2014 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Sponsorship Package Opportunities

Platinum Walleye Level $20,000 and over

  • Full weekend package for eight (8) people – includes lodging, meals, admission to all Governor’s Fishing Opener events, fishing, and commemorative items.
  • Priority sponsorship selection of a commemorative item.
  • Company banner at Friday’s community picnic event and Saturday’s shore lunch.
  • Sponsorship identification on the official Governor’s Fishing Opener website. This includes logo, link to your website, and up to a 20 word tag line and/or description.
  • Sponsorship identification on local advertising, (print, and radio, as scheduled), event posters and programs.
  • Booth space available at Community Picnic
  • Listing on celebrations dinner program.
  • Optional early arrival lodging for Thursday night.

 Golden Walleye Level $10,000 to $19,999

  • Full weekend package for six (6) people – includes lodging, meals, admission to all Governor’s Fishing Opener events, fishing, and commemorative items.
  • Sponsorship of a commemorative item.
  • Company banner at Friday’s community picnic event and Saturday’s shore lunch.
  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Sponsor identification on local advertising, (print, and radio, as scheduled), posters, fliers and programs.
  • Booth space available at Community Picnic
  • Listing on celebration dinner program. 

 Silver Walleye Level $5,000 to $9,999

  • Full weekend package for four (4) people – includes lodging, meals, admission to all Governor’s Fishing Opener events, fishing, and commemorative items.
  • Sponsorship of a commemorative item.
  • Company banner at Friday’s community picnic and Saturday’s shore lunch.
  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Sponsor identification on local advertising, (print, internet, radio), posters, fliers and programs.
  • Listing on celebrations dinner program.

Bronze Walleye Level $3,000 to $4,999

  • Full weekend package for two (2) people – includes lodging, meals, admission to all Governor’s Fishing Opener events, fishing, and commemorative items.
  • Sponsorship of a commemorative item.
  • Company banner at Friday’s community picnic and Saturday’s shore lunch.
  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Sponsor identification on local advertising, (print), posters, and programs.
  • Listing on celebration dinner program.

 Muskie Level $1,500 to $2,999

  • 2 tickets to Saturday’s shore lunch.
  • Sponsorship of a commemorative item.
  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Sponsor identification on local advertising, (print), posters, and programs.
  • Listing on celebration dinner program.

 Northern Pike Level $500 to $1,499

  • Listing on local print advertising.
  • Sponsorship of a commemorative item.
  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Listing on celebration dinner program.

Largemouth Bass Level $499 and less

  • Sponsorship identification with link on Official Governor’s Fishing Opener website.
  • Listing on celebration dinner program.

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 Nate Grotzke, Sponsorship Chair, nate@closeconverse.com

Steve Mau, Event Co-Chair, steve@brainerdrental.com

Frank Soukup, Event Co-Chair, frank.soukup@grandviewlodge.com

*Special Proposals: The Sponsorship Committee may decide to offer a sponsorship of a meal or function to a business. If you are interested in discussing the possibility of a special proposal, please discuss with Explore Minnesota Tourism.

 The 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Committee thanks you for your participation in our event. Please complete this form and return to: Brainerd Lakes Chamber, 124 N. Sixth St., Brainerd, MN 56401 or email to Jenna Crawford with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.

Please Note: The State of Minnesota does not permit exclusive rights or grant overall official designation to any business or organizations willing to participate in the Governor’s Fishing Opener. Sponsorships may not be solicited under the premise of access to any government official. No photos taken at the Governor’s Fishing Opener of any government officials may be used in any business sales or promotions and the committee must agree to make their sponsor aware of those restrictions. Sponsors must agree that press releases related to the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener event will be submitted to Explore Minnesota Tourism for review prior to release to the media or public.