2020 Event Sponsorships

Companies can show a higher level of support by choosing to sponsor a specific event at the SMA Seminar. In addition to the basic benefits of membership, event sponsors are recognized in the following ways:

    • Year-round promotion and multiple web links to your company
    • Comp registration to your sponsored event for additional company member
    • Onsite assistance distributing your marketing materials or facilitating your drawing, or arranging your event
    • Staff will send your pre-conference e-mail promotion or post-conference follow up to targeted members

The current opportunities available for 2020 are listed below. You must be a current Corporate Sponsor member of SMA to sponsor an event. If you have any questions or an idea of your own, feel free to contact SMA using the button below.

Attendee Gift Sponsor$3,500

With over 350 industry professionals expected in 2020, this is an opportunity for your brand to live on well after the seminar ends. This corporate souvenir is given to each guest upon registration and is branded with your logo.  The sponsor has the option to be involved in the selection of the giveaway swag at the discretion of SMA.  If the item selected has the capacity to contain other items, brochures, business cards, or other marketing material from the sponsor is welcomed. Get creative!  Sponsor is expected to order/coordinate the gift item. SMA intern staff will assist with any type of insert and with distribution. The sponsor is formally acknowledged for their contribution and support by the emcee during the programming.

Wednesday Lunch Sponsor$3,000

The Wednesday 30-minute lunch break follows the third General Session of the day and will be held outside the main ballroom on a sprawling covered veranda. This break traditionally averages 300 total guests.  Tables and chairs are provided for guests that prefer to be seated for lunch while others may choose to walk around and mingle in the Arizona sunshine, offering a wonderful guest experience for all.  The lunches are provided in boxed fashion with the event sponsor company logo affixed.  Many guests will use the time to network and instead carry their boxed lunches onto the next break out session.  The event sponsor is permitted to bring a pop-up banner, brochures, and other items to get the most out of the exposure.  This includes items to be placed at all tables and/or swag.  Get creative! A video display board will be made available for the sponsor to play a loop video or logo as desired.  The sponsor is formally acknowledged for their contribution and support by the emcee directly before the lunch break.

Thursday Brunch Co-Sponsor$3,000

This buffet-style fully catered brunch occurs on the final day of the seminar during the 3-hour SMA Annual Business Meeting and closing General Session in the main ballroom. There is plenty of fun had at the gift exchange and grand prize giveaway, which occurrs directly after the closing session. When most of the corporate members have gone home, this presents a unique opportunity to get more intimate with the remaining stadium manager members.  SMA is seeking one additional co-sponsor.  Benefits include but are not limited to a loop video & formal acknowledgement of the sponsor by the emcee.  Creative ideas welcome on how best to bring brand awareness to your organization during this session.  Don’t forget to participate in the gift exchange open to all – bring a gift, get a gift. Past gift exchanges have included such things as: gift baskets, pro sports team jerseys, electronic gadgets, to name a few. There are no restrictions other than to consider the size of the gift for ease of transport purposes.  This event traditionally averages 200 attendees.

Mobile App Co-Sponsor$3,000

SMA does not have a paper program brochure, instead providing the agenda and other meeting materials through the mobile app. Your company will have logo recognition on various areas of the mobile app, as well as be mentioned as the mobile app sponsor by program emcee Rick Nafe during the general session. Have a special contest that you’d like to run? The mobile app sponsor can use the mobile app’s Social Wall to highlight and engage with attendees as well.

TopGolf Bay Sponsor$500

Back by popular demand, TopGolf returns or 2020. Hosted on the first day, companies are invited to kick off the seminar by registering to sponsor a bay/team. All proceeds of this fabulously fun networking event support the SMA Scholarship Foundation. There are a limited number of bays available. Each sponsor can bring a pop-up banner and any other items to be displayed in their bay. Suggestions include brochures, custom swag, team t-shirts, or even team member prizes. Get creative! Each bay will service a team of 4-6 participants, to include a healthy mixture of stadium manager and corporate members. Each sponsor can request specific stadium managers for their team but there are absolutely no guarantees. The TopGolf committee will make their best effort to confirm stadium manager registration and commitment prior to the event. A list of the teams will be provided to the event sponsors in advance should they wish to conduct additional advance outreach and marketing to pump up their team and encourage participation!  There were over 100 registered golfers in 2019, with about one third being manager members.

Thank You to Our Current Event Sponsors:

24/7 Software
Anheuser Busch
Color ID, LLC
Ident Solutions
Flock Free
Irwin Seating
Mortenson Construction
Petrone Risk
SP+ Gameday
Sunbelt Rentals
Terraplas USA
Trex Commercial Products
Turf Nation
Walter P Moore
Whelan Event Services