Sponsorship opportunities

August 27th &28th 2021 MEMPHIS, TN THE HOT WING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

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Sponsorship Opportunites

There is always something to crow about when April comes around in the City on the River – Memphis, TN. The World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Festival (WCHWCF) has been a mainstay for many of Memphians, as well as hot wing aficionados from around the world, bringing great food, music and fun in a one-day event held at the popular venue Tiger Lane. The WCHWCF is ready to expand to a two-day, world-class event featuring competitive teams from around the world and a music festival presented by I Heart Media of Memphis. The WCHWCF is a featured event brought to you through a partnership with The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, I Heart Radio, Memphis Tourism, Kansas City BBQ Society, and WMC Channel5. The WCHWCF will commence Friday, April 23, 2021 with gates open to family and friends of competing teams at 1:00 pm. Saturday the festival will kick off at 11:00 am with live music, and a parade. Saturday will feature an outstanding music lineup of local, regional, and national acts highlighting the Memphis brand of Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll and vendors and teams alike accentuating Memphis’ culinary history.

The 2021 WCHWCF Event is expected to attract over 100 teams and over 20,000 in attendance. Teams compete for bragging rights, a trophy, and a chance to win over $10,000 in prize money. 


Partnerships

 

The World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival’s partnership includes Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Memphis, I Heart Radio, Memphis Tourism, Kansas City BBQ Society, and WMC TV Channel 5 which boasts an
extensive social media platform with a very broad reach. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of this local, regional, and national exposure. Your brand name will run on the media thrust of the partnerships aggregate total and reach millions of people with many millions of impressions.


iHeart Media

 

I Heart Media, a media partner, includes seven radio stations. We anticipate with I Heart participation and their extensive platform approximately 7.9 million on-air impressions across these stations (KJMS-FM, KWNW-FM, WDIA-AM,
WEGR-FM, WHAL-FM, WHRK-FM, and WREC- AM) over six weeks (March 16 through April 24) leading up to the event with approximately 2,500 radio spots.


WMC TV Channel 5

 

The Presenting and Gold sponsorship package includes your logo and live mentions on over 250 television announcements
on WMC TV Channel 5 broadcasts run the over the six-week period (March 16 through April 24) leading up to the event and are geo-targeted digitally to over 200,000 impressions.


Kansas City Barbeque Society

 

Also included in this sponsorship opportunity is national exposure reach from our partner the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the largest food competition sanctioning group in the world. KCBS has over 21,000 members and sanctions 86 international events and has members in over 46 countries. KCBS has over 2,200 member judges across the world globe and has a media reach of over 376 million hits, with 5.6 million impressions, and 1.7 million in website activity. Kansas City Barbeque Society is committed to contribute and make the WCHWCF a huge success.


Memphis Tourism

 

As a sponsor of the WCHWCF your company will be included in the Memphis Tourism social media promotions and marketing platform. The partnership with Memphis Tourism allows your brand and logo to reach extensive markets throughout the world.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis

 

Finally, the mission of the WCHWCF is to benefit exclusively The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. To date Wings Over Memphis, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation has contributed over $295,000 to the RMH Charities of Memphis.


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 
Presenting Sponsor:
 

Presenting Sponsorship is marquis exposure and includes your logo and expressed vocal announcement on all TV ads, radio ads, Highlighted logo on billboards, print advertisements, social media posts, community service ads, website, t-shirts, banners, and all posters and posters. Includes a catered 30’ x 30 tent with a full bar at the two-day event with expressed VIP and General Admission passes for each day of the event.


PLATINUM SPONSOR:
 

Platinum Sponsorship includes your logo on all print advertisements, social media ads, website, print advertisements, social
media posts, website, t-shirts, and all posters and postcards. This sponsorship includes VIP passes and General Admission
passes for each day of the event.


Gold Sponsor:
 

Gold Sponsorship includes your logo on all TV ads, mentions on all radio ads, billboards, print advertisements, social media
ads, website, print advertisements, social media posts, website, t-shirts, banners, and all posters and postcards. Includes a
catered 20’ x 30’ tent at the two-day event with expressed VIP passes to your tent and general admission passes for each day
of the event.


Silver Sponsor:
 

Silver Sponsorship includes mentions on radio ads, your logo on billboard ads, print advertisements, social media ads,
website, print advertisements, social media posts, website, t-shirts, and all posters and postcards. Includes VIP tickets and
General admissions pass for each day of the event.


Bronze Sponsor:
 

Bronze Sponsorship includes your logo on all print advertisements, social media ads, website, t-shirts, and all posters and postcards. This sponsorship includes VIP passes and General Admission passes for each day of the event.


Copper Sponsor:
 

Copper sponsorship includes your logo on the website, all T-shirts, posters, and postcards, VIP passes, and General Admission passes for each day of the event.


In-Kind Donation:
 

Be a contributor to our cause and help The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis by donating goods or services to
the World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Festival.

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