Atlanta Steeplechase Announces Sponsor Support Day
Atlanta Steeplechase Announces Sponsor Support Day Georgia-based businesses to donate proceeds from sales on the first day of spring in celebration of Atlanta Steeplechase’s 48th anniversary.
ATLANTA – For 48 years, the Atlanta Steeplechase has been one of the great Southern traditions on Georgia’s annual calendar of events, and this year’s day-at-the-races, scheduled for April 13, is no exception.
While the Steeplechase always makes for a Saturday of exciting events, socializing and camaraderie there is a greater purpose as it is a fundraiser for The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground for special needs children.
This year, members of Georgia’s business community are coming together to create a new way to further enhance the fundraising effort. Participating companies have declared Wednesday, March 20 as “Atlanta Steeplechase Sponsor Support Day” and will donate a portion of their proceeds from that day to support the Steeplechase charities.
“The Atlanta Steeplechase is one of the greatest springtime events in Georgia and we felt March 20, the first day of spring, was perfect for Sponsor Support Day,” said India Watson, marketing director for the Atlanta Steeplechase.
Sponsor Day participants include:
• J.McLaughlin - Vinings
• Woo Skincare – Peachtree Battle
• Zoe’s Kitchen – Peachtree Battle and Buckhead
• Poppy’s of Atlanta – Buckhead
• Blush on East Andrews – Buckhead
• Strathmore Floors – Southeast
• Country Club Prep – Online Store
• Onward Reserve – Athens and Online
• CoreBliss – Buckhead
“We hope this list is just the start and that as other businesses hear about Sponsor Support Day they will come onboard,” Watson added. “We welcome anyone interested in supporting the Steeplechase charities to join us on this special day of giving.
“All you need to do is contact our office at 404-237-7436, sign up and we’ll include your business in our outreach to Steeplechase patrons through social media, newsletters and in our race day communications.”
Steeplechase Race Day Sponsor Highlights
The Atlanta Steeplechase is proud to be associated with 2013 sponsors such as: Coca-Cola, 14 Hands Vineyards, J.McLaughlin, Enghouse Transportation, Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta, Springer Mountain Farms, Terry Reid Hyundai, All Points Marketing Fulfillment, Von Maur, Bud Light Platinum, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and Verizon Wireless.
"The J.McLaughlin brand is defined as much by our sense of community as by our modern classic style and welcoming service," said Jay McLaughlin, Co-Founder of J.McLaughlin. "We always seek to be involved with activities that our customers hold important. The Atlanta Steeplechase is a just such an event and we are honored to be a part of this time-honored Georgia tradition."
Held on 400 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Etowah River – The Atlanta Steeplechase draws more than 25,000 people each year. The Steeplechase is a day filled with thrilling horse races, hat contests, tent contests, a foxhound parade, skydivers, children’s activities, terrier races, Frisbee dogs, shopping, people watching and much more.
Vantage Points from which to enjoy the Atlanta Steeplechase:
Sponsor Hill – this is our most exclusive area – one can join as a sponsor, picnic box holder, Guarantor tailgating, or purchase a table in the exclusive Chairman’s Tent. This prestigious area sits on top of the hill closest to the finish line overlooking the entire racetrack.
Tents on the Turn – the best people watching at the race – corporate and social groups line the backstretch with colorful tents, décor, music, whatever they can dream up to make the day memorable.
The Infield – this is where the action is! Everyone is invited to the infield for the Jack Russell Terrier races, the Kidz Corral, rock climbing, sky divers, petting zoo, shopping, tailgating and lots of socializing.
For more information on the Atlanta Steeplechase visit www.atlantasteeplechase.org.