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Become A Sponsor

The Portland Vancouver Rowing Association (PVRA) is a strong coalition of the rowing organizations in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area and hosts the largest US Rowing regattas in the Northwest Region – NW Youth Regional Championships each May and NW Masters Regional Championships each June. By becoming a PVRA sponsor, your name and message will be seen and heard by thousands of the athletes, coaches, family-members, volunteers and spectators who attend our events. To inquire about sponsorship packages or learn more, contact us at pvra.northwest@gmail.com.

Our sponsorship packages are tailored to meet your needs and level of investment. Here are some examples of the type of sponsor recognition and benefits we can offer:

Online

  • Logo and Click-Thru in e-newsletters and on website
  • Facebook/Twitter Feeds
  • Banner Ad on website
  • Sponsor-Provided Promotional Mention in e-newsletters or on website

In Print

  • Logo placement on select program or event-related mailing and printed promotional materials
  • Logo Placement on select program or event-related t-shirts, hats, or other swag

At Events

  • Sponsor-Provided Banner Display
  • Inclusion in PVRA-Provided Sponsorship Banner Display
  • Promotional Sampling or Booth/Tabling Opportunity
  • Mention from Podium at events
  • Logo placement on day-of-event program materials

Sponsorship Events Calendar

May

NW Youth Championships

May 17-19, 2019

Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, WA
1500 youth participants, 500-1000 spectators
Booth opportunity
Logo on event t-shirt
Banner opportunity at event
Logo recognition in print and website
Mention from podium at event

Deadline for PVRA to receive all forms, information, and payments: April 30

June

NW Masters Championships

June 21-23, 2019

1,200 adult participants and spectators
Booth opportunity (see Vendor page – Link)
Logo on event t-shirt
Banner opportunity at event
Logo recognition in print and website
Mention from podium at event

Deadline for PVRA to receive all forms, information, and payments: May 30

Other Ways to Support Our Work

Our Racecourse Fund

PVRA’s primary way of supporting rowing is through providing and maintaining a first-class venue and racecourse at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, WA. We purchased and installed a new racecourse in 2017 but there’s still more work to do to finish the upgrade. See what’s needed by going to Our Racecourse.

In-Kind Sponsorship and Volunteer Hours

PVRA can save thousands of dollars each year through in-kind donations and volunteer hours from individuals, clubs and businesses whose assistance will help us reduce our operating expenses. For example, local clubs provide their coaching launches and volunteer drivers at our regattas and members of the youth clubs help put in and take out our course and clean bouys before and after each rowing season. Vendors who participate at our regattas donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization. Donations of food and snacks at volunteer work parties help us cut costs and keep our volunteers happy. In-kind support reduces operating expenses so dollars can be spent where they are needed most.

Any of the following in-kind donations would greatly assist us and would be most appreciated. For questions or to coordinate your donation, please email info@pvranw.org.

  • T-shirts – print-screening regatta t-shirts to be sold at our events.
  • Printing services – to defray the cost of printing promotional materials and event programs.
  • Fundraising – volunteers to help solicit local businesses for sponsorship support.
  • Volunteers – to help set up and take down the racecourse.