2017 811 Collaborative Opportunity…Launching The Next Decade

Overview

Once again, Common Ground Alliance members will have the opportunity to join forces for a collaborative partnership to promote the importance of calling 811 by using the #811ballloon for iconic messaging opportunities. As the #811balloon approaches the end of its tour; Cox Utilities services, the #811balloon owner, has offered to extend the tour through November 18th.

Cox Utilities services will continue its ongoing partnership of underwriting all travel expenses for the #811balloon and its crew. CGA is seeking funding to underwrite costs for entry fees into national balloon festival and NASCAR events that will enable the balloon to be viewed by large crowds of affected public.

 

Opportunity

In an effort to increase exposure for the #811balloon, CGA is seeking additional partners to assist in underwriting the cost of new public awareness initiatives. A calendar of events will be posted to www.commongroundalliance.com and an overview report will be distributed to sponsoring companies/organizations. Being involved in such a prolific opportunity would be cost-prohibitive individually. Through these collaborative opportunities we have the advantage of sharing the fundamental costs, being a part of the promotion and ultimately watching our efforts in action.

In addition to the events listed below, opportunity sponsors will have the ability to host the balloon at events near the locations listed below on non-committed event dates.

Intiative Scope:

  • Inflation and ‘Best Spotter in the House’ media event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN, August 18-19, 2017
  • Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival, Plainville, CT, August 25- 27, 2017
  • Blueberry Balloon Festival, Plymouth, IN, September 1-4, 2017
  • Arkansas Balloon Festival, Harrison, AK, September 8-10, 2017
  • Great Forrest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Missouri, September 15-16, 2017
  • Farm Science Review, Columbus, Ohio, September 19, 2017
  • Adirondack Balloon Festival, Queensbury, NY, September 21-24, 2107
  • Big Country Balloon Festival, Abilene, Texas, September 29-October 1, 2017
  • Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Albuquerque, NM, October 7-15, 2017
  • Kansas Motor Speedway/Schlitterbahn Water Park inflation, Kansas City, KS, October 21-22, 2107
  • Owl-O-Ween, Kennesaw, GA, October 27-28, 2017

 

Sponsorship Fees/Benefits:

  • Lift-Off Sponsor: This limited availability sponsorship includes two tickets to be passengers in the #811balloon during mass ascension at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival this October.  Dates will be coordinated and passengers must be 14 years or older. All travel costs will be incurred by the attendees. CGA will provide direction on accommodations and logistics.
    • $3,900 per sponsorship that will be invoiced as 811 Collaborative Opportunity Sponsor. Payment must be received prior to event.
  • Turn-Left Sponsor: This sponsorship will offer the opportunity to see the 811 logo first-ever run at Kansas Motor Speedway on October 22, 2017 in Kansas City. Each sponsoring organization will receive a pair of tickets to watch the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion race to Victory Lane. All travel costs will be incurred by the attendees. CGA will provide direction on accommodations and logistics. 
    • $3,900 per sponsorship that will be invoiced as 811 Collaborative Opportunity Sponsor. Payment must be received prior to event.

These events will place the 811 logo in front of more than 1 million potential diggers! All sponsors will receive a comprehensive slide deck/report for documentation purposes.  Fill in the form below to sponsor!

Sponsorship point of contact will be invoiced directly.