Meriden Soccer Club is seeking eight businesses to sponsor teams in our In-Town program! Team sponsorships cost $495 for the year (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 season) and help offset the uniform costs for a team. What you get…
Sponsorship of a team in ALL THREE age divisions (U6, U8 and U10*) for two seasons (Fall 201 and Spring 2019)
Business name prominently displayed on the front of each player’s uniform for that team
Business logo displayed on our club website (meridensoccerclub.org)
Link to business website included on our club website
Business logo displayed on our pre-season handouts
Company information promoted/shared on our club Facebook
Certificate of appreciation
Opportunity to set up a table or distribute promotional materials during our annual in-town tournament
* If enrollment numbers warrant that there are not eight teams in each division we will refund one third of the sponsorship fee to any business that is only represented in two divisions.
Here are 6 reasons why businesses should sponsor a youth sports organization:
Increase awareness of the company's products and services. Each sponsorship package has benefits for the sponsor built in: company name on uniforms, website advertising, etc. Through a sponsorship, a company's brand will be in front of the youth sports market of parents, coaches, program organizers, players and fans.
A welcomed form of advertising. In most settings consumers are inclined to tune out advertising. Although many traditional ways of reaching consumers are failing, youth sports sponsorships are a positive and engaging way to market a brand. Parents like to see the companies that are supporting local sports.
Help keep the cost of youth sports programs low. Player participation fees cover the majority of the costs of a youth sports program but support from sponsors provides additional resources which can help keep participation fees low. With lower fees, more families are able to afford to sign up and that means more children being able to receive the many benefits of sports.
Outstanding value for the dollars invested. When comparing the cost of other marketing outlets like print, television and billboard advertising, youth sports sponsorships can be a great value and a smart option to include into the marketing mix.
Build goodwill. Companies that sponsor youth sports programs make a positive contribution to their community. Overall this can evoke a community wide feeling that a company understands the impact and importance of sports for their youth. This feeling can instill loyalty among a business' current and future patrons.
Possible tax incentive. Meriden Soccer Club is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
To secure you spot as a Meriden Soccer Club team sponsor please contact me at
to confirm your spot and arrange payment. Enrollment is limited to eight spots and they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis**. Sponsorship will be finalized by August 4th, 2018 so uniform orders can be placed in time for the Fall season.
** MSC reserves the right to approve or deny any request submitted.