Manhattan Island Swim

A Long Swim Series
2018 Sponsorship Packages

Proceeds from all A Long Swim open water swimming events fund collaborative ALS research. A Long Swim’s 2018 fundraising goal is $100,000 through corporate sponsorships.

A Long Swim is hosting up to four events during the summer of 2018, including:

  • A Long Swim – Lake Zurich, June 3
  • A Long Swim – Three Oaks, Crystal Lake, June 17
  • A Long Swim – Tower Road Beach, Winnetka, August 5
  • A Long Swim – Chicago River, mid-September [Tentative; sponsorships for Chicago separate]

Presenting/Title Sponsor - $30,000 (1 Available)

  1. Name of event to be followed with sponsor’s name
  2. Ability to have an on-site tent at all 2018 A Long Swim events
    1. A Long Swim personnel available to manage the tent
  3. 10 complimentary participant entries into all A Long Swim events
  4. An opportunity to have Doug McConnell speak to your corporate gathering about A Long Swim
    1. “Tides, Teams and Transactions; Managing Business Using Lessons from Marathon Swimming;” see Doug’s TEDx Talk

Corporate acknowledgement including:

  • Logo prominently displayed on all event merchandise and t-shirts for swimmers and volunteers
  • Name and Logo on all event signage
  • Company profile on A Long Swim website
  • Company name and logo included on media releases surrounding the event
  • Blog post on the A Long Swim website outlining the corporate partnership, to be sponsored to Facebook to an agreed upon target market
  • Opportunity for sponsor’s representative to speak during event ceremonies
  • Announcements, posts, tweets on social media channels, utilizing special, agree-upon hashtags

Corporate Sponsor - $10,000 (3 Available)

  1. Six complimentary participant entries into all A Long Swim events
  2. Ability to have an on-site tent at all 2018 A Long Swim events
    1. A Long Swim personnel available to manage the tent
  3. An opportunity to have Doug McConnell speak to your staff about teamwork
    1. “Tides, Teams and Transactions; Managing Business Using Lessons from Marathon Swimming;” see Doug’s TEDx Talk

Corporate acknowledgement including:

  • Logo prominently displayed on all event merchandise and t-shirts for swimmers and volunteers
  • Name and Logo on all event signage
  • Company profile on A Long Swim website
  • Company name and logo included on media releases surrounding the event
  • Blog post on the A Long Swim website outlining the corporate partnership, to be sponsored to Facebook to an agreed upon target market
  • Opportunity for sponsor’s representative to speak during event ceremonies
  • Announcements, posts, tweets on social media channels, using special, agreed-upon hashtag

Get Your Feet Wet Sponsor - $5,000 (Unlimited)

  1. Four complimentary participant entries into all 2018 A Long Swim events
  2. Corporate acknowledgement including:
    1. Logo displayed on all event merchandise and t-shirts for swimmers and volunteers
    2. Name and Logo on all event signage
    3. Company profile on A Long Swim website
    4. Opportunity for sponsor’s representative to speak during event ceremonies
    5. Announcements, posts, tweets on social media channels, utilizing special hashtags

Event Statistics from 2017​

A Long Swims – aggregate figures
500 swimmers
Raised ~$60,000

Social Media

  1. A Long Swims – aggregate figures
    1. 500 swimmers
    2. Raised ~$60,000
  2. Social Media
    1. Facebook followers
      1. A Long Swim – 2,100
      2. Doug McConnell – 2,100
    2. Linkedin Connections 1,800
    3. Website and Blog followers
      1. A Long Swim – 60,000 hits
      2. My Bionic Boyfriend (companion blog) – 30,000 hits

Press Coverage

  1. Press Coverage
    1. TEDx Talk
    2. Huffington Post
    3. Chicago Tribune
    4. Chicago Sun Times
    5. Crain’s Chicago Business
    6. ABC Chicago Morning News
    7. Quintessential Barrington Magazine
    8. Zen Parenting Radio
    9. Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Donors
2,000 individual donors
1,000 donors multiple times

Corporate and In-Kind Sponsors

  • Medtronic
  • Infiinit Nutrition
  • Bridge Athletics
  • Blueseventy Wetsuits