Plainville Athletic Backers offer ad space at PHS athletic complex

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:51
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The Plainville Athletic Backers organization is offering an advertising opportunity at the Plainville High School Athletic Complex in the form of sponsorships via customized signage for local businesses.

The Tinty fields within the complex are home to several high school sporting teams and are also utilized by the local youth sports organizations throughout the year.

The 3x7-foot vinyl signage is customized for individual businesses, at a cost of $300 for the first year and $200 for each additional year. The Backers organization is asking for a two-year commitment for all sponsors, with the ability to extend the commitment each year.

Signs will be affixed throughout the complex on a first-come, first-served basis, with placement in the highest “traffic areas” as an incentive. The signs will be on display from March through November each year.

Half of the sales proceeds will support the turf field maintenance costs.

“The Backers group realizes the expense carried by the town with regard to turf field maintenance and future replacement, so we are trying to be proactive in securing additional funds to support this expense over time,” explained Backers president Ben Gediman.

The other half of the sign sale proceeds will support the wide variety of Plainville Backers Club initiatives that directly support Plainville High School’s student athletes.

The Backers group is a 501C non-profit organization that raises funds primarily through concession stand sales at all home sporting events, together with other fundraising programs held in the community throughout the year. The Backers support athletes with equipment and funding donations to all of the high school teams.

In addition to the team support, the Backers also oversee an annual scholarship program.

“We are extremely proud of the scholarships we award each year to senior athletes, which typically exceeds $10,000 annually,” Gediman said. “This past year we gave out 17 scholarships to members of the Class of 2017.”

“The support of the Backers to our student athletes and all our sports programs is invaluable. This effort allows them to raise funds that ultimately benefit all Plainville athletic groups,” said school superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett.

For additional information regarding the purchase of a sponsor sign, email or call Ben Gediman at 860-798-7408.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:51. Updated: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:53.