Sponsorship Information

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Contact Information
Mountain Air Productions
Donnie Hudspeth - Director

Mountain Air Productions LLC (MAP) is an Event Development, Promotion and Management Company based in Southern West Virginia. MAP specializes in world-class events and competitions in a variety of outdoor venues; including whitewater competition, mountain bike competition and trail running. With over 20 years of experience in event development and management, specifically on the New & Gauley Rivers and the surrounding areas, MAP has developed partnerships with the controlling agencies including: National Park Service, Department of Natural Resources and Corps of Engineers and the Division of Tourism. MAP’s founder and director Donnie Hudspeth, has 27 years experience working directly in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry in West Virginia.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Mountain Air, LLC is in the forefront of developing and managing world-class whitewater competition in West Virginia and the United States. Over the years we have hosted the World Rafting Championships U.S.A. Wildwater National championships, U.S.A. Wildwater Team Trials plus other non whitewater competitions. This breadth of experience has placed Mountain Air in the unique position of being able to develop and manage a variety of outdoor competitions and events either individually or as a package. Our purpose is to help your company succeed by creating a bridge between the paddlesports/ and adventure-based populations of America and your product, service and company.

Onsite Advertising, Sampling and Branding Opportunities are all part of the package!

These events offer a unique opportunity to market impressions, offer sampling, and gain additional visibility for your region, company, products and services.
Media & Promotion, many possibilities!

A few of the possibilities - plus Direct Mail “e-zines” to target market -

  • Internet Advertising
  • Radio Campaign
  • Event Poster’s
  • Interactive DVD with sponsor logo and web link
  • On-site, Venue Advertising
  • Direct Branding & Credits
  • Branding Placement, many possibilities!
  • Product: Product displays at registration, the finish line, the post-race awards celebration
  • Banners: Placed at the start and finish, river’s edge, starting
  • platforms, race headquarters, post-race awards.
  • Kayaks: Stickers on each of the kayaks
  • Rafts: Stickers on each of the rafts
  • Racer’s bibs: Logos on the front and/or back
  • Slalom gates: Company name on the spreader bar of the slalom course gates
  • Staff clothing: Official staff can wear your clothing line or we can ensure that the official staff uniforms have your company logo placed in various locations.
  • Event Web Sites

The event web sites will include all event information including a schedule, area information and more. Viewers will be able link to sponsor site directly via logo.

Hospitality, Public Relations & Other Exposure Opportunities
Sponsors will receive VIP passes along with media to the venue and Finish Line/Spectator area and Award Banquet.

In 2011, we will have a television production created for our local cable channel! There may be more than one production, including race day coverage. This production will be aired multiple times and also available via the web.

We also have the opportunity to produce a half-hour television production for FOX, ESPN, or Outdoor Life Network. Each television production will be designed to ensure that a sponsor receives the appropriate exposure via direct and/or indirect branding or logo/name placement. For 2011, we will not guarantee a TV production unless we secure the budget necessary to produce the show. With the budget secured, we can guarantee a show, including commercial slots during the production, on one of the networks mentioned, as we have already built the necessary relationships. We are happy to discuss the exact prices for the production, distribution, and commercial spots.