2017 Sponsorship Packages

Come Celebrate With Us and Be a Part of the Story

The Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger celebrated its 23rd year of bringing pro tennis to Binghamton in 2016. We turn 24 in 2017 and you have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the event through one of our unique sponsorship packages.

The world’s up and coming tennis players will once again vie for a $50,000 purse in a tournament with a history of attracting extensive news coverage including the Press & Sun-Bulletin, Time Warner Cable, Empire Sports Network, WBNG-TV and Citadel Broadcasting radio. Because this is an ATP Tour event, media across the country carry the results—including USA Today and the New York Times.

The tournament benefits the Discovery Center and other local charities, and the site is centrally located in downtown Binghamton—2 hours from Albany, 3 hours from New York City, 3.5 hours from Buffalo, 2.5 hours from Rochester and 1 hour from Syracuse.

 

Businesses and Organizations Please see our Sponsorship Options below.

Individuals Please see our Patron Sponsorship Options.

 

To become a sponsor, please email tournament director Laurie Bowen directly: binghamtontennis@yahoo.com or call the tournament line: (607) 754-5952

Scoreboard Packages

Your business name could be on display for thousands to see.
Only available for one sponsor on each scoreboard

CENTER COURT – $7,500 LEVEL:

Includes the items in Wimbledon Package plus business logo displayed on the center court scoreboard.

STADIUM COURT – $5,000 LEVEL:

Includes the items in the US Open Package plus business logo displayed on the stadium court scoreboard.

Sponsorship Levels

WIMBLEDON SPONSOR

$5,000 level

Acknowledgement will appear on:

  • Major Tournament Event, ie. “Your Business” Singles Final or “Your Business” VIP Golf Outing
  • Listing in Tournament Program
  • Website link to Sponsor Home Page
  • Major Sponsor Board On Site
  • Advertising rotation on all TV and Radio Ads
  • One (1) Court Side Stadium Banner (3’ x 10’)
  • Full Page Program Advertisement

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Twenty (20) Tournament Passes
  • Eight (8) tickets to each VIP meal
  • One (1) Spot in Golf Outing (Monday 5pm)
  • One (1) Spot in Tennis Pro-Am (1st Sunday 4pm, limited to first 12 to sign up)
  • Four (4) Pavilion Seats (Monday—Sunday)
  • Box Seating as available (Mon—Sun)

US OPEN SPONSOR

$2,500 level

Acknowledgement will appear on:

  • “Your Business” Daily Tournament Event (Days 1,2 or 3 of Main Draw or Qualifier)
  • Advertising Rotation on all TV ads
  • Listing in Tournament Program and Website
  • Major Sponsor Board On Site
  • One (1) Court Side Stadium Banner (3’ x 10’)
  • Full Page Program Advertisement

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Fifteen (15) Tournament Passes
  • Six (6) tickets to each VIP meal
  • One (1) Spot in Golf Outing (Monday 5pm)
  • One (1) Spot in Tennis Pro-Am (1st Sunday 4pm, limited to first 12 to sign up)
  • Two (2) Pavilion Seats (Monday—Sunday)
  • Box Seating as available (Mon—Sun)

FRENCH OPEN SPONSOR

$1,500 level

Acknowledgement will appear on:

  • Listing in Program and on Website
  • Major Sponsor Board On Site
  • One (1) Fence Banner (3’ x 3’)*
  • Half Page Program Advertisement
  • Fence Banner Space Available
  • *Previously made 3’x10’ banners will be honored

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Eight (8) Tournament Passes
  • Five (5) tickets to each VIP meal
  • One (1) Spot in Tennis Pro-Am (1st Sunday 4pm, limited to first 12) or Golf Pro-Am (1st Monday 5pm)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SPONSOR

$750 level

Acknowledgement will appear on:

  • Listing in Program and on Website
  • Major Sponsor Board On Site
  • Quarter Page Program Advertisement
  • Fence Banner Space Available

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Four (4) Tournament Passes
  • Four (4) tickets to each VIP meal
  • Four (4) Tournament Programs

Patron Sponsorship Levels

GRAND SLAM SPONSOR

$375

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Four (4) Tournament Passes
  • Four (4) tickets to each VIP meal
  • Listing in Tournament Program
  • Four (4) Tournament Programs

DOUBLES SPONSOR

$200

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Two (2) Tournament Passes
  • Two (2) tickets to each VIP meal
  • Listing in Tournament Program
  • Two (2) Tournament Programs

SINGLES SPONSOR

$100

ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • One (1) Tournament Pass
  • One (1) tickets to each VIP meal
  • Listing in Tournament Program
  • One (1) Tournament Program

VIP EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • Friday VIP dinner with entertainment under the BIG tent
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Sunday Brunch before the Championships

Program Advertising

The program is sold at the park and provided, as part of the package, to all of our sponsors

FULL PAGE AD IN PROGRAM: $300

Black and White, 7.5h X 4.5w

HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM: $150

Black and White, 3.5h X 4.5w

1/4 PAGE AD IN PROGRAM: $100

Black and White, 3.5h X 2.2w

Event Advertising and Promotion

Tennis Charities of Binghamton will be spending $64,600 to promote the event through various media channels. Join forces to get your business’ name flashed across the area as we publicize in outlets such as:

Press & Sun Bulletin

$12,500 promotional schedule, 237 column advertising inches

Time Warner Cable

$10,000 promotional schedule

News Channel 34

$5,000 promotional schedule, 50 commercials

Park Outdoor

$4,600 promotion, 5 Billboard locations

Cool 100

$10,000 promotional schedule, 300 spots, on-air DJ promotion

Citadel

$2,500 promotional schedule, 29 on-air DJ promotions

Spots featured on: WNBF News Radio 1290, 98.1 the Hawk, Talk Radio 1360, Wild 104, & The Whale 99.1

Clear Channel Radio

$10,000 promotional schedule including live remote & Fri. evening presence, Website exposure, link to Challenger website, Public Service Announcements and promotion to run across all stations prior to event

USTA Eastern

$10,000 promotion of tournament, 1/2 pg. ad in TennisWeek, Advertising in WNY Tennis Magazine, Editorial coverage in TennisWeek and Inside Tennis magazine, Website link to Tennis Challenger

 

To become a sponsor, please email tournament director Laurie Bowen directly: binghamtontennis@yahoo.com or call the tournament line: (607) 754-5952