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Thanksgiving Point Sponsorships

Thanksgiving Point Sponsorships

Varden Hadfield

on 6 October 2017

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Transcript of Thanksgiving Point Sponsorships

Depending on sponsorship level, benefits can include:
Permanent or temporary signage
Venue or event tickets
Exposure on the marquee (viewed by 190,000 people daily)
Recognition in the Gazette (distributed to 151,000 households monthly)
Recognition on the Thanksgiving Point website (visited by 480,000 unique visitors annually)
Opportunities to distribute materials at events, as well as additional benefits tailored to each opportunity.
Benefits of Sponsoring at Thanksgiving Point

Sponsorship Opportunity Tour
Event: Tulip Festival
Held two weeks each spring, the Tulip Festival welcomes more than 50,000 guests to Thanksgiving Point Gardens to view more than 250,000 tulip bulbs planted throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens.
Event: Easter Eggstreme
Utah's largest Easter egg hunt hosts more than 4,000 children and their parents to search for thousands of eggs at Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park. Children also participate in games, rides, and crafts.
Event: Half Marathon,
5K & Kids Fun Run
In its second year, 1,900 people ran in the 2011 Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run. The one-of-a-kind half marathon course begins at Thanksgiving Point Water Tower Plaza, runs through Thanksgiving Point Gardens, along the Jordan River Parkway and then culminates with a celebration at Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park.
Event: Discovery Cup Golf Challenge & Dinner
Thanksgiving Point's signature fundraiser, held each August, attracts 400 of Utah's most influential decision makers. The two-day event begins with a one-of-a -kind dinner and auction at the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn followed by an exclusive golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point golf course the next day.
Event: Two-Buck Tuesdays
During every Tuesday in August, each Thanksgiving Point venue (the Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point Gardens and Farm Country) offers discounted admission of only $2 per guest. Approximately 65,000 attend annually.
Event: Eat Like a Pilgrim
Eat like a Pilgrim is a re-enactment of the first harvest feast of 1621. Actors and period-accurate decorations transform the Show Barn as families from across the state enjoy an original Thanksgiving meal.
Event: Holiday Lights
Each December, 100,000 people, often including large families, drive through Thanksgiving Point's holiday lights display. In conjunction with Holiday Lights, guests have the opportunity to take their picture with Santa and pet Santa's reindeer at Water Tower Plaza.
Other Events:
Labor Day Luau
Summer Concert Series
Harvest Festival
Valentine's Dinner Dance
Breakfast with Santa
Museum of Ancient Life
The Museum of Ancient Life (300,000 visitors annually) is the world's largest dinosaur museum and contains over 60 skeletal structures and 50 hands-on exhibits. Guests unearth fossils in a dig quarry, manipulate soil and water at the erosion table, and spend a late evening at the Museum as part of a special educational program, Late Night with Rex.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
Exterior building signage and Mammoth Screen - includes prominent I-15 visibility from 1.6 million cars annually.
Erosion Table - the place where children and families hang out and play. Prominent signage visibility.
Traveling exhibition space - highly visible from museum entrance.
Junior T-Rex exhibit
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens (150,000 visitors annually) spans 55 acres and encompasses 15 themed gardens, including the Children's Discovery Garden. The Gardens offer a variety of gardening classes, many taught by Utah's premier Master Gardner, larry Sagers.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
55-acre Gardens
15 individually themed gardens
Waterfall Amphitheater
Memorial Tree, Bench, and Garden Area
Farm Country
Sponsorship Opportunities include:
Soil-To-Market Exhibition
The People's Garden
Education Classroom
Large Animal Stalls and Barn
Education: Tulips Journey North
Tulips Journey North proves all students can be scientists. During this year-round school outreach program students plant tulips at their schools and then monitor their growth as well as the growth of tulips from across the globe. Students study weather, plant growth, and climate differences using technology and the Internet. Last year, Tulips Journey North served 4,600 students in 34 schools.
Created by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida, the Fairchild Challenge is an outreach program aimed at getting high school students engaged with the environment and involved in their communities. Through a series of multidisciplinary "challenges" students learn about the environment by designing clothing from reused materials, participating in community service, and debating sustainable energy. This year about 1,000 students in 10 high schools will participate.
Education: Growing Leaders
Growing Leaders is Thanksgiving Point's teen development program. As Growing Leaders, teenagers help design and deliver Thanksgiving Point's educational programs, specifically Summer Day Camp Adventures and Junior Master Gardener. As teens lead the educational programs, they teach and mentor younger participants.
Each year more than 35,000 students visit Thanksgiving Point on an educational field trip and bring their classroom lessons to life. Last year, with help from community supporters, Thanksgiving Point awarded 6,400 underprivileged students from Title I schools free field trips.
Summer Day Camp Adventures
Thanksgiving Point's Summer Day camp Adventures give 1,300 Utah children opportunities to learn about a variety of subjects from science and art to technology and the environment. Summer Day Camp Adventures also include the Junior Master Gardener program, a summer long gardening program that teaches youth about gardening, healthy lifestyles, and entrepreneurship.

For more details, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Varden Hadfield at 801-367-8002 or vhadfield@thanksgivingpoint.org; or Mark Evans at 801-979-4057 or mevans@thanksgivingpoint.org.
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