NFL Players Super Shoot-out is scouting sponsors for its Jan. 23 pre-game Super Bowl XXX golf and basketball events in Phoenix starring 40 football players. Available: presenting sponsorship of the NFL Players Super Shoot-out Golf Tournament ($125,000); title sponsorship for the NFL Players Super Hoops Shoot-out basketball tournament ($60,000); and lower-level sponsorships for both events starting at $3,500. Already participating: Kraft Foods, Nabisco Foods Group, General Mills, Quaker Oats Co., PING and Planet Hollywood. The Lazin Group, Chicago, coordinates. Contact: (312) 642-5600.
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, Fla., wants to run with sponsors for its 57th thoroughbred racing season, Jan. 3 through March 16. Events include the Florida Derby in a series of races leading up to the Triple Crown; season attendance at the racetrack exceeds 650,000. Sponsorship packages include on-track signage and corporate presence within race facilities including media exposure. Costs range from $15,000 to $350,000. Contact: (305) 457-6185.
Unlimited Racing Commission, Seattle, seeks one title helicopter "sky cam" sponsor for its 1996 hydroplane boat racing series from May through October. Sponsorship cost of $50,000 includes on-site presence and exposure on ESPN and ESPN2; more than 1 million spectators are expected to attend approximately a dozen races. Contact: (206) 870-8888.
Greenlight: The 1995 Renewable Energy Education Conference slated for Nov. 3 and 4 at Endicott College, Beverly, Mass., is looking for tie-in sponsors to the first annual national solar and renewable power event. Opportunities include on-site promotion and publicity; costs include contributions of product coupons, samples and demonstration products. Already participating: Tom's of Maine, Body Shop and Recycled Office Products. Contact: (508) 927-0585, ext. 2140.
Metro Atlantic Conference Basketball Tournament, Albany, N.Y., wants to line up presenting and associate sponsors for its men's and women's Division 1 college basketball championship scheduled for March 1 to 4. Major sponsorship packages range from $15,000 to $75,000; minor sponsorship costs are $2,500 and up. Sponsorship opportunities include on-site presence, product sampling and couponing, and coverage on ESPN. Already participating are Marine Midland Bank and Spaulding Sports Worldwide. Host Communications, New York, coordinates. Contact: (212) 867-2200.
Kate Fitzgerald coordinates Events & Promotions. Reach us by fax at (312) 649-5331 or e-mail address K8FITZ@aol.com.