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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Chairman’s Sponsor | $75,000*

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Eight (8) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Two-page spread in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Logo recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Logo in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Two (2) seats/tickets to Special Governor Wes Moore event-details to be announced!

• Two (2) seats at the Governor's table at one of the four morning breakfast meetings

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

• Two (2) rooms at the Maryland Delegation Hotel

 

Old Line Sponsor | $50,000*

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Six (6) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Full-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Logo recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Logo in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• One (1) seat at the Governor's table at of the four morning breakfast meetings

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

• One (1) room at the Maryland Delegation Hotel, one (1) room at the Ancillary Hotel

Gavel Sponsor | $25,000*

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Six (6) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Half-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Logo recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Logo in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

• One (1) room at the Maryland Delegation Hotel

Chesapeake Sponsor | $10,000

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Four (4) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• 1/4 page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Logo recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Logo in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

Blue Crab Sponsor | $5,000

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Four (4) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Name recognition in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Name recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Listing in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

 

 

Plow & Fisherman Sponsor | $2,500

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Two (2) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Name recognition in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Name recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Listing in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Opportunity to contribute to commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

FEATURE CONVENTION SPONSORS

Maryland Celebration Delegation Office | $7,500

• Significant recognition as the exclusive sponsor of the Maryland Celebration Delegation Office at the Maryland Delegation Hotel including prominent signage in high-traffic areas

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Logo on Official Maryland Celebration Website and in the Daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Two (2) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Full-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

Maryland Celebration Commemorative Tote Bag | $5,000

• Major branding on the 2024 Maryland Delegation Commemorative Tote Bag distributed to 125 Convention Delegates, approximately 175 Maryland Celebration guests, and over 300 Democratic Elected Officials in Maryland

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Logo on Official Maryland Celebration Website and in the Daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Two (2) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Full-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

Maryland Celebration Lanyard | $5,000

• Sponsor name or logo will be imprinted on the Official Maryland Celebration Lanyard and distributed to 125 Convention Delegates, approximately 175 Maryland Celebration guests, and over 300 Democratic Elected Officials in Maryland

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Logo on Official Maryland Celebration Website and in the Daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Two (2) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Full-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

MARYLAND CELEBRATION EVENT SPONSORS

The Maryland Celebration is comprised of Maryland’s Official Delegates to the Convention, their guests, Sponsors, Elected Officials, and Guests, Maryland Democratic Activists, and everyone who registers to participate in Convention activities with the Maryland Democratic Party. It will number between 350 and 400 people.

All Event Sponsors Will Enjoy the Following Benefits:

• Recognition in the Maryland Delegation Hotel and at all 14 Maryland Celebration events

• Eight (8) Sponsor passes to all 14 Maryland Celebration events during convention week (schedule below); includes access to Maryland transportation

• Half-page ad in Official Maryland Celebration Program

• Logo recognition on Official Maryland Celebration Website

• Logo in the daily Maryland Celebration newsletter

• Opportunity to contribute to a commemorative Maryland Celebration gift bag that includes a variety of sponsor gifts

• One (1) room at the Maryland Delegation Ancillary Hotel plus the potential reserve additional rooms at that property.

Daytime Events

 

Daily Maryland Delegation Meeting Breakfast Sponsor | $30,000

 

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk | 301 E North Water ST, Chicago IL 60611

Mon Aug 19 | Tue Aug 20 | Weds Aug 21 | Thur Aug 22

7:30 am-9:00 am

 

The Daily Delegation breakfast meeting is held every morning of the Convention from 7:30 am until 9:00 am at the Official Maryland Delegation Hotel in Sheraton Ballrooms I, II, and III. The ballroom, which accommodates 400, is built out with staging, two large screens, and an AV package that is available to the Sponsor. The Sponsor also has access to the ballroom the night before the breakfast to distribute materials at each place setting. A significant portion of the entire Maryland Celebration attends this buffet breakfast. The opening 30 minutes of the breakfast meeting is dedicated to conducting official Maryland Delegation business. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Sponsor can use the remainder of the time, approximately 8:00 am-9:00 am for a speaking program, to honor special guests, or for a presentation. This event is ideal for Sponsors who want to host speakers or present to an attentive audience.

 

Tips for success: The more engaging the program and the more interesting the speaker, the more likely, and the longer, the seats will stay full. The MDP’s Convention Planning Team will work with you to make sure your event is well-planned and logistically seamless.

Odyssey Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise Reception on the Chicago River | $35,000

 

Odyssey Chicago River Cruise

Departing from Cityfront Plaza, 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Wed Aug 21

11:00 am-12:30 pm (Boarding at 10:30 am) | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm (Boarding at 1:30 pm)

 

Perhaps the most unique event of the Maryland Celebration week is the Odyssey Chicago Architectural Boat Cruise Reception on the Chicago River. Members of the Maryland Celebration can choose to board at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm for a 1 ½ hour tour on the Odyssey, a modern vessel that accommodates up to 200 people. Guests will be treated to captivating panoramas of Chicago’s iconic architecture and a reception of light fare and beer, wine, and soft drinks. Breathtaking views of landmarks such as the Willis Tower, Navy Pier, and the Old Chicago Post Office can be enjoyed from the comfortable interior or the open-air spaces on the Odyssey. This upscale experience on the Chicago River is complete with light architectural narration and top-notch service. Set sail for an awe-inspiring experience! The tour will board and disembark on the Riverwalk near the official Maryland Delegation Hotel.

 

Tip for success: This event is perfect for a Sponsor who wants to offer an experience that breaks from the routine. The Sponsor will be featured on both cruises and will have an opportunity to address members of the Maryland Celebration between narrated architectural highlights. Because this is not a strictly seated event, parting materials and giveaways should be provided at debarkation. The MDP’s Convention Planning Team will work with you to make sure your Cruise is truly special.

EVENING EVENTS

Opening Reception Sponsor | $30,000

 

Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub | 400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611

Sun Aug 18

8:00 pm-10:00 pm

The Opening Reception is the first official event of the Maryland Celebration. This is a casual gathering at Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, located on the Riverwalk directly next door to the official Maryland Delegation Hotel. Weather permitting, the reception will be hosted on the terrace under the trees overlooking the Chicago River. Guests will enjoy soft drinks, beer, wine, and traditional Chicago fare.

 

Post-Gavel Event Sponsor | $35,000

 

Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier | 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Tue Aug 20

10:30 pm-1:30 am*

Located near the main entrance to the famous Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern offers an unbeatable waterfront location, outstanding smoked barbecue, a great selection of local craft beer, and a world-class collection of sports memorabilia—all combining to create the ultimate Chicago dining experience. Harry Caray’s is .06 miles from the official Maryland Delegation Hotel, and Maryland transportation will be provided.

 

D4 Irish Pub & Cafe | 345 East Ohio Street, E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Weds Aug 21

D4, named after Dublin's tony zip code, Dublin 4, brings a taste of Dublin to Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, serving Irish-inspired modern favorites featuring the freshest ingredients possible in their homemade farm-to-table recipes. D4's interior, modeled after a Dublin townhome, is a bright, open, and warm space. Cozy up next to one of their two fireplaces or enjoy alfresco dining on their lush expansive outdoor garden patio. D4's libations list offers a vast collection of craft and imported beers and wines from around the world. D4 is .03 miles from the official Maryland Delegation Hotel. Transportation will be offered for those with accessibility concerns.

Robert's Pizza and Dough Company | 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611

Thur Aug 22

Robert's Pizza and Dough Company serves one of Chicago's favorite pizzas from its downtown, riverfront restaurant and bar. Their floor-to-ceiling windows open up to their dock and outdoor patio along the Ogden Slip, an outdoor dining experience that is one of the best-kept secrets in the city! Robert’s artisan pies are baked in a brick oven and feature homemade toppings like duck prosciutto, Calabrian chiles, and fresh mozzarella, as well as a pie garnished with fennel in four stages - roasted, pickled, fronds, and pollen. Robert’s is .02 miles from the official Maryland Delegation Hotel. Transportation will be offered for those with accessibility concerns.

 

Tips for success: All of our venues are uniquely furnished and decorated; however, Sponsors are invited to provide giveaways and table decor. Evening events are ideal for Sponsors who enjoy a less formal setting and want to meet members of the Maryland Celebration one-on-one by mingling with the crowd. Staging a speaking program isn’t always ideal at evening events because it’s difficult to keep the fired-up post-convention crowds quiet. The MDP’s Convention Planning Team will work with you to make sure your event is memorable.

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