August 21 – 22, 2021, at Southport Marina
Fisherman’s Post is looking to work with area sponsors to help make the ninth year of its Southport Inshore Challenge another huge success. The Southport Inshore Challenge (also this year’s Event #4 in the Fisherman’s Post 2021 Inshore Trail) has quickly become the area’s premiere inshore saltwater fishing tournament, and proceeds from the event will once again be donated to Wilmington Elks #532.
The Southport Inshore Challenge will host a two-flounder primary division with a red drum calcutta, playing on the popularity of these species and the recent trend towards smaller boats and inshore fishing. And as a product of Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the event and its sponsors are guaranteed high visibility.
In addition to being strongly marketed, we also put great emphasis on providing our participants with a weekend of events (captains’ party, awards party & dinner, fishing seminars, etc.). We also emphasize a family-friendly atmosphere (by encouraging junior, lady, and senior angler participation) and conservation (by bonus payouts for live weigh-in, releasing live fish, and donating live fish to aquaculture study).
Market your business, expose potential clients to your services, and create a favorable impression of your business by aligning yourself with this strongly marketed and highly visible inshore fishing tournament (and the proceeds go to a great cause).
The Wilmington Elks #532 invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
In addition to the different sponsorship levels to choose from, there are several other ways to get involved: donate prizes for the raffle; donate items for the captains’ bags; volunteer your time; and/or enter a boat as a contestant.
PLATINUM SPONSOR $1000
Includes all of the benefits of Gold Sponsor plus numerous upgrades, such as full page color ad on high visibility positions in tournament booklet; logo on cover of tournament booklet; prominent logo placement on tournament t-shirt; top and side web banner ads on Southport Inshore Challenge website; logo on Boat Number signs; and eight invitations to tournament events. Limited to four sponsors. Call for a complete list of benefits.
GOLD SPONSOR $500
Includes half page ad (or full page black and white ad) in tournament booklet; logo on tournament t-shirt; side web banner ad on Southport Inshore Challenge website; display and banner space at tournament headquarters; logo on leaderboard; logo on tournament posters; logo on tournament ads; recognition at captains’ meeting and awards ceremony; and four invitations to tournament events. Limited to eight sponsors.
SILVER SPONSOR $250
Includes half page ad in tournament booklet; side web banner ad on Southport Inshore Challenge website; banner space at tournament headquarters; logo on leaderboard; recognition at captains’ meeting and awards ceremony; and two invitations to tournament events.
BRONZE SPONSOR $100
Includes third page ad in tournament booklet; recognition at captains’ meeting and awards ceremony; and two invitations to tournament events.
SPECIAL PRIZE SPONSOR $150
Support our Junior, Lady, and/or Senior Anglers. Includes third page ad in tournament booklet; logo on tournament booklet centerfold; logo on leaderboard; logo on tournament posters; and more. Call for more details.
LIVE RELEASE SPONSOR $35
Encourage our participants to release their fish alive after weigh-in by sponsoring our Live Release payouts. Get listed in the tournament booklet and on the leaderboard.
For more information about becoming a sponsor:
Rosa Bestmann – Sales