Sport Sail, Boulder, Colo., is looking to team up with sponsors for the first national tour demonstrating the emerging new sport of Rollersailing, harnessing the wind to power in-line skaters with minisails. Included: on-sail exposure at races and demonstrations across the U.S. beginning next summer. Cost: $15,000 to $30,000. Contact: (303) 543-9803.
Florida Game & Fresh Water Commission, Tallahassee, is hunting sponsors for its statewide year-round Big Catch Angler Recognition Program rewarding sportsmen for bigger catches. The 10-year-old program involves hundreds of participants on various levels. Sponsorship includes signage, product sampling, couponing and publicity. Cost: $5,000 to $50,000 (title). Contact: (904) 488-4676, ext. 130.
Tim Cooper Enterprises is revving up sponsors for its Top Fuel Dragster team competing in the 23-event 1997 National Hot Rod Association's Winston Drag Racing series. Included: customized corporate exposure and integrated retail and touring programs. Cost: $25,000 to $1.5 million. Contact: (818) 701-6845.
Children's Miracle Network Balloon Team, Venice, Fla., and its 160 affiliated hospitals are lifting off with sponsors for the 1997 tour of 20 major cities. Included: names and logos on balloons, crew uniforms and support vehicles, with exposure to 50,000 to 100,000 people at each weekend stop. Cost: $5,000. Contact: (941) 492-9792.
I-70 Speedway, Kansas City, Mo., offers title and presenting level sponsorships of nationally televised racing events in 1997, including Nascar and American Speed Association sanctioned races. Cost: $60,000 to $100,000. Contact: (913) 541-8692.
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