You guys have regular sponsors? That's awesome.
Well, we had that one event sponsored and as we were premiering our logo at that event I thought I'd link up the banners we used that day.
We only try to get sponsors when there's an overlying expense for the event, for example, event insurance, or a special T-shirt for that event.
Having a sponsor kills two birds with one stone:
1. It takes care of that expense.
2. It basically becomes a large donation in the name of the sponsor because that money would have to have come from somewhere, either out of the franchise's pockets or out of the donations earned at that event.
So far we haven't had to get sponsors a second time, but we're considering getting sponsors for our upcoming American Cancer Society walk. We'd use it to get T-shirts in bulk, then have each walker pay the lowest possible amount per t-shirt but instead of keeping that money we'd turn it into donations, so in effect that sponsor donated making both the T-shirts possible and funneling their money directly into the charity after the Tshirts are bought.