OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL
Dear Potential Sponsor,
We are asking for your assistance with the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) Gear & Cheer Music Festival. The event includes a 5K run/walk, mountain bike race, kayak, canoe and stand up board race, kids fishing tourney, bike rodeo, road bike ride, gear demos - kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, rock wall, auctions, raffles, music, arts & crafts, food and drink. The ORTC Festival is also comprised of environmental, heritage, trail and outdoor groups from the tri-state area along with vendors providing adventure gear as well as delicious local cuisine. Projected attendance is from 2000 to 5000 participants.
The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is a Pennsylvania based 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-led multifaceted public benefit corporation whose goal is to establish, promote, protect and preserve a multi-use trail, the Ohio River Trail (ORT), along the “La Belle Riviere” or the Ohio River. The ORTC is currently developing and expanding a 46-mile bike/ped trail and a 69-mile water trail, called the Ohio River Trail (ORT), following the Ohio River and its tributaries from Coraopolis, Pa to Ohioville, Pa.
The ORT is part of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Lewis & Clark Trail, Cleveland to Pittsburgh Trail, and a portion of the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, Pittsburgh spur. The proposed ORT will also follow parts of the "Great Path" and the 1913 Lincoln Highway. The ORT will serve as a key segment in the interconnection of existing land trails in the quad-state area (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).
Specifically, the proposed Ohio River Trail will connect the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Columbiana County, Ohio to the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny, County Pennsylvania forming a mega- trail from the great lakes region to our nation's capitol.
The ORTC is an organization committed to excellence, with a clear vision and a passion for delivering outstanding results. We ask you to work with us to capitalize on these strengths. The ORTC sponsors plays an integral role in the continued development of the ORTC’s Land and Water Trails, as well as our ability to serve southwestern Pennsylvania riverfront communities through advocacy and planning. The council would like to invite you to become a sponsor and endorse our efforts in making the Ohio River Trail a reality.
The ORTC is composed of a dedicated and visionary leadership, which embraces a team strategy to implement our community-based initiatives. Please support our mission to bring individuals, groups, communities, businesses, and all levels of government together to honor our past and build our future by providing active transportation networks, brownfield remediation, economic development, environmental stewardship, heritage preservation, recreation opportunities, water and land conservation.
The Gear & Cheer Music Festival provides vendors the opportunity to promote their business while supporting eco-friendly organizations and gaining valuable exposure to the adventure tourism community. Title sponsorships opportunities for the festival include Diamond - $2000; Platinum - $1000; Gold - $750; Silver - $500; Bronze - $250. All proceeds benefit the construction of the Ohio River Trail. Please refer to attached information for further details or visit www.ohiorivertrail.org.
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