Backyard BBQ Sponsorship Opportunities

AFA will host the second annual Backyard BBQ poolside at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm (timing subject to change). Exhibitors and attendees alike enjoyed last year's relaxed event so much that we are bringing it back! This casual and fun event will yet again be a highlight of AWS—don't miss out on the opportunity of being acknowledged for your sponsorship on large lit signage and in the AWS program guide.

At this ticketed event, sponsors have the opportunity to provide Active Duty military members with tickets to the BBQ through a ticket “turn-back” process. We have several sponsorship packages available that will make this event accessible to many AWS attendees. Thank you for helping make this incredible evening happen!

 

Premier Sponsor: 
$26,750

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS LOCKHEED MARTIN

The exclusive Premier Sponsor will be provided a large designated area by the pool to host the main food station. This area will have the only grill action station, as well as various side dishes. It will also feature two full bars providing beer, wine, cocktails, and a custom drink option (if desired).  The sponsor may brand this area and provide logoed items such as cups, napkins, glassware, beer cozies, etc. This sponsorship also includes 30 tickets for your company and 20 additional tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ.

Entertainment Sponsor: 
Call for Pricing

AFA will work with the sponsor to customize an entertainment package to best meet their needs and budget. This sponsorship includes live music and allows for the sponsor to brand the staging area. Lighting may also be an option depending on your entertainment selection needs. Sponsorship also includes 10 tickets for your company and 10 tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ. Ticket quantities will be determined based on customized package pricing.

Next Door Neighbor Sponsor: $16,000 each

One SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS NORTHROP GRUMMAN

The Next Door Neighbor Sponsors are provided a designated area by the pool to host neighboring food stations as well as a bar servicing beer, wine, and cocktails. Sponsors may brand their areas and provide logoed items such as cups, napkins, glassware, beer cozies, etc. Sponsorship includes 20 tickets for your company and 15 additional tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ.

There is only ONE of these coveted sponsorships remaining, so act fast!

Dessert & Coffee Sponsor: $10,700

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS
THE BOEING COMPANY

The Dessert & Coffee Sponsor is provided with a designated area by the pool to host a station where guests can enjoy desserts along with coffee and teas. Sponsor may brand this area and provide logoed items such as cups, coffee cup selves, napkins, glassware, coffee mugs, etc. Sponsorship includes 12 tickets for your company and 10 additional tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ.

Libation Station Sponsor: $8,000

SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS
DRAKEN INTERNATIONAL

The Libation Sponsor will be provided with a designated area by the pool to host a full bar serving guests beer, wine, and cocktails. Sponsor may brand their areas & provide logoed items such as cups, napkins, glassware, beer cozies, etc. Sponsorship also includes 10 tickets for your company and an additional 10 tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ.  

NEW BBQ SPONSORSHIP! 
POST HANGAR EVENT:
CALL FOR PRICING

Keep the networking going with this special opportunity. Located adjacent to the Backyard BBQ, this space will feature a libation station after the other BBQ festivities wrap for the evening. Due to last year's overwhelming feedback that "the Backyard BBQ should be open later", we are offering this opportunity to sponsor a brand new post-event which will include special branding for your company. Sponsorship also includes 12 tickets for your company and 10 tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ. For full details, please reach out to Perry Currier at pcurrier@afa.org.  

Group Ticket Packages: $3,000 Each

Similar to the Gala tables, this ticket package will provide 10 tickets for your company and    7 additional tickets that will go into the AFA allotment for military members to attend the BBQ. Companies purchasing group ticket packages will be recognized as a Backyard BBQ event sponsor. (Multiple available and can be purchased via the registration portal.)

 


For more information about exhibitor sponsorships and Backyard BBQ sponsorship opportunities, please contact Perry Currier at 703-247-5838 or pcurrier@afa.org

For information on our Corporate Membership Programs or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Fred Ullman, Director of Corporate Relations at 703-247-5842 or fullman@afa.org