|Welcome to the 2017/18 race season, we hope you and your racers are as excited as we are about starting another season! As in years past, we have several sponsorship opportunities available on a multitude of properties. The goal of our annual sponsorship campaign is to raise dollars that will go directly towards updating timing systems, improving our video capabilities, covering incremental costs associated with travel and improving the utility of the Garbo Hut.
Our brand is associated with not only our Vision: “developing champions in life and sport” but our Mission: “to be a center of excellence in the development of champions by engaging our club members, athletes, coaches and partners who share in our common goals.”
There are several distinct opportunities for your organization to assist the club in raising these funds.
Our coach jackets we believe, represent a highly visible brand and marketing initiative for your organization. Our 25+ Coaches are seen on Ptarmigan (DMNTC), in lift lines, in on-mountain restaurants, skiing the entire mountain 60-80 days per year; not to mention the additional exposure when we travel to away races in Canada, the US and internationally.
I am very pleased to report that the majority of our past jacket sponsors have committed to this season; leaving only one prized spot available. Thanks to RDC Fine Homes, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler Village Sports, Odlum Brown Limited/Craig Killian, and Gibbons for their continued partnership and their unwavering support of WMSC.
The jacket logo placement is valued at $5k. This, as with all sponsorships, will include exposure in our media and relevant marketing materials.
Our Ford F350 (purchased through our friends at Coastal Ford Squamish) provides yet another visual opportunity to promote our valued partners. Thanks to our premium sponsors Urban Impact and Mackenzie Investments for their ongoing support of this vehicle. This money raised will be used for the ongoing maintenance of our vehicles and trailers that we use extensively throughout the winter. Each logo placement on the truck is valued at $5k.
This year the trailers represent another property to promote your brand. We have two trailers that are used regularly to haul equipment to and from races. Similar to the truck, the trailers are very visible on the highways and byways of BC, AB and the northwest US. The pricing for sponsor placement on the trailer is $2.5k.
We will be running six in-house club races throughout the season. This is a fantastic title sponsorship property where your company can promote its brand on all the panels, bibs, start and finish banners. We believe strongly that this new property will provide a unique opportunity to both support amateur ski racing at WMSC and enhance your brand intimately with a highly sought-after demographic. The title race sponsor will cost $7.5k.
We also have the start tents available for sponsorship. These are the large white tents we use at races throughout the season including Whistler Cup and FIS Spring Series. Imagine your logo displayed at the start of each race. This sponsorship is valued at $5k.
Coach Jacket: $5k
Title sponsor club in-house races: $7.5k
Start Tent sponsor: $5k
Similar to last year, before we open these initiative to the broader corporate market in hopes of attracting new sponsors, we wanted to give the membership and alumni first right of refusal. All requests will be dealt with on a first come first serve basis.
If you wish additional information regarding these sponsorship opportunities or how we can bundle the various elements/proprieties, I would be delighted to answer any questions you or your company might have towards our annual campaign.
Whistler Mountain Ski Club