Dear Potential 2019 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 50,000 visitors that come to Dana Point from around the globe to experience this very special event.

This year marks the 48th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebration set for the first two weekends in March (March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019), 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 full-color posters and 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 online on our website beginning in January, throughout Dana Point Harbor beginning the first week of February, and at merchandise/info booths every day during the event. 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 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 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.

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 – we look forward to having you as a partner!

Thank you for considering a sponsorship with the 2019 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.

Andrea Swayne
Dana Point Festival of Whales
Event Coordinator