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Be Seen at The Southland’s

Premier Summer Event

Sponsors of The Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival have a unique opportunity to create a high profile, feel-good connection with customers, employees, and the community. Sponsorship of this event emphasizes your involvement in and support of community initiatives, multiculturalism, youth programs and participatory sporting events.

 

Here are just a few of valuable benefits your organization will receive by participating in the 2017 Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival:

 

  • A fresh, untapped, and uncluttered marketing opportunity
  • Exposure to more than 1000 participants and spectators of all ages
  • Extensive publicity and recognition as a sponsor of this event
  • Involvement in an appealing event for fun, fitness, and friendship
  • Community exposure in a visually-spectacular setting
  • Valuable public relations benefits through on-site event promotion and publicity

 

The 2nd Annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival is being organized by Blue Island Development company, a community wealth partner, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Your sponsorship of an exhilarating water sport held at the MWRD SEPA park, planned pathway for the soon-to-be completed Cal-Sag Trail, allows for continued exposure as the project is finished, celebrated, and regularly used by the community and visitors.

 

Aside from the energy of the races, visitors to the 2017 Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will find a busy vendor village offering food, drinks, music, and merchandise, a lively awards presentation, and a festival after party at Blue Island Beer Company.

There are multiple levels of Partnerships available, beginning at just $500.

Sponsorship Packages

title sponsor

$5,000 For One Year
  • Digital ads on festival website
  • Press releases & photo opportunities
  • Company name and logo in all media releases, print & email
  • Opportunity to present unique championship trophy bearing your company name to winning team(s)
  • Corporate identification in the festival name
  • Event banners promoting your company
  • Corporate name and logo on all event material
  • First right of refusal re: sponsorship renewal
  • PA system acknowledgement on site during event
  • On-site premium space for tent/booth next to registration
  • Two team entries – one for sponsor; one for community organization of sponsor’s choice
  • After-Party Signage as Title Sponsor plus entry to VIP lounge for your company’s attendees
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Title Sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event T-shirts, an on-site thank you banner and on the Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival website
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presenting sponsors

(3 available) $3,000 For One Year
  • Sponsorship recognition during announcements at event
  • One team entry
  • On-site space for tent/booth
  • After-Party Signage as Presenting Sponsor plus entry to VIP lounge for your company’s attendees
  • Company name featured in advertisements/press releases/photo opportunities
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Presenting sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event t-shirts, an on-site thank you banner, and on the Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival website
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supporting sponsors

(8 available) $1,000 For One Year
  • Discounted Registration Fee for unlimited team entries (support your favorite charity or school by paying for their team entry!)
  • On-site recognition announcement during the event
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Supporting sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event t-shirts, on-site thank you banner, and on Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival website
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media sponsor

$2,000 For One Year
  • Unique “Media Sponsor” trophy to be awarded to the community team posting the fastest race time of the day.
  • One team entry
  • Recognition at awards ceremony
  • Promotion by Chicago Southland CVB
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Media Sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event t-shirts, on-site thank you banner, and Chicago Southland Dragon Boat festival website
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craft beer village sponsor

$2,000 For One Year
  • Naming rights to Craft Beer & Food village
  • Discounted Registration Fee for unlimited team entries
  • Inclusion of company logo and village in all advance advertising and promotion
  • Onsite recognition at event
  • Special recognition at event after party plus 8 VIP lounge passes
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Media Sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event t-shirts, on-site thank you banner, and Chicago Southland Dragon Boat festival website
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local sponsors

(10 available) $500 For One Year
  • Discounted Registration Fee for unlimited team entries
  • Onsite recognition at event
  • Company name and/or logo featured as Local Sponsor in all printed material including but not limited to event brochure, event program, posters, event t-shirts, on-site thank you banner, and Chicago Southland Dragon Boat festival website
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