Become a Partner with NSSA

We Are
What NSSA Brings
Attention
Thousands of radio, tv, newspaper, online mentions
Connections
Attendees meet and make lifelong friendships with visiting sports media
award winners and guests from throughout the country
Fun
Three days of events – from dinners to seminars – that are both entertaining
and informative
NSSA Partnership Packages
Our sponsors and partners help to provide
financial support for:
 NSSA’s programs and initiatives
 NSSA’s general operating fund
NSSA will work with your team to customize a sponsorship package to fit your
company's strategic goals, while aligning your company with the culture,
tradition and history that NSSA has represented for more than half-a-century.
NSSA Partnership Packages
Become a Partner
 Join a unique and exclusive cultural and historical institution
 Premier branding exposure for your products or services to a coveted
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demographic
Strategic marketing opportunities
Support NSSA’s expanding list of cultural and educational programs
Association with other high-profile local, regional and national sponsors
VIP access and hospitality
NSSA Partnership Packages
Why is NSSA Unique?
 NSSA is the only US organization that honors both sportscasters and
sportswriters for excellence
 NSSA provides access to a wide array of noted sportscasters and
sportswriters, as well as current and former athletes and coaches
 NSSA extends reach to elite past, present and future sports media,
enhancing brand
NSSA Partnership Packages
Partner Benefits
 Corporate logo/name on Awards Weekend signage
 Branding recognition in all programs/marketing materials
 Corporate logo/name/link on NSSA website and in monthly email
newsletter
 VIP reception with Hall of Fame and National winners in attendance
NSSA Partnership Packages
More Partner Benefits
 Naming/presenting rights for awards/event
 Tickets to Awards Weekend events
 Recognition at Awards Banquet
 VIP “goody bags”
NSSA Partnership Packages
Awards Weekend Opportunities
 Awards Weekend Title
 Awards Banquet Title
 Hall of Fame Awards
 National Sportscaster/writer of the Year Awards
 Lifetime Achievement Awards
NSSA Partnership Packages
Awards Weekend Opportunities
 High School Sportscaster & Sportswriter Awards
 Jim Nantz College Broadcaster of the Year
 NSSA Golf & Tennis Tournaments
 Saturday Issues Forum
 Story of the Year
 Sunday Sports Book Festival
NSSA Partnership Packages
Awards Weekend Opportunities
 Sunday Dinner/Dance
 NSSA/STAA Sportscasting Seminar
 Big House Gaines
○ College Basketball
○ Coach of the Year Awards
(Div. 1 & 2)
NSSA Partnership Packages
Other NSSA Partnerships Include:
 NSSA Student Chapter
 NSSA Awards Banquet Web stream
 Banquet Table Sponsorship
 NSSA Sports Summits/Seminars
2015 NSSA Hall of Famers
Sportscasters
Bill Raftery
Basketball Color Commentator, CBS / FOXSports1 /
ESPN / New Jersey Nets/Big East Network
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Dick Schaap
ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters”
2015 NSSA Hall of Famers
Sportswriters
Lesley Visser
Boston Globe / CBS.com
Also: CBS / ABC / ESPN
Hal McCoy
Dayton Daily News,
FOXSportsOhio.com
2014 NSSA National Winners
Sportscaster
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick
Lead Hockey Play-by-Play Announcer NBC Sports
Sportswriter
Tom Verducci
Senior Baseball Writer - Sports
Illustrated, SportsIllustrated.com
2015 NSSA Awards Weekend
Saturday, June 6
 Welcome Reception
 Welcome Dinner
 Legacy Night, Honoring Roone Arledge & Stuart Scott
2015 NSSA Awards Weekend
Sunday, June 7
 NATA Awards Brunch & Seminars
 Sports Book Festival
 BBQ Dinner/TIA Award
2015 NSSA Awards Weekend
Monday, June 8
 Golf/Tennis Tournaments
 Salisbury Lunch & Shopping
 Reception, Silent Auction & 56th Annual
NSSA Awards Banquet
Banquet Media
 Live web stream of Awards Banquet
 Pre-event radio, TV coverage in
Raleigh (DMA #24)
Charlotte (DMA #25)
Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point (DMA#46)
More Than 3 Million TV Homes
2015 Media
Our Mission Statement
 84-page full-color souvenir program
distributed to 2,000
 Post-event full-page thank you ad in Salisbury Post
Social Media Outreach
In addition to its nssafame.com webpage, NSSA will utilize its
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages to spread
news of the partnership throughout the social media world.
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 Co-branded national social media contest
for tickets to Awards Banquet
 Branded sponsor reception with winners
and other celebs
What is NSSA?
Our Mission Statement
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame is
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring, preserving and
celebrating the diverse legacy of sportscasters and sportswriters in the
United States – for their creativity in storytelling, their pursuit of truth and
their conveyance of information – all of which helps American sports fans
form lifelong connections to both participatory and spectator sports. NSSA
also seeks to develop educational opportunities for those who are interested in
pursuing a career in sports media, through networking, interning, mentoring
and scholarship programs.
What is NSSA?
Our History
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters
Association started in 1953 as the North
Carolina Sportscasters and Sportswriters
Association, thanks to the efforts of Salisbury, NC
restaurant owner Pete DiMizio. After DiMizio died, a local group followed
through on DiMizio’s dream of going national. NSSA’s doors opened in 1959,
with the first NSSA Awards Banquet held in Salisbury on April 12,
1960. The NSSA Hall of Fame followed in 1962. Grantland Rice
was its first inductee.
Grantland Rice
For More Information
Contact Dave Goren
704-633-4275, ext. 1
[email protected]
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