SPONSOR REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS OPEN!
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
SUMMARY OF POLK PRIDE
Every year, all over the world, communities host pride celebrations — festivals that provide visibility for and unity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) members of the community. These celebrations observe the rich diversity of the area and provide cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities for both the LGBT community and its allies. Our most recent Polk Pride saw people come to Lakeland from all over Florida and the United States. Thousands came out to Pride in the Park to celebrate their pride like never before seen in Polk County. In the light of the success of Polk Pride since 2015, the organizing committee has set a sponsorship goal of $30,000 to ensure that Polk Pride builds on the success of previous events and in doing so, will become one of the premiere pride festivals in Central Florida. Your sponsorship of Polk Pride will result in enhanced visibility and brand loyalty for your company or organization among the LGBT community and its allies. Also, a portion of your sponsorship may be tax deductible. Thank you for taking the time to review the following sponsorship materials. We hope that you will consider supporting Polk Pride!
POLK PRIDE is made up of a series of events, which will culminate in an all-day downtown festival, featuring live entertainment with an expected attendance of over 5,000 from all over the surrounding area. Your presence at this event is your business’ opportunity to personally reach out and make a connection with all of those in attendance. Depending on your sponsorship level, your company’s name or logo will be included on advertisements and in publications advertising POLK PRIDE.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS
The Lakeland Youth Alliance, the organization behind POLK PRIDE, is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, organization. This means that all of or a portion of your sponsorship may be tax deductible.
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Each month, The Lakeland Youth Alliance and Polk Pride assist many of local LGBT community members by providing a safe space for groups to meet, referral services, and providing counseling, as well as discussion groups. Your sponsorship not only helps with the funding of POLK PRIDE, it also helps to provide these vital services to the members of the LGBT community all year-round.