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2015 Sponsorship Information

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Maine Roller Derby

2015 Season Sponsorship

 

About Maine Roller Derby (MRD)

Maine Roller Derby (MRD) is Maine’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Our league is a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and has embraced the quickly-growing sport of roller derby as it is skated on a flat track.

Maine Roller Derby is a women run non-profit corporation. Our mission is to deliver a STRONG, positive, athletic image to the Southern Maine COMMUNITY and to be positive role models for girls and women. As a sponsor, your company will be featured alongside and affiliated with our GRASSROOTS, positive, athletic image.

Maine Roller Derby Teams

This Maine Roller Derby 2015 season boast some exciting changes! MRD introduces Home Teams, which are made up entirely of Maine Roller Derby skaters who compete against each other at home rather than traveling or playing opponents from other leagues. Home Teams have allowed Maine Roller Derby to take a talented pool of skaters and provide more opportunities for them to compete in front of our local fans. In short, more roller derby! The 2015 Home Team season will feature the Calamity Janes and the R.I.P. Tides as equal adversaries. The team rosters have been set, the logos have been revitalized, and the atmosphere is going to be electric when these teams hit the track this season! Join us for what’s sure to be a historic year in Maine Roller Derby history.

2015 WFTDA All-Star Travel Team

The Port Authorities are MRD’s WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) ranked all-star travel team. Our travel team competes at home and away against other internationally-ranked all-star teams in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

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Demographics of a Bout Audience

Maine Roller Derby FansMRD has a vast loyal fan following and is gaining new fans of roller derby at rapid speeds. Roller derby is not an average sport, therefore neither are our fans. Our demographic is incredibly broad and diverse. Ages range from children to adults at Maine Roller Derby bouts; our bouts capture the attention of everyone. Roller Derby has become one of the fastest growing female-dominated sports in history. It is athletic, it is strong, it is derby. One thing is certain our fans are dedicated, returning over and over, and love roller derby with a ferocity. We are family friendly and are involved in community charitable causes reaching many different demographics.

The Average Fan

A demographic survey conducted by WFTDA in 2012 resulted in the following responses from fans:

  • 61% of fans are female
  • 38% of fans are ages 25-34; 41% are 35-54
  • 84% of fans have at least some college education; 22% have graduate degrees
  • 27% have children under 18 in their household

Demographics of Online Presence

MRD’s Facebook page has over 7,000 fans and interacts with them daily. In 2013 Maine Roller Derby unveiled a new professionally designed website which is powered by WordPress and is Search Engine Optimized, making it highly visible to the world. Additionally, MRD is listed on the Maine travel and tourism website, reaching out of town visiting fans of roller derby. MRD has partnered with Brown Paper Tickets, providing a platform which feeds directly into social media outlets with endless expansion possibilities.

2015 Sponsorship Options

Donation

Single Bout Food Donation:

  • Sponsor will receive 2 bout tickets and 2 announcer mentions at that bout

Single Bout Raffle Donation:

  • Raffle prize donation from sponsor valued under $50
  • Sponsor will receive 2 bout tickets.
    For donations greater than $50 sponsor will receive the above as well as sponsor logo added to the MRD Facebook page

Season bout Raffle Donation:

  • Sponsor will receive 2 tickets to each home bout, 2 announcer mentions during each home bout and sponsor image or logo added to the MRD Website and Facebook page. MRD will also supply sponsor with MRD promotional materials (fliers, stickers, buttons)

Other Sponsorship Options

  • Penalty Box Sponsor at a Bout (you provide decor): $200
  • Scoreboard Sponsor image displayed at a Bout: $100
  • Announcements during a Bout for sponsor’s business: $20 per mention
  • Social Media mentions for sponsor’s business from MRD $20 per mention
  • Team Sponsorship* Does your business want to sponsor your favorite team? Please contact sponsorship@mainerollerderby.com for terms and conditions in sponsoring a specific team.
  • Individual Skater Sponsorship* Skaters are allowed to attain business sponsors.
  • Business Logo display on uniforms*
  • Anonymous Donations may be made at any time

* Please contact sponsorship@mainerollerderby.com for more information, pricing, terms and conditions relating to sponsorship options.

Cross Promotional Opportunities

Fundraising

If your business would like to partner with MRD for a cross promotional fundraiser contact sponsorship@mainerollerderby.com with information about your fundraiser and to discuss your ideas of collaborating with MRD for your event.

Promotional Appearances

MRD is available to co-host your event and cross promote your event. If you require promotional appearances please contact sponsorship@mainerollerderby.com for terms, availability and costs.

 

Vendor Booth Rentals

Expo Booth Rental: $50
Happy Wheels Booth Rental: $50
Subject to venue restrictions. Please email sponsorship@mainerollerderby.com for more information.

 

2015 Sponsorship Packages

Grand slam package $5,000

  • Trackside banner with sponsor’s logo displayed at 2015 home bouts
  • Full page advertisement in 2015 home bout programs
  • Four announcer mentions* during each 2015 home bout
  • Sponsor logo image displayed on projector scoreboard during each 2015 home bout
  • Logo on the MRD website home page under “featured sponsors” as well as logo/link to website on the sponsor page
  • Facebook and Twitter mentions* 8 times throughout the 2015 season
  • MRD will provide promotional materials to the sponsor (flyers, sticker, buttons) if requested
  • Free booth rental for sponsor at all 2015 home bouts
  • Sponsor will receive ten (10) 2015 Season tickets
  • Five (5) T-shirts with the MRD logo
  • $50 Merchandise Gift Certificate
  • Season Poster

Lead Jammer Package $1500

  • Full-page ad in 2015 home bout programs
  • Signage displayed at each 2015 home bout (provided by sponsor)
  • Two announcer mentions* during each 2015 home bout
  • Sponsor’s business logo on the MRD website home and sponsor pages
  • Sponsor’s business logo or preferred image on MRD Facebook Sponsorship Photo Album
  • Facebook and Twitter mentions* 4 times throughout the season
  • MRD will provide sponsor with promotional materials (flyers, stickers, buttons) if requested
  • Sponsor will receive eight (8) 2015 Season Tickets

Jammer Package $1050

  • Half-page ad in 2015 home bout programs
  • Signage displayed at each 2015 home bout (provided by sponsor)
  • One announcer mention* during each 2015 home bout
  • Sponsor’s business logo on the MRD home and sponsor pages
  • Sponsor’s business logo or preferred image on MRD Facebook Sponsorship Photo Album
  • Facebook and Twitter mentions* 2 times throughout the season
  • MRD will provide sponsor with promotional materials (flyers, stickers, buttons) if requested
  • Sponsor will receive six (6) 2015 Season Tickets

Pivot Package $500

  • Quarter-page ad in 2015 home bout programs
  • Two announcer mentions* during each 2015 home bout
  • Sponsor’s business logo on the MRD website sponsor page
  • Sponsor’s business logo or preferred image on MRD Facebook Sponsorship Photo Album
  • Facebook and Twitter mentions* 2 times throughout the season
  • MRD will provide sponsor with promotional materials (flyers, stickers, buttons) if requested
  • Sponsor will receive four (4) Tickets for any bout of the 2015 season

Blocker Package $250

  • Eighth-page ad in 2015 home bout programs
  • Sponsor’s business logo on the MRD website sponsor page
  • Sponsor’s business logo or preferred image on MRD Facebook Sponsorship Photo Album
  • Facebook and Twitter mentions* one time throughout the season
  • MRD will provide sponsor with promotional materials (flyers, stickers, buttons)
  • Sponsor will receive two (2) Tickets for any bout of the 2015 season

* Sponsor may provide verbiage for announcer, Facebook and Twitter mentions.

If you prefer to do an a la carte of any of the packages please let us know, we will be happy to customize the package to suit your business needs.

 

Payment

By Check

Mail a check with your name, address and phone number to:
Maine Roller Derby
PO BOX 8413
Portland, ME 04104-8413

Via Paypal

Send payment to: finance@mainerollerderby.com with subject heading: 2013 Sponsorship.
Please include your name, address and phone number.

 

Program Ad Sizes and Specifications

Ad submission deadline: 2 weeks prior to bout

 

2014 program Ad base Rates and Dimensions

Ad Type Ad sizes Full Season Price
Full page* 5.5″ x 8.5 $200
Half page 5.125″ x 4″ $100
Quarter page (vertical) 2.5″ x 4″ $50
Quarter page (horizontal) 5.125″ x 2″ $50
1/8 page 2.5″ x 2″ $25

* Keep important elements such as text at least 1/4″ from the edge of your full page ad to prevent them from being cut off.

 

File Types Accepted

Press Quality PDF, TIFF, JPEG, or PNG (300dpi or higher only) All files should be high resolution.

 

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