WHY SPONSOR BAY PRIDE 2020?On behalf of the LGBTQ Center’s Bay Pride, we would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to review our Sponsorship Packet for the 2nd Annual Bay Pride Panama City, scheduled for June 6, 2020.
We are proud of having made history in 2019 with the first Bay Pride festival ever to be held in Panama City! In so doing, we overcame doubters and a driving rainstorm! The outpouring of community and sponsor support was astounding. An estimated 2,000 folks attended the 1st Annual Bay Pride Panama City.
We have a great foundation to build upon. Bay Pride 2020 will be held in Panama City Beach – destination of more than 15 million tourists annually. We have secured Aaron Bessant Park and their beautiful amphitheater where we will be hosting a star studded line up of talent including country music super star Ty Herndon. Capacity is 7,500!
Bay Pride has established itself as the largest Pride Celebration in a 100-mile radius. In its second year, the event will be expanded to a month-long schedule of activities designed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, focus attention on the accomplishments of community members and recognize those who have helped us grow.
Your support will allow us to advance our 501(c)(3) organization’s goals related to education, advocacy and celebration; expand our Scholarship Program benefiting LGBTQ+ high school students; and continue to offer the only all-inclusive LGBTQ+ youth program in the Florida Panhandle. Sponsorship of Bay Pride also helps provide a great, family-friendly festival for the entire community.
Bay Pride is an excellent opportunity for you to brand and market your company to the thousands of people who will attend the event. This year, a combination of marketing channels including social media, print, website/web links, and visual marketing will be used to maximize the visibility of our Bay Pride Partners.
Please review the sponsorship options included with this letter, and let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I would be happy to provide you with any information that may help you make your sponsorship decision.
- WHY SHOULD YOU SPONSOR BAY PRIDE?
1. The largest family-friendly Pride Festival in a 100 mile radius
2. The largest LGBTQ+ gathering in Panama City history, with thousands of attendees
3. Ideal opportunity to talk face-to-face with thousands of potential customers
4. Six months of promotion leading up to event (and six following event)
5. Exclusive sponsorships in key areas
BAY PRIDE sponsorship benefits extend for one full year. Your company will be recognized on the BAY PRIDE website, as well as on the LGBTQ Center of Bay County website, in print ads, posters, flyers, and on a banner used throughout the year at community events!
OUR SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FIRST BAY PRIDE!
Live Music, Vendors, Food Trucks, Kids Zone, Raffles, Games, Beer, & More!
The LGBTQ Center of Bay County was proud to sponsor the FIRST Bay Pride Festival in downtown Panama City, Florida.
The Festival in McKenzie Park was open to the public, family friendly and FREE! Everyone enjoyed live music, DJs, craft and merchandise vendors, beer tent, food trucks, raffles, kid zone, face painter, and free health screening by the Bay County Health Department.
The Panama City Center for the ARTS hosted 'Center Stage' where we had a Q&A/Presentation by local author, Jerry Watkins. He discussed his book: Queering the Redneck Riviera. Following the presentation by Jerry, a documentary produced in partnership with GCSC, featured local LGBTQ+ individuals. The film “Voices: Perseverance & the Evolution of Hope” was well received and garnered a standing ovation.
The night was topped off with the Bay Pride After-Party at The Funky Mermaid. Drinks, food, fun and a Drag Show followed. Our festival MCs Ambrosia Starling and Anastasya Leigh Valentine performed to thunderous applause.
The first annual Bay Pride Festival was a resounding success. Stay tuned for Bay Pride Panama City 2020…