SPONSORQUEST;GLANVILLE TRUCKERS AIM TO PICK UP BACKERS

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A selection of upcoming events and properties seeking sponsors.

NFL ex-coach Jerry Glanville's 1996 Nascar Supertruck Race Team wants to roll with sponsors for the 26-race series; the second full season runs from next February through October. Sponsorship costs range from $50,000 to $2 million and include corporate representation on the team vehicle plus driver and crew uniforms at events widely televised on network and cable TV. Sports & Entertainment International, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (714) 661-3297.

World Rugby Championships plans to team with sponsors for the first-ever 10-day international rugby event slated for May 16 to 27, attracting rugby clubs from around the world. Sponsorship costs for the event are $150,000 (official), $400,000 (presenting) and $600,000 (title), which include on-site presence, field signage and integrated product marketing, with worldwide media coverage. Capital Sports, Stamford, Conn., coordinates. Contact: (203) 353-9900.

All Sports Festival & Expo is rounding up sponsors for its interactive event to be held May 31 to June 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event offers consumers the chance to compete and participate in 40 sports including basketball, rock wall climbing, in-line hockey, paintball and beach volleyball. Available is one title sponsorship ($60,000), two presenting sponsorships ($30,000 each) and lower-level sponsors of various races at $15,000 each. Franken Enterprises, Beverly Hills, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (310) 278-2030.

Camelback Ski Area, Pocono Mountains, is lining up sponsors for its 1995-96 ski racing and snowboarding season, offering on-site product marketing and presence plus hospitality and lift ticket sponsorship; opportunities include summer "alpine slide" activities. Costs range between $5,000 and $25,000. Myriad Associates, Jenkintown, Pa., coordinates. Contact: (215) 885-7050.

Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, sets sail with sponsors for its ninth annual regatta slated for Nov. 1 to 3. It's expected to draw 20,000 participants and selected media coverage. Elite sailors from America's Cup teams and Olympic medalists will be featured; sponsorship costs range from $2,000 to $30,000 (title). Already participating: American Express Co., Mt. Gay rum and Yachting. Contact: (203) 656-0799.

San Diego Travel Show, targeting consumers and industry personnel likely to spend more than $100 million in 1996-97, seeks sponsors for its 235-exhibit show taking place March 23 and 24. Sponsorship includes on-site exposure and participation in programs and media within the event; costs range from $9,000 to $40,000. Pritchard Marketing, Santa Monica, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (310) 451-4748.

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

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