The Marion Chamber of Commerce Grad Spree Committee is proud to offer this event to our graduating seniors. We have kept our seniors safe for more than 30 years.
Last year, graduates participated in: swimming; rock climbing; dodge ball tournament; volleyball tournament; a game room; food (from Say Cheese and La Rana Grill food trucks), drinks and snacks; and much more! All of this is provided to each Marion High School graduate free-of-charge.
Brian Madrid, a world class hypnotist, provided a hypnosis show for the seniors. During the show, the volunteers became stars of the show with hilarious moments to inspire every person to live life to the fullest.
Also performing during Grad Spree was Raquel, a Nashville, Tenn. based singer and songwriter.
Please consider volunteering to chaperone during this year’s Grad Spree. We anticipate needing at least 30 chaperones. Any time you can volunteer will help make this a memorable night for the seniors.
Chaperons are needed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Opportunities Include:
2018 Event Images
2019 Event Sponsors
How to Support
The cost of Grad Spree is approximately $12,000 with the average cost being about $130 per student. Marion Grad Spree would not be possible without the help of our Chamber and community members. We are writing to you today to request donations of funds to help cover the cost of the event and door prize items to giveaway to seniors throughout the night.
For businesses and individuals, we have the following sponsorship levels available: Silver-$250, Gold-$500, and Platinum-$1000+. Of course, any amount is appreciated. We will honor our Gold & Platinum Sponsors by including their name and link to their Web site in Grad Spree promotional materials, on our website, newsletter and email blasts. A donation statement for your taxes is available upon request.
2018 Event Sponsors
Watermark Auto Group
Heartland Regional Medical Center
Rotary Club of Marion
Pepsi MidAmerica/Crisp Container
Southern Illinois Healthcare
City of Marion
Marion First Baptist Church
Michael Malone / Jamie Keller
The Insurance House
First Southern Bank
Aisin Mfg Illinois, LLC
First Church of God
J&J Ventures Gaming, LLC
Bank of Herrin