EVENTS & PROMOTIONS;SPONSORQUEST;AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT HEADS FOR D.C. IN OCT.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt seeks sponsors for its first complete historic display since 1992, exhibited in Washington Oct. 11 to 13 at the Capitol Mall. Included: integrated promotion, with on-site signage. Cost: $75,000 to $150,000. On board: United Airlines. The Names Project Foundation, San Francisco, coordinates. Contact: (212) 688-6671.

Spring Break, South Padre Island, Texas, is looking for co-sponsors for the annual college recreation rites, March 5 to 24. More than 200,000 college students are expected. Included: on-site product promotion with local radio and TV coverage. Cost: $50,000 to $75,000. Highrock Special Events & Marketing, Roseville, Minn., coordinates. Contact: (612) 639-9576.

Bassin', Tulsa, Okla., wants to hook sponsors for its eighth annual Big Bass World Championship Oct. 13 on Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Included: in-event presence for the competition, expected to draw up to 30,000 participants and spectators, with cable TV coverage. Cost: $5,000 to $135,000. NatCom coordinates. Contact: (918) 491-6100.

Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, Leadville, Colo., is rounding up sponsors for its third annual 100-mile bicycle race over the Rocky Mountains slated for Aug. 17. More than 400 participants are expected. Included: on-site presence and product promotion. Cost: $1,500 to $25,000 (title). Highline Sports Group, Vail, coordinates. Contact: (970) 476-6797.

Food & Wine Magazine Classic, Aspen, Colo., tempts sponsors for its 14th annual gourmet food and wine tasting and demonstration event set for June 14 to 16, targeting more than 5,000 upscale consumers. Included: product exposure and sampling plus on-site presence and targeted media coverage. Cost: $10,000 plus magazine ad package. Contact: (212) 382-5676.

Celtic Celebration, making its inaugural tour of 15 major markets this summer with young Irish bands, major Celtic musicians and entertainers, wants to book sponsors. Included: on-site presence, print and radio tie-ins, and product promotion. Cost: $50,000 to $250,000. Festival Marketing, New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 971-0080, ext. 236.

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

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