The National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey 2017 event welcomed another national sponsor when the Propane Education & Research Council signed on as a silver-level contributor.
National AFV Day Odyssey is a nationwide, biennial celebration created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to promote the use of, and to educate the public on, alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
“The NAFTC has a long-standing partnership with PERC and we are delighted they are helping sponsor this year’s Odyssey,” says Judy Moore, NAFTC Assistant Director–Communications and Outreach and National AFV Day Odyssey Coordinator. “Without our national sponsors it would be impossible to make Odyssey the success that it is. Sponsorships allow us to provide support and materials to the local events so they can reach consumers and help build the awareness about AFVs and their importance.”
For 2017, NAFTC has joined forces with the world’s largest Earth Day initiative—Earth Day Texas—to conduct the Odyssey Kickoff event. Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of a one-day Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Summit, coordinated by the NAFTC. Both the Odyssey Kickoff and AFV Summit will be held on April 20 at Fair Park in Dallas, during the Earth Day Texas events, which will run from April 19-23, 2017.
National sponsorship opportunities for Odyssey 2017 are available for amounts from $10,000 to $50,000. As in the past, sponsors will be invited to participate in Odyssey on a national level, by pledging funds to Odyssey’s success and having a large corporate presence at all Odyssey sites through signage and the opportunity to display vehicles, components, or other related items.
All sponsorship levels will be acknowledged in the Odyssey marketing materials, including posters and brochures shipped to all Odyssey sites, and in the final Executive Summary, which is distributed to organizations across the country as well as members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Sponsors will enjoy nationwide recognition and the opportunity to put their product/product information into the hands of more than 100,000 potential consumers in multiple nationwide markets. The NAFTC anticipates exceeding 2014 numbers of 107 sites (local events), with over 100,000 people in attendance and more than 200 million individuals reached through media coverage.
For a review of sponsorship levels and benefits, click here . In addition, Odyssey sites (including schools) are being accepted. To host an Odyssey event in your area, please visit here and click on Site Coordinator Application.