Sail Boston 2000 Announces First Round of Corporate Sponsorship; Confirmed Sponsors for Return of Tall Ships 'Exceeds Expectations'.Business/Feature/Sailing Editors
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2000
Sail Boston 2000(R), organizers of the return of the Tall Ships to Boston in July, today listed the corporations which have committed to sponsorship of the event to date, adding that both the number and the rate at which sponsors have pledged has "exceeded expectations" of the organizers.
"We have been delighted with the extent of corporate support for the Tall Ships, but also with the speed with which so many have come forward to back the event and the city," said Dusty Rhodes Dusty Rhodes may refer to:
Currently, sponsorship commitments total nearly $1 million. Sail Boston is also in negotiations with nearly a dozen other companies for sponsorship packages, which the organizers say should bring total sponsorship of the event to well over $1.5 million.
To date, sponsoring companies and organizations include:
American Airlines Anheuser-Busch, Inc. The Boston Globe Boston.com Boston Harbor Hotel Boston Magazine The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company Champion Products Clarke & Co. Fidelity Investments Filene's FleetBoston Financial Greater Boston Convention and Visitor's Bureau Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar Liberty Funds Group Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Modern Continental The NStar Companies Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP PepsiCo. WCVB-TV Channel 5 WHDH-TV Channel 7
Sponsorship packages are typically priced at $50,000, although some corporations are contributing larger sums. Additionally, sponsorship-in-kind arrangements have been negotiated with a selection of other organizations and companies, who will provide important services for the event.
"We believe that the 1992 visit of the Tall Ships to Boston set a strong precedent for the level of support we're now seeing for the 2000 event," explained Rhodes. "In '92, the Tall Ships' visit brought more than 5 million spectators to Boston, and earned the region over $30 million in sales tax sales tax, levy on the sale of goods or services, generally calculated as a percentage of the selling price, and sometimes called a purchase tax. It is usually collected in the form of an extra charge by the retailer, who remits the tax to the government. revenues. "It wasn't just a good thing for the city; it was also good for the state, the region and New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. overall. Everybody wins. I believe that's why we're seeing the level of corporate backing we're enjoying now," she added.
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Beginning in April 2000, two Tall Ship races will start from Southampton, England, and Genoa, Italy, finishing in Cadiz, Spain. The combined fleet will then race across the Atlantic to Bermuda, from where the ships will cruise in company north to Boston, making brief stops in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. and a host of Massachusetts locations. Following the week-long Boston event, scheduled for July 11-16, the fleet will race to Halifax, Nova Scotia For other uses, see Halifax.
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Sail Boston 2000 has already received confirmation of attendance from 16 Class A ships (over 175 feet), and expects as many as two dozen from throughout the world to participate. Overall, more than 100 ships are anticipated, including the United States aircraft carrier, John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
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