EVENTS & PROMOTIONS;SPONSORQUEST;OLYMPIC BOXING TRIALS ENTER RING IN SPRING

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U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials, slated for April 3 to 7 in Oakland, Calif., are warming up sponsors for the event, to be covered on ESPN and expected to attract thousands. Included: on-site and in-program presence. Cost: $3,500 to $25,000. California International Sports Foundation, Concord, coordinates. Contact: (510) 671-3288.

Jam Motorsports is loading primary and associate sponsors for its team racing in the 24-event 1996 Nascar SuperTruck Series by Craftsman, beginning in March. Included: on-vehicle presence plus in-store team appearances. Cost: $175,000 to $1 million. Ernie Saxton Communications, Langhorne, Pa., coordinates. Contact: (215) 752-7797.

National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, Texas, wants to team with sponsors interested in on-site logo and product promotion at 3,000 local conservation districts nationwide. Sponsorship reaches nearly every U.S. county, coinciding with the association's yearlong 50th anniversary starting next month. Cost: $5,000 to $100,000. Contact: (800) 825-5547.

Volley Across America wants to team with sponsors for its second annual grass-roots volleyball event this August in seven major U.S. markets, involving 10,000 teen and adult volleyball enthusiasts in local competitions. Included: on-site presence and product sampling. Cost: $5,000 to $75,000. The Sherry Group, Parsippany, N.J., coordinates. Contact: (201) 884-8700.

Tri-City Black Expo at Columbus, Ohio, seeks a title and co-sponsors for its annual event slated for April 27 and 28 targeting African-American consumers. Sponsorship of the lifestyle, technology and entertainment expo includes product coupon and sampling distribution. Costs: $6,000 to $12,000.

Kart Expo International, Indianapolis, is revving up sponsors for its fifth annual event Nov. 23 and 24 showcasing products and participants in the $1.3 billion U.S. youth and adult go-cart industry. Included: on-site and in-event presence. Costs: $38,000 (title), $12,000 (major) and $3,500 (associate). Kart Marketing Group, Lombard, Ill., coordinates. Contact: (708) 620-6347.

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

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