Sponsorships

We would the thank the following sponsors for making the 2016 rowing season a success for our athletes:

Meijer – Jamark Laboratories – Ranir – Auxiliary Advertising – Betten –  Gerber Collision and Glass – Exxcel Contracting – The Gilmore Collection – Rics – Chow Hound – Gatehouse Real Estate –  44North – Rockford Dental – Quest Precision – Cold brook insurance – The Johannes family –  Ethan Ray family – The Bigelow family


We are seeking able sponsors to assist us in growing our sport within the local community.

As a team, Rockford Crew has been successful in both scholastic and club seasons.  Scholastically the team has won the State Championship for 4 years in a row and we have gone on to place well in Scholastic Regionals and Scholastic Nationals. We participated in the Canadian Schoolboy Nationals in 2013 and were 5th overall out of 139 Clubs.

Much of our success is due to individual and business sponsors such as you! Equipment for our sport is expensive and maintaining it takes a lot of work.  New eights  can cost $35,000 or more and a good used eight can still cost $25,000. Due to the expense and our continually aging fleet we have decided to strongly pursue alternate income via sponsorship and advertising from small businesses as well as corporations.

Here is a list of sponsorship levels that we are offering:

Patron $1 – $249  Name printed on our sponsorship banner in 1″ print as well as the name or business listed on our sponsor page of our website as a patron of the team.

Bronze $250 – $499  Name printed in 2″ print and listed on our website as a bronze sponsor of the team. In addition they will receive up  to 1 square foot of space for advertisement on our food trailer.

Silver $500 – $1,249 Name printed in 3″ print and listed on our website and as a silver level sponsor of the team. They will have up to 2 square foot of space for advertisement on our food trailer.  They will also receive a link back to their website.

Gold $1,250 – $2,499 Name printed in 4″ print and listed on our website and as a gold level sponsor of the team. They will have up to 4 square foot of space for advertisement on our food trailer.  They will also receive a link back to their website.

Platinum $2,500 – $3,749 Name printed in 5″ print and listed on our website and as a platinum level sponsor of the team. They will have up to 8 square foot of space for advertisement on our food trailer.  They will also receive a link back to their website.  They will also receive a plaque of recognition for the generous support.  An identical plaque will be on display at our boathouse.

Boathouse sponsor $3,750 – $4,999 Name printed in 6″ print and listed on our website and as a Boathouse level sponsor of the team. They will have up to 16 square foot of space for advertisement on our food trailer and also receive a link back to their website.  They will also receive a plaque of recognition for the generous support and an article written and submitted to local media.  An identical plaque will be on display at our boathouse.

Christening Sponsor $5,000+ They will receive a separate banner of their own. The donor or sponsor will receive a naming and boat christening ceremony in their honor (as hulls are available). They will receive a plaque of gratitude from the team with their name, short biography, photo, and the boat to be christened in their name. An article will also be written and placed in the local media. A second identical plaque will be on continual display in our facility and they will receive a main page link back to their website. Christening Sponsors come in 3 levels, increasing with the value of the donation.  The first level is a pair/double christening. The second level is a four/quad christening. The highest honor received is the christening of the most expensive and prestigious hull, the eight.

The money raised from all sponsors will go toward maintaining boats, purchasing new equipment, and helping to grow our scholastic and community programs year round.  Sponsorship levels can be attained through monetary donations (majority and preferred), in-kind labor (need based), or a combination of the two.  In-kind sponsors are only available with approved items.

Rockford Crew is in part supported by our Rockford Crew Boosters and are a 501(c)(3) charity and any donations are tax-deductible.

Advertisement spaces do have a maximum height and width. Please inquire about these dimensions based on the sponsorship level you are seeking.

Visit our website at www.rockfordrowing.com to learn more about the team and community rowing opportunities.  We offer sessions from 6th grade to Adult!