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Team Eye and Ear

Corporate Support Opportunities

The Boston Marathon ® is the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon. Each year more than 500,000 spectators line the marathon route, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. In terms of on-site media coverage, the Boston Marathon® ranks behind only the Super Bowl as the largest single-day sporting event covered in the world. More than 1,100 media members, representing more than 250 outlets, receive credentials annually.

This April, the 100 members of Team Eye and Ear will join more than 36,000 runners as they embark on the 26.2 mile run of a lifetime. Support Team Eye and Ear and get your company recognized. Our multi-platform corporate support opportunities are customizable to provide visibility and sampling throughout the training program, via online and social media messaging, signage and event presence.


Complete a Commitment Form today to become a Corporate Supporter!

Principal Supporter ($10,000)

  • Official host of Team Eye and Ear signature events:
    * Hopkinton – outdoor signage in highly visible location near starting line on Marathon Monday; branding inside exclusive team venue
    * Course – brand integration into cheering section at mile 19 of race course
    * Pre-race Good Luck event on marathon weekend
  • Company name and/or logo prominently displayed on the back of all (100+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlet worn during the Boston Marathon®
  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (250+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • Company name and/or logo displayed on posters held by fans throughout marathon route
  • On-site presence at the three Team Eye and Ear marathon training clinics (once a month events)
  • Opportunity for product sampling and distribution
  • Inclusion in all event collateral and press releases
  • On-going social media messaging on Mass. Eye and Ear Facebook page (2,300+ followers) and Twitter feed (1,100+ followers)
  • Spotlight in bi-monthly team member e-newsletters
  • Logo on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Annual Report (circulation 6,000+)

Pinnacle Supporter ($5,000)

  • Company name and/or logo prominently displayed on the back of all (100+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlet worn during the Boston Marathon®
  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (250+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • On-site presence at the three Team Eye and Ear marathon training clinics
  • Inclusion in social media messaging on Mass. Eye and Ear Facebook page (2,300+ followers) and Twitter feed (1,100+ followers)
  • Spotlight in bi-monthly team member e-newsletters
  • Logo on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Annual Report (circulation 6,000+)

Gold Supporter ($2,500)

  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (100+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlet worn during the Boston Marathon®
  • Company name displayed on the back of all (250+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • Listing on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Annual Report
  • (circulation 6,000+)

Silver Supporter ($1,000)

  • Company name listed on the back of all (100+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlet worn during the Boston Marathon®
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Annual Report(circulation 6,000+)
Complete a Commitment Form today to become a Corporate Supporter!

Deadline

The deadline to guarantee inclusion on Team Eye and Ear apparel and other branding opportunities is March 28, 2014.

Questions?

Erin Duggan
Director of Corporate Relations
(617) 573-3756
erin_duggan@meei.harvard.edu

Kristina Sym
Director of Events and Creative Services
(617) 573-6364
kristina_sym@meei.harvard.edu


About Team Eye and Ear

Now in our ninth year of partnership with John Hancock Financial Services, the lead sponsor of the Boston Marathon®, Team Eye and Ear has raised over $2.1 million to benefit patient care and research at Mass. Eye and Ear.  In 2014, the 100 members of Team Eye and Ear aim to raise more than $750,000.

In addition to the generous bib numbers from John Hancock Non-Profit Program, Team Eye and Ear will also be represented by members who ran, but were unable to cross the finish line in 2013 and from a special allotment of numbers from the Boston Athletic Association in gratitude for the role Mass. Eye and Ear played in caring for victims of the 2013 marathon bombings. 

Our team is comprised of runners of all abilities ranging from novice to experienced, but they all share a common goal. They lace up their sneakers and log many miles in preparation for Patriot’s Day in Boston. Their personal stories of triumph and adversity propel them to the finish line of the world’s most storied footrace. Their commitment as athletes, fundraisers and ambassadors for Mass. Eye and Ear brings hope and a healthier future to people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell, as well as cancers of the eye, head and neck.

About Mass. Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world’s largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation.

Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Survey” has consistently ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology as top ten in the nation.


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