Sponsorship Opportunites

We like to thank all of our generous supporters who help to achieve our lofty program goals. One way that we are able to recognize donors is through naming rights for our main pieces of equipment (primarily boats, oars, and seats). As new equipment is purchased or planned If you are interested in any of the following sponsorship opportunities as a way to contribute to the team’s general fundraising or any of our special initiatives, please contact the ILRA at illinoisrowingassociation@gmail.com when you make your contribution.


Seat Sponsor

$1,000 – 11 seats available

Donors who contribute at least $1000 will have the option to have your name, or a name of your choice, appliqued the hull by one of the seats of our premier racing shells. When choosing a seat sponsorship, please let us know what name and details should be included and if you have a preference of your sponsorship being recognized on a men’s or women’s boat.

Please note at this time, 4 seat sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2nd men’s boat and 7 are available for the 2nd women’s boat.


Oar Sponsor

$500 – 12 oars remaining

For donors who contribute at least $500, you have the option to have your name, or a name of your choice, appliqued to the shaft of an oar.  These oars will be used in both training and racing, and the oars will bear the name of the sponsor for as long as the team uses the oars. When choosing an oar sponsorship, please let us know what name and details should be included and if you have a preference of sponsoring an oar used by the men’s or women’s teams.


Photo Sponsor

$250 – unlimited

You will be sent a framed team photo or photo of the crew of your choice as a thank you for your donation.


Boat Sponsor

None available at this time

Your name, or a name of your choosing, will be appliqued to the bow of the boat. You will also be invited as the guest of honor to a boat dedication ceremony held in recognition of your donation.

The team has no immediate plans to purchase any new boats as we focus on improving our safety equipment and new site. If you are interested in assisting the team in the purchase of our next new shell, please contact the ILRA at illinoisrowingassociation@gmail.com to discuss options. In general, these boat sponsorships are used to cover :

• New eight $20,000

• New racing four $15,000

• New pair/double $7,500

• New single $5,000

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