Thank you for your interest in Special Event and Park Development sponsorship with Warminster Township Parks & Recreation Department. Below is a brief description of our sponsorship opportunities. Please feel free to call us if you require additional information: 215-443-5428.
Basket Bingo: is usually held in February in the Five Ponds Golf Club – It’s a wine & cheese basket bingo. Longaberger baskets are offered as prizes instead of the usual 50-50 or money prizes. Sponsorship funds cover the cost of baskets, as well as bingo supplies. Proceeds from this event go toward development of the 243-acre Warminster Community Park.
- Sponsorship: $50-500
- Attendance 130
Easter Egg Scramble: takes place the Thursday before Good Friday, 4:30 PM in the afternoon. Children, ages 3-10, are invited to gather up as many eggs as possible. We separate the children by age group and distribute approximately 6-8,000 eggs each year. Between 300 & 400 children usually participate in this free event. Sponsorship funds are needed to purchase eggs, candy, and prizes.
- Sponsorship: $1,000
- Current event sponsor: Fulton Bank
- Attendance 400-500
Community Park Pickup: Residents volunteer to pick up parks and public areas as part of the Earth Day - Penn DoT “Keep PA Beautiful” program in late April. Penn DoT provides vests and trash bags but we’d like to feed volunteers if possible.
- Sponsorship: $250-500
- Attendance 50-100
Bark Park Development Sponsorships: continuous funding opportunities to fund park amenities for our furry friends; agility training pieces, benches, more trees, etc. $250-4000.
Rubber Ducky Regatta: Going into our 17th year! From January to May, duck tickets which correspond to numbered plastic ducks are sold at various locations throughout the Township. On the third Sunday in May, all of the plastic numbered ducks are placed in the Neshaminy Creek in Kemper Park and float approximately 1/4 mile to the finish line. The first four ducks that cross the finish line win cash prizes totaling $500.00. Following the event, we have a half-hour of family games and prizes - all duck related. Rita’s Water Ice donates dessert for our family picnic. Sponsorship funds are needed to cover the cost of the prizes, food, and additional ducks.
- Sponsorship: $500-1,000
- Current Sponsors: Rita’s Water Ice.
- Attendance 200-300/ 700-1000 tickets sold.
- Seeking event sponsor for $800
Send A Kid to Camp: Our summer scholarship program allows children who may not be able to afford it, the opportunity to go to our 7-week playground/teen camp program or to other activity (sports and arts) camps offered by the Department. We have various fundraisers throughout the year for this cause and try never to turn anyone in need away. Due to confidentiality, this is a very low-profile sponsorship. Typically we provide $5,000-8,000 in scholarships each year.
- Sponsorship: $125/child for activity camps (1 week); $550 for summer camp (7 weeks) - Attendance 300+
Safety Town: With tremendous help from the Warminster Rotary, we recently finished construction of Safety Town, located at Warminster Community Park. With the sponsors’ business and community service facades constructed from recycled plastic lumber, this “miniature Warminster” allows young children to “drive” their bikes, trikes, and big wheels and learn the safety “rules of the road”. There are still some finishing touches, such as benches and trees needed, as well as the possibility of more facades being added in the future.
- Sponsorship: $500-1,000
Summer Concert Series: The Township offers a free Wednesday evening concert series to our residents. Each year we offer a variety of music - symphony, barbershop, big band, Irish music, country western, children’s concert and folk/pop concerts from June through August. Grant funding from PA Council on the Arts, which has supported this program for the past 20 years, is no longer available due to State budget cuts, so we are seeking business sponsorship for each concert or the whole series.
- Sponsorship available for a single concert or the entire series: $450-5500
- Attendance: 500-800
Warminster Skate Spot: Opened in July of 2007, the Warminster Skate Spot is a free bmx/rollerblade/skateboard park for children of this community. Funds are constantly being raised to purchase new equipment. An Advertising/Equipment sponsorship is available for $500-$25,000. www.warminstertownship.org/skatespot
Fall Golf Outing: 2012 will be our 15th year for our Fall Scholarship Golf Outing. Each year, the event is a "shotgun" held on Columbus Day at Five Ponds Golf Club. We seek an underwriting sponsor for this event ($2000) and then pick up additional tee and green sponsors as well ($50-500). Proceeds from this event go to our children’s’ scholarship program. Current Underwriting Sponsor – Gilmore & Associates. Attendance 50-70
Halloween Magic Show: Society of Young Magicians hosts a benefit performance for the WREC to raise $$ for stage improvements. A family event, we usually provide snacks and need sponsorship $$ to cover prizes, candy, etc.
- Sponsorship: $100-300
- Attendance 200-300
Touch A Truck: A popular family event at Warminster Community Park held the last Saturday in October or first Sat in November. Last year over 600 people attended and it was COLD! Touch A Truck allows children of all ages to view, climb on and experience some of the large trucks, fire engines and municipal utility vehicles they see on the road every day – up close and personal!
- Sponsorship opportunities: Event sponsor ($750). Call for more information.
- Attendance: 500-800
Park Development: The Township is currently developing a “gift catalog” for future park development of the municipal parks. Since receiving the 243-acre Warminster Community Park in 2001, we have received numerous grants to complete a Master Site Plan and have begun preliminary development of park facilities. Play apparatus, benches, trees, are always needed. Current sponsorship ranges from $300-300,000.
Warminster Beautification; In 2000, Warminster kicked off a Township-wide beautification program to enhance the entry ways to this community. Gardens, banners, roadside landscaping and street tree planting as well as improvements to Township facilities are all part of this program. Sponsorship: $500-15,000
Friend of Warminster Parks: a newly-established 501-C-3 organization raising funds to improve the parks, enhance the environment and bring awareness of park programs and facilities to the Township residents. Current fundraising project is for new durable, recycled plastic signs for the entire park system. For a sample, visit WCP or Szymanek Park as these signs have been completed. Annual Casino Night/Beef & Beer held in March to raise money for all new entry signs in the parks.
- Sponsorship: $100-5,000.
- Attendance: 100-200
Other activities sponsored by the Department vary from year to year and may include the Heaviest Tomato contest, Butterfly Garden, Memorial Day Parade, Ed Jefferies Award for Community Service, Perennials for Parks, Children’s Summer Theater, and Tree Memorials. In the past, we have also held a Valentine’s Family Brunch, a Turkey Trot Road Rallye, Park Pedal Push, and Halloween 10K but the public response to these events in recent years has been declining (rallye & run) or expenses have increased making the event cost prohibitive (brunch).
We look forward to hearing from you.