2021 Alafia Boat Parade
Sponsorship Opportunities

The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview, FL is pleased to announce corporate sponsorship opportunities for the 37th Annual Alafia Lighted Boat Parade and Chili to Go Event to be held on Saturday December 4, 2021. The celebration will take place at the Riverview Civic Center and in conjunction with other sites located along the Alafia River.  First United Methodist Church of Riverview has agreed to be a viewing site this year thus far, and with announcements of the boat parade winners at River’s Edge.

 

Last year our event was not able to happen due to Covid-19 in our region, but the year before featured many decorated boats, chili cook-off contestants, and refreshments. Children received the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa Claus, heard Christmas music and saw the bright holiday lights of the boats in the parade. Last year over 30 boats participated.

 

This year promises to be just as fun with some added precautions that we need to take in our county due to the COVID Pandemic.  For instance, we will have Santa on a Boat greeting everyone as we go down the river; we are having Chili to Go sponsored by the Flying Locksmiths available at all of the viewing sites for a donation of 5.00 and entertainment outside at the Riverview Civic Center. We hope to attract over 1,500 people to this annual Riverview tradition. All proceeds will fund charitable activities of the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview and Friends of the County Parks.

 

The attached outlines multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities available for your company. We will work with your business to ensure you get maximum recognition and exposure for your promotional dollars. Upon request, we will gladly arrange for 2021 (1st quarter) billing to accommodate budgeting for any of our major sponsors.

 

Since its inception, the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview has been involved in numerous service projects including College Scholarship Program ($68,000+) awarded to date to financially needy students at Riverview, Spoto and Newsome High Schools., The Alafia Lighted Boat Parade, High School Interact, Student Dictionary Distribution (over 9000 dictionaries to elementary school children since program began), Rotary’s Camp Florida (camp for special needs children in Brandon), Group Study Exchange, Reading Is Fundamental (more than 900 free books to Head Start students), S4TL (Seminar For Tomorrow’s Leaders), Sylvia Thomas Center, Brandon Outreach (over $10,000 given), ECHO and our local YMCA's (over $10,000 given). Club members have separately given through dues and donations over $150,000.00 in the past 17 years to Polio Plus and The Rotary Foundation.  Our club has also twice participated with money and people power in global projects in Honduras providing water filtration and latrine systems for local communities in that country.

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 165 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 33,000 Rotary clubs.

 

Thank you for your consideration and support of the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview and the good works of Rotary International throughout the world!

 

Sincerely

 

Kimberly Tyson, Chair                                                            

(813) 765-2618
hummingbird133@fastmail.com                                                                                                                

 

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

$2,500 – TITLE SPONSOR Taken

·         Name and Logo in all Promotional Literature and Advertising

·         Logo Banner at Venue Entrance

·         Optional FREE Boat Entry in Parade

·         PRIME viewing of boat parade from dock

·         Logo Displayed at all Event Ticket Booths

·         Public Address Recognition as Title Sponsor during Event

·         20 Guest Chili To Go Coupons

 

$2,000 - PARADE OF LIGHTS SPONSOR 

·         Name and Logo in all Promotional Literature and Advertising

·         Logo Banner at Civic Center

·         Optional FREE Boat Entry in Parade

·         PRIME viewing of boat parade from dock

·         Displayed at all Event Ticket Booths

·         Public Address Recognition as Parade of Lights Sponsor during Event

·         10 Guest Chili To Go Coupons

 

$1,000 - CHILI TO GO SPONSOR

·         Name and Logo in all Promotional Literature and Advertising

·         Logo Banner in Chili To Go Areas

·         Logo Displayed at all Event Ticket Booths

·         Public Address Recognition as Chili Contest Sponsor during Event

·         8 Guest Chili To Go Coupons

 

$750 - BY THE RIVER SPONSOR

·         Name and Logo in all Promotional Literature and Advertising

·         Logo Banner in Parade Viewing Area

·         Logo Displayed at all Event Ticket Booths

·         Public Address Recognition as By the River Sponsor during Event

·         6 Guest Chili To Go Coupons 

                                                                                                                                                

$500 - PARADE PARTNER

·         Name Listing on Select Promotional Material

·         Logo Banner in Prominent Location (to be selected by host)

·         Logo Displayed at all Event Ticket Booths

·         Public Address Recognition as Parade Partner Sponsor during Event

·         4 Guest Chili To Go Coupons

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$250 - COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

·         Name Listing on Select Promotional Material

·         Logo Banner in Prominent Location (to be selected by host)

·         Public Address Mention as Community Supporter Sponsor during Event

·         2 Guest Chili To Go Coupons

 

$100 - ROTARY FRIEND

·         Name Listing on Select Promotional Material

 

For more information, please contact:
Kimberly Tyson

813-765-2618
hummingbird133@fastmail.com