2017 Sponsorship Opportunities


Women, Sports, Leadership

Dani15-04-09-URISB-vs-UConn-0138An evening of Grapes & Grain is the signature fundraiser benefitting women’s athletics at the University of Rhode Island. This is a unique event supporting the development of female workforce leaders through academics and participation in college athletics.

Your sponsorship will help women student-athletes reach new levels of success in competition, in the classroom, and in our community. The money raised from Grapes & Grain impacts over 200 women student-athletes and helps to fund professional development opportunities, team building, and facility enhancements.

Our women student-athletes are important ambassadors for the University and our strong academic programs. Investing in a sponsorship provides your organization visibility at the Grapes & Grain signature event (300+ attendees) and an opportunity to align with URI’s culture of excellence. Join us and become a champion for women leaders of the future!

Platinum Event Sponsor—$25,000

  • Name and logo appear in all event promotional and advertising material
  • Special recognition at the event, during speaking program, and on event signage
  • Recognition on University Events website
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material
  • Twenty tickets to the event
  • VIP access to enjoy a glass of wine with Lynn Baker-Dooley and President David M. Dooley a half hour prior to the event
  • Complimentary suite at a men’s or women’s basketball game, including food but not alcoholic beverages (mutually agreed upon date to use the suite)
  • Four 2017–2018 season tickets to women’s basketball
  • Logo on event impact report that will be distributed to all donors, sponsors, and event attendees

Gold Event Sponsor—$10,000

  • Name and logo appear in all event promotional and advertising materials
  • Special recognition at the event and on event signage
  • Recognition on University Events website
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material
  • Ten tickets to the event
  • Dinner for six at Matunuck Oyster Bar with the URI athletic director and your favorite coach, or four 2017–2018 season tickets to men’s or women’s basketball

Silver Event Sponsor—$7,500

  • Name and logo appear in all event promotional and advertising materials
  • Special recognition at the event and on event signage
  • Recognition on University Events website
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material
  • Seven tickets to the event

Bronze Event Sponsor—$5,000

  • Choose one to sponsor: Tent  Entertainment  Auction
  • Each sponsor will be recognized at the event
  • Sponsor’s name will be appropriately displayed
  • Five tickets to the event
  • Recognition on University Events website

Team Event Sponsor—$3,000

  • Recognition on sponsor board at event
  • Recognition on University Events website
  • Three tickets to the event

To become a sponsor or for more information on creating a custom package to support Grapes & Grain, please contact: Garret Waller at 401.874.5287 or gwaller@uri.edu, or Tara Comer at 401.874.7536 or tscomer@uri.edu.

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