Sponsorship Opportunities with Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey
Skate, Shoot, and Soar with Thunderbirds Hockey
Thunderbirds hockey is a thriving hockey community in Vancouver where more than 1,000 families are creating a rewarding sport experience for our young players, boys and girls, that’s rooted in the values of integrity, respect, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence, on and off the ice.
One of the largest hockey associations in the province, our players range in age from 4 to 17 and play on recreational hockey teams and more competitive rep teams. Regardless of their position within the Association, we emphasize skills development, parent participation and the opportunities for players to build self-esteem, confidence and character.
Raising tomorrow’s leaders
As a community-orientated youth sports association, Thunderbirds hockey is a convenor of sport, social activity and learning for our young players and their families throughout the hockey season.
Sponsoring Thunderbirds hockey is like joining a tight night community, where your contribution is recognized and makes a real difference by helping youth skate, shoot and soar! Your valued sponsorship will help sustain a community that is helping raise the leaders of tomorrow.
At Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey, sponsorship funds go towards:
- Training and development activities that enhance players’ skills and leadership abilities
- Attracting top talent to coach and lead our players, on and off the ice
- Supporting off ice opportunities like bursaries, scholarships and leadership conferences that enable our players to soar from good to great
- Reducing upward pressure on annual fees
The right audience for you
Sponsoring Thunderbirds hockey puts your brand in front of thousands of families through the seven-month hockey season. With your sponsorship, your organization gains valuable profile with an affluent demographic, many who are senior leaders and decision makers in the Vancouver business community.
We offer unique sponsorship and branding opportunities within our hockey community and the greater Pacific Coast Hockey league. Each sponsorship package is designed to get you the optimum profile for your sponsorship dollar. We have a number of pre-set opportunities to choose from listed below ranging from a small commitment to a significant partnership.
|1. Divisional Sponsorships (3 opportunities: Initiation, Recreational or Rep)|
|Take on a title sponsorship of a TBirds division. Potential reach and visibility for each division, includes:
• Recreational division: more than 39,000 people
• Rep Division: more than 20,000 people
• Initiation Division: more than 11,500 people
|2. Summer Camps Title Sponsorship (1 opportunity)|
|Our summer camp program welcomes close to 300 participants on an annual basis at the end of the summer to Hillcrest Community Centre. Not only will a sponsor be visible and engaged with the Thunderbird community through a variety of communications and onsite activations, members of the general public will have the opportunity to witness the engagement onsite.|
|3. Tournament Title Sponsorship (4 opportunities)|
|Vancouver Thunderbirds Hockey hosts four tournaments each season. Our three rep tournaments involve 6-8 teams each and our Initiation Tournament involves 40+ teams. This is an excellent way to engage directly with a specific sector of the association along with the visiting associations through digital and onsite activation opportunities.|
|4. Tournament Element/Experience Sponsorships (Multiple opportunities)|
|These opportunities include elements such as Player of the Game awards, the world-famous Thunderbird Shootout Extravaganza that occurs at the end of each round robin game, awards based on sportsmanship or other creative opportunities that would enhance the experience of the players. Other experiences could include elements that fit within the arena lobby areas such as a coffee lounge for parents, games area, or internet cafe.|
|5. Initiation Jamboree (5 Opportunities)|
|The Jamboree is the official kick-off to the season for our Initiation division and brings all of our younger Thunderbirds and their parents to one location to start the season of smiles.|
|6. Thunderbird Photo Day (2 Opportunities)|
|This is the one day that every member of the Thunderbird family attends one event. Photo day provides a sponsor with a great opportunity to interact with all members.|
|7. Custom Sponsorships|
|Thunderbirds would be pleased to work with you to create a sponsorship package that is right for you.|