Believe it or not, being a zombie is expensive. What with having to buy all those shovels, and pay off groundskeepers, and whatnot.
We would love to have your company or organization help sponsor the Asheville Zombiewalk. We are also looking for in-kind sponsors for prizes, venue locations, and larger contributions.
Monetary Sponsorship Levels*
Zombie Hoard (Corporate/Community) Sponsor – $5,000
You’re the leader of the zombie hoard. Patient zero. Without you, there would be no zombies.
Zombie Hoard sponsors receive: Naming rights to this year’s event, with your company’s name on the header of our website through the calendar year; premium placement of your logo on our website (with link), premium placement of your logo on our scavenger hunt maps and posters, at least 6 links to your site from our Facebook account, and a blog post about your business/services.
NOTE: These are full naming rights for the event, so only one spot is available.
Beastly Brains Sponsors – $1,000
You understand the true value of the Asheville Zombiewalk, and you know what we’re going after.
Brain sponsors receive: Premium placement of your logo on our website (with link), premium placement of your logo on our scavenger hunt maps and posters, at least 3 links to your site from our Facebook account, and a blog post about your business/services.
Lumpy Leg Sponsors – $500
You give us something to stand on, so to speak. Without you, we’d be crawling to the finish line.
Leg sponsors receive: Placement of your logo on our website (with link), placement of your logo on our scavenger hunt maps and posters, and at least 3 links to your site from our Facebook account.
Abominable Arm Sponsors – $250
You are there to help us reach our goals. We can’t grab as many participants at this year’s event without you.
Arm sponsors receive: Placement of your logo on our website (with link) and posters, and at least 1 link to your site from our Facebook account.
Twisted Teeth Sponsors – $100
You help us feed the needs of the Asheville Zombiewalk, and the more we have, the more effective we can be.
Teeth sponsors receive: A thank you on our website and Facebook page.
In-Kind Sponsorships and Participating Locations*
Do you own or manage a great spot for a Zombiewalk fundraiser, family event night, or afterparty? Can you orchestrate a zombie invasion? Then this is the sponsorship category for you!
Venue sponsors receive: Premium placement of your logo on our website (with link), at least 3 links to your site from our Facebook account, and a blog post about your business/services – all prior to the particular event to be held in your venue.
There are many expenses the AZW incurs each year. If your company is prepared to offer us printing services, promotional materials, liability insurance, or other in-kind goods or services, please contact us today!
In-kind sponsors receive: Placement of your logo on our website (with link), placement of your logo on promo materials donated (if applicable), and at least 2 links to your site from our Facebook account.
We have many opportunities to offer prizes during the Zombiewalk and at any pre-parties or events that may be scheduled. In addition, this is a great way for your company to help us thank our tireless volunteer teams. Prizes must be family-appropriate. Gift cards also welcome.
Raffle/Prize sponsors receive: Placement of your logo on our website, placement of your logo on event posters (as applicable), and at least 1 link to your site from our Facebook account.
You’ll get the most for your money with this sponsorship level! Participating Locations are “zombie friendly” businesses (specifically within the downtown region) that are open to receiving zombies following the Asheville Zombiewalk. Locations are encouraged to put up seasonal/zombie decorations and create special menus or events surrounding the Zombiewalk to encourage a zombie invasion. We encourage family-friendly activities, if possible. Official participating locations should NOT create competing events, but should begin any events, programs, or activities after 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 11.
The AZW does not take responsibility for the programming or security of your establishment, and concedes that the actions of drunken or inappropriate zombies will be handled at your own discretion.
Participating locations receive: Logo, address, and details of any zombie specials or events on a designated page of our website; placement of icon on our scavenger hunt maps; and at least 1 link to your social media feed from our Facebook account.
Have you participated in every Zombiewalk since 2006? Did you have a blast last time, and are looking to continue the tradition? Maybe this is your first time, but you’re super stoked about zombies, and want to help us keep the event around. In any case, if you like the Zombiewalk and support Asheville zombies, please consider donating to keep us around.
The Asheville Zombiewalk has been a free event since it began in 2006. We’d love to keep it around for many, many years, but need a lot of community support to cover even basic costs. Click the donate button in the sidebar or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
*NOTE: Official AZW sponsorship rewards will begin upon receipt of funds or in-kind donations and lasts through the day of the event, with the exception of Zombie Hoard sponsors. Sponsorship levels may vary in value by year depending on the size and scope of the event. Do not expect next year’s levels to necessarily be the same.