APRIL 28-30 GULFPORT GRAND PRIX BOAT RACES ~ INAUGURAL

Gulfport Grand Prix Formula Boat Races ~ Inaugural

Est. Attendance: 30,000

Event Location: Gulfport Historic Waterfront – 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Date: April 28-30, 2017

Show Hours:

Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Load in: 8 am – 12 pm, Friday      Load out: 6-9 pm, Sunday

Applicant Info: Interested Applicants please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include photos and a description of your work, product, service or other items you wish to show, sell, display, etc. Inquire via email for specific questions or to request an Invitation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Payment Plan:

6 months prior to the event (at time of application) - 25% of the total down

3 months prior to the event (on Jan. 30, 2017) - 25% of the total down

30 days prior to the event (on Mar. 30, 2017) - remaining 50% balance paid in full

Marketing Opportunities

The Gulfport Grand Prix offers sponsors of all levels an outstanding opportunity to break through the clutter of traditional advertising and touch clients in a unique way – Live and In Person, with product displays, demonstrations, sampling, coupons, awareness programs, hospitality, VIP, event, television, banners, and mentions over the public address system. The Gulfport Grand Prix is supported by advertising in print, radio, television and outdoor media throughout the metropolitan area. Your sponsorship package can include evaent advertising targeted to your specific audience and promotional needs. Association with a prestigious, world-class event is a certain means of enhancing your companies image.

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Title Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Title Sponsor will receive all naming rights to the 2017 event, which will be referred to as “The (Title Sponsor) Gulfport Formula Powerboat Races.” The main Formula Powerboat class will be referred to as The (Title Sponsor) Formula Class during and throughout the weekend on all public commentators announcements and on the television broadcast. The Title Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured in an aggressive regional marketing communications program. The name and logo will appear in all radio, television and print advertising, social media, press releases, posters, signage, tickets, and all race advertising, other event-related materials, public address announcements, and television broadcasts, and one commercial on the television broadcast. Additionally The Title Sponsor will get a decal logo placement on all of the competitors boats. The Title Sponsor also will enjoy VIP privileges during the race weekend, including a beach-front VIP tent for entertaining 40 guests, VIP parking passes, guest access to the VIP viewing, lunch and refreshment area, Tier 2 site signage rights (5 - 4’ x 8’ Banners provided by Sponsor) , product display, sampling and coupons, and other rights that meet the title sponsor’s promotional goals.

Title Sponsorship package is $45,000.00.


Presenting Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event will receive naming rights which will read as follows, The (Presenting Sponsor) Gulfport Formula Powerboat Races presented by (Presenting Sponsor). The Formula Lights Class will be referred to as The (Presenting Sponsor)

Formula Lights Class during and throughout the weekend on all public commentators announcements and on the television broadcast. The Presenting Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured in an aggressive regional marketing communications program. The name and logo will appear in all radio,

television and print advertising, social media, press releases, posters, signage, tickets, and all race advertising, other event-related materials, public address announcements, and television broadcast as the Formula Lights Class Sponsor. The Presenting Sponsor also will enjoy VIP privileges during

the race weekend, including a beach-front VIP tent for entertaining 20 guests, VIP parking passes, guest access to the VIP viewing, lunch and refreshment area, Tier 2 site signage rights (5 - 4’ x 8’ Banners provided by Sponsor).

Presenting Sponsorship package is $25,000.00.

Boat Show Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Boat Show Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event will receive a 35’ X 45’ (1575 square foot) booth along Shore Blvd. S in the bulk display area. Booth location is based on first come

first served allocation. Display area perimeter may be used for advertising flags, banners, signs with a maximum size of 3’ X 6’. Additionally, all Boat Show Sponsors logos will be included on all event

banners, and posters promoting the event before and during. Custom size booths can be arranged based on the same per foot pricing.

Boat Show Sponsorship package is $5,000.00.

Vendor Booth Sponsor

The Gulfport Grand Prix Vendor Booth Sponsor for the 2017 inaugural event receives a 10’ X 10’ booth space along Beach Blvd. S. adjacent to Shore Blvd. S. serving as the main entrance and parking shuttle

drop off area for the entire event. The booth area restrictions include no sale of alcohol and no direct conflict with the Restaurants and Bars located in the surrounding areas.

Vendor Booth Sponsor Program is $500.00.

Food Vendor Booth Sponsor (Local ONLY): $500

Food Vendor Applications must include complete menu with prices, copy of mobile vending permit or license and copy of insurance. Once approved, vendors must submit a certificate of insurance naming the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Merchant’s Association and SIK Promotions, Inc. each as additional insured, and must also complete the Gulfport Fire Departments temporary permit application.


Gulfport Grand Prix Sponsors

  • Driver’s Party
  • Volunteer’s Party
  • Playground
  • Music

The Gulfport Grand Prix Sponsor of one of the above named specific events for the 2017 inaugural event receives logo placement on all event banners, and posters promoting the event before and during.

Recognition at the specific sponsored event by public announcements, banners at the event, participation at the event. Additionally, the Sponsor will receive Tier 3 signage rights (2 - 4’ x 8’ Banners provided by Sponsor) on site during the event.

This Sponsor Program is $2,000.00 each.


Performers: Performers interested in working for tips and cd sales are welcome. All applications must be received with a press kit. For this inaugural year, there is no budget for paid performers. Please note, SIK Promotions events are considered family-friendly and vulgar language, violence, nudity, alcohol, and/or drug use are prohibited at any of our events. SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE FOR PERFORMANCE.

Returned Check Fee: In accordance with Florida law, all returned checks will be assessed a penalty of:

  1. $25.00, if the face value does not exceed $50.00
  2. $30.00, if the face value is more than $50.00 but does not exceed $300
  3. $40, if the face value is more than $300.00


Mail completed application along with down payment to:

SIK Promotions, c/o BOAT RACE, PO Box 530234, St. Petersburg, FL 33747



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