SUPERSHOW COMPUTES FOR FAMILY AND HOME

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A selection of upcoming events and properties seeking sponsors.

Home & Family Computer Supershow, a series of technology expos visiting Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco between Oct. 6 and Dec. 17, is programming sponsors on various levels for events expected to draw 75,000 attendees per city. National sponsorships range from $250,000 to $2 million; local sponsorships start at $25,000. Already participating are Time, Microsoft Corp., Apple Computer and Compaq Computer Corp. Multimedia Corp., Houston, coordinates. Contact: (713) 974-5252.

Corel Champions tennis tournament, slated for Oct. 3 to 8 in Hilton Head Island, S.C., seeks sponsors ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for its event featuring past tennis champions including Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and Stan Smith. Sponsorship of the event, expected to draw 25,000 spectators, includes on-site promotion and product awareness, and will be televised on cable TV. Contact: (803) 363-3555.

Scholastic Prep Rally is lining up sponsors for its academic and test-taking event series targeting 1.8 million high school students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in October. Sponsorship costs begin at $50,000 and include in-event placement of corporate images plus customized product promotions in specific markets. J. Curtis & Co., Montclair, N.J., coordinates. Contact: (201) 509-2607.

Invasion, a Halloween event produced by the Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Quakes minor league baseball team, is scaring up sponsors for its haunted house and stunt show slated for Oct. 13 to 31 at southern California's Epicenter stadium. The event is expected to draw more than 65,000 visitors, each paying a $7 admission fee; on-site product promotion and logo prices range from $3,000 to $25,000. Contact: (909) 481-5000.

Inner City Youth Racing, Philadelphia, is seeking sponsorships for its sports cars competing in the 1996 Sports Car Club of America World Challenge Series for drug abuse awareness. Sponsorships, ranging between $30,000 and $150,000, include logo and product promotion, and in-school anti-drug education. Contact: (908) 218-9358.

Copa Latina, Hialeah, Fla., the largest Hispanic soccer tournament in the U.S., wants to score sponsors at levels ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for its monthlong event next February. Co-owned by El Nuevo Herald, Miami, the event is coordinated by Se Habla Futbol. Contact: (305) 669-0101.

Virginia Children's Festival, Norfolk, seeks sponsors on a variety of levels for its annual family event scheduled for Oct. 7, expected to draw hundreds of families with children between 4 and 12 for entertainment, educational and creative activities. Title sponsorship costs $50,000; supporting sponsorship costs $5,000 to $20,000. Norfolk Festevents coordinates. Contact: (804) 441-2345.

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

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