Groovolution, a back-to-school entertainment tour targeting 75,000 kids, seeks sponsors for its effort visiting 125 schools and camps this fall. Included: product sampling and promotion. Cost: $15,000 to $25,000. Total Entertainment Productions, Englewood, N.J., coordinates. Contact: (201) 894-0055.
1996 Senior Masters Bowling Tournament, Akron, Ohio, has available a title sponsorship for its American Bowling Congress-sanctioned event for players over 50 years old, planned for Aug. 11 to 17. Bowling legends Dick Weber, David Davis and Dave Soutar will participate. Included: in-event, facility and corporate hospitality with ESPN coverage. Cost: $90,000. Pinnacle Marketing, Libertyville, Ill., coordinates. Contact: (847) 816-6600.
National Corporate Tennis Challenge is courting sponsors for its competition this summer among teams from 128 corporations in eight major markets, culminating in a final championship at Florida's Turnberry Isle Resort. Included: on-site and in-event presence plus corporate hospitality. Cost: $10,000 to $230,000. On board: Tennis and Pfizer. Grand Slam Sports, Aventura, Fla., and Weston Management, Framingham, Mass., coordinate. Contact: (508) 620-1847.
Southwest Fest '96, Fort Meade, Md., wants to lasso sponsors for its first country music and rodeo event, set for Sept. 19 to 22. The festival, which also includes a concert, and cultural and corporate exhibits, is expected to attract more than 30,000. Sponsorship includes on-site presence and product promotion opportunities. Cost: $5,000 to $100,000 (title). On board: Miller Brewing Co., Frito-Lay, Southwest Airlines and U.S. Tobacco Co.'s Copenhagen. Barksdale Ballard & Co., Vienna, Va., coordinates. Contact: (800) 277-2675.
American Water Ski Association, Winter Haven, Fla., has sponsor positions available for its 1996 Championship Series of Water Ski Events and the U.S. Water Ski Teams, both slated for various venues this spring, summer and fall. Included: in-event and on-site presence with integrated marketing opportunities and ESPN coverage. Cost: $6,500 to $50,000. Contact: (941) 324-4341.
Dad Vail Regatta, billed as the world's largest intercollegiate rowing competition, wants to score sponsors for its 58th annual event, May 10 to 12 on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. More than 3,500 rowers from 100 colleges and 100,000 spectators are expected. Included: product promotion and sampling opportunities. Cost: $2,500 to $25,000. Myriad Associates, Jenkintown, Pa., coordinates. Contact: (215) 885-7050,ext. 116.
Kate Fitzgerald coordinates Events & Promotions. Reach us by fax at (312) 649-5331 or e-mail address K8FITZ@aol.com.