Sponsorship and You

Sponsoring the Fort Wayne Derby Girls is a great way to reach a wider audience that you might not normally have access to. Are you looking for a way to reward your employees with something new, fun, and exciting? Sponsorship of the FWDG provides valuable brand-building opportunities and promotional exposure to a wide range of audiences. The average attendance at bouts in 2010 was 1200 and our website averages over 600 hits per week. We also have an active presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We do not like to think of our sponsorships as simply donations. We prefer to think of it as a partnership. When you partner with FWDG you are helping our league continue to obtain the resources we need to keep our operation going. Those resources include rink space, bout production, and equipment.

While FWDG will benefit from your generosity, we want you to benefit as well. Partnering with us is a great way to gain media exposure. Our events and bouts are high profile and enjoy extensive media coverage. As a sponsor, your name will be attached to ours via bout programs, banners, and websites. We have put together different sponsorship packages and one is guaranteed to fit your business needs. If not, we can build a custom package for you.

How to Sponsor

2016 Sponsorship Contract

To secure your sponsorship, please fill out the sponsorship contract, and email it to fwderbygirls@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Levels

Grand Slam Level

  • Full-page ad in home bout programs
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be hung in “prime” real estate* at home bouts
  • Company announced and logo flashed on jumbo screen throughout home bouts
  • Large company logo with link on FWDG website sponsor page and homepage
  • Rotating banner ad on FWDG website secondary pages
  • Bi-weekly promotion during bout season to 8,000 Facebook followers plus one-time Instagram post
  • 10 season tickets in preferred fan seating area
  • 5 FWDG t-shirts
  • 5 FWDG league posters
  • Cost: $2000+

Jammer Level

  • 1/2 Page ad in home bout programs
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be hung at home bouts
  • Company announced and logo flashed on jumbo screen throughout home bouts
  • Medium company logo with link on FWDG website sponsor page and homepage
  • Monthly promotion during bout season to 8,000 Facebook followers
  • 6 season tickets in preferred fan seating area
  • 3 FWDG t-shirts
  • 3 FWDG league posters
  • Cost: $1000+

Pivot Level

  • 1/4 Page ad in home bout programs
  • Sponsor-supplied banner to be hung at home bouts
  • Company announced and logo flashed on jumbo screen throughout home bouts
  • Small company logo with link on FWDG website sponsor page and homepage
  • 4 season tickets in preferred fan seating area
  • 2 FWDG t-shirts
  • 1 FWDG league poster
  • Cost: $500+

Blocker Level

  • Company listed in thank you section of home bout programs
  • Company announced and logo flashed on jumbo screen throughout home bouts
  • Text link to your company’s website on FWDG website sponsor page
  • 2 season tickets in preferred fan seating area
  • 2 FWDG t-shirts
  • 1 FWDG league poster
  • Cost: $250+

Super Fan Package

  • Name announced and flashed on jumbo screen throughout home bouts
  • 2 season tickets in preferred fan seating area
  • 2 FWDG t-shirts
  • 1 FWDG league poster
  • Cost: $100+

Company Night

Treat your employees to a night of fast-paced action!

  • Seating in special fan block area
  • Company announced at bout
  • Company name flashed on jumbo screen throughout the bout
  • Cost: $5 per ticket (25 ticket minimum)

Jam Line Sponsor

  • Company announced as the “Company Name Jam Line” with a 10-second spot of info no less than 2 times per period
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Table at the sponsored bout
  • Cost: 1 Bout = $150, 2 Bouts = $200, 3 Bouts = $275, 4 Bouts = $350

Penalty Box Sponsor

  • Company announced as the “Company Name Penalty Box” with a 10-second spot of info no less than 2 times per period
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Sponsor-provided sign hung above penalty box
  • Table at the sponsored bout
  • Cost: 1 Bout = $150, 2 Bouts = $200, 3 Bouts = $275, 4 Bouts = $350

Photo Booth Sponsor – SOLD!

  • Company announced as the “Company Name Photo Booth”
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Sponsor-provided sign hung by photo booth
  • Company logo on each photo strip printed and posted on FWDG Facebook page
  • Company may send up to 4 people to volunteer at the photo booth
  • Cost: 1 Bout = $150, 2 Bouts = $200, 3 Bouts = $275, 4 Bouts = $350

Kids Area Sponsor – SOLD!

  • Company announced as the “Company Name Kids Area”
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Sponsor-provided sign hung in the kids area
  • Company may send up to 4 people to volunteer in the kids area
  • Cost: 1 Bout = $75, 2 Bouts = $100, 3 Bouts = $150, 4 Bouts = $175

Helmet Sponsor – SOLD!

  • Company announced as the FWDG helmet sponsor
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Sticker of company name/logo on all helmets of all rostered skaters
  • Cost: $1000

League Poster Sponsor

  • Company announced as the FWDG league poster sponsor
  • Special mention in the home bout program
  • Company name/logo on all league posters
  • Cost: $500

Vendor Booth Space Rental Cost

Businesses are welcome to peddle their wares during our home bouts!

  • 4 Bouts = $150
  • 3 Bouts = $125
  • 2 Bouts = $75
  • 1 Bout = $50

Program Ads

  • Full page (5.5″x8.5″) – $125 per bout or $400 for all 4 home bouts
  • Half page (5.5″x4.25″) – $75 per bout or $250 for all 4 home bouts
  • Quarter page (2.75″ x 4.25″) – $50 per bout or $175 for all 4 home bouts