Steeplechase Festival of Saratoga officials have issued an invitation to the steeplechase community to participate in the inaugural event on Saturday, Sept. 15, by partaking of the many sponsorship opportunities. Those opportunities include VIP hospitality packages, branding opportunities, and official-program advertising.
“We are committed to producing a high-quality product for the inaugural Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga,” said Co-chair Bob Giordano. “We have had a strong response from the local community, and we hope that the steeplechase community will turn out for a day devoted entirely to steeplechase racing at historic Saratoga Race Course. We have packages to accommodate large groups and smaller ones—all at very affordable prices.”
The hospitality opportunities range from Hall of Fame tents that accommodate 100 guests each to The Springs, which includes 15 guest tickets. Approved caterers will provide food and beverage services for the tents, which will set up in the Saratoga Race Course infield—an area that has not been occupied by race fans in nearly 30 years. The packages also offer recognition in the Steeplechase Festival’s official program and on its website.
Opportunities also are available to be the presenting sponsors of the Festival’s four races and to sponsor banners on the fences and at the finish line. Kicking off the festivities will be the Saratoga Steeplechase Soiree on the evening of Sept. 14 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
“The organizers of the Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga have been working tirelessly to produce a top-shelf event in its first running, and the $100,000 in purses is only one aspect of its commitment to American steeplechasing,” said National Steeplechase Association President Guy Torsilieri. “Our community can lend its support by participating in some very enticing sponsorship opportunities.”
To obtain further information on the hospitality and branding sponsorships or to place an ad in the official program, call Giordano at (518) 527-1496 or reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on the individual sponsorships can be found on the festival’s website, www.steeplechasefestivalatsaratoga.org