Sponsor an event in the Twin Cities
Many professionals enjoy giving back to their community. Event sponsorship is a great way to do that. Whether you are a law firm, small business, or large corporation in the Twin Cities, event sponsorship can be an incredibly satisfying way to make a difference for a cause you care about. Not only does it position your business as one that cares and strives to make a difference in the community, but it also gives professionals valuable media opportunities and the chance to network with other professionals who have similar interests.
For Twin Cities businesses looking for a meaningful sponsorship opportunity in 2014, here is a broad list of 11 local events that still need sponsorship. Causes range from disease research to supporting small businesses in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. There are a range of sponsorship commitments as well, so businesses looking to make larger or smaller contributions can find opportunities that fit their needs.
2014 Event sponsorship opportunities
1. 3M Championship: PGA Champions Tour Official Event
Proceeds from the event benefit Twin Cities charities. Last year’s beneficiaries included healthcare programs at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern, Mercy & Unity and United Hospitals. The event takes place July 28-August 3, 2014 in Blaine, MN. Event sponsorship packages are customizable to business needs.
For more information, visit the event sponsorship page
2. Alzheimer’s Association’s Remembering our Stars Gala
The gala, located at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis, gives Twin Cities attendees a chance to celebrate lives impacted by Alzheimer’s and to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care and research. 2014’s gala takes place Saturday, April 12. Become a table host starting at $2,000. Sponsorship opportunities available through Platinum Sponsorship at $20,000.
3. American Diabetes Association’s Twin Cities Tour de Cure
This popular cycling event to stop diabetes will take place May 31, 2014 at Minnehaha Falls Park. Sponsorship levels are customizable based on the business.
4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association MN/ND/SD Chapter 15th Annual Black Woods Blizzard Tour
Either sponsor the single largest snowmobiling event in the world - a ride to fight ALS - or ride in it as a participant yourself. The ride begins in Proctor, MN on Wednesday, January 29th and ends Saturday, Feburary 1, 2014. Sponsorship levels begin at Supporting Sponsor at $5,000 to Presenting Sponsor at $49,000.
5. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - 23rd Annual Children’s Star Gala
The Gala takes place Saturday, April 5, 2014. The evening consists of dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction to raise funds in order to give comfort, hope, and health to sick kids. Corporate sponsorships begin at a Bronze Table Sponsor at $3,000 to Exclusive Presenting Sponsorships at $10,000.
6. Colon Cancer Coalition’s Get Your Rear In Gear Twin Cities 5K Run/Walk
The race will take place Sunday, May 18, 2014. Provide food or water as an in-kind, or choose another level going up to presenting sponsor.
For more information, contact Anne Carlson at 612-272-0738 or Email Anne
7. “Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed” HAMMS Event
This rather new Twin Cities event is a one-day Minnesota market to help fund small businesses. It will take place on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Hamm’s Shipping Dock in St. Paul, MN.
8. MnAEYC and the MnSACA Annual State Conference
The Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) and the Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) Annual State Conference takes place January 31 – February 1, 2014 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, existing to promote quality out-of-school programs for young children. Make a corporate sponsorship, or if you are a professional who provides programs for or works with young children, take advantage of exhibition opportunities. Sponsorship opportunities begin at the $250 Bronze Level, up to the $1000 Gold Level.
9. National MS Society’s Bike MS: Sam’s Club Twin Cities Ride
A biking event to fund MS research taking place on May 10, 2014.
For more information, contact Jen at 612-335-7925.
10. Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure
Minnesota’s version of the race takes place at the Mall of America on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014. Sponsorship packages start at $2500 for broad corporate reach or $300 for more targeted marketing
For more information, see the 2014 sponsorship brochure.
11. University of St. Thomas Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity
The Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity is an opportunity for business leaders, government, education workers, nonprofit and healthcare professionals, and lawyers to learn about workplace diversity. The forum will take place March 18-20, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center