EVENTS & PROMOTIONS;SPONSOR QUEST;JUST FOR KIDS EXPO TO BE BORN IN NEW YORK

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Just for Kids Expo, New York, is playing up sponsorships for its inaugural fair for children and parents, March 21 to 23 at the New York Coliseum. Featured activities include kids sports, entertainment, magic, fashion, cooking, science and travel. Sponsorship includes in-event presence and participation. Cost: $3,000 to $125,000. Comtek International, Danbury, Conn., coordinates. Contact: (203) 834-1122.

Pro-Motions, Boca Raton, Fla., is revving up sponsors for its offshore powerboat racing team. Deals can be customized around local, regional, and national retail and product promotions. Cost: $100,000 to $250,000. Contact: (407) 994-5826.

The Fringe, a multimedia college promotion featuring new talent in alternative music and comedy, is recruiting sponsors for its program reaching 180 colleges through on-site events, radio stations, Web sites and advertising. Included: in-program presence. Cost: $9,000 to $50,000. Entertainment Promotions, New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 977-7456.

International Martial Arts Council, Detroit, seeks sponsors for the second annual "Clash of the Titans World Karate Championships" on Nov. 30 and also for Karate Team USA in 1997. Included: representation within events demonstrating martial arts and competition between U.S. and U.K. teams. Cost: $25,000 (title). Contact: (313) 538-8594.

Great Pumpkin Party, Richmond, Va., is lining up sponsors for the 20th annual event Nov. 2, drawing thousands to the historic Shockoe Slip area with concerts, food, entertainment and costume events. Included: product promotion and sampling. Cost: $5,000 to $10,000. Shockoe Slip Merchants' Association coordinates. Contact: (804) 232-3919.

Orange Blossom Festival is searching for a new title sponsor and supporting sponsors for its third annual event April 19 and 20 in downtown Riverside, Calif. Included: presence within the turn-of-the-century theme family festival centering on entertainment and food. Cost: $6,000 to $100,000 (title). CSP Consultants, Corona, coordinates. Contact: (909) 272-1888.M

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

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