opportunity to incorporate your products into the contest itself
  • marketing exposure throughout Metro Denver on our website, event and contest pages, e-newsletter, and social media channels

Note: only one available

$5,000 Delicata Squash Sponsor

As a Featured Sponsor, you will receive:

  • marketing exposure throughout Metro Denver on our website, event and contest pages, e-newsletter, and social media channels

Note: only three available

$2,500 Delicata Squash Sponsor

As an Event Sponsor, you will receive:

  • marketing exposure throughout Metro Denver on our website, event and contest pages, e-newsletter, and social media channels

Note: only three available

$10,000 Blue Hubbard Heirloom Squash (1 available)

  • Two tables for six guests (12 guests total)
  • Mobile app sponsor
  • Customized tour of community or school garden of your choice for up to six people at a later date
  • Composting workshop for up to four people at a later date
  • Opportunity to provide garden-themed guest leave-behind, if desired
  • Recognition during event
  • Recognition with logo on print/online materials, email blasts, DUG website and external media relations
  • Recognition on DUG’s Facebook page
  • Recognition as a major DUG sponsor through 2019 (emails, newsletters)

$5,000 Delicata Squash (3 available)

  • One table for six guests
  • Four passes to DUG class at a later date (e.g. Bee Wild with US, Save the Cukes!, Three ways to Preserve Your Veggies)
  • Opportunity to provide garden-themed guest leave-behind, if desired
  • Recognition during event
  • Recognition with logo on print/online materials, email blasts, DUG website and external media relations
  • Recognition on DUG’s Facebook page

$2,500 Acorn Squash (6 available)

  • One table for six guests
  • Recognition during event
  • Recognition with logo on print/online materials, email blasts, and DUG website
  • Recognition on DUG’s Facebook page

$1,200 Butternut Squash

  • One table for eight guests

$900 Sunburst Squash

  • One table for six guests

$150 Pattypan Squash

  • One individual ticket

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