Sponsorship and Advertising

Interested in Sponsoring the OTLBC?  Please email or contact us at 613-730-7207.


For sports enthusiasts of all ages and levels, the OTLBC is a destination to connect with others in a social and inclusive environment. Our personal approach allows us to deliver a unique club experience through our all-inclusive services and activities

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Why Become an OTLBC Sponsor?
The Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club is one of the hidden treasures of the nation’s capital. Our slogan of “Your Cottage in the City” provides a complete summer experience that includes tennis, swimming, beach volleyball, dining and relaxation. We are the oldest and largest summer tennis club in Ottawa, with a full service restaurant, 18 har tru courts, 12 beach volleyball courts, and an in-ground swimming pool.

The charming OTLBC clubhouse is a vintage jewel in Old Ottawa South. The facilities include original lockers and updated shower rooms, meeting spaces and rental opportunities, lounge area, a large historical dining room with the largest balcony in Old Ottawa South overlooking the 18 tennis courts.

The Club operates as a not-for-profit organization. The OTLBC membership revenues cover all operating and regular maintenance expenses but exclude large capital investments. To maintain the facility in top condition, funds are raised yearly and needed for court resurfacing, clubhouse upgrades and major pool repairs.

Sponsorship revenue is used to support capital projects.

 What’s in it for You?

  • Businesses that are aligned with sports and leisure or provide sports medicine, physiotherapy, massage, or other wellness products and services will find a rich market at the OTLBC.
  • Other businesses that provide financial, legal, real estate, construction, or interior design services will also find synergies with this market.
  • Don’t count yourself out! There is always ways to promote your business. The OTLBC is a diverse and wonderful community. Contact us today to see what we can do!

OTLBC Member Demographic

  • Approximately 800 tennis and pool members (educated and affluent professionals, families and retirees)
  • Residents of Old Ottawa South, the Glebe, Golden Triangle, Sandy Hill, with some members from Westboro Village, Orleans, Barrhaven, and Kanata neighborhoods
  • 350+ children ages 6-13 enjoy the club’s full-day camps each summer
  • 2000+ young professionals ages 20-35+ visit OTLBC each week to play volleyball on our 12 beach volleyball courts (leagues run by the Ottawa Sports and Social Club)
  • The OTLBC web site has over 41,000 unique visits per year with strong visitor engagement (66% returning traffic with an average duration of 3 minutes)

The OTLBC also has a strong non-member circulation:

  • Our full-service licensed restaurant is open to the public, and has a vibrant social scene available to all community members (weekly pub nights, Friday night family nights with free movies, annual events such as our popular Fashion Show and the fundraising events).
  • Our summer camps are open to non-members allowing parents from across Ottawa to come to the club daily throughout the summer.
  • Our tennis programs are open to the community and allow for a wider engaged audience.

The OTLBC strives to help the Community:

The OTLBC hosts a variety of social events throughout the season that allow our members and the surrounding community to support local charities. Our annual Fred Wong Memorial Barbecue helps to raise funds and donations for the Ottawa Food Bank and has been a main fundraising event at the OTLBC since 2007. 

The OTLBC also helps to support the May Court Hospice, the Caring and Sharing Exchange and The Hang Up and Help Out Project, among others.

See our 2017 Program Guide for all things #OTLBC  


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a range of sponsorship options to match your organization’s needs and budget:

Sustaining Partner – $5,000 annually (Maximum of 4)

  • Your banner displayed on one of the show courts (8 though 12) for the entire season.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your company’s products and/or services and network with the members of the club.
  • Opportunity to provide content to the OTLBC blog, and distributed through social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Prominent placement of company logo with link to company on all pages of the OTLBC website for a period of twelve months.
  • Logo recognition and website links on all member e-newsletters for a period of twelve months.
  • Logo recognition and website links as a sustaining partner on advertisements promoting the OTLBC.
  • Two complimentary tickets to OTLBC’s major fundraising event.

Pool Sponsor – $2,000 annually (Maximum of 2)

  • Your banner displayed at the pool for the entire season, including our specific Pool events on Canada Day, Labour Day and our Opening and Closing Parties, among others that arise during the season.
  • Placement of company logo with link to company on the pool home page of the OTLBC website for a period of twelve months.
  • Logo recognition and wesbite link on pool related e-newsletters for a period of twelve months.
  • Logo recognition and website link on advertisements promoting pool related services and events as a pool partner.

Fundraising Event Sponsors 

Every year, the OTLBC puts together events with proceeds directed to the club’s Capital Improvements Fund. These event, fully supported by the club’s marketing and communications team, benefit from the most visibility of all the club’s activities, both internal and public, through a well-articulated and multi-platform campaign.

1. Presenting Sponsor – $1,500 annually (Maximum of 1)

Your company name will appear on the title of the event as

(Event name) presented by (Your Business)

  • Opportunity to demonstrate your company’s products and/or services up to three times during the season, and network with the members of the club.
  • Your company logo as the presenting sponsor on the banner produced to promote the event.
  • Your company logo on all promotional material of the event (tickets, posters, print ads, and event email correspondence).
  • Logo recognition and website link on the OTLBC web page promoting the event.
  • Your company logo on member e-newsletters specifically promoting the event.
  • Opportunity to provide content to the OTLBC blog, distributed through social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Opportunity to address the event audience.
  • Recognition at the event – verbally and in print.
  • Four complimentary tickets to the event.

2. Gold Sponsor – $600 annually (Maximum of 6)

  • Your company logo as a Gold sponsor on the banner produced to promote the event.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your company’s products and/or services once during the season, and network with the members of the club.
  • Your company logo on promotional material of the event (posters, print ads, and event email correspondence).
  • Your company logo with link to company on the OTLBC web page promoting the event.
  • Your company logo on member e-newsletters specifically promoting the event.
  • Recognition at the event – verbally and in print.
  • Two complimentary tickets to the event.

Tournament Sponsorship
 $750 (OTLBC Intermediate Championships, Club Championships, and Mixed Doubles Championships)

  • Logo recognition on tournament T-shirts or promo materials.
  • Logo recognition on the banner and posters promoting all tournaments.
  • Logo recognition and website link on the OTLBC tournaments web page.
  • Logo recognition and website link on all e-newsletters surrounding tournaments.

Additional Advertising Exposure for your Company

The OTLBC provides added exposure for your company through private and team building events held at the club.

Throughout the season, we host a wide range of events such as:

  • National Capital Tennis Association Championships (City Open) and other prestigious City tournaments.
  • High School Tournament – 13 different schools over 234 matches.
  • Spring School Programs – local schools have the opportunity to learn to play tennis at a reduced rate.
  • Corporate Team Building Events – host a wide range of company and group events a season.
  • Weddings and Private Functions.

Interested in Sponsoring the OTLBC?  Please email us or contact us at 613-730-7207.

 

Sustaining Partners