6th Annual History Maker Gala
with guest speaker
NASA Astronaut
Col. Robert Springer


Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Gorecki Center
College of St. Benedict
Col. Springer is a true American hero. Robert C. Springer is a veteran of both NASA and the United States Marine Corps. He has logged more than 6,500 flying hours in his career, including as a mission specialist on two space shuttle flights, the STS-29 mission aboard Discovery and the STS-38 mission aboard Atlantis.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Springer was commissioned into the U.S. Marines and achieved the rank of colonel. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he completed more than 300 combat missions flying F-4 phantoms and more than 250 missions flying helicopters. He served as a test pilot for more than 20 different aircraft during his military career. In 1980, Springer was selected to be an astronaut by NASA. He worked as orbit Capsule Communicator, or CAPCOM, in the Mission Control Center for seven flights between 1984 and 1985. His responsibility was to relay complex information from Mission Control in a concise message to the orbiting astronauts.

Springer’s first mission, STS-29 aboard Discovery, launched March 13, 1989. While in orbit, the crew deployed a tracking and data relay satellite. In addition, the crew of STS-29 performed several student experiments and took more than 4,000 photographs of Earth, including IMAX movie images. His second mission, STS-38 aboard Atlantis, launched November 15, 1990, and was a Department of Defense classified mission.


Presented By



“We are proud to be a sponsor for this exciting event and encourage other local businesses to join us in benefiting the great treasure of our Stearns History Museum”


-Bob Strack, CEO Strack Companies

Sponsorship Information

Stearns Sponsor - $5,000
Benefits (Title Placement for All Benefits Listed - "Presented By ")
Name and company logo on event advertising, event webpage and social media promotions.
Company name and logo on event signage and event program.
Company support highlighted in press release to local media outlets.
Verbal recognition at the event.
Sponsorship recognized in Museum publication, Crossings and Annual report.
$250 complementary Stearns History Museum membership.
10 complimentary event tickets.
Invitation to 4:30 p.m. pre-event reception with Col. Robert Springer.

Granite Sponsor - $2,500
Benefits
Name and company logo on event advertising, event webpage and social media promotions.
Company name and logo on event signage and event program.
Company support highlighted in press release to local media outlets.
Verbal recognition at the event.
Sponsorship recognized in Museum publication, Crossings and Annual report.
$250 complementary Stearns History Museum membership.
8 complimentary event tickets.
Invitation to 4:30 p.m. pre-event reception with Col. Robert Springer.

Pantown Sponsor - $1,000
Benefits
Name and company logo on event advertising, event webpage and social media promotions.
Company name and logo on event signage and event program.
Sponsorship recognized in Museum publication, Crossings and Annual report.
4 complimentary event tickets.

Mississippi Sponsor - $500
Benefits
Company name and logo on event signage and event program.
Sponsorship recognized in Museum publication, Crossings and Annual report.
2 complimentary event tickets.
Sponors

Granite






Pantown

The Bernick Family

Dick, Mimi, and Erin 
D.J. Bitzan Jewelers







Mississippi

Mike and Karel Helgeson









In Kind




































Contact Jim Davis at jdavis@stearns-museum.org 253-8424 or Laurie Strack at wellgetitdone.com 266-8634 for sponsorship information.

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