Request for Sports Event Funding

The Valley Forge Sports Commission will consider requests for event funding / sponsorship. This funding is designated to help secure and support new sports events that will stimulate the economy by attracting visitors from outside of Montgomery County, Pa. Funds are primarily to be used to promote an event to audiences outside of Montgomery County. Events whose focus is Montgomery County residents are not eligible for funding (community events, festivals, local celebrations). 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Events must have economic impact in Montgomery County and not solely on any individual or individual business. Events must require at least one overnight stay in the ocunty. Preference will be given to events that accomplish the following:

  1. Create new economic impact
  2. Add positive marketing exposure for the area
  3. Introduce new audiences / markets
  4. Fill hotel rooms during shoulder, off-season and weekends

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Requests will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Total number of room nights contracted
  • Total number of out-of-town participants
  • Time of year
  • Marketing plan
  • Media exposure
  • Event history
  • Potential for growth
  • Impact on and support from the communities involved
  • Promotion of a positive image of Montgomery County
  • Location
  • Quality of life factors

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Please complete the following application. Final approval for funding will be at the discretion of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board c/o Valley Forge Sports Commission. 

Please submit this request in-person, return by e-mail or mail to:

Andy Carl, Sport Sales Manager
Valley Forge Sports Commission
1000 First Ave, Suite 101
King of Prussia, PA 19406
carl@valleyforge.org

Download the Application