ROLLER SKATING WEEK SLATED FOR OCTOBER

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A selection of upcoming events and properties seeking sponsors.

Roller Skating Associations, Indianapolis, has sponsorship opportunities for the 14th annual National Roller Skating Week, to be held Oct. 1 to 7. National sponsorship, offering on-site presence targeting thousands of families at 950 skating centers nationwide, is available at costs ranging between $10,000 and $25,000. The event encompasses traditional and in-line skating. Contact: (317) 875-3390.

Professional Bicycle League, New York, seeks sponsors for the 1995-96 and '96-97 mountain bike racing seasons, targeting enthusiasts between 14 and 34 years old. The season runs from July through September; sponsorships range from $25,000 (team) to $100,000 (league), in exchange for in-event presence, on-site product marketing tie-ins and coverage on ESPN2. Already participating are American Airlines, GT Bicycles, Winning Magazine, Quorum International and Pete's Wicked Ale. Contact: (212) 206-6856.

Waldbaum's Celebrity Golf Classic is offering presenting and co-sponsor positions for its first-ever New York area event to be held June 22 to 25 in Oceanside, Long Island. More than 60 sports and entertainment industry luminaries will participate, including John Elway, Lou Holtz, Bryant Gumbel and Dan Quayle. Sponsorships are available for $75,000 and below, and include corporate signage, hospitality and booth presence, as well as product promotion opportunities. Integrated Sports International, East Rutherford, N.J., coordinates. Contact: (201) 507-4596.

Mortal Kombat-The Live Tour, New York, wants sponsors to kick into its 200-city live action and multimedia martial arts stage tour based on the best-selling videogame running from September through February 1996. National sponsorships range from $100,000 to $2 million, including in-event corporate identity, on-site signage and commercials, plus product promotion and publicity through online computer services. David Fishoff Presents coordinates. Contact: (212) 757-1605.

American Patriots Rugby League Team, Lake Placid, N.Y., is looking for sponsors for the 1995-96 season including games against Wales, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada, and participation in the Rugby World Cup in England. Sponsorship is available starting at $20,000, including in-game presence and team identity. Coverage of games on ESPN2 is guaranteed, along with international TV coverage. JFM Sports coordinates.

Dare to Be Different/Dare to Be Great, Clarksburg, W.Va., wants to line up a title sponsor and co-sponsors at various levels for its U.S. drug education tour of primary and secondary schools beginning this fall. The multimedia interactive program uses humor and drama to teach the danger of drugs and alcohol use. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000, including corporate identity, on-site exposure and product promotion. Creative Promotions coordinates. Contact: (304) 623-2248.

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

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