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Summer Camps

In the summer, Nicholls becomes a hot spot for dozens of popular camps and events, including the Manning Passing Academy, Offensive/Defensive Line Camp, Pro Football Camp, American All-Star Cheer Camp and much more. Several summer camp sponsorships are available for local restaurants, hotels, companies, organizations and individuals to welcome campers and promote their business.

Manning Passing Academy Hospitality
Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Manning Passing Academy will return to Nicholls State University from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. This premier football camp attracts over 1,200 high school quarterbacks and receivers from across the United States as well as international destinations. Over the next six years, the Manning Passing Academy will bring more than $15 million to the local economy. Along with campers, our community welcomes parents, families and friends who travel to South Louisiana to support their campers and enjoy some vacation time. The families are interested in visiting our local attractions and restaurants as well as experiencing our local Cajun culture.

Program Booklet Advertisement: $300 or $150 – RESERVE YOUR AD ONLINE

  • Your company will receive a full-page ($300) or half-page ($150) full-color ad in the 2016 Manning Passing Academy “mini” program booklet distributed to 4,000 people, including campers as well as their families and visitors. The 4-by-9-inch glossy booklet contains bios of the Mannings and staff, the daily camp schedule, a campus map and other camp details.
  • Ads must be reserved, designed and emailed to Monique Crochet at monique.crochet@nicholls.edu by Friday, May 12. Full-page ads are 3.75 inches by 8.25 inches, and half-page ads are 3.75 inches by 4 inches. Please provide high-resolution PDF (at least 300 dpi).

Welcome Reception Food Vendor: In-Kind Donation – RESERVE YOUR FOOD BOOTH ONLINE

  • Your restaurant, hotel or related business will receive the opportunity to provide food samples and promote your business at the Manning Passing Academy Welcome Reception for campers’ parents and families from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22 in the Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union.
  • The Manning Passing Academy Hospitality Committee will provide your business with a table, tablecloth and tented nameplate. As a vendor, you will be expected to prepare tasting samples (2 to 4 ounces) of a South Louisiana dish or popular menu item for 200 people. You will also need to provide your own staff, service equipment, disposable dishes, utensils and napkins. Set-up will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. You may request electricity, outdoor cooking space and other special needs. We encourage you to bring menus, business cards or other promotional items to entice guests to dine in your restaurant or visit your business during their stay.
  • Food vendors must register by Monday, June 12. For questions, please contact Jessica Harvey at 985-448-4951 or jessica.harvey@nicholls.edu.

Welcome Reception Arts & Crafts Vendor: $50 – RESERVE YOUR ARTS & CRAFTS BOOTH ONLINE

  • You will receive the opportunity to display, promote and sell your artwork or homemade crafts at the Manning Passing Academy Welcome Reception for campers’ parents and families from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22 in the Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union.
  • The Manning Passing Academy Hospitality Committee will provide you with a table, tablecloth and tented nameplate. Set-up will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. You may request electricity or other special needs.
  • Arts & crafts vendors must register by Monday, June 12. For questions, please contact Jessica Harvey at 985-448-4951 or jessica.harvey@nicholls.edu.

Welcome Yard Sign: $100 – RESERVE YOUR WELCOME SIGN ONLINE

  • An 18-by-24-inch promotional yard sign with your company name will be displayed during Manning Passing Academy registration, Offense/Defensive Line Camp, Pro Football Camp and other Nicholls camps and events throughout the summer.
  • Yard signs must be reserved by Monday, June 12. For questions, please contact Monique Crochet at 985-448-4110 or monique.crochet@nicholls.edu.

REGISTER ONLINE to reserve a program, become a food or crafts vendor and/or sponsor a welcome sign.

Additional Summer Series
Sponsorship Opportunities:

Contact Katlyn Callahan at 985-448-4010 or katlyn.callahan@nicholls.edu for more information about the following sponsorships.

Summer Series Sponsor (only 7 available): $3,000

In the summer, Nicholls becomes a hot spot for dozens of popular camps and events, including the Manning Passing Academy, Offensive/Defensive Line Camp, Pro Football Camp, American All-Star Cheer Camp and much more. As a Summer Series sponsor, your company would receive:

  • Exclusive naming rights to one of our 8 campus practice fields throughout the entire summer with your company name featured on field signage and on campus field maps, which will be posted on the Nicholls website and used by campers, instructors, volunteers and security
  • 10 general admission stadium seat tickets and 4 sideline passes to Manning Passing Academy’s Saturday Night Lights event on Saturday, June 24
  • An 18-by-24-inch promotional yard sign with your company name displayed during Manning Passing Academy registration and other Nicholls summer camps and events
  • 4 weekend passes to the Mardi Gras Invitational
  • 2 tickets to Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Extravaganza on Wednesday, Oct. 12
  • Recognition on the Nicholls Summer Camps webpage and the university’s Manning Passing Academy webpage

Welcome Reception Sponsor: $2,500 — SOLD to Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourism

On Thursday, June 22, the first day of Manning Passing Academy, a welcome reception will be held for campers’ parents and families from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union. This is an opportunity for parents to sample food from local restaurants, hear live Cajun music, purchase Louisiana crafts and escape from the summer heat. As the exclusive presenting sponsor of the Manning Passing Academy Welcome Reception, your company would receive:

  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor of the Manning Passing Academy Welcome Reception
  • An 18-by-24-inch promotional yard sign with your company name displayed during Manning Passing Academy registration and other Nicholls summer camps and events
  • Recognition on the university’s Manning Passing Academy webpage
  • A half-page ad and special recognition in the Manning Passing Academy program booklet, which reaches 4,000 campers, visitors and guests
  • 2 banners with your company logo displayed in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union during the reception
  • A reserved table at the reception to promote your company and interact with visitors and campers from across the country
  • 2 tickets to an exclusive hospitality reception on the evening of Saturday, June 24
  • 2 sideline passes to Manning Passing Academy’s Saturday Night Lights event on Saturday, June 24

Volunteer Sponsor (only 1 available): $1,000 — SOLD

During the Manning Passing Academy, more than 100 volunteers help with registration, the welcome reception, the Saturday Night Lights event, camp clean up and day-to-day camp operations. As the exclusive volunteer sponsor for the Manning Passing Academy, your company would receive:

  • Your company logo printed on the back of all volunteer T-shirts, which will be worn throughout the camp and beyond
  • An 18-by-24-inch promotional yard sign with your company name displayed during Manning Passing Academy registration and other Nicholls summer camps and events
  • 2 general admission stadium seat tickets to Manning Passing Academy’s Saturday Night Lights event on Saturday, June 24

Parents Seminar Sponsor (only 1 available): $1,000

On Friday, June 24, parents of Manning Passing Academy campers will be invited to a seminar to become more familiar with the college athletics recruitment process. The seminar’s speakers will cover topics such as recruitment, financial aid, athletic training, college preparation and campus life. As the headline sponsor for the Manning Passing Academy Parents Seminar, your company would receive:

  • An opportunity to speak at the event and promote your product/business
  • An opportunity to interact with visiting families before and after the event
  • Recognition in the Manning Passing Academy program booklet, which reaches 4,000 campers, visitors and guests
  • Recognition at the Manning Passing Academy Welcome Reception on Thursday, June 22

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