Wavemakers

Paddle Antrim Wavemakers Program

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Paddle Antrim Wavemakers are businesses and organizations who have found meaningful ways to join in our mission to protect our water resources by using paddle sports to connect people to our waterways. Becoming a Wavemaker at any level offers a unique opportunity to promote your business, build goodwill in the region, and gain valuable contact with local and visiting audiences. Becoming a Wavemaker will offer the following:

  • Media Exposure. Paddle Antrim has been featured in over 20 different online and print media outlets in three different states and regularly on local television and radio news. Paddle Antrim is members of four local chambers of commerce and the West Michigan Tourism Association to enhance our exposure.
  • Digital Presence. Paddle Antrim has an active and growing digital presence. We have an active and increasing social media following and currently have over 2500 followers on Facebook and Instagram. We are building a search engine optimized website to ensure that Paddle Antrim and the Chain of Lakes Water Trail are easily found by interested parties. Our monthly newsletter is distributed to over 1000 recipients and has an average open rate of 38%.  
  • Print/Signage Presence. Paddle Antrim offers opportunities to highlight our sponsors through our Paddle Antrim Festival promotional materials, guides, and t-shirts. Your business can even be included as a sponsor on one of the water trail signs along the water trail.  

Become a Paddle Antrim Wavemaker. Multiple level sponsorship opportunities are available and each opportunity can be customizable to meet diverse marketing needs. 

  • Great Lake $10,000
  • Bay $5,000
  • Inland Lake $2,500
  • River $1,000
  • Creek $500
  • Stream $250

View the Wavemaker benefits grid:
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Your Sponsorship is Impactful

Sponsorship dollars allow Paddle Antrim to achieve our mission of protecting our resources by connecting people through paddle sports. Your contribution directly supports programming on both stewardship and paddling throughout the year, continued improvements and promotion of the Chain of Lakes Water Trail, which draws both locals and visitors to discover our incredible lakes and rivers. In the past 5 years, we have engaged over 1,000 participants on the water through classes and events.

Contact us today at 231-492-0171 or info@paddleantrim.com to get started.