Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, climb, explore, and learn!

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9am – 2pm

Black Hills Harley Davidson

2820 Harley Drive

Rapid City, SD 57702

What is Touch A Truck?

Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children and their families to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery—all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect and serve our community.

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Tickets are $8/person for anyone over 1 year old.  Scroll to bottom of purchase tickets page to buy tickets.  
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Would you like to sponsor or bring a vehicle to this event?

Sponsor Packet

What Does Truck Participation Involve?

There is no cost to you, but we ask that you staff your “Business Booth” (parking lot space). We ask that your “Truck” be parked and ready for the many inquisitive hands in our community from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you have employee vehicles, please park them across from Harley Davidson in the gravel lot prior to 8:30 p.m. For the safety of the children, we ask that “Trucks” not be moved during the event.

Things to Consider:

  • 9-10 a.m.: Sensory Hour: No lights, noises, or motions—For families with children who have special needs.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The time of the main community event.
  • This is an event for all ages!
  • You can give away items at your parking spot but cannot charge for admittance to the vehicle you are donating for the event.
  • Many small hands will be in your “truck”—please plan accordingly and be sure it is safe for children.
  • Many children may stand on the seats and touch everything in reach. Please be prepared.
  • This is a family event, but no pets please.
  • Consider bringing lawn chairs or seating for your staff.
  • This is a rain or shine event, please be prepared.

Additional Information:

Please plan on having your vehicle parked and ready in the designated lot as early as 6:30 a.m., but no later than 8 a.m. Staff should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to talk about the vehicle and its operation. Each company will determine how much access the public has to your vehicle. You may run lights, sirens, and demonstrate moving parts in accordance with your company’s policies (except for 9-10 a.m. for our families with children who have special needs). You will be assigned a parking space and will be notified of that space via email one week prior to the event. Please don’t go outside that space for fairness and safety reasons.

Sponsorship

Sponsoring Touch-A-Truck will lend support to an event that: Celebrates how we build, protect, and serve our community Entertains families and kids of all ages Enriches the connections between children and those whose backgrounds share a love of cars, trucks, and service vehicles Supports the effort to bring a children’s museum to the families of the Black Hills region
Sponsorship Form
Big Rig Sponsor-$3,000+
  • Sponsor mention in all media advertising
  • Acknowledgement as Sponsor at Event
  • Logo/Sponsor name on Event Signage
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on all Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Thank You Ad
  • 10 Complimentary Tickets

2018 Big Rig Sponsors!

Heavy Duty Sponsor-$2,000
Heavy Duty Sponsor-$2,000
  • Acknowledgement as Sponsor at Event
  • Logo/Sponsor name on Event Signage
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on all Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Thank You Ad
  • 8 Complimentary Tickets
Steam Rolling Sponsor-$1,000
Steam Rolling Sponsor-$1,000
  • Sponsor Name on Promo Materials
  • Sponsor Name on all Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Thank You Ad
  • 6 Complimentary Tickets

2018 Steam Rolling Sponsors!

 

Tough Truck Sponsor-$500
Tough Truck Sponsor-$500
  • Sponsor Name on all Event Press Releases
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Website
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Thank You Ad
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets

2018 Touch Truck Sponsors!

Handy Helper Sponsor-$250
Handy Helper Sponsor-$250
  • Sponsor Name/Logo on Thank You Ad
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets

2018 Handy Helper Sponsors!

       

Donors

2018 Additional Donors!

  • Maverik – Adventure’s First Stop
  • Scheels
  • Starbucks on Rushmore Road
  • The Rushmore Hotel
  • Walgreens on Rushmore Road
  • Who’s Toy House

Vehicle Commitment

Please Note: Commitment forms accepted on a first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to limit the number of vehicles of the same or similar type. You do not need to be a sponsor to bring a vehicle. To display your vehicle, please return completed form by August 1, 2018 along with photo of vehicle(s) and insurance certificate to Children’s Museum of the Black Hills, Attn: Touch-A-Truck, PO Box 9187, Rapid City, SD 57709-9187. You may also scan and email this information to Lily@ChildrensMuseumBH.org. Questions? Call Lily at (605) 545-0623. All vehicles may enter the site between 6:30 a.m. but not later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event and may not leave before 2:00 p.m. The owner/operator of the vehicle must remain with the vehicle for the duration of the event. We suggest a minimum of 2 attendees, to accommodate the persons attending the event. Please remember that there are no lights, sirens, or motions from 9-10 a.m. All vehicles must be vacated from the property by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Commitment Form
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