Become an SPMHA Sponsor

The Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association (SPMHA) was established in 1993, and we are the 4th largest minor hockey association in Alberta behind only Edmonton, Calgary & St. Albert. We are members in good standing of Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta and the Edmonton Hockey Federation, and we are affiliated with the Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club and the Sherwood Park Referees Association. Our organization is administered almost exclusively by volunteers, and the Board of Directors of Sherwood Park Minor Hockey are dedicated to providing the youth of Sherwood Park, Alberta with the best hockey experience possible.

While our Association has excellent commitment through the parents and volunteers, we must rely on outside sources to sustain and improve our quality programs. Sponsorship has always played a vital role in the development of our minor hockey program and we are very grateful to all the sponsors that have, and continue to be involved with Sherwood Park Minor Hockey.

As a business owner and member of our community, we would like to extend an invitation for you to sponsor SPMHA, one of more of our special projects or tournaments and/or one of our teams. Your contributions will be beneficial to ensuring that Sherwood Park Minor Hockey can continue to offer excellent hockey programs for our youth in Sherwood Park.

WHY SPONSOR SHERWOOD PARK MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION?

  • With nearly 80 teams, 1200+ players and 3600+ immediate family members, all from your community, we represent a significant targeted demographic.
  • Our primary arenas in and around Sherwood Park are filled with players, parents, siblings, grandparents and hockey fans of Sherwood Park Minor Hockey, in addition to visiting associations, seven days per week, offering great exposure to your business.
  • Our newly redesigned website will receive significant daily traffic and your link can be on it. SPMHA.AB.CA receives nearly 700,000 individual visits per year and more than 2,300,000 page hits per year. As a sponsor, your business will benefit from this exposure.
  • Social Media Presence. We are currently growing our presence and following on both Facebook and Twitter. Both offer excellent opportunities for added exposure. We will engage with you on Social Media.
  • We will be actively encouraging our membership to support our sponsors including in our newsletter which is produced using MailChimp and features sponsor logos. Our Sponsors are
    "featured likes" on Facebook and we frequently RT our sponsor messages.
  • Our teams play games throughout the Edmonton area and beyond; your sponsor bar will be proudly displayed at Home Games, Away Games and in Tournaments.
  • Effective and targeted advertising.
  • Community presence and good will, and building for the future (a legacy of support).

HOW DOES YOUR SPONSORSHIP HELP?

  • Sponsorship revenue helps to keep registration costs affordable so that more children are able to participate and enjoy the game of hockey.
  • Allows Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association to provide
    the best skill development coaches and instructors.
  • Ensures players of all ages and abilities are provided with
    opportunities to excel.
  • Helps us to offer new and innovative programs such as
    player, coach & referee development sessions.
  • Aids in offsetting cost of tournament related expenses.
  • Fosters community involvement and partnership.
  • Provides funding for the purchase of jerseys and hockey
    equipment.
  • Supports the day to day operation of our minor hockey
    association.

We look forward to your support and thank you very much for your anticipated assistance. Additionally, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss any other sponsorship ideas that you may have to help sponsor the boys and girls of Sherwood Park who play minor hockey. For more information and to share your sponsorship ideas, please contact our Sponsorship Director, Laura Inglis  via email at spmha.sponsorship@gmail.com

SPMHA has introduced some exciting new programs which offer our sponsors many value added features with the goal of increased exposure to you and your customers while supporting our association. Please see the below sponsorship options.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPMHA Bronze "Online" Sponsor
$250

  • Featured Sponsor logo placement on the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association website main page with a link to your business website.
  • Listed as a sponsor in all of our Insider newsletters to our members.
  • Featured "Like" on Facebook, follow and engagement on Twitter
  • 1 year agreement September 2017 to September 2018

SPMHA Silver "Banner" Sponsor
$500

  • Sponsor logo placement on the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association website main page with a link to your business website.
  • Listed as a sponsor in all of our Insider newsletters to our members
  • Featured "Like" on Facebook, follow and engagement on Twitter
  • Ceiling Banner placement within one of our local Sherwood Park rinks for the 2017-18 season.
  • 1 year agreement September 2017 to September 2018

SPMHA Gold "Banner Plus" Sponsor
$1000

  • Sponsor logo placement on the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association Website main page with a link to your business website.
  • Listed as a sponsor in all of our Insider newsletters to our members.
  • Highlighted as a 'feature sponsor" in one of our Insider newsletters to our members
  • Featured "Like" on Facebook, follow and engagement on Twitter
  • Ceiling Banner placement within one of our local Sherwood Park rinks for the 2017-18 season.
  • Featured banner advertisement on our main web page throughout the season
  • 1 year agreement September 2017 to September 2018

SPMHA Platinum "Divisional" Sponsor
$500 per team (all teams in division)

  • Sponsor logo placement on the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association Website main page with a link to your business website.
  • Listed as a sponsor in all of our Insider newsletters to our members
  • Highlighted as a 'feature sponsor" in one of our Insider newsletters to our members
  • Featured "Like" on Facebook, follow and engagement on Twitter
  • Ceiling Banner placement within one of our local Sherwood Park rinks for the 2017-18 season.
  • Featured banner advertisement placed at the top of one of our 8 divisional web pages.
  • Sponsor Bar added to team jerseys
  • Sponsor recognition plaque to display at your business
  • Opportunities for advertisement and presence at league tournaments, fundraisers, and volunteer appreciation events
  • 1, 2 or 3 year agreements available

SPMHA TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP

SPMHA hosts several tournament events per season, bringing almost 1,000 participants to stay, eat, and play in Sherwood Park! Be a part of the excitement and sponsor one of these events.

Program Advertising

When you buy advertising from our SPMHA Tournaments, your ad will appear in the Tournament Program. You get great exposure! We encourage you to consider offering a valuable coupon to increase the effectiveness of your advertising.

ADVERTISING RATES & SPECIFICATIONS

AD FORMAT SIZE (WxH) RATE
1/4 PAGE 2 1/4 x 3 3/4" $100
1/2 PAGE 4 3/4 x 3 3/4" $150
FULL PAGE 4 3/4 x 7 1/4" $250
INSIDE FRONT COVER 4 3/4 x 7 1/4" $350
INSIDE BACK COVER 4 3/4 x 7 1/4" $350

Heart and Hustle Tournament Gifts

The Heart & Hustle tournament award is a gift presented to a single player on each team for each game, with the recipient determined by the coaching staffs.  This gift is in recognition of a player's hard work and sportsmanship.

Heart and Hustle sponsor recognition includes:

  • Advertising in the tournament programs or flyers distributed to all players
  •  Sponsor logo and link to the sponsor's website from the SPMHA Tournament site.
  • A sponsor recognition plaque to display at your business.
  • Identification on all tournament signage as the Heart and Hustle sponsor (team schedules, thank-you poster etc.)

More Advertising Opportunities

We want to support businesses that support our values.  If your business is sports, fitness, training or team fundraising and you'd like to connect with our membership, we have options for you too!  Our participants love to hear from businesses that offer services or benefits to our developing players.

Become a "Preferred Service Provider"   ($150 per season)

  • Listing and 1 paragraph write-up for your business on our "Preferred Service Provider" page on our new website with a link to your business.

SPMHA Insider Email Blast   ($200 association wide, $100 for specific division)

  • Connect with all of our subscribed SPMHA Hockey Insiders directly in their email inboxes.  This is a great way to advertise a special promotion, training camp, fitness program or fundraising opportunity.

You've Got Ideas Too!

We're always open to new ideas.  If you have a tailor-made sponsorship program you'd like to pitch,  contact our Sponsorship Director and we'll try to develop a program that works for you!

 

*Sponsorship opportunities are provided on a first come basis and are therefore subject to availability.  Receipts for advertising expense are issued to sponsoring businesses and individuals.  Donors receive a tax receipt for their donation to our Development Fund or our Equipment Fund.  Donors do not get the same exposure as advertisers.  Logos, ceiling banners or website banners are to be provided by the participating businesses.  Artwork can be arranged by SPMHA at an additional cost.