Thursday, July 22, 2010

A few good sponsors wanted for this fall's UIS homecoming

Want your company’s name on the official University of Illinois Springfield 2010 Homecoming T-shirt? It’s there for $500.

For just $100, your name can be on one of the banners that stick to the side of cars carrying VIPs in the homecoming parade.

UIS marks its 40th anniversary this year, and the special theme for Homecoming Week activities Oct. 4-9 is “Where Stars Are Born.”

Letters went out last week asking businesses to participate in the 2010 homecoming celebration and to consider sponsoring some events to have their business’ name reach hundreds of alumni, students and faculty.

UIS solicited sponsors for last year’s homecoming for the first time and got only a lukewarm response, said Cynthia Thompson, director of student life at UIS.

“We went out late last year, and it really felt like more of a save-the-date thing,” she said. “It wasn’t on a lot of people’s radar, and there wasn’t a lot of interest.”

Homecoming was featured in a July 22, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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