The Yuma Airshow is a signature event for not only Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, but also to the entire city of Yuma. What began as a community relations event in 1962 is now an annual celebration of aviation for both military service members and civilians. The Yuma Airshow attracts spectators from all over the country. This spectacular event isn’t something that is organized without community involvement, both local and national businesses offer support to this event to ensure that military service members, dependents, veterans, local civilians, and travelers are provided with the best quality event possible. The event will encompass civilian air acts, modern aircraft displays, live air performances, and more. We continue to see an exponential growth in the amount of spectators that attend the air show. We expect that our 2015 airshow will attract 25,000+ spectators. The air show industry is one of the largest outdoor professional sports in North America. Based on the volume of spectators alone, air shows represent a significant marketing and sponsorship opportunity for companies at the local and national level.
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is made up of active duty and reserve military, family members, civilians, and military retirees who live and work in and around the Southern Western Arizona area. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma provides community service programs that enhance the quality of life for military members and their families. These programs affect the military mission by improving morale, productivity and retention.
Programs such as the education and fitness center directly support unit readiness by providing a physically and mentally fit force. Our family support and quality of life initiatives help attract and retain a quality force. By partnering with the Yuma Airshow, you help us provide events that educate and instil confidence in our youth, entertain military members and their families and promote a sense of community. Think of the exposure your company will receive and the many opportunities of acquiring loyal patrons through programs at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
76% of Air Show attendees are much more or somewhat more likely to support a sponsor due to their support of an Airshow.
Brand loyalty, that’s what being a sponsor for the Yuma Airshow 2014 can bring to your business.
In return, your dollars or in-kind contributions allow Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to provide outstanding support services to service members and their families. With more than 29,100 military personnel, family members, civilian employees and military retirees in our economic area, we need all the help we can get to provide them a quality of life commensurate with their service to our great nation. To be clear, sponsorship is an exchange or value for promotional opportunities; It’s not a gift or donation – it’s a smart business decision that should be part of your company’s marketing and advertising plan and budget.