Dear Potential 2016 Dana Point Festival of Whales Sponsor:

Dana Point will be celebrating the annual migration of the majestic California Gray Whale beginning this December, and offering the absolute best whale watching available in Southern California. We invite you to join the celebration as an official sponsor and reach over 100,000 visitors that come to Dana Point from around the globe to experience this very special event.

This year marks the 45th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebration, and we have some outstanding sponsorship benefits to offer individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and larger corporations. We have combined these benefits with marketing, publicity and social media programs that will afford our sponsors extensive coverage throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties. Additionally, the Festival produces 1000 full-color posters and 10,000 full-color informational rack cards that are distributed throughout Orange County in the months preceding the Festival. The Festival also produces and distributes via the Dana Point Times, San Clemente Times and the Capistrano Dispatch a 16-page event program to over 52,000 households in the surrounding area, as well as distribution of 10,000 programs during the two Festival weekends. By popular demand, the Festival’s merchandise is sold throughout Dana Point Harbor beginning the first week of January, and is also sold on line. Please take a moment to review the levels of sponsorship and the many related benefits as well as our demographics, online press kit and 2014/2015 clippings and extensive Calendar of Events.

Protection and preservation of ocean life and water quality issues continue to be brought to the forefront of our attention. The Dana Point Festival of Whales not only entertains our visitors, but also enlightens them on environmental issues through the varied events the Festival has to offer, and the actual experience of whale watching. By promoting individual, civic and corporate responsibility for keeping our oceans clean within a fun, festival atmosphere, we are confident that we will make a difference and spread this important message far beyond our own community. Your sponsorship will inform, inspire, impact, and show your support for environmental concerns. We invite you to play a major sponsorship role and help make this celebration an incredible toast to our coast while achieving your targeted marketing goals and objectives.

Our celebration of the California Gray Whale’s majestic migration begins in December with a myriad of events throughout the harbor, and of course the BEST whale watching in Southern California. The celebration culminates with the two-weekend Festival on March 5 & 6 and 12 & 13.

We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your marketing and public relations goals through our packaged programs, or we can work with you on a customized sponsorship program that delivers to your unique market. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and comments – I look forward to having you as a partner!

Thank you for considering a sponsorship with the 2016 Dana Point Festival of Whales, and please remember that the Festival of Whales Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your tax consultant will be able to advise you as to the full extent your sponsorship may be tax deductible.


Penny Elia
Executive Director
Dana Point Festival of Whales
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