Sponsorship Opportunities


2017 ORIENTAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CORP.

Outreach Partner Sponsorship Opportunities  

DRAGON BOAT RACING  its seventh year in Eastern North Carolina!  One of the fastest growing recreational team sports in the world now has a home right here in Oriental.  What better place to race dragons than in a village that historically protects, reveres, and even breeds the dragon?

The EIGHT  Annual Oriental Dragon Boat Race in Oriental, North Carolina, on August 11-12, 2017 is a community oriented event in a festival setting that brings together thousands of people constituted by our armed services men and women, corporate teams, family teams, and individual participation to benefit local non-profits in Pamlico and our military ment an women. This day of fun, athletics offers sponsors, observers, and paddling participants the opportunity to enjoy the very best of our environmental and cultural offerings, while contributing to the most worthy causes in our region.  This year the non-profit Oriental Dragon Boat Race has selected the Pamlico County Community Foundation,  the Journey of Hope Counseling Support Group for Pamlico County and our Wounded Warriors as their charities of choice.   If a dragon boat team wishes to raise funds for their chairty of choice we support and encourage this as well.

Organizers of the Oriental Dragon Boat Race & Festival will team this year with
Pan Am Dragon Boat, and promise participants and observers alike the race of a lifetime. Oriental’s Grace Harbor at River Dunes venue will be the setting for two days of team clinics and competition, lively music, local foods, and activities for kids, and much more.

Oriental’s seventh Dragon Boat  Race & Festival will host up to 24 dragon boat teams. Each team consists of 20 on-water paddlers, three alternate paddlers, one drummer (to keep-the-beat), and one steer person (to keep-the-course). That’s a minimum of 576 festival participants, hundreds of observers during the Friday coaching clinics, and thousands of observers on race day. 

Sponsorship of the Oriental Dragon Boat Festival Corp. 2017 is a wonderful way to demonstrate to a very large audience the dedication of your company, your organization, your family, or yourself, by supporting the health and welfare of the non-profits of our communities and the MEN AND WOMEN who have dedicated themselves to protecting our families and freedom.  Your support is absolutely vital to the success of this event.  Below are some suggested levels of sponsorship, along with just some of the many benefits associated with each level.

Flagship: Golden Dragon Sponsor $10,000

  • Company name & logo on Banner to Brand the Official Team Village
  • One Dragon Boat Team Registration
  • Company Logo or name on official festival web site & link to your site
  • 10 PA Announcements at festival and 6 VIP seats at Main Tent Area
  • Media recognition in all radio/newspaper ads
  • Grand Marshall of Parade to Awaken the Dragon Ceremony Starting the Festival
  • Official Open & Close of Race 2017
  • Complimentary vendor table for distribution of your sample products at registration area
  • Open Awards Ceremony with 3 minute company promotional speech
  • Post Event Advertising as Golden Dragon Sponsor 2017

Sapphire Dragon Sponsor: $7500

  • Company Logo or name on official festival web site & link to your site, in all Radio/newspaper ads
  • One Dragon Boat Team Registration
  • 8 PA  mentions at festival and 4 VIP seats at Main Tent Area
  • Media recognition in all radio/newspaper ads
  • Company Name & Logo at your official Team Camp Area
  • Recognition at Opening Ceremony
  • Complimentary Vendor table for distribution of your sample products in Vendor area
  • Close Awards Ceremony with 2 minute Company promotional during Awards Ceremony
  • Post Event Advertising as Sapphire Dragon Sponsor 2017  

Jade Dragon Sponsor: $5,000

  • Company Logo or name on official festival web site& link to your site,
  • 7 PA mentions at festival
  • Media recognition in all radio/newspaper ads
  • Company Name & Logo at your official Team Camp Area
  • Complimentary Vendor table for distribution of your sample products in Vendor area
  • Recognition at Opening Ceremony and During Awards Ceremony a 2 minute Company promotional opportunity
  • Post Event Advertising as Jade Dragon Sponsor 2017 

Ruby Dragon Sponsors: $2,500

  • Company Logo or name on official festival web site & link to your site, in all Radio/newspaper ads
  • Company Name & Logo at your official Team Camp Area
  • 6 PA mentions at festival and
  • Media recognition in all radio/newspaper ads
  • Recognition at Opening and During Awards Ceremony
  • Post Event Advertising as Ruby Dragon Sponsor 2017

River Dragon Sponsors: $1,500

  • Company Logo or name on official festival web site& link to your site, in all Radio/newspaper ads
  • Company Name & Logo at your official Team Camp Area
  • 4 PA mentions at festival
  • Media recognition in all radio/newspaper ads
  • Recognition at Opening and During Awards Ceremony
  • Post Event Advertising as River Dragon Sponsor 2017

 

Pearl Dragon Sponsors:  $750

  • Logo or name on official festival web site, radio/newspaper ads
  • 2 PA  Announcements During Dragon Boat Races
  • Recognition at Opening and Closing Awards Ceremony
  • 2 Complimentary Oriental Dragon Boat Festival Corp. 2017 event tee shirt
  • Post Event Advertising as Pearl Dragon Sponsor 2017

Dragon Friends:$100

  • Name on web site, listed as Dragon Friend
  • 1 Complimentary Oriental Dragon Boat Festival Corp. 2017 event tee shirts
  • Walk in Team Parade as a Dragon Friend Sponsor

Because Oriental is a perfectly appointed water venue and because we possess a most unique cultural affinity for dragons, this two-day Dragon Boat Festival Corp. has become one of the most popular events on the East Coast of North Carolina.
Please make ORIENTAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CORP. 2017

Mail to:  ORIENTAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CORP. 2017

               PO Box 939
               Oriental NC 28571


Questions call Flora Moorman at 252-675-9424

Email info@orientaldragonboat.com

PADDLES UP!