SPONSORQUEST;BLACK STAR CASTS 'NET FOR PHOTO SPONSORS

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A selection of upcoming events and properties seeking sponsors.

Black Star's 60th Anniversary Online Internet Photo Exhibition seeks corporate sponsors on various levels for its commemorative online photo exhibit to appear on the World Wide Web Dec. 15, 1995, through Dec. 31, 1996. Thousands of photos documenting international people and events will be displayed online, reaching an estimated audience of 5 million. Sponsorship costs range from $5,000 to $25,000. Black Star Photographic Services, New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 679-3288, ext. 609.

American Pro Snowboarding Series is swooping into the 1995-96 season looking for a title sponsor and co-sponsors for a series of five competitions running through December. Targeting active adults between 21 and 34, the series includes on-site product promotion, sampling and signage plus exposure on ESPN and ESPN2. CE Sports, Van Nuys, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (818) 782-8920, ext. 101.

Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Ga., wants to build partnerships with corporations to improve housing worldwide through sponsorship of a wide range of local, national and international projects and events. Ongoing projects based on housing include the Super Bowl Blitz Build, Collegiate Challenge and 1996 Jimmy Carter Work Project in Hungary. Contact: (800) HABITAT, ext. 143.

The 1996 Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant scheduled for Oct. 29 in Lakeland seeks sponsors for its competition among more than 70 contestants between ages 14 and 18. Sponsorship packages include corporate endorsement, personal appearances, product promotion and sampling plus media coverage on syndicated TV in December. The 1997 Miss Florida USA competition seeks sponsors for similar opportunities for its competition, to be televised live on July 27, 1996, in Fort Lauderdale, among contestants between ages 19 and 26. Sponsorship packages for both events range between $5,000 and $75,000. Tel-Air Interests, Miami, coordinates. Contact: (305) 944-3268.

Toshiba Senior Classic, slated for March 11 to 17 in Newport Beach, Calif., wants to score additional sponsorships on various levels for its second annual Senior PGA event. Packages range from $7,500 to $275,000 and include product promotion and sampling through on-site booths, backed by coverage on ESPN. International Sports & Event Marketing, Stamford, Conn., coordinates. Contact: (203) 325-0076.

Triple Crown Sports seeks sponsors for its women's college pre-season NIT basketball tournaments for NCAA Division 1 teams, slated for Nov. 15 to 22 across the U.S. Title sponsorship for the tournament costs $85,000; lower-level sponsorships are available for $30,000 and below. The final games will be televised on cable TV. Already participating is Spaulding Sports Worldwide. Contact: (303) 224-2502, ext. 122.

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

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