If you’ve been following the website, and our postings over at the facebook group you may have noticed that the front page was updated to include a link to our new homecoming corporate sponsor DONJON- SMIT. Something that has been done effectively by classes in the past to bring down the cost of reunion activities is to engage corporate sponsors to help defray some of the costs.
This can go a long way in maximizing the value of the tickets you will purchase for the events we host. For example if we have 120 guests, we’ll need a tent rental to hold that many people for the tailgate and the reunion party later in the day. The cost of this is estimated to be around $1550 which would include all the tables and chairs as well. If we had 4 or 5 companies kick in a few hundred dollars each to cover this cost, it would reduce the cost of our tickets by about 13 dollars per person. By doing this we can pass the savings on to everyone who is spending a lot of money to attend or travel to Kings Point for the weekend, and we can also look at improving the various food options that might be available.
I’m hoping to have someone assigned in the near future to reach out to people in securing sponsorships, but in the mean time if you own your own business, work for a company that would consider contributing, or know a family or friend who has a business that might like to help we encourage you to reach out to them or consider contacting us to set something up. We will of course link our website to the sponsor, provide a write-up similar to what has been done for DONJON-SMIT, display their banner at our reunion party location, and depending on the nature of the sponsorship would incorporate the logo into planned fundraising promotional items.
We hope everyone will consider this, even if you are unable to attend homecoming weekend, it would be a great way to participate and help everyone have a memorable time. Please contact Tim Williamson or Jim Trynosky if you have any questions, or leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.