PARADE FLOAT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
The United States
Submarine Veterans, Inc. represent veterans who voluntarily served on United
States Submarines, from World War II diesel boats, to Cold War nuclear fast
attack submarines, and to missile carrying Polaris/Poseidon submarines.
Our creed is “To perpetuate the
memory of our submarine
shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of
their duties while serving
their country”. The USS
Maine Base United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. represents veterans from the
entire state of
With their creed in
mind the USS Maine Base of Submarine Veterans have been marching as a group,
with their model submarine memorial float in Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th
and other parades throughout the state of
The cost of participation in these parades for travel
expenses and insurance costs has been about $1000 a year.
This funding has been supported by base membership dues and personal
contributions from members. As these expenses are not going to decrease as
long as we continue to participate in parades, a parade float sponsorship
program could be used to help cover some of these expenses.
The sponsorship program would be set up to receive donations for advertisement by local Maine businesses by placing discrete business signs on the submarine float to be displayed during the participation of the float in the parades.
This type of business sponsorship funding is currently
being used by many businesses in
The sponsorship program is allowed by National USSVI, as
long as the signs do not divert from the following of the Submariner’s creed to
remember our fallen shipmates.
TYPES OF SPONSORSHIPS:
One or both of the following could be used for the sponsorship program:
A onetime use sign with the company logo would go on the rear rail of the sub float. This type of sponsorship would apply to participation by the Subvets in the town where the business is located.
Permanent (yearly) sponsorship could be
made available to various
A committee would be set up to control the program and to
sell the sponsorship to local
The committee chairman will oversee the program.
The business relations associate
would be responsible for promoting the sponsorship
Sign to be provided by sponsor following design criteria set by the Committee.
SELLING OF SPONSORSHIPS:
The Business Relations Associate
Copies of the Maine Base Submarine Veterans Brochure could be used to inform the company about the Submarine Veterans.
He would obtain an agreed upon slogan and sign design with the business.
He would complete Appendix A, Business Sponsorship of the Maine Base Submarine Veterans form.
A suggested sign is attached in Appendix B, Suggested Maine Submarine Veterans Sponsorship Sign.
The signs must be discrete and not divert from the main purpose of the Submarine Veterans to remember lost submarines and crews.
The suggested size of the signs would be approximately 18” to 24” tall by approximately 36” to 42” long. This assumes that there would be two signs provided and to be placed one on either side of the float.
The logo from the company being
sponsored could be placed on the sign.
Wording to the effect "Maine Submarine Veterans sponsored by Business So-and-So. Or "Business-so-and-so salutes the Maine Submarine Veterans would be appropriate.
The signs would be placed aft of the Maine Base Submarine Veterans signs over the float wheels. This area has good vision from the street and is clear of personal standing on the float during parades.
Business Sponsorship of the
_________________________________________Agrees to sponsor the Maine Submarine Veterans.
Copy of business logo obtained.________________________________________
Suggested wording on sign:____________________________________________
A donation in the amount of --------------------will be made to the USS Maine Base, USSVI:
__________________________________________ Business Sales Representative
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