Protect Your Melon

It only takes a second to put on a hard hat,
but the effects of a brain injury could last a lifetime.

Protect Your Melon

It only takes a second to put on a hard hat,
but the effects of a brain injury could last a lifetime.

Where To Buy How To Support

Why protecting your melon is key

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults worldwide.

Prevention

Community initiatives to encourage helmet/hard hat use in sports, industry and future generations.

Support

Rehabilitative programs throughout Saskatchewan to support survivors of brain injury

Awareness

Educate our community of the dangers of brain injuries and steps to prevent them

ABI Fact Sheet

Your melon has more than just seeds and water in it. So be aware of the dangers of brain injuries and take the steps necessary to protect your head.

Falls - 35.2%

Falls account for the highest percentage of brain injuries in Canada. Commonly these falls occur on construction site where people are regularly working at heights.

Motor Vehicles - 17.3%

Motor vehicle accidents account for 17.3% of brain injuries in Canada. This includes workplace accidents, and accidents involving pedestrians.

Struck By/Against - 16.5%

This includes equipment and tools - such as dropped hammers, or while moving objects like boxes, boards or poles.

Assaults - 10%

Asssaults unfortunately account for 10% of brain injuries in Canada.

Other - 21%

Some notable causes of brain injuries include being struck by lightning, contact with high voltages, fires and explosions.

Graph of serious medical conditions and the number of affected people

New ABI cases / year

Hospitalizations

Long-term Rehabilitation

Permanent Effects

Deaths

What is Protect Your Melon?

SBIA's goal with the Protect Your Melon campaign is to educate people on the dangers of brain injuries and to promote proper use of safety equipment to prevent future brain injuries.

  • What is Protect Your Melon?

    Protect Your Melon is a Saskatchewan wide initiative to encourage proper safety practices accross the province and reduce the number of severe brain injuries on worksites.

  • SBIA relies on the generosity of sponsors and fundraising events to provide support, education and prevention initiatives such as this one.

  • There are sponsorship opportunities available to purchase bulk watermelon themed hard hats for your company, or the option to donate your sponsored items back to SBIA to help distribute accross the province

  • SBIA will distribute the donated items to various members in the working community, construction and education institutions to promote safety on behalf of your company.

SBIA Community Impact

SBIA relies on the generosity of donors and funds raised from fundraisers with the aim of preventing brain injuries and improving the lives of survivors and their families. With the help of sponsors, SBIA can continue to provide support to those affected by brain injuries and fund preventative initiatives to reduce the number of brain injuries.

36 Years 1985
Helping Survivors

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association has been providing support to brain injury survivors and their families since 1985

20 Years 2002
Brain Boogie Fundraising Event

Annual province-wide fundraising event to raise money to support local programs for brain injury survivors since 2002

10 Years 2011
Yearly Spring & Fall Survivor Retreat

Yearly retreats for survivors to come together as a commmunity and learn from each others experiences.

Current 2022
Regular Scheduled Support Programs

After a brain injury support is important. SBIA provides weekly and monthly support groups, special events and activities for survivors and their families.

Head Safety Information

Protecting your melon is more complex than just wearing a helmet. Educate yourself on the dangers in your workplace, common injuries and proper use of your equipment. The resources below outline proper helmet usage and important information about head and brain injuries.

Head Protection And Impacts View Sources
Reducing dangerous impacts with helmets View Sources
Helmet training and education View Sources

Sponsorship Products

SBIA is a Non-Profit organization founded in 1985 that helps individuals and families deal with traumatic or aquired brain injuries. This is done through free information, support programs and preventative efforts throughout Saskatchewan. However SBIA relies on the generosity of its partners and sponsors to continue to provide the support needed to these survivors. Purchasing products through the Protect Your Melon program gets more hard hats out to the community and supports SBIA.

Hard Hats

SBIA is offering two types of hard hat styles in its sponsorship packages. Full Brim style hard hats are not compatible with the faceshield accessories


Melon coloured hart hat cap style Melon Hard Hat (Cap Style) CSA Cert logo
Melon coloured hart hat brim style Melon Hard Hat (Full Brim Style) CSA Cert logo

Hard Hat Lights

Lights are available in two different colours. Each light requires 2 each "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included)


Red safety light that attatches to hard hat Red Hard Hat Light CSA Cert logo
Green safety light that attatches to hard hat Green Hard Hat Light CSA Cert logo
Accessories to mount light to hard hat
Included Items:
  • 5 Super Bright LEDs are visible for over 1/2 mile
  • 6 Light Patterns: Constant On, Steady Flash, Slow Flash, Running In, Running Out, Strobe Flash
  • Extremely Weather Resistant – Not Waterproof or Submersible
  • Handy Belt Clip on back allows for a variety of mounting options
  • Elastic Armband
  • Quick release small post mounting bracket – fits most bicycles

Hard Hat Accessories

Faceshields, brackets and faceshield decals Not compatible with full brim style hard hat


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Decal Selection
Dog styled faceshield decal
Snake styled faceshield decal
football helmet styled faceshield decal
Novelty use decals are available as a gift to those who make a donation of $20.00 or more to the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association. Donate today by clicking on Paypal link below.
football helmet styled faceshield decal
Novelty Face Shield Decal - Donation Amounts

Our Generous Sponsors

Unable to sponsor but want to show your support? Individual items for sale at the following sponsor locations, while supplies last!

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Hard Hats

10,000
7,500
5,000
2,500

Red/Green Safety Lights

Each light requires 2 each "AAA" batteries (Not Included)

1,000
750
500
250

Faceshield Brackets

1,000
750
500
250

Clear Faceshields

1,000
750
500
250

Faceshield Decals

1,000
750
500
250

Retail Store Logo

Option to be linked as a retail location for consumers to purchase hard hats

Launch Event

  • Opportunity to speak at the launch event
  • Opportunity to display corporate signage at the event
  • Opportunity to be included in publicity for the launch with media interviews eg. CTV
  • Opportunity to speak at the launch event
  • Opportunity to display corporate signage at the event
  • Recognition from the podium at launch event
  • Recognition from the podium at launch event

Brain Boogie Event

  • Brain Boogie – logo on t-shirts (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Yorkton & Prince Alberta)
  • Free corporate team registration
  • Opportunity to hang Corporate banner at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Corporate logo on pre-event posters
  • Brain Boogie – logo on t-shirts (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Yorkton & Prince Alberta)
  • Free corporate team registration
  • Opportunity to hang Corporate banner at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Corporate logo on pre-event posters
  • Brain Boogie – logo on t-shirts (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Yorkton & Prince Alberta)
  • Free corporate team registration
  • Opportunity to hang Corporate banner at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Corporate logo on pre-event posters
  • Brain Boogie – logo on t-shirts (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Yorkton & Prince Alberta)
  • Free corporate team registration
  • Opportunity to hang Corporate banner at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Corporate logo on pre-event posters

Other Events

  • Partnership recognition in event promotional materials and programs at Spring Retreat, Survivor & Family Camp, Brain Boogie, and Fall Retreat
  • Opportunity to include staff and/or speak at one or more provincial event
  • Partnership recognition in event promotional materials and programs at Spring Retreat, Survivor & Family Camp, Brain Boogie, and Fall Retreat
  • Partnership recognition in event promotional materials and programs at Spring Retreat, Survivor & Family Camp, Brain Boogie, and Fall Retreat

Social Media

  • Welcome on SBIA’s Facebook and Twitter
  • Additional mention prior to the launch Event
  • Welcome on SBIA’s Facebook and Twitter
  • Welcome on SBIA’s Facebook and Twitter
  • Welcome on SBIA’s Facebook and Twitter

Your Logo

  • Logo on SBIA website homepage with link to corporate website
  • Logo on SBIA website homepage with link to corporate website
  • Logo on SBIA website homepage
  • Logo on SBIA website homepage

Sponsorship Cost

$332,780.00
$250,485.00
$168,040.00
$84,520.00
Platinum
Gold
Silver
Bronze

Hard Hats

10,000

Red/Green Safety Lights

Each light requires 2 each "AAA" batteries (Not Included)

1,000

Faceshield Brackets

1,000

Clear Faceshields

1,000

Faceshield Decals

1,000

Retail Store Logo

Option to be linked as a retail location for consumers to purchase hard hats

Yes

Launch Event

  • Opportunity to speak at the launch event
  • Opportunity to display corporate signage at the event
  • Opportunity to be included in publicity for the launch with media interviews eg. CTV

Brain Boogie Event

  • Brain Boogie – logo on t-shirts (Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Yorkton & Prince Alberta)
  • Free corporate team registration
  • Opportunity to hang Corporate banner at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Corporate logo on pre-event posters

Social Media

  • Welcome on SBIA’s Facebook and Twitter
  • Additional mention prior to the launch Event

Your Logo

  • Logo on SBIA website homepage with link to corporate website

Sponsorship Cost

$332,780.00