Sponsorship

Walnut Creek Aquanuts
Dear Potential Sponsor,

This is an invitation to become a leading sponsor of the Walnut Creek Aquanuts (WCA), one of the top synchronized swimming clubs in the world.

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts was founded in 1968 with just two swimmers and has grown over the past 43 years; today, the WCA boasts a roster of over 60 swimmers from novices to Olympians, on nine different teams. To date, our teams and individual swimmers have achieved remarkable success, winning over 200 national and international titles and awards and have produced a total of 18 Olympians, eight Olympic Gold Medals in 1996 and three in 2004.  In 2010, we became all round high point US National Champions, US National Junior Champions, and eight athletes from our club earned spots on US National Teams.

It takes an enormous amount of talent, commitment and money for the WCA to achieve this level of success.  Our athletes and coaches have that talent and commitment, but we rely on fundraisers and sponsorship to help maintain such a high level of excellence and fund necessary travel and training. The support we have received thus far has afforded us to attract top-tier synchronized swimming expertise.  The WCA coaching staff is second to none as we are fortunate to have Kim Probst, former co-captain of the 2008 Olympic Team, as our Head Coach, Tammy McGregor, Olympic Coach, coaching our 13-15A/Junior Team as well as several other Olympic Coaches and former Olympians. While we recognize how fortunate we are to have synchronized swimming expertise, we are in dire need of further support to attain the key ingredients to help the new generation of WCA to attain success.

To be internationally competitive, the girls need to be strong, flexible and versatile, all around athletes first; great synchronized swimmers second. We need more hours of acrobatic training and ballet; sufficient deep water pool time and gym time; 2 coaches per team to ensure individual attention and make sure that no athlete is left behind; and new equipment for our Swim Show that has become a major attraction as well as an important source of funding from our community.

We urgently need your help to support the above mentioned fundamental needs. You can help in several ways: become a sponsor with a tax-deductible (WCA is a non-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID # 23-7103045) monetary donation, buy advertising space in our monthly Newsletter or in our annual Fundraising Event Auction Program.

Thank you for considering our request.  If you have any questions about our teams or organization, please feel free to explore our website.  If you require more information about contributions, tickets, sponsorships, please feel free to contact the Fundraising and Sponsorship Chairs by telephone or email as described below.

Sincerely,

Dean Smith
wca.sponsors@aquanuts.org
925-289-9229

 

Sponsorship levels:

Event Sponsor Benefits
(Fall Swim Show 8/30-9/2/2012)

Bronze
$100-$249

Silver
$250-$499

Gold
$500-$999

Champion
$1000 – $2500

Email Thank You Announcement to all WCA Members and Alumnae YES YES YES YES
Social Media Thank You 1 Site (Yelp!) 2 or More Websites 3 or More Websites 3 or More Websites
Tickets to Sponsored Event - 2 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets 8 Event Tickets
Team Photo - - YES YES
Recognition on WCA Website - - Event Sponsor Page Event Sponsor Page
Place for your Banner or similar at Event - - YES YES
Product Display or Marketing Material Display Opportunities - - - YES
 
Team Benefactor Opportunities:

Benefits

Corporate Event Sponsor
$2,500 – $5,000

Corporate Benefactor
$5,000 +

Email Thank You Announcement to all WCA Members, Alumnae and Supporters after each Event* (may include sponsor’s corporate logo) YES YES
Social Media Thank Yous 4 or More Websites 5 or More Websites
Tickets to Each Event 8 VIP Tickets 8 VIP Tickets and
10  general admission Tickets
Team Photo Suitable for Display YES YES
Recognition on WCA Website Event Sponsor Pages Main Home Page
Place for your Banner or similar at every Event YES YES
Preferred Placement
Product Display or Marketing Material Display Opportunities as appropriate YES YES
Preferred Placement
Public Advertising - Affiliation to be noted in all Public Event Advertising
Press Release Written and Shared with Local Media - YES
(Upon initial affiliation and as appropriate during the year)
Use of WCA Logo  (limited) - YES
Logo or Patch Worn on Team Apparel, Travel Bags, or similar - YES

* Event(s) include the annual June Celebration of Champions, the annual July Week in the Creek Synchro  Camp, and the Labor Day Weekend Fall Swim Show.

Or you might consider advertising in our monthly Newsletter:

  • Business card ad/coupons  in 12 newsletters $200
  • Business card ad/coupons  in 6 newsletters $100
  • Business card ad/coupons; in 3 newsletters $50
    * For details on advertising in Newsletter please contact Julie Simonelli (julie.simonelli@aquanuts.org)

If desired, a framed acknowledgement of support with a picture of WCA club will be provided

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