Saturday, December 24, 2011

Help with the Air Race Classic, June 19-22, 2012

I received this email today... the sponsorship packages mentioned in the press release aren't enclosed - but you can see them by visiting their website.

Most of us can't be sponsors, but we can certainly be volunteers...

Dear Potential Air Race Classic Sponsor,

The 36h annual Air Race Classic (ARC), an all-women transcontinental air race, takes place June 19 -22, 2012. Close to one hundred women will start the race in Lake Havasu City, AZ and fly more than 2,000 miles to Batavia, OH.

The first Women's Air Derby, raced in 1929, was referred to by Will Rogers as the “Powder Puff Derby.” It captured the nation’s attention then and today the ARC continues that energy. We invite you to join us. Be an ARC sponsor.

Race teams consist of at least two female pilots. Teams have four days to complete the cross-country course, flying under FAA visual flight rules. Skilled pilots, ranging in age from eighteen to ninety from across the United States and internationally (Canada, England, Germany, Malaysia and New Zealand), attract attention as they fly across the country. A wide variety of careers, backgrounds and universities are represented in their numbers. Their professionalism encourages women and young girls to strive for success in aviation and other non-traditional endeavors. Through outreach programs and the media, these women touch and inspire thousands along the way.

The ARC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that depends on your support, tax-deductible donations and a network of volunteers. Organizations such as the local Chamber of Commerce, the Ninety-Nines Inc. (international organization of women pilots), Zonta, Women in Aviation, Intl. (WAI), Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), local flying clubs, airport employees, local businesses and interested citizens are just some of the groups that lend their support.

Your donations will assist ARC in its mission to encourage and educate women pilots, to increase public awareness of general aviation and women’s roles in aviation, and to preserve and promote the tradition of pioneering women in aviation.

To “Catch the Excitement” and be a part of this event, we urge you to take advantage of one of the many sponsorship opportunities.

Enclosed are an ARC sponsorship list and a brochure outlining specific opportunities and benefits for you or your organization. We look forward to working with you to make this race and future races a success. [Go to the website to see these.]

Thank you for your support of the Air Race Classic.

1 comment:

ClassicRacer11 said...

Cathy: Thank you so much for asking folks to help with the Air Race Classic. We can certainly use all available hands. But I would like to add a comment about sponsoring the race: Sponsirship does not entail thousands of dollars. We have sponsors for $25 on up and we have many who sponsor the race by making a donation item to our annual silent auction. All of the proceeds raised during the silent auction go to support our youth outreach activities and the continuation of the Air Race Classic so ALL can be supporters and sponsors. Please feel free to contact me about sponsorships, silent auction donations or lending a hand at Thank you, Terry Carbonell, Secretary/Director, Air Race Classic, Inc.