Sponsorship

Our History and Mission

 

Founded in 1970, The Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc., is a non-profit organization which exists to promote our Scottish heritage, history and customs through the conduct of ongoing events in the Low Country which educate our youth and assist other Scottish-American organizations.

Features of the Games

  • Competitions in Heavy Athletics, Pipe Band, Highland Dancing and Fiddling 
  • Entertainment from Celtic Folk and Rock bands, Border Collie Demonstrations, Rugby Demonstrations, and Children’s Games 
  • Over 40 Scottish Clans, Food and Merchandise Vendors and Scottish Crafts

Event Demographics

Average attendance of over 8,000 spectators made up of suburban families, multi-generational attendees, younger affluent singles and retirees with highly disposable income interested in travel, festivals, live music events and athletic competitions.

Charitable Beneficiaries

A substantial portion of the proceeds from the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering benefited, in the past, the Ronald McDonald House and the Fisher House Foundation. Other beneficiaries include the Citadel Pipe Band, the International Seafarers Ministry and various scholarship recipients whose education involves Piping, Highland Dancing, Gaelic Languages or other Scottish studies.

 

Sponsorship Levels

Full Games Primary Sponsor: $15,000

  • Full page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program & Full Signage on Field
  • 10x20 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Event Signage, Advertisements for the Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 10 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 10 Tickets (full table) to the Tartan Ball on Friday, November 1st. This is an RSVP event. Black Tie or Highland Formal dress featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and much more
  • 10 General Admission tickets to the Games, 5 Reserved Parking Passes, 5 Souvenir Games Programs and 5 Souvenir Games pins

Event* Sponsor: $10,000 and Above

*Choose one – Athletic, Pipe Band, Fiddling, Tartan Ball, and Highland Dance

  • Full page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program & Full Signage on Field
  • 10x20 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Event Signage, Advertisements for the Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 8 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 8 Tickets to the Tartan Ball on Friday, November 1st. This is an RSVP event. Black Tie or Highland Formal dress featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres,
    entertainment and much more
  • 8 General Admission tickets to the Games, 4 Reserved Parking Passes, 4
    Souvenir Games Programs and 4 Souvenir Games pins

Robert the Bruce: $2,000 and Above

  • Half page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program
  • 10x10 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Event Signage, Advertisements for the
    Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 6 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 2 Tickets to the Tartan Ball on Friday, November 1st. This is an RSVP event. Black Tie or Highland Formal dress featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres,
    entertainment and much more
  • 6 General Admission tickets to the Games, 4 Reserved Parking Passes, 4
    Souvenir Games Programs and 4 Souvenir Games pins

Mary Queen of Scotts: $1,500

  • Half page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program
  • 10x10 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Advertisements for the Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 4 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 4 General Admission tickets to the Games, 2 Reserved Parking Passes, 2 Souvenir Games Programs and 2 Souvenir Games pins

William Wallace: $1,000

  • Half page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program 
  • 10 x 10 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Advertisements for the Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 2 General Admission tickets to the Games, 1 Reserved Parking Pass, 2
    Souvenir Games Programs and 2 Souvenir Games pins

General Sponsor: $500

  • ¼ page advertisement in Games Souvenir Program
  • 10x10 Tent on the field of the Charleston Scottish Games
  • Business Name and Logo featured on Advertisements for the Games and the Scottish Society website
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP Hospitality Tent which includes snacks, drinks and an air-conditioned private restroom
  • 2 General Admission tickets to the Games, 1 Reserved Parking Pass, 2 Souvenir Games Programs and 2 Souvenir Games pins 

Sponsorships may be tailored to the specific needs of a business and tied to a particular area of the Games. We treat our sponsors with the highest regard and your contribution to the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is appreciated greatly by our entire organization as well as the charitable entities we support.

Why be a sponsor?

  • Recognition in the community
  • Branding benefits from the reach the Games have
  • Exposure to more than 500,000 people
  • Portion of proceeds benefits Charleston Pipe Band, Citadel
  • 3rd Oldest event in Charleston- 48 years
  • Reach people across the country
  • Support Scottish heritage and culture
  • Improved SEO from provided backlink on the Scottish Games website
  • Social Media exposure (for applicable levels)

 

History and Heritage Go Hand in Hand

As a sponsor, you have a direct impact on keeping Scottish heritage alive in the Charleston community through the Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering. Your business will be positioned in front of thousands of visitors and plays a vital role in keeping the Scottish Games coming back year after year.

With its inaugural event in 1971, the Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering is the second oldest event of its kind in the southeast. Drawing visitors from around the country and abroad, the Games brings in over 8,000 guests, immersing visitors in Scottish heritage and history.

Your sponsorship will help to keep alive Scottish traditions and history for not only Charleston but around the world. This year’s Games will bring in visitors of all ages and demographics, giving you the opportunity to showcase your business to your specific audience. Through effective marketing and placement, we will promote your business in the most efficient and powerful methods.

Make a Difference in the Lowcountry

Sponsorship goes above simply helping your business. As a sponsor, you can be confident that you are making a difference in the Lowcountry. Through introducing the community to highland games and Scottish traditions, we are keeping alive the history and heritage of Scotland. The Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is a part of the Charleston Scottish Society which donates thousands of dollars to local charities. They also support a scholarship program which helps perpetuate Scottish culture and heritage and provides numerous students with funding to pursue education in Scottish studies.

We have been dedicated to spreading our unique Scottish heritage throughout the Lowcountry since 1971 and you can take on an important role in our mission. Help younger generations learn Scottish history, help Scottish people connect and keep their culture thriving in the Charleston area, and help educate people from all over the great contributions of Scottish people. Become a sponsor today!

Become a Sponsor

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Questions About Becoming A Sponsor?

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