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Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival

SEPA Station 3, Blue Island, United States
Thu, Jun 01 - Sat, Jun 03 2017

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SEPA Station 3, Blue Island, United States SEPA Station 3, Blue Island, United States
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About our event

The 2nd annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will take place at the MWRD SEPA Waterfall & Park along the Cal-Sag, June 3, 2017, and includes practices, dragon boat races, music, vendor village featuring the Southland’s best food, craft beer, awards ceremony, and after party. The festival is now open for team and individual registration.   

Dragon Boating is an incredible way to build team unity, show community pride, and compete against your friends, neighbors, and fellow organizations and companies for the ultimate bragging rights: Dragon Boat Festival Champions.

Once you hear about dragon boat racing and become involved in this world of sport, community and fun, there is no turning back from it. There is much more to it than a great day on the water. There are different and interesting ways to experience the sport for both team members and spectators. Whether you’ve paddled in a festival or regatta, or you paddle regularly in a dragon boat, you feel connected to it. That’s the beauty of it – from the moment you pick up a paddle, you’ll love dragon boat racing!

Dragon boating is unique in that total novices can compete with very little training or instruction. A perfectly synchronized team is not only visually spectacular, but almost always defeats a stronger but less coordinated competitor.

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Attendees Demographics

Gender Distribution

60%
40%

Expected Audience

1001-2500

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

US$1000

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Supporting Sponsors

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

US$3000

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Presenting Sponsor

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

US$5000

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Title Sponsor

-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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About Blue Island Development Company

Blue Island Development Company (BIDCo) is a business and community development partnership led by entrepreneurs and Blue Island Residents Kevin and Sara Brown. The Browns have experience marketing and promoting businesses, organizations, and individuals through every medium, with a heavy concentration in video and digital. Their web documentary series about Blue Island earned top honors at the 2016 Savannah Big River Film Festival. The Browns are actively involved in their hometown, through the Blue Island Historical Society, Blue Island Arts Alliance, St. Benedict Parish and School, and the Blue Island Park District. The Browns were principals in the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival on behalf of BIAA.

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