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Dear Sponsor, SIUE Mini-Baja Team is building its first ever vehicle to enter the Societ of !

utomotive Engineers Mini-Baja off-road recreational vehicle competition in "une #$$%& Baja S!E simulates real-'orld engineering design projects and their related challenges& Students must function as a team to not onl design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle 'ithin the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities& The team needs our generous support to ma(e its dream come true& Sponsorship in mone , materials, and)or technical assistance 'ould be ver much appreciated& The vehicle 'ill be seen man places throughout the SIUE campus including the Engineering *pen +ouse, campus tours, and in universit publications& The vehicle 'ill also be displa ed man different places from St& ,ouis to -e' .or( over the ne/t ear& !lso, 'e hope to be featured in man local ne's reports& .our generous sponsorship 'ould be highlighted b 0 .our name)compan name on Mini-Baja sponsorship list .our name)compan name on Mini-Baja 'ebsite .our name)compan name displa ed on the Mini-Baja vehicle .our name)compan name in meeting announcements and promotional materials .ou) our compan receive a certificate to post in our place of business .ou) our compan receive1s2 recognition from SIUE Mini-Baja Team and the SIUE School of Engineering Than( ou for becoming one of our generous sponsors&

Miles Music( SIUE Mini Baja Team 4aptain 1#672 787-89:$

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What is Baja SAE? Baja S!E is an off-road vehicle design competition& The S!E is an organi>ation of automa(ers dedicated to advancing automotive engineering 'orld'ide& *ver the course of one ear each team creates a reduced-scale off-road 1Mini Baja2 vehicle to be tested against schools throughout !merica but also against schools from other countries& What is our mission? ?e are a dedicated group of students 'ho 'ant to build upon the theories learned from traditional education b forming a team to plan, design, fund, build, test, and race an offroad vehicle& ?e plan on ta(ing the team from conception to the #$$% Baja S!E Mid'est @egional Title& Even though the group is in its infanc , 'e plan on ma(ing the competition part of engineering tradition at Southern Illinois Universit Ed'ardsville& What is Cougar Baja? Baja SIUE is a student organi>ation from Southern Illinois Universit Ed'ardsville dedicated to enhancing our education through hands on application& Throughout the ear our engineering and managerial s(ills 'ill be put to the test& ,ed solel b students 'e 'ill be counted on to design, machine, fabricate, and finance our Mini Baja vehicle& Ta(ing our education outside of the classroom promotes team'or( and e/perience that cannot be gained other'ise& What kind of competition is this? The S!E Mini Baja is held annuall throughout the United States and internationall & The competition is comprised of three regional competitions in different locations each ear& ?e 'ill be attending the Mid'est competition held in @ochester, -e' .or(, 'here 6:$ universit teams assemble to compete in a variet of static and d namic events& Static events include Design, Design @eport, 4ost, 4ost @eport, and 3resentation& D namic events include !cceleration, Traction, Maneuverabilit , @oc( 4ra'l, Mud Bog, and Endurance& The competition is held under the direction of major supporters such as the Societ of !utomotive Engineers, Briggs A Stratton, and Tim(en and gains media attention at the national level&

Benefits of Sponsoring Cougar Baja? Most contributions to the team 'hether monetar or material ma be ta/ deductible to the e/tent allo'able b la'& Sponsors ma receive local and national attention through countless opportunities for e/posure such as logo placement on vehicle, hauler, apparel, team 'ebpage, ne'sletters, as 'ell as 'ord-of-mouth& .our support demonstrates our commitment to providing aspiring engineers 'ith real 'orld hands-on e/perience as the prepare to enter the 'or( force& The uniBue opportunit to help a start-up program allo's our organi>ation to be a cornerstone of the beginning of engineering tradition at SIUE& !s 4ougar Baja continues to gro' our support 'ill undoubtedl be recogni>ed as the foundation of promising futures for man SIUE engineering students to come& In addition to the S!E Mini Baja Mid'est 4ompetition, our logo 'ill be vie'ed at all public appearances b the 4ougar Baja team& The team plans to enter man car club sho' throughout the region as 'ell as hopefull being featured in man media outlets& !lso, the car 'ill be displa ed at the Engineering Building for all visitors to see including the 3revie' SIUE and Engineering *pen +ouse da s& Most importantl this project 'ould not be possible 'ithout the generous contributions from our sponsors& The biggest hurdle 'e face is raising enough monetar , material, and service support& .our contributions 'ill allo' our creativit and ingenuit to be concentrated on the design and build phases of our project& Donors 'ill receive progress reports as 'ell as opportunities to sho' the public our support b 'a of presentations, business advertisement, and team appearances& If ou 'ish to sponsor our team please fill out the attached form& 5or more information or if ou have Buestions please do not hesitate to call us at 1;6%2 ;<$#%#$&

?e plan to ma(e a real impression at this earCs competition and our support 'ould help ma(e our dream become a realit &

2007-2008 Estimated Budget

2007 Cougar Baja e!e"s of Support

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Donation Form I would like to secure the following Sponsorship opportunity:

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Please make checks paya(le to: S,. -ini 9a:a SI;. 7oundation