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featuring the U.S.AIR FORCE Thunderbirds The 11th Annual South Shore Air Show is sure to be one of the best and largest over-water shows in the nation. Marquette Park in Gary will be the site for the 2010 show; overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline. It also promises to be the largest special event in Northwest Indiana, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators. Many world-class aerial performers will return to the skies as well as new entertainers. The beer garden, optional premium paid parking, interactive displays and food vendors will also return to the park. The show will remain one of the only events in the South Shore that oﬀers FREE parking and FREE entertainment. The South Shore Air Show is made possible by the partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the Gary Jet Center and the City of Gary, but also needs the support of corporate and private sponsors. We have dozens of sponsorship opportunities available and will create a package that speciﬁcally meets your needs. There will also be additional sponsorship available for the Friday Evening Preview Party at the Gary Jet Center and Gary/Chicago Airport. Don’t miss your opportunity to market to thousands of potential customers! DEMOGRAPHICS 2009 Spectator Research Survey conducted by South Shore CVA SPECTATOR COUNTS 2007 227,000 2008 450,000 2009 371,600 SPECTATOR ORIGINS 25 States Represented • No. 1 Indiana - 45% Top Indiana • No. 2 Illinois - 21% Counties • No. 3 Ohio - 11% • Lake 53% • Porter 22% AIR SHOW ATTENDANCE RANKING 29 Indiana Counties Represented • LaPorte 4% • Chicago Air & Water Show 2,500,000 (Free) 98 U.S. Cities Represented • New York Air Show 407,000 (Free) • Gary’s South Shore Air Show 371,600 (Free) SPECTATOR DEMOGRAPHICS • N’Awlins Air Show 153,700 (Free) • Average age: 43 • Dayton Ohio Air Show 80,000 (Paid) • Average number in traveling party: 5 • Peoria Air Show 70,000 (Paid) • Average median income of adult: $46,343 • Percent of adults with children: 56% SPECTATOR SATISFACTION PLEASE CONTACT: • 65% have previously attended the GSSAS Adrienne Binder, Special Events Manager • 92% will return to the next GSSAS South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority • 95% rate the GSSAS good to excellent direct line: 219-554-2175 Additional comments include: email@example.com • Very organized • More convenient than Chicago Air Show • Transportation is good • Like the premium paid parking on-site • I’ve been to the air show 10 times SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS We have numerous sponsor beneﬁts to oﬀer, and we will tailor a package to speciﬁcally meet your needs. Your company’s name could be announced in: Some beneﬁts are explained below. • Radio ads • Onsite air show announcements MARKETING & ADVERTISING • Press conferences Sponsors collectively receive more than $250,000 in advertising via Gary’s South Shore Air Show. PRESS Advertising is done throughout Illinois, Indiana and Gary’s South Shore Air Show has been featured in the Michigan. following media outlets: Print, Web & Television SPONSOR VISIBILITY • CBS 2 As a sponsor, your company’s logo could be seen on • ABC 7 the following: • Chicago Tribune • Print ads • Chicago Sun-Times • Oﬃcial air show t-shirt • MetroMix Chicago • Website (www.garyairshow.com) • Post-Tribune • Banners of sponsor logos on the beach, • The Northwest in parking areas and center line Indiana Times announcing platform • The Herald Argus • Logo banners at Friday Night Preview Party • The News Dispatch • Logo banners at VIP Party Saturday and Sunday • TeleGuia • Banners on parking shuttle buses • Lakeshore Public TV • Opportunity to place logo on performing aircraft • Inside Indiana Business • Lake Magazine Photo by Tom • Promotional Dittmer materials like rack • Building Indiana cards, display • Kankakee Valley Publications boards and ﬂyers • El Imparcial Radio • WJOB • Z107 • WIMS • WGVE • WMBI HOSPITALITY Reward your employees or entertain clients with a VIP PARKING private company picnic on the beaches of Marquette Exclusive parking, steps from the air show center. Park. FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY INTERACTION WITH PERFORMERS At the Gary Jet Center, sponsors can have an up close Opportunity to meet pilots and ride in a performer and personal viewing of a “private” air show and enjoy aircraft (dependant on sponsorship level). food and beverages. VIP HANGAR PARTY TESTIMONIALS Rick Mazer Indiana Regional President of Harrah’s “Sponsoring Gary’s South Shore Air Show and having our logo displayed on the L-39 Jet was a great opportunity for Horseshoe Casino to create exposure to 400,000 people while supporting a ﬁrst class public event in Northwest Indiana.” Joe Kolavo Vice President, Strack & Van Til Supermarkets “The Air Show is a perfect event for us to participate in since our 30 stores are located throughout Northwest Indiana and Northern Illinois. As both a sponsor and vendor at the Air Show, in one weekend we are able to reach thousands of our current and potentially new customers in every community we serve in Indiana as well as Illinois.” Ron Burnson Oak Forest, IL RIDE IN PERFORMER “We attended the air show on Sunday for the second year in a row. Once again, we were thrilled with the AIRCRAFT show! Parking was great with the shuttle busses. Easy to get to... no gouging of prices at the concessions. Very organized with the large crowds. Please pass on a job well done by all involved!” Caren Jankowski Valparaiso, IN “The weather was great, your facilities are great, and I would give it a perfect 10. Having grown up near Marquette Park, it is always with pride and nostalgia that I return to the area. “ Du Wanna Clareet Gary, Indiana “I just wanted to let you know that the Gary Air Show was the greatest ever! Keep up the good work!” Jim Murphy Frankfort, Illinois “Thanks for a great show!!! My wife and I watched it Saturday from West Beach. We look forward to it every year. We love the beach ﬂy-bys! Can’t wait til next year. Thank you to every one involved!”
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