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The mission of the Oregon Tuna Classic is twofold where it manages and promotes a series of offshore fishing tournaments allowing sport fishermen to come together and donate their time as well as their catch to the hungry people of Oregon and Washington. The Oregon Tuna Classic is also a Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and therefore also recognizes the need for conservation and management of wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl through its fund raising programs. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Oregon Tuna Classic Sees Growth The Oregon Tuna Classic has seen significant growth each year and in
2010 was recognized by ESPN as the largest charity fishing tournament
series on the West Coast. Also in 2010, the International Game Fishing
Association (IGFA) chose to designate the tournaments as qualifying
events for the Offshore World Championships. You only have to sit in
the tent during the awards dinner and witness the contagious energy to
understand why the events continue to have significant annual growth.
The events are filmed by numerous fishing shows each year and in 2008 & 2010 Tred Barta filmed
an episode for his award winning show “The Best and Worst of Tred Barta” which airs on the NBC
Sports network each week. It has also been filmed for two seasons by the Emmy award winning
show “The Joy of Fishing” which airs on multiple networks every week. The events are covered by
multiple local radio shows as well as two national outdoor sports radio programs. Numerous local
and national magazines cover the events including Northwest Sportsman Magazine, Sport Fishing
Magazine and Saltwater Sportsmans Magazine.
The Oregon Tuna Classic was the 2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Oregon
Tourism Volunteer Award from the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
Celebrating those who are making a positive difference in their communities
Oregon Food Bank selected the
Oregon Tuna Classic to receive the 2008 Stone Soup Award for outstanding
leadership and support of the issues affecting low income people.
Oregon Tuna Classic Making A Difference The Oregon Tuna Classic uses sponsor money to cash flow the organization through the first six
months of the year while they get things in place for the new season. The Oregon Tuna Classic is
unique in that almost 100% of all sponsor cash donated is forwarded to their charities at the end of
the season. In fact, there has been only one year (2011 season) which was under 90%, most years they
have donated between 105%-140% of the funds received from the sponsors. Team registrations and
the funds generated from the season finale auction have exceeded the costs to put on these events and
therefore have enabled the organization to forward those additional raised funds. Each of the two
events will bring 400-650 people consisting of 60-80 teams of fishermen, support staff, volunteers
and spectators to the coastal communities hosting the events. The reported positive economic impact
from those communities is $250,000 to $300,000 per event and with two events, that’s an economic
impact well in excess of $500,000 that gets pumped into those coastal communities.
Depending on fishing conditions a port community also receives 3,500-10,000 pounds of albacore
tuna. Some ports have volunteer filet teams and deliver it fresh while the Oregon Tuna Classic
paid almost $20,000 to have it canned before distribution in the other ports. In 2010 the teams of
fishermen caught and donated 20,400 pounds of tuna to the hungry in these coastal communities.
In 2012 the two events (Ilwaco and Garibaldi) donated 16,955 pounds of tuna to the Oregon Food
Bank and local food banks of Pacific County. The organization continues to look for ways to cut cost
through donated goods and services as well as just fine tuning procedures. What other charity can
you write a check to and get this much bang for your buck.
Your opportunity to make a difference in the Oregon Tuna Classic starts right here.
History of the Oregon Tuna Classic The Oregon Tuna Classic is the result of a few compassionate fishermen and one great idea. Bud
Hosner, commercial realtor and avid fisherman, thought of a creative and new way to help fight
hunger in Oregon. Hosner found himself giving ample fish to friends and started wondering why
he was giving so much food to those who have more than enough when the hungry people of
Oregon could benefit from his catch. In 2005 a small group of fisherman joined with Hosner to
organize the I Fish for Food Tuna Tournament so anglers could spend the day doing what they
love while helping to feed hungry people.
Twenty teams competed to catch as much fish as they could in one day, with the objective of g
iving to those in need. By the end of the day, over 100 tuna totaling more than 2100 pounds were
ready to be canned for donation to the Oregon Food Bank Network.
In an effort to continue such a great tradition, in 2006 The Oregon Tuna Classic was registered with
the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a committee was formed to secure sponsorships
and to effectively manage future events.
Today, The Oregon Tuna Classic is the fastest growing charitable tournament on the West Coast.
In 2008, more than 250 team entries proudly donated $46,000 in cash and 13,200 pounds of fish
to the Oregon Food Bank. Essential to the event’s success were the 78 local, regional and national
companies that participated as sponsors. “Our motivation for sponsoring the OTC goes far beyond
marketing,” said Chris Hess Marketing Manager for G.Loomis “This is an opportunity for our
company and our employees to give back to our community through an activity we love and
Estimated size of 2016 tournaments: Two 1 day events (2 days fishing with a Saturday night dinner, awards, merchandise giveaway, auction) expecting a total of 80 teams and 600-750 participants for each event.
Tournament dates and locations: Deep Canyon Challenge – Ilwaco, WA July 29th & 30th Oregon Tuna Classic - Garibaldi August 26th & 27th
Sponsorship Opportunities The Oregon Tuna Classic has designed creative sponsorship opportunities with different levels to
create high impact brand exposure for your company. Sponsorship agreements are flexible and can be
customized to the needs of your organization. We encourage you to share your promotional ideas.
Blue Fin Tuna – Title Sponsor - $20,000 • Event name -“single entity” • Customized sponsorship to organization • Presenting sponsor on event poster • Name and Title position referenced on all print, collateral and broadcast • Company signage displayed at each event (4 signs 4’x10’) • Company boat to be used for filming of events • Company VIP reserved seating for 6 people • Display table at Captains meeting • Right of first refusal for 2013 • Premier internet web campaign • Hospitality Branding • Premier On-Site Setup • One free Tournament boat registration (all events)
Yellow Fin Tuna – Corporate Partner Sponsor – $10,000 • Company name listed in all advertising • Company signage displayed at each event (2 signs 4’x10’) • Company name & logo listed on event poster • Display table at Captains meeting • Company VIP reserved seating for 2 people • Premier internet web campaign • Hospitality Branding • On-Site Setup • One free Tournament boat registration for all events
Black Fin Tuna- Port Sponsor - $5,000 • Display table at Captains meeting • Company name and logo listed on event poster • Company signage displayed as Port sponsor at “each” event (1 sign 3’x8’) • 2 tickets to tournament awards banquet • Premier internet web campaign • Hospitality branding • On-Site Setup • One free Tournament boat registration for all events
Albacore Tuna- Supporting Sponsor- $2,500 Cash or In-Kind • Display table at Captains meeting • Company name & logo listed on event poster • Company signage at each event (1 sign 3’x8’) • Premier internet web campaign • On-site setup • One free tournament boat registration for one event
Skip Jack Sponsor- Participating Sponsor-$1,000 Cash or In-Kind • Display table at Captains meeting • Company name listed on event poster • Premier internet web campaign • One free tournament boat registration for one event
Tunny Sponsor- Under $500 Cash or In-Kind • Premier internet web campaign • Company name listed on event poster
Possible Other Sponsorships:
Individual Port Sponsorship: $5,000 each. Same benefits as a Black Fin Tuna Sponsor but get listed on the banners as a port sponsor and promoted as the port sponsor.
Canning Sponsor: $10,000 Have your company logo and name on the label of each can of tuna as well as receive the other benefits of a Black Fin Tuna Sponsor.
Sponsor A Team: $1,500 and get listed on the tournament poster. The team will be listed and recognized as the company team in all the events.
Official Truck Sponsor: $10,000. Have a