Back the Blue Illinois and Finding HOPE-TRC are looking for groups, organizations and individuals willing to unite to help provide support for our local first responders. Would your organization or family consider partnering with our cause by purchasing a table sponsor, event ad or tickets to the event?


Horses 4 Heroes 911 Memorial Gala is Back the Blue Illinois signature fundraising event of the year for Finding HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. and provides exposure to thousands of community members, donors, volunteers and participants.  The sponsorship opportunities offer multiple marketing benefits to businesses and individuals interested in supporting our mission and event while receiving exposure in the community. All VIP Sponsorships include a 2 x 4 ad in the event program and HOPE’s Leaving Hoofprints Magazine that is distributed quarterly, banner (provided by you) hung at the event and then in HOPE’s arena through September 2022, announced at the event, and ad will be posted on website and social media.


$250 - 1 Magazine Ad, 2 General Admission Tickets

$500 -  2 Magazine Ads, 2 General Admission Tickets, 2 VIP Passes, 2 Drawing Tickets, 4 Beer Tickets

$1,000 - 4 Magazine Ads, 8 VIP Tickets, 8 Drawing Tickets, 16 Beer Tickets, 1 Reserved Table

Get 8 friends or family members or 4 couples together to purchase VIP tickets and reserve a table in your name or in honor of someone you love. 


Download the Sponsor Packet for more information and opportunities!


Finding HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. is recognized as a non-profit organization by the IRS; all donations are tax exempt under IRS Code: Section 501(c)(3) 


We sincerely appreciate your sponsor and/or ticket purchase consideration.  To sponsor please fill out and return the sponsor form included in the packet or purchase tickets online here.  Please make checks out to HOPE-TRC.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom sponsor opportunity, please contact Jeff Clatfelter at 217-502-6804 or Kimber Watkins at 217-816-8802.