Thank you for your support of the 

22nd Annual Gift of Hope Concert

Featuring

UNSPOKEN

Saturday, March 26, 2022

O+Gorman High School Performing Arts Center

3201 S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

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ABOUT UNSPOKEN

I don’t think we ever expected we were going to reach as many people as we’ve been able to reach. The fact we’ve been able to speak into millions of people’s lives is crazy. Thinking back thirteen years to when I was dealing with drugs and alcohol in a very serious way, to think I would one day have a wife and kids and a solid family and home life and then be playing music for a living—God is surely able to do more than we ask or imagine. That might be a big theme on the new record too. Something we’ve often said to each other in the last few months is ‘Look what the Lord has done.’ He’s just opened doors we didn’t think could be opened.” –Chad Mattson, Lead Vocalist for Unspoken

When you ask the guys in UNSPOKEN what it is that their audiences most connect with, they’ll bring it down to a single word. But it’s not a word born of the smooth, soul-edged pop sound they’ve built of skilled musicianship, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies. It’s also not something directly rooted in the international influences of the band (guitarist Mike Gomez hails from the Dominican Republic and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico). It isn’t even a quality anchored in the success of their first Centricity Music album which sold more than 100,000 copies, spawning four top ten singles and a number one as well. 

The strong bond that seems to turn Unspoken listeners into fans as it turns out, isn’t about the music alone. Instead, it’s about their willingness to take the stage together night after night and to put their hearts and lives on display with a raw and engaging honesty; an honesty expressed in conversation and song. In a word, the band says, the connection they have with their audience is about transparency.

“People just relate better to somebody who has been broken and redeemed,” Mike Gomez notes, “than to someone who pretends to have it all together. What we say from the stage and what we say in our songs, they’re not stories from somebody we heard about. Our songs are written out of places we’ve been and places we are.”

ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY

THE LOURDES CENTER

The Lourdes Center (formally known as Catholic Family Services) was established in 1961 by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.  Over the past 60+ years, their programs have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of the people they serve.

Over the past year, The Lourdes Center has experienced exponential growth with a 27% increase in counseling services alone, not to mention the growth of adding two weekend retreats, offering over 20 parish and school presentations and the record numbers involved in expanding programming.

Additionally, they have partnered with schools (Bishop O’Gorman) and Newman Centers (SDSU) as outreach locations.  Because the demand for services has outweighed their capacity to respond, they are hiring additional staff to meet these needs. 

Along with their existing grief support, healing retreats, education and one-on-one services, they are hoping to add support for hurting marriages, individuals experiencing same sex attraction, and those struggling with pornography. 

The success of this Gift of Hope event is so important to The Lourdes Center to allow them to grow their financial resources to meet their immense needs by adding staff, programs and space to accommodate the demands. 

All proceeds from sponsorships, ticket sales, and the sale of candles will benefit the Gift of Hope Fund. Through this fund, The Lourdes Center is able to offer programs that support human flourishing in times of grief, uncertainty or transition. 

SCHEDULE

6:00 pm: Doors Open

6:30 pm: VIP Meet & Greet with UNSPOKEN

7:00 pm: Event and Concert Begins

9:00 pm: Event and Concert Concludes

9:00 pm: Reception for all Patron Ticket Holders and Sponsors

 

TICKETING OPTIONS

Front Row Seating – $250 per ticket:

  • One limited front row seat (limited total number of front row seats available).
  • Private meet and greet pass (based on performer’s availability).
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.

Patron Ticket Supporter – $60 per ticket:

  • Preferred reserved concert seating ticket.
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.

General Admission Ticket –
$30 Adult or $15 Student 18 and Under:

  • One general admission ticket to the concert. Seating on first come basis.

ABOUT THE CANDLES

The candles will be blessed by Bishop DeGrood and can be personalized to remember or honor individuals or any specific prayer intention you may have. During the concert, a special moment will be offered, where these candles will be lit and intentions will be prayed over.  Following the event, you can take these home with you and light in your homes as you continue to pray for your intentions. 

The light of a candle is a powerful symbol for us. It signifies God’s presence and beckons us to remain present with him.  Christ tells us, “I have come to the world as its light, to keep anyone who believes in me from remaining in the dark”  John 12:46

To ensure we have an adequate supply of candles, we are requesting that you pre-order.  Place your order today by clicking on the purchase link below.

HOPE & HEALING COMMEMORATIVE CANDLE | $15

  • 1 glass, 8″ tall, 3-day burning candle, with space to write the name of person(s) you would like to honor

  • Candle available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event

SPONSORSHIP, eTICKETS, CANDLES & DONATIONS

ONLINE

Sponsorships, eTickets, Candles, or Donate online through our secure platform.

PRINT

Download the PDF form and return it in person or mail it to the Foundation office.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Preferred reserved section of Patron tickets (20).
  • General admission tickets (20) (number to be mutually determined).
  • Four private meet and greet passes (based on performer’s availability).
  • Full-page, 4-color ad (5” W x 7.5” H) in the event program. 
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert highlighting your “presenting” sponsorship.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen
  • Corporate logo included with all advertising as a sponsor of the concert:
    • Ticket Website
    • Posters
    • Fliers
    • Event Program  
    • Newspaper ads 
    • Television promotions
    • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
    • Prominent social media exposure, including logo and link to your company website.
  • 2 glass 12″ tall, 14-day burning candles, with space to write name of person(s) you would like to honor (To be lit at the event and/or for you to place in your office or home)
  • Candles available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event
  • Preferred reserved section of Patron tickets (15).
  • Two private meet and greet passes (based on performer’s availability).
  • 4-color logo in the event program.
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen.
  • Corporate logo included as a sponsor of the concert on:
    • Ticket Website
    • Event Program  
    • Event Flier
    • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
    • Social media exposure, including logo and link to your company website.
  • 1 glass, 12″ tall, 14-day burning candles, with space to write name of person(s) you would like to honor (to be lit at the event and/or for you to place in your office or home)
  • Candles available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event
  • Preferred reserved concert seating tickets (10).
  • 4-color logo in the event program.
  • Live recognition from the stage at the concert acknowledging your sponsorship. 
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Color logo projected on the concert video screen.
  • Corporate logo included as a sponsor.
  • Event Program
  • Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
  • Social media exposure, including logo.
  • 1 glass, 8″ tall, 3-day burning candles, with space to write the name of person(s) you would like to honor.
  • Candles available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event.
  • Preferred reserved seating Patron tickets (5).
  • Prominent listing in the event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.  
  • Social media exposure.
  • 1 glass, 8″ tall, 3-day burning candles, with space to write the name of person(s) you would like to honor.
  • Candles available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event.
  • Preferred seating concert tickets (3).
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.
  • 1 glass, 8″ tall, 3-day burning candles, with space to write the name of person(s) you would like to honor.
  • Candles available for pick up at the event or at the Catholic Community Foundation Office prior to the event.
  • Preferred seating concert tickets (2).
  • Name listed in event program.
  • Recognition in the Bishop’s Bulletin sent to 38,000 households.
  • Guests at an exclusive Patron Reception hosted by Bishop DeGrood and Catholic Family Services Board Members immediately following the performance.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Call 605.988.3765 or email events@ccfesd.org.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS