Sponsorship

Why Sponsor Gator Bait Race?

Gator Bait Race highlights the use of Pelahatchie Bay and the Ross Barnett Reservoir as both a local and regional hotspot for recreational and competitive watersports. Drawing attention to the cleanliness and accessibility of Ross Barnett Reservoir, Pelahatchie Bay, and the Pearl River for locals and visitors alike is Gator Bait's primary focus. Few have had as big an impact in that mission as Pearl Riverkeeper. Pearl Riverkeeper is a newly licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. At 2017's Inaugural Pearl River Clean Sweep, over 250 volunteers collected over 36,000 pounds of trash from the Pearl River and its tributaries. 

Each year, the Gator Bait Race draws competitors from the community, our neighboring states, and beyond. Increasing access to the Pearl River will enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in our area, resulting in positive economic impacts from tourism and property values.  Building a community of active river-users will also lead to increased conservation efforts on our river. We rely on contributions from our partners and sponsors to provide a top notch event for our competitors and spectators in attendance. Sponsorships and In-Kind contributions go towards the Gator Bait Race's production/operating expenses, competitors' swag, and a Donation to Pearl River Keeper's Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program.  


In 2018, Our goal is to Raise $2500 for Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program.


To request a Sponsorship Packet, send a request to trevor@gatorbaitrace.org or obtain our Sponsorship Packet by Clicking on the Link Below


Packet must be received by 8/21/2018



Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum

$1000+

Sponsor will appear on all web advertising including event Facebook Page, Event webpage with link to Sponsor's webpage, any and all radio advertisements,  and all digital advertising as an Event Partner. Sponsor's logo will appear on all event banners, and printed advertising where a logo is present. Logo will appear on Event T-Shirt. Sponsor will be recognized at event as a Partner of Gator Bait Race. Sponsor will receive up to 8 Event T-shirts/Stickers and up to 8 Meal tickets. Up to 20% of sponsorship package will be donated to Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program. 

Deadline: 8/25/2018

Gold

$750-999

Sponsor's logo will appear on all web advertising including event Facebook Page, Event website with link to Sponsor's website, and all digital advertising. Sponsor's logo will appear on all event banners and printed advertising where a logo is present. Logo will appear on Event T-Shirt. Sponsor will be recognized at event. Sponsor will receive up to 5 Event T-shirts/Stickers and up to 5 Meal Tickets. Up to 20% of sponsorship package will be donated to Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program. 

Deadline: 8/25/2018

Silver

$500-749

Sponsor's logo will appear on all web advertising including event Facebook Page, Event website with link to Sponsor's website, and all digital advertising. Sponsor's logo will appear on all event banners where a logo is present. Logo will appear on Event T-Shirt. Sponsor will receive up to 3 Event T-shirts/Stickers and up to 3 Meal Tickets. Up to 20% of sponsorship package will be donated to Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program. 

Deadline: 8/25/2018

Bronze

$250-499

Sponsor's logo will appear on event Facebook Page and Event website with link to Sponsor's website. Sponsor's logo will appear on all event banners where a logo is present. Logo will appear on Event T-Shirt. Sponsor will receive up to 2 Event T-shirts/Stickers. Up to 20% of sponsorship package will be donated to Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program. 

Deadline: 8/25/2018

The People's Fund

$50-250

For individuals and companies who would like to support Gator Bait Race with smaller donations. Sponsor will be recognized as "People's Fund" on Event Facebook page, Event Website, and event T-Shirt. Sponsor will receive 1 Event T-shirt/Sticker. Up to 20% of sponsorship package will be donated to Pearl River Keeper and the Recreational Access and Pearl River Water Trail Development Program.

In-Kind Contributions

In-Kind Contributions will be bracketed on retail value of contribution along with, if any, monetary donation.