Become A Sponsor

Once again, the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists will present the area’s most important journalism awards contest and scholarship ceremony: the Eighth Annual Griot Drum Awards and Scholarship Banquet. And we’d like your help as a valued sponsor.

Last year’s event featured a question and answer panel discussion by Tampa Bay news anchors: Erica Riggins, Bay News 9; Reginald Roundtree, WTSP 10 news; and Josh Thomas, News Channel 8.

Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times moderated the panel, and former governor Charlie Crist stopped by to talk to the crowd.

This year, the Griot Drum Awards banquet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-banquet reception on Saturday, Oct. 12 in The Nielsen Company’s national headquarters, located at 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., in Oldsmar. We will also award several thousands dollars in scholarships, along with awards to area journalists who have excelled in covering people of color.

Our banquet will gather 250 of the area’s most important journalists, business leaders, educators and media figures; the most influential audience in town.

We’re hoping you will come aboard as an honored sponsor. As a 501( c) 3 charity, we can assure all donations are tax deductible.

If you have questions regarding sponsoring this event, please contact Camille C. Spencer at (813) 230-4967 or via email at tampabayabj@gmail.com.

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2013 GRIOT DRUM SPONSOR LEVELS (VIEW PDF)

Title Sponsor

$4,000

Organization name listed on TBABJ Web site, with a link to URL; Organization featured in all flyers and advertising as title sponsor; Organization mentioned in press coverage of the event; 10 complimentary tickets to the event with VIP seating; Distribute company provided flyer, promotional item, or publication; Hang provided company banner

Diamond Level

$2,000

Organization name listed on TBABJ Web site, with a link to your URL; 6 complimentary tickets to the event with priority seating; Distribute company provided flyer, promotional item, or publication; Hang provided company banner

Platinum Level

$1,000

Organization name listed on TBABJ Web site, with a link to URL; 5 complimentary tickets to the event; Distribute company provided flyer, promotional item, or publication; Hang provided company banner

Gold Level

$500

Organization name listed on TBABJ Web site, with a link to your URL; 4 complimentary tickets to event

Silver Level

$250

Organization name listed on TBABJ Web site, with a link to your URL