Sponsors

Marketing Opportunities

The Gulfport Grand Prix offers sponsors of all levels an outstanding opportunity to break through the clutter of traditional advertising and touch clients in a unique way – Live and In Person, with product displays, demonstrations, sampling, coupons, awareness programs, hospitality, VIP, event, television, banners, and mentions over the public address system. The Gulfport Grand Prix is supported by advertising in print, radio, television and outdoor media throughout the metropolitan area. Your sponsorship package can include event advertising targeted to your specific audience and promotional needs. Association with a prestigious, world-class event is a certain means of enhancing your companies image.

Title Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Title Sponsor will receive all naming rights to the 2017 event, which will be referred to as “The (Title Sponsor) Gulfport Formula 1 Powerboat Races.” The main Formula 1 Powerboat class will be referred to as The (Title Sponsor) Formula One Class during and throughout the weekend on all public commentators announcements and on the television broadcast. The Title Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured in an aggressive regional marketing communications program. The name and logo will appear in all radio, television and print advertising, social media, press releases, posters, signage, tickets, and all race advertising, other event-related materials, public address announcements, and television broadcasts, and one commercial on the television broadcast. Additionally The Title Sponsor will get a decal logo placement on all of the competitors boats. The Title Sponsor also will enjoy VIP privileges during the race weekend, including a beach-front VIP tent for entertaining 40 guests, VIP parking passes, guest access to the VIP viewing, lunch and refreshment area, Tier 2 site signage rights, product display, sampling and coupons, and other rights that meet the title sponsor’s promotional goals.
Title Sponsorship package is $45,000.00.

Presenting Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event will receive naming rights which will read as follows, The (Title Sponsor) Gulfport Formula 1 Powerboat Races presented by (Presenting Sponsor). The Formula Lights Class will be referred to as The (Presenting Sponsor) Formula Lights Class during and throughout the weekend on all public commentators announcements and on the television broadcast. The Presenting Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured in an aggressive regional marketing communications program. The name and logo will appear in all radio, television and print advertising, social media, press releases, posters, signage, tickets, and all race advertising, other event-related materials, public address announcements, and television broadcast as the Formula Lights Class Sponsor. The Presenting Sponsor also will enjoy VIP privileges during the race weekend, including a beach-front VIP tent for entertaining 20 guests, VIP parking passes, guest access to the VIP viewing, lunch and refreshment area, Tier 2 site signage rights.
Presenting Sponsor package is $25,000.00.

Boat Show Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Boat Show Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event will receive a 35’ X 45’ (1575 square foot) booth along Shore Blvd. S in the bulk display area. Booth location is based on first come first served allocation. Display area perimeter may be used for advertising flags, banners, signs with a maximum size of 3’ X 6’. Additionally, all Boat Show Sponsors logos will be included on all event banners, and posters promoting the event before and during. Custom size booths can be arranged based on the same per foot pricing. Boat Sow Sponsorship package is $5,000.00.

Vendor Booth Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Vendor Booth Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event receives a 10’ X 10’ booth space along Beach Blvd. S. adjacent to Shore Blvd. S. serving as the main entrance and parking shuttle drop off area for the entire event. The booth area restrictions include no sale of alcohol and no direct conflict with the Restaurants and Bars located in the surrounding areas. Inquire for specific questions.
Vendor Booth Sponsor Program is $500.00.

Sponsors

Driver’s Party
Volunteer’s Party
Playground
Music

The Gulfport Grand Prix Sponsor of one of the above named specific events for the 2017 inaugural event receives logo placement on all event banners, and posters promoting the event before and during. Recognition at the specific sponsored event by public announcements, banners at the event, participation at the event. Additionally, the Sponsor will receive Tier 3 signage rights on site during the event.
This Sponsor Program is $2,000.00 each.

Signage Rights

Banners with a maximum size of 4’ X 8’ to be provided by Sponsor.
Strategic placement throughout the event site.
Tier 1- a quantity of 10 banners
Tier 2- a quantity of 5 banners
Tier 3- a quantity of 2 banners

Payment Plan for Sponsorship Packages

6 months prior to the event (before Nov. 30, 2016)- 25% of the total down
3 months prior to the event (on Jan. 30, 2017)- 25% of the total down
30 days prior to the event (on Mar. 30, 2017)- balance paid in full

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Boca Ciega Bay offers a variety of boaters’ destinations, special habitats, and  spectacular natural resources. The bay is located on the north side of the mouth of Tampa Bay and is bordered by the cities of St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Gulfport, Seminole, and Madeira Beach. Waterways emptying into Boca Ciega Bay include Lake Seminole (through Long Bayou), Cross Bayou, Bear Creek, Clam Bayou, and Frenchman’s Creek.