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Grant Opportunity from the Sunflower State Games

27 Feb 2018 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Could your department use an additional $500 to assist in promoting your programs or event? Sunflower State Games is offering you the opportunity to apply for the 2018 Parks and Recreation Marketing Grant.

By taking part in this new program offered by the Sunflower State Games, your department will not only earn the opportunity to compete for a $500 Grant, but you will be assisting SSG by promoting their Olympic style sports festival. Creating awareness and reaching our target audience across the state is one of our greatest challenges. Educating your patrons about the Kansas' largest amateur sports festival will greatly aid SSG's cause!


Easy! Just fill our the application form and submit it to our office by April 1st. All applicants must be KRPA members. Only one application may be submitted per department/community. 


Items 1 - 3 listed below are required to be considered eligible. A minimum of four additional items (4 - 9 listed below) must be completed to be considered eligible. Documentation and proof of inclusion for your selected items must be submitted to the SSG office by July 1, 2018.


Distribute 2018 SSG Event Brochures to patrons and general public. Event Brochures will be mailed to your department in March. 


Display 2018 SSG Event Posters at Community Centers and Sports Venues. Event Posters will be mailed to your department in March. 


Link to SSG web site from organizational web site using the SSG

Logo, Ad or Article provided below. 


Ad placement or article in printed Seasonal Program (Ad or article provided below).


Ad placement or article in monthly Newsletter (Ad or article provided below).


Event Calendar Listing on web site or printed materials. 


Social Media Mentions tagging SSG on at least two platforms (Facebook & Twitter).


Inclusion in Team or League schedules.


OTHER: Please include on a separate sheet to be submitted with your application additional resources that you plan to utilize in promoting the 2018 Sunflower State Games. 



Recipient of the $500 grant will be selected by the SSG Staff and Board of Directors based on the above criteria. Additional consideration will be given to organizations that exceed the minimum requirements listed above. Grant recipient will be notified in August. A formal presentation will be made at the 2018 SSG VIP Reception on September 25th in Topeka. Expense report to be submitted to SSG upon use of Grant Funds.

All participating organizations will receive one complimentary entry into the 2018 Sunflower State Games. Entry may be used by staff member or participant of your programs. Entry certificates will be mailed in April.

Questions? Call the SSG office at 785-235-2295 or email mgross@sunflowergames.com.

Click here to download and print the 2018 Marketing Grant Application

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