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Board Aid IV, Oceanside, Calif., is floating sponsorships for its event combining snowboarding, skateboarding and live music March 14 and 15 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. More than 15,000 spectators are expected for the event to benefit young people living with AIDS. Included: on-site sign-age, product promotion, hospitality and retail tie-ins. Cost: $2,500 to $100,000. Transworld Publications' Warp coordinates. Contact: (619) 722-7777, ext. 118.

One Pearl Production's International Gospel Music Festival, New York, is auditioning sponsors for its first series of gospel concerts taking place around the world from August to December. Integrated sponsorships include TV, print, on-site and in-event presence. Cost: $5,000 to $250,000 (title). Contact: (516) 481-4057.

The Fringe, New York, seeks sponsors for its series of live concerts targeting college students on spring break in Jamaica and Panama City, Fla., with promotional tie-ins reaching more than 2 million students through TV and radio simulcasts. Included: on-site and in-event product marketing. Cost: $60,000 to $90,000. Entertainment Promotions Inc. coordinates. Contact: (212) 977-7456, ext. 203.

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Mystic Seaport, Conn., is setting sail with sponsors for its 22nd annual festival of wooden boats slated for July 26 and 27. Included are river parades, historic presentations and family entertainment. Cost: $5,000 to $25,000. Mystic Seaport Museum coordinates. Contact: (860) 572-5362.

Tri-State Boat & R.V. Show, Huntington, W.Va., is rolling out sponsorships for its sixth annual regional event showcasing the latest in boats, recreational vehicles, camping, hunting and leisure products. More than 25,000 participants are expected. Included: on-site signage, coupons and product promotion. Cost: $250 to $10,000. Creative Promotions, Clarksburg, coordinates. Contact: (304) 623-2248.

New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Park, N.Y., seeks sponsors for its interactive Science Playground opening next May. Cost: $25,000 to $100,000. Contact: (718) 699-0005, ext. 371.

Kate Fitzgerald edits Events & Promotions. Reach us by fax at (312) 649-5331 or e-mail address K8FITZ@aol.com.

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