Philadelphia is historic home to rowing</li></li></ul><li>The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series has been recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Congress as one of the “Premier Annual Events” for the city, state and region.<br />We’re in great company!<br />Other “Premier Annual Events” include:<br />Penn Relays (April)<br />Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta (May)<br />Blue Cross Broad Street Run (May)<br />Devon Horse Show (May)<br />TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship (June)<br />Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon (June)<br />ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon (September)<br />Philadelphia Marathon (November)<br />The Army-Navy Game (December)<br />Philadelphia Sports Congress Premier Annual Event<br />
Attracts over 35,000 competitors<br />Competing in over 7,700 boats<br />Representing High Schools, Colleges, Clubs, open programs and masters programs from around the U.S.<br />Combined races in 2010 brought in over 50,000 spectators (parents, family, alumni)<br />Total Estimated Overall Attendance in 2011 = 100,000<br />Outstanding Demographics<br />
The very firstorganized crew regatta was held on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River -- November 12, 1835<br />Pre-dates Harvard’s rowing program by eight years<br />Schuylkill River hosts more regattas each year than any other river in the United States<br />Schuylkill River hosts two of the country’s oldest continuing regattas<br />The Schuylkill Navy Regatta (dating back to before 1860)<br />The Independence Day Regatta (1880)<br />Historic Schuylkill River <br />
The 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series is governed by The Schuylkill Navy<br />Oldest amateur athletic governing body in the U.S.<br />Founded in 1858<br />Comprised of the 12 rowing clubs of Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River<br />Oldest Amateur Sports Governing Body in United States<br />
From March to November<br />2011 debut season of Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series includes three of the largest regattas in the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as two of the nation’s oldest regattas.<br />20 Major Rowing Events, 1 Historic River<br />
Title Sponsorship of 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series <br />Includes Redesign of Logo with Title Sponsor highlighted<br />Billboard advertising buy along I-95 & I-76 along entry points to City of Philadelphia<br />On-site signage for all regattas<br />Creation and wide-ranging “distribution” of dedicated website<br />Prominent use of Social Media Networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote races and series with prominent sponsor mentions<br />Prominent Logo Placement in all Collateral Materials including websites, print materials, press releases, repeat banners, posters, fliers, programs, etc.<br />Outstanding Sponsorship Opportunities<br />
Prominent Banner display along Philadelphia’s Historic Boathouse Row (Kelly Drive) <br />Prominent Signage along Schuylkill River race course<br />Shuttle Bus Sponsorship<br />VIP Parking & Seating<br />Personal Guide During Races<br />Logo Placement on Referee’s Boat, Guide Boats, Competitor Boat<br />Opportunities for VIP’s to follow a race downriver in guide boats<br />International year-long advertising program in Rowing News<br />Outstanding Sponsorship Opportunities<br />
Participation in all press conferences and media opportunities (print, radio, video, online)<br />Participation and prominent placement in all 20 events in 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series<br />Sponsor reception tent<br />Banners at race start and finish lines<br />Sponsor messages over public address system<br />T-Shirts & other promotional materials for competitors, parents, alumni, spectators<br />Outstanding Sponsorship Opportunities<br />
Pre-race, in-race, post-race entertainment in sponsor area along the riverbank<br />D.J. with music<br />Opportunity to present awards to competitors, teams, other participants<br />“Tailgating” food and beverages<br />“Meet & greets” with notable rowing figures, including competitors, Olympians, and other prominent participants<br />Client & Partner Entertainment<br />
“Philadelphia has embraced and supported the sport of rowing for decades,” said City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. “This year alone (2010), more than 40,000 athletes will compete in our…races on the Schuylkill, bringing thousands more to cheer on some of the best rowers in the world.”<br />Support from City of Philadelphia<br />
Philadelphia Inquirer<br />Philadelphia Daily News<br />Philadelphia Business Journal<br />6 ABC Action News<br />NBC 10 News<br />CBS 3 Eyewitness News<br />Comcast Sports Net<br />Philly Sports Daily, CSN Philadelphia Daily/The Sporting News, other blogs & magazines<br />610 WIP Sports Radio<br />ESPN 950/95.7 The Fanatic<br />Media Coverage in Nation’s 4th Largest Market<br />
Visit the Schuylkill Navy website at http://www.boathouserow.org<br />Contact Jim DeLorenzo, Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations, Phone 215-266-5943, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Dedicated Online Press Room:<br />http://www.pitchengine.com/newsroom.php?id=32852<br />Additional information<br />
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