The League raises funds by accepting donations and selling advertising and sponsorship opportunities for businesses in the local community, including the opportunity to sponsor the playoff bowl games, the opportunity to sponsor specific teams, the opportunity to advertise on printed programs, and the opportunity to advertise through signage placed at the games. The League also conducts youth football camps at various times throughout the off-season which gives youth in the community the opportunity to have fun and enhance their skills. Sponsorship opportunities are generally divided into the following categories:
Vendor Agreements: (variable)
The League will sell vendor space or enter into written agreement with Vendors in return for percentages or a flat rate on products sold during events or directly marketed to players and fans.
Field Sponsorship: ($2,500)
The league has extended the opportunity to grant naming rights to one and/or both of the League’s fields at Hope, previously called the “North” and “South” Fields, at the sponsorship cost of $2,500 per field for the season. Signage is placed on and integrated into each scoreboard with the name of the sponsor for each field, and all future publications will identify the fields pursuant to the Sponsor’s direction. The Sponsor will enjoy naming rights for the entire season, up to the date of the next season’s Annual football Jamboree. Existing field sponsors also enjoy the right of “first refusal” to determine whether they would like to sponsor the field again for the next season, at a reduced rate.
Jamboree Sponsorship: ($3,000)
The league extends the opportunity to secure naming rights to the Annual Football Jamboree. The Football Jamboree is the City of Springfield’s single largest youth football event each year, bringing in well over 500 players and 4,000 fans from throughout the City. The Football Jamboree affords each team in the League the opportunity to play two short running-clock games against another team so the coaches and players can gain experience with each other. In what can best be described as a festival like atmosphere, team specific merchandise is sold and the annual team picture is taken, making it the best attended day of the season.