Antigua Lionfish Sponsorship

Antigua Open Lionfish Tournament

TBD English Harbour, Antigua

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

 

For more information, contact:

ALEX FOGG • EVENT DIRECTOR (UNITED STATES)
FOGG.ALEX@GMAIL.COM • (443) 995-6416
Martha Watkins Gilkes • EVENT DIRECTOR (ANTIGUA)
MarthaWatkinsGilkes@gmail.com • (268) 764-7722

AntiguaLionfish.com: Donations are tax deductible (FOR USA  TAX) through Lionfish University a US 501c3 non-profit

Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the Antigua Open (AO), the first international lionfish tournament in Antigua! You don’t want to miss out! The purpose of the event is to help Antigua and Barbuda protect their coral reef ecosystems and create economic opportunities by developing a comprehensive community based plan to minimize with effects of invasive lionfish. The approach would target removal of shallow water lionfish, as well as commercialization. With the large cash payouts and fierce competition, AO will attract attention from professional and recreational divers, lionfish hunters, media, vendors, and the public. This will attract a large number of tournament participants and potentially thousands of spectators and attendees at the tournament and festival. The goal is to remove a large number of invasive lionfish through the AO lionfish tournament and there will be extensive media coverage during the event. The AO is an educational opportunity to incentivize and train local fishermen.

There will be a two-day festival in conjunction with the derby to raise awareness about the problems created by the lionfish invasion and about solutions. There will be lots of activities for the public, including vendors, art, family friendly activities, lionfish tastings, music, and amazing food. A number of events will add to a weekend making this the most exciting Lionfish Derby in the Caribbean. These will include a Lionfish Cookoff with some of the islands’ top chefs and a series of mini lectures of various marine topics that affect our oceans. There will also be a poster competition for the schools on marine conservation and what the children can do to make a difference. A Carnival Troupe will be featured dressed as exotic tropical fish, including a Lionfish! The atmosphere will be fun and festive and to be enjoyed by all. This event will be very well attended with lots of excitement surrounding it including an extensive international media campaign with digital, television, magazine, print, billboards, and social media advertising to insure high attendance.

But this is about much more that lionfish hunting and a festival. This is about the bigger picture of the need for marine conservation and education to be taught to all in Antigua and Barbuda (young and old) and create an understanding of the fragile ecosystem. It is important that all of us do our part in the protection of the sea. The festival and tournament will be held at the world famous cultural heritage site and marina in English Harbour at Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua. This venue has hosted large events and its popularity as a tourist destination ensures a significantly greater attendance due to its reputation, which will guarantee brand exposure to a large number of potential customers. You will also be able to publicize your message in front of an international audience as well as locals of Antigua.

Antigua has been identified as having an invasive lionfish problem and the buzz and excitement of a derby and festival will result in media exposure that will outlast the tournament weekend, increase ongoing exposure for sponsors, and generate traffic for future events.

Please review the following sponsorship package. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss additional sponsorship ideas, please contact us.

Alex Fogg Event Director (United States) afogg@gmail.com (443) 995-6416
Martha Watkins Gilkes Director (ANTIGUA) MarthaWatkinsGilkes@gmail.com • (268) 764-7722

AntiguaLionfish.com is a US 501(c)3 non-profit

Once payment is made we will reach out to you for additional information such as website address, logo, etc. 

 

* PLATINUM SPONSOR – $25,000 USD (67,000 EC)

* This level is being funded by private donations from Mill Reef Club members.

  • Identified as platinum sponsor on all Antigua Open (AO) digital, print, radio, and
    television event media.
  • Logo on every trophy given to winning participants.
  • Identified as platinum sponsor w/logo on large tournament leaderboard next to weigh-station.
  • Identified as platinum sponsor on AO website home page header.
  • Identified as platinum sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on AO website Sponsor page.
  • Identified as platinum sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on each AO website page footer.
  • Three (3) weekly mentions and tags on social media accounts through June 14th, 2020.
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • Speaking opportunities at AO’s Captain’s Meeting, AO Awards Presentation, and Opening Ceremony (also broadcasted on Facebook Live).
  • Platinum logo on AO tournament banners at Festival.
  • Platinum logo on poster checks given to tournament category winners.
  • Promotion in Antigua Board of Tourism’s event dedicated email newsletter prior to the event.

GOLD SPONSOR – $10,000 USD (26,800 EC) Click Here

  • Identified as a gold sponsor on all Antigua Open (AO) digital, print, radio, and television event media.
  • Identified as a gold sponsor w/ XXL logo on large tournament scoreboard next to weigh-station.
  • Identified as a gold sponsor on AO website footer.
  • Identified as a gold sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on AO website Sponsor page.
  • Two (2) weekly mention and tag on AO through June 14th, 2020.
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • Extra-large logo on AO tournament banners at the Festival.
  • Promotion in Antigua Board of Tourism’s event dedicated email newsletter prior to event.

SILVER SPONSOR – $5,000 USD (13,400 EC) Click Here

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  • Identified as a silver sponsor on all Antigua Open (AO) web, digital, print, radio, and television event media.
  • Identified as a silver sponsor w/ XL logo on large leaderboard next to weigh station.
  • Identified as a silver sponsor on AO website footer.
  • Identified as a silver sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on AO website Sponsor page.
  • One (1) weekly mention and tag on AO social media accounts through June 14th, 2020.
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • Large logo on AO tournament banners at the Festival.
  • Promotion in Antigua Bureau of Tourism event dedicated email newsletter prior to event.

BRONZE SPONSOR – $2,500 USD (6,700 EC) Click Here

  • Identified as a bronze sponsor on all Antigua Open (AO) web, digital, and print event media.
  • Large logo on AO tournament large leaderboard at weigh-in station.
  • Identified as a bronze sponsor on AO website footer.
  • Identified as a bronze sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on AO website sponsor page
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • One (1) weekly mention and tag on AO social media accounts through June 14th, 2020.
  • Small logo on AO tournament banners at AO Festival.
  • Promotion in Antigua Board of Tourism’s event dedicated email newsletter prior to event.

RUBY SPONSOR– $1,000 USD (2,680 EC) Click Here

  • Identified as a ruby sponsor on all Antigua Open (AO) web and digital event media.
  • Medium logo on AO tournament large leaderboard at weigh-in station.
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • Identified as a ruby sponsor w/ logo and link to sponsor website on AO website Sponsor page.
  • One (1) total mention and tag on AO social media accounts through June 14th, 2020.
  • Small logo on AO tournament banners at the festival.

FRIEND OF ANTIGUA OPEN – $500 USD (1340 EC) Click Here

  • Identified as a Friend of Antigua Open (AO) on all AO web and digital event media.
  • Name mention on AO tournament large leaderboard at weigh-in station.
  • Mention and tag on AO social media account with initial sign up as a sponsor.
  • Name Mention and link to sponsor website (if applicable) on AO website Sponsor page.

For additional sponsorship levels, opportunities, or in-kind donations, please contact our event team.

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