Available Sponsorship Opportunities 

Science Center Sponsor$5,000 (3 Sponsorships Available)

The Science Center will be the next big thing for Kinetic Derby Day. Based on the scientific

principles of the event, this educational center will showcase mechanical movement,

aerodynamics, braking methods, and design. Partners in the Science Center will have a

central placement to engage guests on these concepts.

 

Start Line Sponsor (SOLD) $5,000

The launch pads will be branded with your logo and the announcer will reference you throughout the

day, as they call racers to the “ABC Company Start Line”. A company representative has a reserved

seat in the announcer’s tower to help call the races and receive four coveted spots on the Start Line

Team with custom t-shirts.

 

Finish Line Sponsor $5,000

The Finish Line will be branded with your logo, and the announcer will reference you all day as they

call the race results at the finish line, “and it looks like Speed Demons, in lane one, cross the

“ABC Company” Finish Line first!”. A company representative will have a reserved seat at the finish

line station to help call the races, and four of the sponsor staff_will receive coveted spots on the Finish Line

Team with custom t-shirts.

Cash Prize Sponsor $5,000

The ultimate draw for the best artists in the region. This year we would like to offer a large cash prize

to entice artists to give us the most incredibly fun, crazy, and unexpectedly amazing kinetic sculptures and

art cars around! Drawing bigger crowds and unique artists will make your business and Kinetic Derby Day

a household name. The benefits include your logo on large checks presented by a representative of your

business and the Mayor of West Columbia at the presentation ceremony. The cash prize will be referred

to as “ABC business” Cash Prize by the announcer during the sculpture parade, and soapbox racing.

Artisan Fairway Sponsor $5,000

Entrance tent placed at beginning of artisan booths, signage throughout the area,

and your logo incorporated into the registration website and the vendor applications.

 

Launch Sponsor $3,000

Racers have the opportunity to utilize a ramp at the start line. The sponsor’s logo will be

displayed on the ramp. The announcer will refer to the sponsor ramp every time a racer uses

the ramp.

 

Race Jump Sponsor $3,000

We will be adding a jump to the soapbox derby course! Have your logo displayed on the jump.

The announcer will refer to the sponsor jump every time a racer uses the jump.

 

Grandstand Sponsor $3,000

The best place to view the kinetic parade and the afternoon of soapbox racing will be in the

grandstands on Meeting Street near the start line. Seating will be reserved for your VIPs and

the top of the Grandstands will host your sponsorship banner.

 

Kids’ Zone Sponsor $2,500

The Kids‘ Zone welcomes families to enjoy craft stations, jump castles, and science projects related

to gravity. Your sponsorship includes a 10’ x 10’ welcome tent and a 10’ welcome banner.

 

Kids‘ Vintage Soapbox Car Sponsor $1,000 (2 Sponsorships Available)

Two All-American Soapbox Derby cars are brought in to the Kids’ Zone for children to race all

day. The Boys and Girls Club will teach them how the steering, axles, and wheels work together

so that children can learn all aspects of the car. The sponsors’ logo will be displayed on vintage cars.

Pit Crew Sponsor $1,000 (2 Sponsorships Available)

Building a custom design with homemade blueprints will probably require some

professional advice before race day and some emergency repairs on the day of the race.

Beyond that, a mechanically inclined pit crew is needed to help get the cars organized for the

racecourse and tow them from the bottom of the hill, back to the top. We will direct participants

with questions to your business before race day, as the local expert, helping you build

relationships in the trenches on race day. You also have the opportunity to host a

“How to Build” workshop promoted by the festival.

 

Startline Backdrop Sponsor $1,000- $500

The Race Tent near the start line will be the center of attention as the announcers call the races

and narrate the parade. The backdrop will feature the company logos of the festival’s biggest

supporters. Your investment helps underwrite the production cost of the festival and gives you

VIP access to all of the action.

 

Official Drink Sponsor $500 + Product

The only drink sponsor for water and sparkling water. The product will be given to volunteers and staff and

will be sold to event guests in each food truck.

 

Grit Pit Sponsor (SOLD) $500 + Grits

The grits are placed at the bottom of the hill. The announcer will refer to the “ABC Company

Grit Pit” throughout the race as cars drive into the grit pit.

 

Parade Route Sponsor $500

Show your community pride by becoming a Parade Route Sponsor. You will receive a logo

stencil and a can of chalk paint to imprint on the parade route. On the day of the event,

you can apply your stencil anywhere along the route, from 10:00 am to 10:45 am, on race day.

The parade starts at 11:00 am.

Standard Sponsorship Packages for $1,000 + Sponsor Logo Inclusion on the following:

(500,000 Impressions)

  • Race Start Line Sponsor Banner

  • Social Media post on all platforms

  • Brochures

  • Schedule signs at the event

  • Website

  • Posters

  • Flyers

  • Promo Cards

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WEST COLUMBIA'S KINETIC DERBY DAY

SATURDAY, September 26TH, 2020 | 11AM - 3PM 

MEETING ST & STATE ST | WEST COLUMBIA, SC

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