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* Sponsorship Levels *

GENERAL Sponsor – $1000

  • Large prominent lettering on top of back of t-shirt*
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at event (provided by sponsor)
  • Prominent recognition on all event advertisements and AGSF website
  • Eight free race registrations

COLONEL Sponsor – $750

  • Large lettering on back of t shirt*
  • Banner displayed prominently at event (provided by sponsor)
  • Major recognition on AGSF website
  • Major recognition in runners’ registration packets
  • Six free race registrations

MAJOR Sponsor – $500

  • Medium lettering on back of t-shirt*
  • Special recognition in runners’ registrations packets
  • Special recognition on AGSF website
  • Four free race registrations

CORPORAL Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition on back of t-shirt*
  • Recognition in runners’ registration packets
  • Recognition on AGSF website
  • Two free race registrations

PRIVATE Sponsor – $100

  • Name/logo in runners’ registration packets
  • Recognition on AGSF website (americasgoldstarfamilies.org)


Register Online: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/38731

Checks can be made out to Gold Star and mailed to:

Gold Star Families, 2426 W. Cornerstone Ct, Peoria, IL 61614

Deadline June 20, 2018

Additional link: 5K Sponsorship Levels (2018)

Thank you for your sponsorship!


2018 Calendar Highlights

June 18 SCPO Ryan Owens double dedication–US Post Office & Highway, Chillicothe

June 30 5K Run/1 Mile Walk for Fallen Heroes, 7:30am Gateway Building, Water St. Peoria

July 3 Academy of Screenprinting Awards, Emo’s and Uftring, corner of War Memorial and Prospect 9am-5pm


Deadline for Hometown Hero Banner Project is August 1, 2018.

These banners will be displayed September and annually going forward. Banner cost is $250.00, size is 30″x76″ and will be hung on street lamp posts in Peoria, Illinois. Banners will be displayed May through November starting in 2018 and will continue the tradition annually. A Dedication Ceremony will launch the project Memorial Day, Monday May 28, 10:30 AM Gateway Building downtown Peoria, IL. The public is encouraged to attend.


The Banners will feature picture of fallen heroes who lost their life while serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces or who are listed as Missing in Action (MIA).

About the Banner

Banners cost is $250.00 and tax deductible. Durable vinyl, double-sided featuring picture of hero and sponsor name appearing at the bottom. We highly recommend using a professional military photograph otherwise picture may appear grainy due to size of banner. Banners will have a life span of three years and will be retired to the family once removed.


Individuals, families, businesses, organizations and corporations are encouraged to sponsor one or more of the banners. Sponsor name will appear at base of Banner. We will pair you with hero from our database. All gifts are tax deductible as AGSF is a 501c3.

Special Thanks

To the City of Peoria and the Public Works Department and City of Pekin for their partnership in this endeavor and their commitment to remembering our fallen while honoring their families. Without them this project would not be possible.

Download application, make check payable to Gold Star and mail to:

Gold Star Families, 2426 W. Cornerstone Ct., Peoria, IL 61614.

Email picture to:  info@americasgoldstarfamilies.org.

Questions call:  309-231-5090.

Photographs that are mailed will be returned.

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application



Hometown Hero Banner Project (Pekin)

The​ ​Pekin City Council has ​authorized Parkway Drive from Sheridan to Court Street to install Hometown Hero Banners. Images of those who lost their life while serving active duty and MIA (Missing in Action) military personnel. Deadline is April 1, 2018. Cost is $250 which is tax deductible.​ America’s Gold Star Families wishes to thank the City of Pekin for allowing this project to be part of their community!

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application (Pekin)