SPONSORQUEST;EVENTS & PROMOTIONS;RAMJET TRUCK SET TO LAUNCH NEW TOUR

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The RamJet, the world's most powerful truck, is revving up sponsors for its 1996-97 tour of air shows, drag races, auto shows and race tracks this summer and fall. Sponsorship of the jet-power Dodge pickup includes on-vehicle and on-site signage, product promotion and sampling with extensive local media coverage. On board: Dodge, Tech 2000 and Skybolt. Cost: $200,000 to $350,000. Thermodynamic Entertainment, Loughman, Fla., coordinates. Contact: (941) 424-9824.

The $100,000 Great Texas Shoot-Out, the showdown between the top two men's volleyball teams on the Association of Volleyball Professionals tour, is rounding up sponsors for the tour's final event Sept. 15 in Austin, Texas. The match will be attended by more than 5,000 enthusiasts and covered by Prime Sports cable. On board: Quaker Oats Co.'s Gatorade and Paul Mitchell. Cost: $50,000 to $200,000 (title). Contact: (310) 282-7211.

PGI International, Arlington, Va., is auditioning sponsors for the "Ladies of Note" tour, bringing vocalists Judy Collins, Roberta Flack and Melissa Manchester together in performance for the first time. The spring 1997 tour will visit New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Miami Beach, Fla. Cost: $25,000 to $250,000 (title). J.M. Erlick Inc., New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 418-7372.

seeks sponsors for its eighth annual competition, spanning 10 weeks and 23 cities this fall and culminating in the "Winter Classic" National Football Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., in February. Targeting more than 250,000 young professionals, league sponsorship includes product promotion and on-site signage with local media coverage. Cost: $30,000 to $200,000. Sport & Social Clubs of the U.S., Chicago, coordinates. Contact: (312) 595-0690, ext. 222.

National Standard Race, the world's largest recreational ski racing program, is warming up sponsors for its Eastern Region 1996-97 season encompassing 69 ski resorts in 12 states. Included: seasonlong on-mountain signage and additional in-program racing event presence. Cost: $250,000. World Wide Ski Corp., Aspen, Colo., coordinates. Contact: (970) 925-7864.

Thelonious Monk Institute 10th Anniversary Gala, planned for Nov. 25 at Washington's Kennedy Center, is tuning up sponsors for the multifaceted entertainment event. Included: product promotion, lunch with jazz legends, and participation in a variety of entertainment and educational events. Cost: $5,000 to $500,000. Contact: (202) 364-7272.

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

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