We're less than a month away from McKeesport International Village, Aug. 15, 16 and 17, and Tube City Community Media is once again planning to webcast live from the main stage (weather permitting) all three days.
Over the years we've been doing this webcast, more than 7,000 people have watched all or some of the video.
But it costs money --- especially paying for the Internet connection and the storage on the streaming server. The server charge alone is about $22 per month (otherwise, the video of past International Villages will be deleted).
I know it's not "ABC Wide World of Sports quality," but we also don't have anything like an "ABC Wide World of Sports" budget. And every year, we do try to get a little bit better. We're all amateurs and volunteers.
We would like to raise $750. Donations may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. All donors will be acknowledged on our website, in a sign on our booth at International Village, and during the broadcasts.
If your business or organization would like to advertise during our International Village webcast, we need your information before Aug. 7! (Advertising does not qualify as a charitable contribution.)
Contact me at email@example.com or call me (412) 614-9659.
For $125, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will run a banner ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.
For $225, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will run a banner ad on Tube City Online for at least 60 days.
This year, we also intend to have a "selfie station" where people can take photos of themselves at International Village. If you would like to sponsor the "selfie station," please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally published July 17, 2017.