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3rd Annual Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invite

Saturday April 18, 2015

DeWitt, IL

The University of Illinois Rowing Club will be hosting the 3rd Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational on April 18th, 2015. The Invitational is open to collegiate crews and will serve as an excellent tune up for Regional Championships like MACRA.

List of Events
Varsity Women's 8+
Varsity Men's 8+
Junior Varsity Women's 8+
Junior Varsity Men's 8+
Novice Women's 8+
Novice Men's 8+
Varsity Women's 4+
Varsity Men's 4+
Lightweight Women's 4+
Lightweight Men's 4+
Novice Women's 4+
Novice Men's 4+

The straight, 2000 meter course will contain six fully buoyed lanes - with buoys every 250m. The course is on a straight stretch of the lake, and we have arranged for the official regatta boats to be the only motor boats operating in the area. The surrounding area offers great views of the course, and the finish line is clearly visible from the launching site and main regatta area. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each event, as well as a points trophy for crews from within the State of Illinois.

The race date was specifically chosen to accommodate crews who are too far North to travel to Tennessee for SIRA's. We have also scheduled our regatta with the MACRAs in mind, which falls on the following weekend. Hopefully, you will be able to make our regatta a fixture in your Spring season schedules.

Trophies & Awards
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals for All Events
  • Plaques for Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Novice 8+'s Events
  • Trophies for the Varsity 8+'s
  • Women's Overall Points Trophy
  • Men's Overall Points Trophy
  • Illinois State Rowing Championship Trophy
    for Illinois team with greatest combined points

Entries can be made on RegattaCentral.com. Crews are welcome to boat athletes as often as hot seating allows. We are working to secure sponsorships for the event to cover capital expenditures and infrastructure for this regatta. We are also actively working with vendors to make sure we have food and merchandise available for athletes and fans.

The day will offer a great number of races to watch. The main regatta area offers excellent vantage points of the entire lake, specifically the finish line. Racing will go off every 10-15 minutes, meaning there will always be some excitement to watch. The course also makes for great photo opportunities, and we encourage all photographers to take advantage of the venue and its great vistas.

The venue will have food and merchandise vendors, and portable bathrooms will be available for use. This combined with no cost of entry for spectators makes this a perfect venue for watching an afternoon of racing.

Regatta Features

  • Stake boat start
  • 6 lanes, buoyed every 250m.
  • Crews launch for 60ft long double sided dock in protected inlet.
  • Entire course is clearly visible from the main regatta area.

Race Documents

Check out regatta information on RegattaCentral.com

This venue will bring together many collegiate rowing teams, spectators, and fans.

By sponsoring this event, you will get access to a large community of athletes, families, fans, and other spectators coming to view this unique event. While the course is large, the venue is compact giving your sponsorship signage great exposure.

Rowing as a sport gives you access to a wide demographic. The sport has mass appeal in the United States and around the World, and its unique culture draws in varied crowds of spectators eager to learn more about the sport.

There are a number of levels of sponsorship to fit a range of contributions. Everything from our "Friends of Illini Rowing" geared to small businesses and families, all the way up to Event Sponsor who sponsor individual races. For more information about becoming a race sponsor, please contact regatta@illinirowing.com.

Sponsorship Levels

Friend of Illinois Rowing $150

For your contribution as a Friend of Illinois Rowing, you will receive a signed photograph of the rowing team, a commemorative Notice of Race bulletin, and recognition on the club website: www.illinirowing.com

Illinois Regatta Business Sponsor $350

An Illinois Regatta Business Sponsor will receive logo placement on the Regatta T-shirts and official Notice of Race. They will also receive online advertising through the club’s website www.illinirowing.com, Regatta Central (www.regattacentral.com), facebook and other social media.

Illinois Regatta Corporate Sponsor $550

An Illinois Regatta Corporate Sponsor will receive logo placement on all signage and banners located throughout the event, prominent logo placement on T-shirts, prominent online advertisement through all outlets, and a mention in any press release.

Individual Event Presenting Sponsor - $1000

Sponsors will present medals for individual event, such as the Varsity Men's 8+, Varsity Women's 8+, Novice Men's 8+, etc. The sponsoring company’s name and logo will be featured on event signage, websites, t-shirts, and the official Notice of Race. The company's name and logo will be included on the accompanying plaque, and a representative is welcomed to present the awards to the recipients in the official medal ceremony on the awards dock.

An example of the wording for this level of sponsorship would be:
Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational Men’s Varsity 8+ Championship – Presented by COMPANY

Championship Presenting Sponsor - $2000

Sponsors will present one of the two trophies given for the competition:

  • Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational Men's Points Trophy
    Presented to the Best Collegiate Men's Team (determine by points)
  • Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational Women's Points Trophy
    Presented to the Best Collegiate Women's Team (determined by points)

The sponsoring company’s name and logo will be prominently featured on event signage, websites, t-shirts, and official Notice of Race. The name and logo will also be included on the plaque accompanying the trophy. A representative from the Sponsoring company is also welcome to present the trohpy to the winning team on the awards dock during the official awards ceremony.

An example of the wording for this level of sponsorship would be:
Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational Women’s Team Trophy – Presented by COMPANY

Championship Trophy Sponsor – $3000

This level of sponsorship provides the sponsor with naming rights to one of the two Championship Trophies, as well as “Championship Presenting Sponsorship” status for that trophy for 3 years.

An example of the trophy name for this level of sponsorship would be:
The COMPANY Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational Men's Championship Cup

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