Senior Center seeking sponsorships for Senior Games in November

Published 7:00 am Saturday, August 5, 2017

Many senior citizens in the community are preparing to compete in the Senior Center of South Pearl River County’s second annual senior games, but before that can happen, the center is looking for sponsors.

David Sykes, executive director of the center, said this event serves multiple purposes for the center such as raising funds to keep the center operating, providing food and fun activities for the senior citizens and allowing them to compete in an enjoyable and friendly environment.

“More than anything else, this event’s purpose is to change the conversation on what it means to be a senior citizen. It doesn’t mean you’re done. There is no reason why senior citizens shouldn’t continue to have fun,” Sykes said.

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To support the senior citizen population in Pearl River County and enhance their quality of life, Sykes asks local business owners to consider being a sponsor for the event set for Nov. 2 and 3.

Sponsorships include a wide range of advertising opportunities, Sykes said. The first level of sponsorship is the $50 booster, which includes the name of the business on the sponsor board. Second is the $100 bronze medallion sponsor, including a spot on the sponsor board, on the athlete’s T-shirts and one ticket to the Celebration of Athletes event on Nov. 3. The $300 silver medallion sponsor includes the company’s logo or name advertised on the athlete’s t-shirt, naming rights for game events with signage, a spot on the sponsor board and three tickets to the Celebration of Athletes event.

With the $500 gold medallion sponsorship, the business receives everything in the silver medallion sponsor with the addition of naming rights for larger game events, inclusion of their logo on all event materials, a sponsor booth at the event and two additional Celebration of Athletes tickets.

With the platinum medallion sponsorship, costing $1,000, the company can choose which game they want naming rights to as well as inclusion of their logo on all event materials. This package includes the largest size company logo advertised on the athletes’ T-shirts, a 20-foot banner at the event, a sponsor booth and an opportunity for the sponsor to speak at the event.

Finally, the highest level of sponsorship, the title sponsor costing $1,500, will receive naming rights for this year’s event and inclusion of their logo on all event materials. Additionally their company logo will be advertised on the front of each athlete’s T-shirt along with a 20-foot banner and a sponsor booth at the event. Sponsors will have opportunity to speak at event and will receive 15 tickets to the Celebration of Athletes.

Companies that wish to provide their logo or name on the T-shirts will need to buy their sponsorship by Oct. 13, Sykes said.

“This is a pretty significant fundraiser and should get even better as we get more acclimated with the event. We have high expectations for this year and know that it is going to be a fun time for all that participate,” Sykes said.