I would like to address the following sponsors; The Bradford White Corporation, Hooters, T-Mobile, Culver’s, Short Stack Barbecue, Sunset Landing Marina, A&E Repair, Magical Butter, Jimmy John’s, Whiskey River, Gill Dawg, Abrams Art Gallery, Tropical Breeze Casino, Law Offices of Lucas Magazine, Rum River, Great Bay Distributors, Hilton Homewood Suites, Suncoast Gymnastics, Holiday Inn Express, Hits 106, JJ Taylor, All Sports Arena, DJ China, Tampa Bay Times, Fairfield Inn, Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine, So Local Pasco and Visit Pasco.
Additionally, I would like to address; Kenny Banaciski Family, Greg Lake Family, Mitch Berg Family, Carl Orth from the Suncoast News, Jack Harris, Lawrence Samuels, Shane Stafford and Craig Peterson from the Tampa Bay Storm, Greater New Port Richey Main Street, West Pasco Now, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the City of Port Richey, the YMCA and the Fish-On Club.
Pasco Waterfest is held Feb. 19-21, 2016 on the Gulf Coast in Port Richey, Florida. The 3 day event consists of a poker run, a boater’s raft-up, a BBQ fundraiser dinner, a kid’s hockey demonstration, a kid’s fishing contest, an adult fishing tournament and an after party. The idea for the event was created between the Bayou Business Association, Pasco County Tourism and Mr. Tom Gilbert. We decided that it would be wonderful to raise money for a local charity and promote our businesses and our county at the same time.
Our first press release went out in October 2015. It was picked up by 6 media outlets. Several articles have been published in magazines and a newspapers. We have had ads on Facebook since November that receive an average of 7000 views per week. We have ads on radio stations from Citrus to Pasco County and have distributed 25,000 flyers in Pinellas and Pasco. We also have PSAs on radio stations that could be heard nationally.
Pasco Waterfest is an event that will boost community pride and awareness. Proceeds from the event go to the Fish-On Club, whose members take underprivileged children fishing. The BBA is extremely grateful for your help and or sponsorship. We could not have done this without your support.
Kristin Tonkin, Treasurer