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ULTIMATE FOR THE UNINITIATED

Ultimate is an exciting, fast-moving team sport that is a cross between football, soccer and basketball. It is played by 7-man teams with a Frisbee.  Over the last decade the sport has had massive growth at the college level with over 600 schools in the United States now fielding teams. In 2010 the sport went professional with the birth of the American Ultimate Disc League. In 2018, the AUDL has 25 teams nationwide. 2018 marks the 4th year of professional ultimate in North Carolina.

Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in U.S. over the last 5 years. There were over 5 million Ultimate participants last year in the United States and Canada. Ultimate is played in over 80 countries.

WHO ARE THE RALEIGH FLYERS?

The Raleigh Flyers is a professional ultimate frisbee team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Raleigh Flyers play in the South Division of the American Ultimate Disc League , alongside teams from Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Nashville, Dallas and Austin.  The Flyers are committed to working with communities throughout the Triangle area to grow, promote, and strengthen the sport of ultimate. The 2017 season was one of the best ever. The Flyers earned the South Division Regular Season Championship, with a record of 13 and 1, and the Flyers very own Jonathan Nethercutt was named Most Valuable Player by the American Ultimate Disc League.

WHY PARTNER WITH THE FLYERS

  • Align your brand with the top level of Ultimate in the Triangle area.
  • Expose your brand in a unique and innovative way to a target audience.
  • Engage with fans who are having fun and in the best frame of mind.
  • Support the growth of youth Ultimate by sponsoring role models who are dedicated to education and outreach, and work with the local sports community to establish and support programs for local youth.
  • Help fund programs that teach values of integrity inherent to fair play, and represent the values of sportsmanship and character development.
  • Help build the sport across socio-economic populations, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. Ultimate Frisbee offers opportunities for participation for anyone who wishes to become involved.

LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article28504705.html

http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ultimate/14595895/

https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/raleigh-flyers-soar-in-new-pro-ultimate-disc-league-as-the-sport-angles-for-the-mainstream/

http://abc11.com/sports/raleigh-ultimate-frisbee-team-approaches-final-four/846034/

FLYERS LOCAL TARGET MARKET

Success on the field for the Flyers translates into excitement for the Flyers fan base, excitement for the ultimate community throughout North Carolina, and excitement for Flyers Partners.

The Flyers are fortunate to live and play in a diverse and growing market. The Triangle area is home to several flagship universities, and the renowned Research Triangle Park.

  • 1,500+ active players in the Triangle area
  • 7,500+ friends, family, and social media contacts
  • Male: 53% / Female: 47%
  • Average Age: 27
  • 70% of all Ultimate players are between the ages of 18 to 44
  • 90% attended University
  • Average Player Income: $60,000 
  • 39% of all Ultimate players have a household income of $75,000 or more 
  • 28% have a household income of $100,000 or more
  • Participation is up 3.6% over the last 6 years in the U.S.

About the 2018 American Ultimate Disc League Season

  • Each team plays 7 home and 7 away games between March 31 and August.
  • The Flyers will be the Game-of-the-Week for multiple weeks on Stadium.
  • All playoff games, the AUDL Final 4, and Championship Game will be televised on Stadium.
  • Raleigh is a potential host city for the 2018 South Division Playoffs and 2019 AUDL Final 4 Championship.

 


CORPORATE Partner (Title Sponsor)   $20,000

• Logo featured on team uniform and merchandise
• Individualized Sponsor Page in game brochure and marketing material
• Logo on the back of each game ticket
• Logo on signage in four locations in the stadium
• Logo on 100 mini-discs thrown out to each game’s spectators
• 200 season tickets and 200 single-game tickets
• 10 PA announcements during each game
• Banner ad displayed throughout the Flyers website
• 5-minute sponsor interview on Flyers YouTube channel
• 4 Facebook posts and 6 Twitter tweets per week
• Video ad played before online Livestream of game ( see Notes about video ads at bottom of this page )
• Team jersey and disc signed by the team
• Flyer merchandise gift certificate ($1,000 value)

ULTIMATE Partner (Title Sponsor)   $15,000

• Logo featured on team uniform and merchandise
• Individualized Sponsor Page in game brochure and marketing material
• Logo on the back of each game ticket
• Logo on signage in two locations in the stadium
• Logo on mini-discs thrown out to each game’s spectators
• 100 season tickets and 100 single-game tickets
• 8 PA announcements during each game
• Banner ad displayed throughout the Flyers website
• 5-minute sponsor interview on Flyers YouTube channel
• 3 Facebook posts and 5 Twitter tweets per week
• Video ad played before online Livestream of game ( see Notes about video ads at bottom of this page )
• Team jersey and disc signed by the team
• Flyer merchandise gift certificate ($1,000 value)

MVP Partner (Elite Sponsor)   $12,500

• Logo on the back of each game ticket
• Individualized Sponsor Page in game brochure
• Logo on signage in the stadium
• Logo in banner ad displayed throughout the Flyers website
• 40 season tickets and 80 single-game tickets
• 4 PA Announcements during each game
• Showcasing player usage of your product during games
• One Facebook post, 5 Tweets per week
• Video ad played before online Livestream of game ( see Notes about video ads at bottom of this page )
• Flyer merchandise gift certificate ($500 value)

Diamond Partner (Preferred Sponsor)   $9,900

• Logo displayed in double-side panel on Flyers website
• Logo on the back of each game ticket
• 25 season tickets and 40 single-game tickets
• 4 PA announcements per game
• Listing on Sponsor Page of website, with web link
• Listing on Sponsor Page of game brochure
• 3-minute sponsor interview on Flyers YouTube channel
• One Facebook post, 2 Tweets per week
• Video ad at end of all game and highlight videos*

Platinum Partner (Executive Sponsor)   $4,800

• Logo tile on every web page, with web link
• 10 season tickets and 25 single-game tickets
• One Facebook post, 1 Tweet per week
• Listing on Sponsor Page of game brochure
• 2-minute sponsor interview on Flyers YouTube channel

Gold Partner (Professional Sponsor)   $2,400

• 8 season tickets and 15 single-game tickets
• Logo tile on home page, with web link
• Listing on Sponsor Page of website
• Listing on Sponsor Page of game brochure

Silver Partner (Associate Sponsor)   $1,200

• 4 season tickets and 10 single-game tickets
• Listing on Sponsor Page of website

Notes about video ads

  • The Raleigh Flyers offer an in-house video production capability that is willing to work with you to produce an approximately 2-minute video that advertises your business. Here is an example of a video that was produced for a Flyers partner, Oakwood Chiropractic.
  • Alternatively, if you have your own promotional video that you prefer be used alongside Raleigh Flyers gametime content, and the video is approximately 2-minute runtime,  the Flyers are happy to accommodate you.

Interested in being a Flyers Partner? Contact us!

Partner Packages can be tailored to your needs. The Flyers would be thrilled to build a custom package just for you.

The Flyers look forward to helping bring excitement to your brand. Contact RaleighFlyers@gmail.com and let’s talk.

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