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  2010-2011 Solar Boat Team

Sponsorship Proposal
     Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club
   3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
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        The Alternative Vehicle club stemmed from another Cal Poly Pomona organization
called CaPSET. CaPSET was Cal Poly's solar car team, and it was active from 1989 to 1995. Since
then, Cal Poly has not competed in any solar car competitions. The faculty and students
however, still recognize the importance of alternative vehicles and green design. As a result, the
Alternative Vehicle Club was formed. Since its chartering in 1997, the Alternative Vehicle Club
has built many alternative vehicles, including electric cars, hybrid cars, and solar boats.

       Solar Splash is the world championship of intercollegiate Solar/Electric boating. The Cal
Poly Alternative Vehicle Club competed in this competition for five consecutive years from
2001-2006. Due to lack of interest and funds in recent years the team has been unable to
compete. As of today, a new team has formed from the ground up and is working very hard to
compete in Solar Splash 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa.

       The competition requires a team of students to design and build a boat to compete in
three stages of competition; sprint, slalom, and endurance. Points are earned from each stage
as well as from visual presentation, workmanship, and technical reports. The key to this
competition is that all of the motors are electric, solely powered by lead acid batteries, and
charged by solar panels. This competition involves skills of many kinds in different aspects of
engineering and requires close coordination between different engineering disciplines.

                            Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club
                          3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
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       Teamwork
             In the real world engineers often work in a team
              environment. This competition allows for different
              engineering disciplines to communicate ideas towards a
              common goal.

       Experience
           The Alternative Vehicle Club allows students to apply
                engineering topics they have learned in the classroom and
                directly to real life applications.

       Networking
           Students will have the rare opportunity of meeting other
                engineering students as well as industry representatives
                from across the country through this competition. The
                competition environment is also very friendly which allows
                for different ideas to be interchanged amongst teams.

               The Alternative Vehicle Club is looking to form strong
                partnerships with alumni, professors, and businesses in
                order to continue competing in the Solar Splash

                  Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club
                3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
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Sponsorship Benefits

           The future success of the Alternative Vehicle Club Solar Boat Team is
            dependent on the talent of student engineers as well as private and
            corporate sponsorships in order to fund the construction of the hull and
            transportation to Waterloo, Iowa. The Solar Boat Team must raise
            approximately $20,000 in order to build the boat and transport it along
            with the team to Iowa. Sponsorship provides you with an opportunity to
            be involved with the University and the education of future engineers.

           The team will provide space on the boat for your company’s logo which
            will be viewed by thousands during the event. The event is also recorded
            and released online and on TV.

           Companies will receive:

                 o   Framed team photo with boat.
                 o   Recognition on team website.
                 o   Logo space on team t-shirts.
                 o   Two team t-shirts

           Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club is a student managed non-
            profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

           We are happy to accept donations of any type small or large. Material
            donations are also accepted.

       We accept checks payable to Alternative Vehicle Club
       Mail to:
       Gerald Herder
       Cal Poly Pomona ET Office 9-244
       3801 West Temple Ave.
       Pomona, CA

                    Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club
                  3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
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Contact Information
Please contact any of the team members below for more information.

Club President
     Gilberto Feliciano
         (562) 533-7719

Vice President/Electrical Team Captain
     Eduardo Valarezo
         (909) 568-6584

Mechanical Team Captain
    Bejan Maghsoodi
       (989) 600-1311

Faculty Advisor
     Gerald K. Herder
         (909) 869-2491

                     Cal Poly Pomona Alternative Vehicle Club
                   3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

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