Sponsors Information about RAM
Raleigh Area Masters(RAM) Swimming is the one of the largest adult swimming program in North Carolina, under the sanction of North Carolina Masters Swimming, a component of United States Masters Swimming. RAM is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to RAM are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
WHO ARE WE?
RAM athletes include competitive swimmers, triathletes, and fitness swimmers of all ages and skill level. USMS Certified coaches leads structured RAM practices seven days a week, including morning and evening practices. In the past few years, RAM athletes led the NC Masters team to the Masters short-course and long-course National Championship. Several RAM athletes hold world records in their respective age groups, and many rank #1 in the annual US Masters tabulation of All-Americans including a United States Olympic Trials Qualifier. RAM Triathletes have won overall championships and relay championships at regional events.
However, it is not just the competitive athlete who benefits from RAM coaching. RAM sponsors and staffs stroke clinics for people of all ages and abilities several times yearly. In addition, RAM athletes volunteer their time as coaches for swim teams in and around Raleigh. Since RAM is a volunteer organization, RAM athletes serve countless hours of their time helping swimmers
The Annual North Carolina State Championship is hosted by RAM
A major RAM effort each year is to host the North Carolina Masters State Swimming Championships, which attracts over 200+ swimmers across NC and surrounding states. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase our great city to visiting swimmers. Despite many hours of volunteers' time, this swim meet is expensive for RAM. Pool rental and timing equipment alone for the two day meet runs in the thousands of dollars. Custom awards and social programs add to the expense, but are very much appreciated by Masters athletes from across the state. The mayor, and other elected officials have written letters of welcome for the meet program. Due to the quality of the meet, Masters athletes from the southeastern US routinely travel to the Triangle for this event. This year the meet will take place April 6-7, 2013 at the Triangle Aquatic Center Pool.
RAM Sponsorship Opportunities
- GOLD SPONSORSHIP - $1,000
- SILVER SPONSORSHIP - $500
- BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - $200
- IN KIND DONATIONS
Gold Sponsorship (minimum $1,000 donation to RAM) includes a full page in the meet program, and the opportunity to place two banners in the meet venue — one directly behind the starting blocks, and one at the award presentation area. Only ONE Gold Sponsor is allowed for each Championship.
Silver Sponsorship (minimum $500 donation to RAM) includes one half page in the meet program, and the opportunity to place a banner at the heat assembly area
Bronze Sponsorship (minimum $200 donation) includes a quarter page in the meet program and sponsorship listing
In-kinkd donations are also welcomed. All contributors will receive a thank you letter including a confirmation of their tax-deductible donation.