Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 

Greetings from Elizabeth City State University!

As the ECSU Vikings prepare for HOMECOMING 2017, we would like to offer your business the opportunity to participate in this year's festivities. Each year we engage over 10,000 faithful alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members during Homecoming Week. This celebration has fostered a legacy of fellowship and Viking Pride, and provided an opportunity for us to engage in meaningful partnerships with community leaders and area businesses.

Homecoming will kick off October 8, 2017, with week-long activities including the highly anticipated face-off between the Mighty Vikings of ECSU and the Lincoln University Lions of Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 14th. This year's theme “Bad & Boujee-Viking Pride Magnified!” is sure to energize the community.

We hope you will catch that Viking Pride and join us for a fun-filled week of alumni, student, athletic, community service, and entertainment events, all designed to highlight the very best of ECSU, our community, and our sponsors. Please consider being a sponsor for ECSU Homecoming this year. This event draws patronage from a diverse population of consumers and remains one of the most valuable opportunities in the region to increase exposure and revenue to your business or organization. We recognize our sponsors in a variety of ways because we understand the value of partnership, and we encourage you to confidently invest in this year's events.

Your partnership is highly appreciated. Enclosed you will find detailed information outlining Homecoming events and benefits of sponsorship. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Teresa Lassiter at tclassiter@ecsu.edu or call (252) 335-8740.

 

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SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

Sponsors will be able to capitalize on the following opportunities:

  • National, regional, and local recognition as an elite business or entity
  • Market expansion to clients/consumers in a variety of markets
  • Increase sales and awareness by positioning your company products and services
  • Major visibility, massive exposure, and tremendous marketing opportunities
  • Publicity generated from media coverage, social media, mobile marketing, email blasts, and printed
       materials that will be broadcast and distributed to millions of people
  • Ability to distribute promotional items at various events (attendance ranges from 500-12,000)
  • Recognition on website, vehicles, signage, event screens, apparel, publications, etc.
  • Photo opportunities with event participants and designated representatives from your organization
  • VIP tickets, seating, and parking for selected events

 

ALL-IN SPONSOR: $20,000

  • Title sponsor recognition
  • Live interview segment on WRVS
  • Mentioned as sponsor in Homecoming ads on WRVS 89.9FM
  • Listed as sponsor on W18BB-TV’s announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement on all printed materials (flyers, banners, apparel) and all social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat)
  • Banner and link to your business website on the front page of our Homecoming website
  • Inclusion in all press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Full-page color ad in the Homecoming Football Game Book (300)
  • Recognition and announcements at Homecoming Football Game and all major Homecoming events
  • Industry exclusivity among sponsors for one event
  • Inclusion on all on-site event signage
  • Full-page full-color ad in the ECSU Magazine (8,000)
  • Photos with the Chancellor

       HOSPITALITY BENEFITS:

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to each of the University sponsored Homecoming events
  • Three (3) VIP parking passes for the football game
  • One (1) vendor booth at all major events
  • Food for eight (8) at the Homecoming Game Sponsor Hospitality Tent
  • Invitation to the Chancellor’s reception for four (4) guests

       BEYOND HOMECOMING BENEFITS:

  • Your company banner displayed at Roebuck Stadium, R.L.Vaughan Center and the tennis courts for one-year
  • Listed as a sponsor for the Chancellor’s Color Run*
  • Listed as a sponsor for the Founders Day Scholarship Gala*

 

MIGHTY VIKING SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Mentioned as sponsor in Homecoming ads on WRVS 89.9FM
  • Listed as sponsor on W18BB-TV’s announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement on all printed materials (flyers, banners, apparel) and all social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Banner and link to your business website on the front page of our Homecoming website
  • Inclusion in all press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Three-quarter-page full-color ad in the Homecoming Football Game Book (300)
  • Recognition and announcements at Homecoming Football Game and all major Homecoming events
  • Inclusion on all on-site event signage
  • Half-page full-color ad in the ECSU Magazine (8,000)
  • Photos with the Chancellor

       HOSPITALITY BENEFITS:

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to each of the University sponsored Homecoming events
  • Two (2) VIP parking passes for the football game
  • Food for four (4) at the Homecoming Game Sponsor Hospitality Tent
  • Invitation to the Chancellor’s reception for two (2) guests

       BEYOND HOMECOMING BENEFITS:

  • Your company banner displayed at Roebuck Stadium for one-year
  • Listed as a sponsor for the Chancellor’s Color Run*
  • Listed as a sponsor for the Founders Day Scholarship Gala*

 

VYCK THE VIKING SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Mentioned as sponsor in Homecoming ads on WRVS 89.9FM
  • Listed as sponsor on W18BB-TV’s announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement on all printed materials (flyers, banners, apparel) and all social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Banner and link to your business website on the front page of our Homecoming website
  • Inclusion in all press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Half -page full-color ad in the Homecoming Football Game Book (300)
  • Inclusion on all on-site event signage
  • One vendor booth at University sponsored events
  • Announcement at Homecoming Football Game
  • Photos with the Chancellor

       HOSPITALITY BENEFITS:

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the football game and the concert
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for the football game
  • Food for two (2) at the Homecoming Game Sponsor Hospitality Tent
  • Invitation to the Chancellor’s reception for two (2) guests

       BEYOND HOMECOMING BENEFITS:

  • Your company banner displayed at Roebuck Stadium for one-year
  • Listed as a sponsor for the Chancellor’s Color Run*

*or $500 credit toward full sponsorship

 

VIKING PRIDE SPONSOR: $2,500

  • Mentioned as sponsor in Homecoming ads on WRVS 89.9FM
  • Listed as sponsor on W18BB-TV’s announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement on all printed materials (flyers, banners, apparel) and all social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Banner and link to your business website on the front page of our Homecoming website
  • Inclusion in all press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Quarter -page full-color ad in the Homecoming Football Game Book (300)
  • Inclusion on all on-site event signage
  • One vendor booth at University sponsored events
  • Announcement at Homecoming Football Game

      HOSPITALITY BENEFITS:

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the football game
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for the football game
  • Food for two (2) at the Homecoming Game Sponsor Hospitality Tent
  • Invitation to the Chancellor’s reception for two (2) guests

 

SMALL BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIPS

Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia communities are made-up of businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to corporations. The “Pride Sponsors” program was developed to give smaller businesses and/or individual sponsors an opportunity to make contributions or gain exposure for their business.

VIKING SPIRIT: $1,000

  • Business website link on Homecoming website
  • One (1) vendor booth set-up at the Homecoming Block Party
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets (2 per event) to Football Game and Concert
  • All benefits of Royal Blue & White Sponsorship

ROYAL BLUE & WHITE: $500

  • Name/Logo and Company Link on Homecoming website and social media pages
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Football Game

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS

ECSU welcomes all donors to participate in the Homecoming sponsorship effort. Benefits will vary depending upon the details of the contribution.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution or provide goods or services please contact Teresa Lassiter at tclassiter@ecsu.edu or call 252-335-8740. Your assistance is not only valued, but needed and we thank you for your support!