Sponsorship

Greetings from Elizabeth City State University!

As the ECSU Vikings prepare for our 75th annual homecoming events, we would like to invite you to help us Paint the Town BLUE! 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.

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. Homecoming draws patronage from a diverse population of consumers and remains one of the most valuable opportunities in the region to increase exposure and revenue for 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. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (252) 335-3225.

With Viking Pride,
Anita B. Walton
Vice Chancellor
University Advancement

 

HOMECOMING 2021 SPONSORSHIP

Elizabeth City State University has enormous impact on the local economy, estimated at more than $112 million a year.  The institution is also one of the largest employers in the region.  ECSU’s annual events attract thousands of people to campus and northeastern North Carolina throughout the year.  Each performance, fundraiser, and athletic event stimulates our local economy and offers a source of entertainment and cultural enrichment for the region. Events are supported by students, faculty and staff, community members, and a loyal family of alumni. Each of these attendees is a potential customer for your business.

Did you know:

  • Attendance for Homecoming averages 10,000
  • 70% of out-of-town guests stay two-to-three nights in hotels
  • Local and out-of-town guests shop and eat out during Homecoming week

 

HOMECOMING SPONSOR BENEFITS

Sponsors will be able to capitalize on the following opportunities:

  • National, regional, and local recognition as an elite business or entity
  • Exposure 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 countless numbers of people
  • Ability to distribute promotional items at various events (Attendance ranges from 500-12,000)
  • Recognition on website, signage, event screens, and publications.
  • Photo opportunities with event participants and designated representatives from your organization
  • VIP tickets, seating, and parking for selected events

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Benefits Include: 

  • Recognition/announcement as the homecoming title sponsor at all events
  • Live or prerecorded interview segments on WRVS 89.9 radio
  • Commercial on TV station W18BB-DTV (MUST be customer provided commercial)
  • On-air TV listing as a sponsor during the station's announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement in printed materials (flyers, banners, and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+)
  • Banner, business name (front page), and logo on the Homecoming website
  • Recognition/announcements at Homecoming events
  • Industry exclusivity among sponsors for one eligible event (first choice of event)
  • Inclusion in press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Inclusion on on-site event signage
  • Photos with Chancellor
  • On-Site Hospitality: One (1) booth at eligible events. Three (3) Complimentary tickets to all university-sponsored Homecoming events.  Three (3) VIP parking passes for the football game. Access for eight (8) guests to the Chancellor’s Suite at the homecoming football game. You may opt to use your tickets for your customers/clients, ask for more information.

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests. 

Benefits Include:   

  • On-air Radio mentions as sponsor (30 and 60-second promos)
  • On-air TV listing as a sponsor during the station's announcement slideshow
  • Logo placement in printed materials (flyers, banners, and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+)
  • Logo and business name on Homecoming website
  • Recognition/announcements at Homecoming events
  • Industry exclusivity among sponsors for one event (Title Sponsor has first choice)
  • Inclusion in press releases, website announcements, electronic newsletters, and emails
  • Inclusion on on-site event signage
  • Photos with Chancellor
  • On-Site & Hospitality: One (1) booth at eligible events. Two (2) complimentary tickets to all university-sponsored Homecoming events. Two (2) VIP parking passes for the football game. Access for six (6) guests to the Chancellor’s Suite at the homecoming football game. You may opt to use your tickets for your customers/clients, ask for more information.

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests. 

Benefits Include: 

  • Inclusion in marketing advertisement (radio, online)
  • Logo placement in printed materials (flyers, banners, and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+)
  • Logo and business name on Homecoming website
  • Recognition/announcement at Homecoming football game
  • Inclusion on on-site event signage
  • Photo with the Chancellor
  • On-Site & Hospitality: One (1) booth at applicable events. Two (2) complimentary tickets to all university-sponsored Homecoming events. Two (2) VIP parking passes for the football game. Access for four (4) guests to the Chancellor’s Suite at the homecoming football game. You may opt to use your tickets for your customers/clients, ask for more information.

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests.

 

Benefits Include: 

  • Business name on Homecoming website
  • On-Site & Hospitality: One (1) booth at applicable events. Two (2) complimentary tickets to all university-sponsored Homecoming events (excluding the game).  Four (4) complimentary tickets to the football game. One (1) VIP parking pass for the football game. You may opt to use your tickets for your customers/clients, ask for more information.

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests.

Benefits Include: 

  • Business name on Homecoming website and social media pages
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Football Game
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for the football game.

*Benefits can be customized to meet the sponsor’s goals and interests.

 

Deadline for Sponsorships is OCTOBER 11, 2021