Sponsors

Desert Challenge is a youth/collegiate ballroom dance competition held annually in April and hosted by the Desert Challenge Dancesport Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The competition is a day-and-a-half event where students compete in various dances, such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Hustle, Salsa, etc.

Why sponsor us?

The Desert Challenge Dancesport Foundation supports, encourages, and trains students of all ages in ballroom dance. We teach dance classes in after-school programs, bringing the health benefits and enjoyment of ballroom dance to our local schools and community. The goal is for these students to gauge their progress and compete in the Desert Challenge competition that we host annually.

  • Attract over 500 potential customers: Desert Challenge is one of the largest youth/collegiate ballroom competitions on the West Coast, attracting over 300 competitors and 200 spectators.
  • Gain exposure to West Coast customers: Since this event is open to the public, advertising at this event provides exposure beyond the local community and into other West Coast states, including team members, coaches, friends, and families traveling with competitors. Past competitors include UCSD, UCR, Claremont Colleges, USC, ASU, University of Arizona, NMSU, Utah State, and University of Utah.
  • Captivate weekend tourists to your business: Since this event runs over two days, many competitors and their travel party must stay at least three nights in Las Vegas, providing them an opportunity to explore what Las Vegas has to offer.
  • Deduct a charity donation: Our foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and our donation goal is $20,000, the estimated event cost. Your contributions will help keep the entry costs low for youth/collegiate competitors. Any support through program advertising or donations is greatly appreciated.
  • Work with an established event: Desert Challenge has been running for over 30 years, and we plan to keep growing in the future.
  • Trend with pop culture: With the increasing popularity of TV shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, ballroom dancing is flourishing. Even with the shutdowns of the last two years, it has made an explosive comeback!
  • Impact an inclusive sport: Ballroom dancing encourages confidence, leadership, respect, and artistic expression. One of the goals of the Foundation is to introduce ballroom dancing to as many young people as possible and find ways to integrate young and older dancers. Only some people can play or be on a sports team, but everyone can learn to dance.

Sponsorship levels

To sponsor as a company, please select a sponsorship level below. If individuals who would like to donate, please use this form.

Bronze $50

  • Event program
    listing (text)*
  • Facebook
    post (text)

Silver $100

  • Event program
    listing (logo)*
  • Facebook
    post (logo)
  • Website
    registration (logo)

Gold $250

  • Event program
    1/8 page (logo + promo)*
  • Facebook
    post (logo + promo)
  • Website
    registration (logo)
  • 2 tickets (single day)

Novice $500

  • Event program
    1/4 page (logo + promo)*
  • Facebook
    post (logo + promo)
  • Website
    registration (logo)
  • 4 tickets (single day)
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Event flyer (logo)

Pre-champ $750

  • Event program
    1/2 page (custom ad)*
  • Facebook
    post (logo + promo)
  • Website
    registration (logo)
  • 4 tickets (2 tickets per day)
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Event flyer (logo)
  • Entrance digital display (custom ad)**

Championship $1,000

  • Event program
    Full page (custom ad)*
  • Facebook
    post (logo + promo)
  • Website
    registration (logo)
  • 8 tickets (4 tickets per day)
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Event flyer (logo)
  • Entrance digital display (custom ad)**
  • Table tent (logo + promo)***

* Event program ad (Full page = 8.5″ x 11″; color):

Provide information for listing:

  • Bronze (company name)
  • Silver (company logo)

Provide information for template ad:

  • Gold (1/8 page – company logo, contact information, and promotional message)
  • Novice (1/4 page – company logo, contact information, and promotional message)

Provide custom ad:

  • Pre-champ (1/2 page)
  • Championship (Full page)

** Entrance digital display ad (24″ monitor; color):
Provide custom ad: Fullscreen

*** Table tent ad (1/3 page = 8.5” x 3.5”; color):
Provide information for template ad: 5 table tents per sponsor (1/3 page – company logo, contact information, and promotional message)

All ad submissions are due by Friday, April 5, 2024. If additional time is needed, please contact us.

Non-monetary donations

If you want to support this event in other ways, please complete this please complete this donation form.

Non-food items

  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Table covers
  • Awards
  • Centerpieces

Food items

  • Water (bottles)
  • Soda (bottles/cans)
  • Individually wrapped snacks (e.g., candy, chips, cookies, granola/health bars)
  • Catered lunch/dinner for our 20 officials and volunteers