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Pro Bowl kicker Neil Rackers and former NFL punter David Brader have established the All-Metro Specialist Showcase Series, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing local high school long snappers, kickers and punters, including those with lack of team playing time, the opportunity to gain the recognition of college coaches without financial strain.

 

The idea for the All-Metro Specialists Showcase Series was sparked after a parent pulled aside Elite Special Teams Academy coaches Rackers and Brader after a group lesson, concerned that a recent lay off was impacting his son’s football future. National camps and combines are key arenas for high school athletes to get noticed by college scouts. The cost for this exposure averages $1,800 per event — including travel, lodging and meals. After missing just two national camps due to the family’s financial constraints, the athlete’s national ranking dropped from 12th to 74th.

 

Dovetailing with this was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s annual selection/announcement of the region’s top football players. Every year, worthy specialists are left off the consideration list because they didn’t have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a game.

 

In a world where club sports and showcases have become the norm, Rackers and Brader wanted to provide an equally advantageous alternative to parents spending thousands of dollars several times a year for someone to watch their child kick or snap for only 10 minutes at each event, and provide the chance for deserving specialists to gain attention, regardless of their high school teams’ performance. The result is an unbiased, statistically-based event where kids show up and demonstrate what they can do.  

Over the course of the summer, a series of seven showcases are held throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area for any specialist to chart (kick 10 field goals, 10 punts, 6 kickoffs; long snappers have a few footwork drills, a 40-yard dash and a total of 18 snaps). Through generous donations and sponsorships from local businesses, former NFL specialists, and families who have seen the impact these events have had on their athlete’s future, this one-of-a-kind platform is available FREE OF CHARGE to the athletes.

Athletes are ranked locally, based solely on the results of their performance. By offering seven different events, specialists can show improvement and demonstrate they have the level of consistency expected at the collegiate level. Those specialists are then watched closely over the course of the season and considered when recognizing the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s All-Metro Kicker and Punter. This year’s participants of the All-Metro Specialists Showcase Series will also be competing to be semi-finalists for the American Cancer Society’s Crucial Catch All-Star game to be played on December 15th, 2019 at Lindenwood University. Additionally, with enough funds, the goal is to award the top long snapper, kicker and punter a $1,000 scholarship. These scholarships will be presented at the National Football Foundation Lombardo Chapter’s awards ceremony in Spring of 2020.

Annual costs to operate the
All-Metro Specialists Showcase Series:

 

Equipment

Footballs, tees, holders, apparel, cones, signage, stopwatches    

$7,500

 

Staffing

6 staff members per event x 7 events   

$2,520

 

Field Rental

$280 per hour, 5-hour minimum per rental x 7 events     

$9,800

 

Scholarships                     

$3,000

 

Awards and BBQ    

$3,000

$25,820

You can play an integral role in the educational future of St. Louis athletes with a donation or sponsorship of these events.  

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BECOME A SPONSOR!

For more information, download the All-Metro sponsorship letter.

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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 

 

All-Metro Title Sponsor  •  $5,000

  • Recognition as Title Sponsor

  • Name/logo on all marketing materials, website, Facebook, Twitter, camp participant shirts, shorts, all staff shirts and yard line sign

  • 1/2 of all the corporate logo locations on Step Repeat banner at events

  • Football autographed by Neil Rackers and guest NFL players

  • Donate branded in-kind contributions for gifts/prizes/awards

  • Include printed and branded item(s) in participants gift bags

  • Opportunity for an on-site booth for signage and display

  • On-site sampling and promotion

  • Opportunity for company representative to speak to athletes at events    

 

Kickoff Sponsor  •  $4,000

  • Recognition as Kickoff Sponsor

  • Name/logo on all marketing materials, website, Facebook, Twitter, camp participant shirts, hat and yard line sign

  • 1/4 of all the corporate logo locations on Step Repeat banner at events

  • Football autographed by Neil Rackers and guest NFL players

  • Donate branded in-kind contributions for gifts/prizes/awards

  • Include printed and branded item(s) in participants gift bags

  • On-site sampling and promotion

  • Opportunity for company representative to speak to athletes at events  

 

Football Sponsor   $3,000

  • Recognition as Football Sponsor

  • Custom logo on all footballs used for All-Metro Specialist Showcase Series events and the Lindenwood Mega Camp

  • 1/8 of all the corporate logo locations on Step Repeat banner at event

  • Football autographed by Neil Rackers and guest NFL players

 

Field Goal Sponsor  •  $2,000

  • Recognition as Field Goal Sponsor

  • Name/logo on marketing materials, website, Facebook, and Twitter, participant shirts, hat and yard line sign

  • 1/8 of all the corporate logo locations on Step Repeat banner at event

  • Football autographed by Neil Rackers and guest NFL players

 

4th Down Family Sponsor   •   $1,000

  • Recognition as 4th Down Family Sponsor on marketing material, website, Facebook, and Twitter

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