National Baseball Congress, Wichita, Kan., is fielding opportunities for sponsors for the 61st annual NBC World Series, to be held Aug. 1 to 15. The event will pit more than 40 amateur baseball teams against one another, drawing more than 100,000 spectators, and will be covered on regional and national cable TV. On-site corporate logo sponsorship and product promotion sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $45,000 to less than $1,000. Contact: (316) 267-3372.
Professional & Amateur Pinball Association, Watchung, N.J., invites sponsors on several levels for PAPA 6, the World Pinball Championships, to be held Feb. 2 to 4 in New York. Title sponsorship of the event, drawing participants of all ages from around the world, is available for $250,000, with co-sponsorships available at lower levels. The event is coordinated in-house. Contact: (212) 247-3725.
Dubai Classic Skins Golf Tournament, United Arab Emirates, offers title, presenting and general sponsorships for its first annual event to be held Nov. 14 to 16 at Emirates Country Club in Dubai. Participating PGA players include Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Johnny Miller. Sponsorship costs range from $25,000 to $500,000, and include on-site corporate identification, hospitality tents and product promotion. Encore Entertainment, Boston, coordinates. Contact: (708) 415-1341.
Sno, Woodstock, Vt., seeks national and regional sponsors for its national ski condition radio reports for the 1995-96 ski and snowboarding season, running from November through March. Sponsorship opportunities include product promotion opportunities at ski areas, at costs ranging from $23,500 to $260,000. Already participating are Pepsi-Cola Co. and Chrysler Corp.'s Jeep division. Contact: (802) 457-3838.
American Camping Association seeks a title sponsor, at a cost of $50,000, for the closing ceremony of its annual conference taking place Feb. 28 to March 3 in San Diego. The conference targets hundreds of summer camp operators and kids, and includes on-site logo presence and product promotion opportunities. Youth Marketing Group, Irvine, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (714) 581-5100.
American Air Show Network lifts off with national sponsorships at 40 air shows taking place across the U.S. in the 1995-96 season. Sponsorships include national product sampling, promotion and display at events, plus on-airplane display. The cost of the total package is $100,000; already participating are Kraft Foods, MetLife, MCI Communications Corp.'s 1-800-COLLECT and Eastman Kodak Co. Umbrella Event Marketing, Carpinteria, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (805) 684-0155.
Kate Fitzgerald coordinates Events & Promotions. Reach us by fax at (312) 649-5331 or e-mail address K8FITZ@aol.com.