<font color=purple>As some of you may or may not know, I've been putting on my own
sanctioned mud races for a few years now & have been involved in
the sport for many years.
Well, I have an idea for a pro-caliber race. I have some ideas that
would make this a very unique & entertaining race. I have the location
picked out, would be getting a pro announcer, and already know
pretty much who I'd invite to participate.
The problem is $$$. It's going to cost quite a bit to put this on & I'm
not 100% sure I'd recover everything at the gate (mainly would be a
problem if it rains or if it's really stinkin' hot).
I'm looking for significant financial backing on this. To the tune of
$10,000 or more (my costs will be considerably higher than that). I
approached BFG, but because serious competitors (which is all I'm
having) don't run radial tires, they're not interested.
Basically, the sponsor would sort of have "naming rights" to the event.
Their name & logo would go at the top of every promotional piece of
material for the event (all fliers, entry forms, the website, newspaper
ads, the trophies, etc., etc.), and they'd fly banners all over the
fairgrounds. They'd be welcome to bring in a truck with their products
(like BFG, Chevy, etc. do at the big Jamborees) to show off and/or
So, I guess the question is, does anyone have any advice for
approaching these potential sponsors? Anyone have any leads on
companies that would be interested? I do have an "in" with Budweiser,
however I would prefer not to be backed by alcohol or tobacco
producers if at all possible.
I can assure any potential sponsor that this would be a quality event.
I've worked with the biggest names in the sport (Pace, NMRO, etc).
I've worked as a tech inspector for 14 different sanctioning bodies.
And I am currently paid for the work I do at these races. I've been
told by some competitors that the events I'm doing now are far more
organized than even the Jamboree events. And this proposed race will
be 10X slicker than what I'm doing now.
So, any thoughts gang?</font color=purple>