10th Annual Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim
The Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim will be held on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 8:15 am at the Serpentine Wall on the Ohio in downtown Cincinnati. Now in its 10th year, the SWIM will attract nearly 200 swimmers ages 12-80+ for the only cross river swimming event on the entire Ohio River.
This year, the SWIM has been renamed in honor of Bill Keating, Jr., a member of the region’s “first family” of swimming and a participant in the event every year since it started in 2008. Bill passed away this spring but his commitment to promoting the sport will live on through this event.
“My father and I often raced one another during the swim and I actually beat him once. He loved the SWIM. Our family is honored that the committee has chosen to name the swim after my Dad. This year we are reaching out to many competitive swim teams and to all folks who love the water. The growth of this event is exactly what my Dad would have embraced,” Caroline Keating, Bill Keating, Jr.’s daughter
This year, the organizing committee for the SWIM will be inviting civic minded businesses and organizations to become sponsors of the event. Proceeds will benefit Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, a 501(c)3 non-profit working in 20 inner city high schools to get urban teens out into nature year round to paddle, hike, bike, climb, swim and camp.
Presenting Sponsor - 1 available at $2,500 in cash
"Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim, Presented by House of Run and Tri" - title in all marketing materials, press releases, on website, Facebook promotion, etc. Logo prominent on T-shirt, on website with click through, banner at registration, booth at Public Landing, promotional item in goodie bag
Gold Medal Sponsors - 3 available at $1,000 each in cash
Logo on T-shirt, on website with click through, banner at registration, booth at Public Landing, promotional item in goodie bag
Silver Medal Sponsors - 5 available at $500 each in cash
Same as Gold but with logo image smaller on t-shirt and website, promotional item in goodie bag
Bronze Medal Sponsors - 5 available at $250 each in cash
Logo image (smaller) on t-shirt and website (link included)
Clean River Sponsor - 2 available at $500 each in cash or in-kind
Same as Silver Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsors – companies donating $100+ of food or drink for participants and spectators
Recognition on website
Friends of the Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim – Individual contributors from $50 - $1,000
Recognition on website as "Friends” of the event
For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities…
Please contact Brewster Rhoads, SWIM Co-Chair, at email@example.com. The deadline for sponsor logos to be included on t-shirt is Monday, September 11. Checks should be made payable to “Outdoor Adventure Clubs – SWIM” and sent to OAC, 1662 Blue Rock Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223.