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
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:
Race Start Line Sponsor Banner
Social Media post on all platforms
Schedule signs at the event