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Sponsorships
We expect nearly 150 cyclists to participate in this year's Cycle of Hope for Africa. We will print hundreds of pieces of materials that will reach San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties. As an event sponsor, your company name and logo will appear in material based on your sponsorship level. Research indicates that there are additional benefits to sponsorship when employees participate, so we invite your company's employees to participate in the event as well.
We are looking for businesses and individuals to join us in supporting the fight against poverty and disease in Africa. If you are interested in any of the attached tax deductible sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Reimer at your earliest convenience at (805) 202-8456.

Sponsorship Benefit Chart (pdf link)

Opportunities
From In-Kind Sponsorships to Monetary Donation Sponsorships, there are many ways you can show your support.

In-Kind Donation Ideas:
Goody Bag Items (Donate coupons or item samples such as snacks, sunscreen, other appropriate items to place in participant goody bags to advertise your business)
Event Décor & Equipment (balloons, linens, tables, canopies, cones, bike racks, etc.)
Entertainment and Related Equipment (Face painting, balloon artists, massage therapists, music bands, portable stage, & sound system for race and music)
Signage and Promotion Materials (printing services for signs, t-shirts, mile markers, banners, etc.)
Advertising and Promotion (Donate TV air time, Radio spots, or Print Space for advertisements)
Awards (Gift Certificates & Trophies to give to our outstanding winners)
Food & Beverages (Meat, rolls, condiments, chips, bottled water, napkins, paper bags, fruit, etc.)

Advertising Opportunities:
Primary Sponsor: The Hope Sponsor will hold primary sponsor rights whenever the event is publicized, receiving distinguished recognition on printed material and other promotional efforts.
Recognition at all Entry Points: Logo will be at all entry points at the event.
Radio Ads Feature: Mention of business during radio interviews and ads whenever possible.
Print Ads Feature: Event advertisements in local publications will feature the business logos or names.
TV Ads Feature: Event TV commercials will feature the business logos or names.
T-Shirt Presence: All volunteers and participants will receive a race t-shirt to remember the event.  The t-shirts will feature company logos.  Approximately 250 T-shirts will be printed this year.
Event Posters: The presenting sponsor location on all the event posters is reserved for the primary hope sponsor.  All other sponsors donating $1,000 or more will have their company logo on the bottom of all event posters.  Logo artwork must be provided prior to 9/14/09.
Master of Ceremonies Recognition: All sponsors donating $1,000 or more will be mentioned at least once during pre and/or post race parties.
On-Site Company Banner: Advertise at the event with company banners.  Sponsor to provide banner.  Maximum size: 3’ x 6’.
Event Entries: Race entries are included depending on sponsorship level.  You may register as a team to participate in and enjoy the event.  All entries include a goody bag with commemorative t-shirt.
Thank You Ad: A promotion ad prior to event will thank our sponsors and feature all logos and/or names.
SHIP Newsletter: Every quarter SHIP sends out an update newsletter to all our supporters (approximately 1,500 total recipients via post and email).  There will be a featured article about the event and our sponsors in the update published after the race. 
Website Presence: Most event participants will register and fundraise through our race website.  Company logos will be featured on our homepage and throughout the site.  Logos will also appear in our reminder emails to all participants.
Opportunity to Contribute to Goody Bags: Every participant and volunteer will receive a goody bag.  You have opportunity to advertise by placing a coupon or item inside each bag.  Approximately 250 bags.
On-Site Booth: Before and after the race, participants and passersby will stop and enjoy the entertainment and booths.  You have opportunity to host a booth on race day.  Limited availability.
Mile Marker Presence: Throughout the route mile and pit stop markers will be present which can feature your company’s logo.

Please Note: All In-kind donations will receive sponsorship benefits based on their giving level.

 CoHA Sponsors