Whether you are looking to entertain clients, generate additional advertising opportunities for your business, secure premium event tickets, or wanting to show your support of the community, The Classic Center and Classic Center Cultural Foundation offers a diverse array of partnership opportunities. As a valued partner, you will receive the dedication of our staff to ensure your business is represented well and that we are doing all we can to send business your way!
Our partnerships with local businesses enable us to provide the public with programming that will educate, inspire, and entertain. Join us! We think you will Be Impressed!
2021-2022 Event Sponsorships
Athens Wine Weekend
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year, Athens Wine Weekend is a fan favorite. This award-winning, three day food and wine tasting experience is anything but ordinary! Athens Wine Weekend attracts visitors from across the Northeast Georgia Region for a diverse array of wine seminars & tastings, gourmet meals, and high-end silent auctions. Sponsorship packages are the best way to secure access to this sell-out event! Benefits vary by level, but include advertising opportunities, event tickets, logo recognition, and event signage.
Breakfast with Santa
There’s no better way to jump start your holiday season! Guests enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, crafts at Santa’s workshop and special visitors from The North Pole! Sponsorship packages for this cherished holiday tradition include advertising opportunities, event tickets and ice skating passes.
Broadway Entertainment Series
As a sponsor of the Broadway Entertainment Series, your brand message will be displayed in a number of ways that are guaranteed to reach a diverse audience. Sponsors' logos are included in print advertising, local television ads, radio spots, as well in each Playbill. Sponsorship packages include series tickets, membership into the Cultural Foundation, a 12-month plasma screen advertising package, and more! Don't miss your opportunity to see your company's name in lights!
Celebration of the Arts
Join us for the Celebration of the Arts, where The Classic Center Cultural Foundation rejoices in the successes of the past year and highlights the scholarship recipients. The Foundation hosts its members and sponsors each year to thank them for their support and to inspire them for the upcoming year. Sponsorship packages include event tickets and recognition.
Foundation Golf Tournament
The annual Classic Center Cultural Foundation golf tournament supports the organization’s mission of providing diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs for our community, as well as hospitality workforce development initiatives in and around Athens! Sponsorship packages include tee signs and team placement.
Plasma Screen Advertising
Through The Classic Center’s Plasma Screen Advertising Program your company has the opportunity to reach and market directly to people who live in or are visiting our region and looking for guidance about our area. Our guests rely on our digital screens to help them decide where to eat, shop, and what to do in Athens. Our four plasma screens of rotating ads average 905 views per day!
The Classic Center prints an average of 1,500 playbills per theater performance that are offered to every attendee at the show. That’s 10,500 copies of your ad in the hands of our Theatre patrons over the course of a season! New this season is a digital playbill that includes clickable links directly to your website! Your ad may be swapped out for each production, allowing you to tailor your message to best suit your business.
Did you know that The Classic Center is home to the UGA Ice Dawgs and hosts public ice skating sessions? Ice Dawgs home matches attract 2,000+ fans who "Ignite the Ice" in-person as well as an average of 500 more watching remotely. The Athens on Ice public skating season runs November-February and welcomes an average of 15,000 guests representing a complete cross-section of our community. There are numerous sponsorship packages available, and though benefits vary by level all include tickets, advertising opportunities, and lots of excitement!
It is our goal to customize your experience and create an event sponsorship package that will maximize your contribution and provide your business with an overwhelming return on investment! For more information on partnership opportunities please contact Jo Sullivan.