SPONSORQUEST;SPACE CAMP EXPO TO TOUCH DOWN AT MALL

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A selection of upcoming events and properties seeking sponsors.

U.S. Space Camp Expo, a space-theme attraction for families, wants to land sponsors for its 1996 North American tour of fairs, festivals, theme parks and malls. The tour, expected to draw more than 3 million throughout the year, promotes space education and the national Space Camp kids program in Huntsville, Ala., affiliated with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum. Title sponsorship costs $125,000; regional sponsorships at lower levels are also available. Previous participants included Nabisco Foods Group, Chevron Corp., Exxon Corp., Coca-Cola Co. and Visa USA. Anne Estes Promotions, El Segundo, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (310) 335-0000.

U.S. National Aerobic Championship/World Aerobic Championship, Los Angeles, seek sponsors on various levels for a series of events at major U.S. shopping malls this fall and through May 1996. Sponsorships offer promotional signage, product samplings and on-stage logo presence for local, national and international aerobic exercise competitions. Costs are $950,000 (title), $500,000 (presenting) and $225,000 (official). Janklow & Associates, West Lake Village, Calif., coordinates. Contact: (818) 865-0107.

Senior Lifestyle Expo, Westmont, Ill., is accepting sponsors for its inaugural commercial and entertainment expo slated for May 3 and 4, targeting adults ages 50 and older, along with their friends and families. Opportunities include overall event sponsorship to product promotion, with costs ranging from $2,500 to $30,000. Corporate Event Enterprises, Chicago, coordinates. Contact: (312) 670-4000.

Easter Bowl National Junior Tennis Championships, Palm Springs, Calif., to be held April 7 to 13, is lining up sponsors for its event showcasing top tennis players 18 years and younger. One title sponsor plus other sponsors on regional and national levels are sought for on-site presence plus product promotion and sampling at the event. Costs range from $5,000 to $75,000 with national cable TV coverage. Seena Hamilton & Associates, New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 308-5368.

High on America Air Show, Kalamazoo, Mich., is lifting off sponsorships for its 15th annual event planned for June 8 and 9, with an estimated 45,000 spectators expected to attend. Custom sponsorships range from $2,500 to $15,000, including on-site and in-air identification, product promotions, sampling and regional media coverage. Lam & Associates coordinates. Contact: (616) 345-1113.

Meadowlands Pace harness horse race slated for July 20 at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J., seeks sponsors for its event attracting more than 26,000 spectators each year. Sponsorships cost between $10,000 and $125,000, and include on-site presence plus national and international media coverage. Contact: (201) 460-4184.M

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

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