Sponsorship of the 2017 NAF El Centro Airshow clearly demonstrates your commitment to the community and your outstanding support of the men and women of your armed forces.

As the winter home of the Blue Angels, the Naval Air Facility El Centro hosts the first show of their season every year. Drawing a crowd of approximately 40,000, it is the largest single-day event in the Imperial Valley. Unlike other performances, this Airshow allows our sponsors unprecedented front row access to the show, with nothing between them and the performers.

Sponsorship opportunities range from a $500 commercial booth to a $25,000 sponsorship and can be tailor-made to fit your organization’s objectives such as:

  • Brand Awareness
  • Recruiting
  • Client Appreciation
  • Company parties
  • Networking
  • Show support for the military

Thank you. Your support is important to the continued success of our MWR Quality of Life Programs for our Sailors and their families. We look forward to hearing from you!

Candyce Zavala
Community Support Programs Marketing Specialist
Airshow/Special Events Sponsorship Coordinator
Phone: 760-339-2482
Email: Candyce.Zavala@navy.mil


Sponsorship Brochure


NAF El Centro Airshow Sponsorship Opportunities


NAF El Centro Airshow Presented by YOUR COMPANY – $25,000

Help us name our Airshow! Receive maximum exposure and event inclusion through Presenting Sponsorship. Your partnership will ensure your company name is seen and heard everywhere the NAF El Centro Airshow title appears. You will enjoy the following sponsorship considerations:

  • The Airshow title featuring your company’s name placed on all promotional materials including the official Airshow posters, programs, flyers, signs, banners, TV and radio PSAs, news releases and more distributed in the Imperial Valley, Riverside and San Diego Counties and Mexicali
  • Private corporate hospitality chalet with company name signage, unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating for 150 people, catered finger foods and assorted beverages served under a 20′ x 60′ chalet canopy
  • VIP civilian performer’s aircraft rides for three (3) as scheduled by MWR (subject to height, weight and health restrictions)
  • Exclusive invitation to the Post Airshow Party for twelve (12)
  • Food & beverage voucher booklets to the Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival for twenty (20), offering an opportunity to meet and greet Airshow performers
  • VIP parking passes for Saturday Airshow for twenty (20)
  • Official Airshow Program full-page back cover (10,000 color copies)
  • Presentation of recognition plaque to Sponsor during Post Airshow Party
  • Two (2) Sponsor-provided banners (up to 3′ x 10′) displayed on base at the MWR Fitness Center and Sports field for three (3) months with an approximate exposure of 73,000
  • Two (2) autographed souvenir Airshow posters
  • Commercial display 20′ x 20′ booth area with tables and chairs provided in high traffic zone under covered quarters. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Rights to use the NAF El Centro Airshow Presenting Sponsor recognition in your product/service category ads
  • Placement of company logo on the www.navylifesw.com/elcentroairshow website
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner up to 4′ x 15′ displayed at the base front gate one month prior to the Airshow (approximate exposures 100,000)
  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor recognition on event promotional banner at the Airshow gate entry
  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor recognition on base marquee three weeks prior to event

Naval Aviation Level Sponsor – $12,000

  • Private corporate hospitality chalet for 100 people with company name signage, unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating, catered finger foods and assorted beverages served under a 20′ x 40′ chalet canopy
  • VIP civilian performer’s aircraft rides for two (2) as scheduled by MWR (subject to height, weight and health restrictions)
  • Exclusive invitation to the Post Airshow Party for six (6)
  • Food & beverage voucher booklets to the Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival for ten (10), offering an opportunity to meet and greet Airshow performers
  • VIP parking passes for Saturday Airshow for ten (10)
  • Presentation of recognition plaque to Sponsor during Post Airshow Party
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 4′ x 15′) displayed at the base front gate for one month prior to the Airshow (approximate exposures 100,000)
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 3′ x 10′) displayed on base at the MWR Fitness or Sports facility for three (3) months (approximate exposure of 54,000)
  • Company logo in the official Airshow Program (10,000 color copies)
  • One (1) autographed souvenir Airshow poster
  • Commercial display 20′ x 20′ booth area with tables and chairs provided in high traffic zone under covered quarters. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Rights to use the NAF El Centro Airshow Naval Aviation Sponsor recognition in your product/service category ads
  • Placement of company logo on the www.navylifesw.com/elcentroairshow website

Air Boss Level Sponsor – $7,500

  • Private corporate hospitality chalet for fifty (50) with unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating, catered finger foods and assorted beverages served under a 20′ x 40′ chalet canopy
  • VIP civilian performer’s aircraft ride for one (1) as scheduled by MWR (subject to height, weight and health restrictions)
  • Exclusive invitation to the Post Airshow Party for four (4)
  • Food & beverage voucher booklets to the Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival for seven (7), offering an opportunity to meet and greet Airshow performers
  • VIP parking passes for Saturday Airshow for seven (7)
  • Presentation of recognition plaque to Sponsor during Post Airshow Party
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 4′ x 15′) displayed at the base front gate for one month prior to the Airshow (approximate exposures 100,000)
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 3′ x 10′) displayed on base at the MWR Fitness or Sports facility for two (2) months (approximate exposure of 36,000)
  • Company logo in the official Airshow Program (10,000 color copies)
  • One (1) autographed souvenir Airshow poster
  • Commercial display 20′ x 20′ booth area with tables and chairs provided in high-traffic zone under covered quarters. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Rights to use the NAF El Centro Airshow Air Boss Sponsor recognition in your product/service category ads
  • Placement of company logo on the www.navylifesw.com/elcentroairshow website

Flight Level Sponsor – $5,000

  • VIP passes to the Pearl of the Desert Chalet for sixteen (16) with unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating, catered finger foods and assorted beverages served under a 20′ x 20′ chalet canopy
  • Food & beverage voucher booklets to the Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival for five (5), offering an opportunity to meet and greet Airshow performers
  • VIP parking passes for the Saturday Airshow for five (5)
  • Company logo in the official Airshow Program (10,000 color copies)
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 4′ x 10′) displayed on the base fencing two weeks prior to the Airshow (approximate exposures 50,000)
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 3′ x 10′) displayed on base at the MWR Fitness or Sports facility for one (1) month (approximate exposure of 18,000)
  • Commercial display 10′ x 10′ booth area with tables and chairs provided in high traffic zone under covered quarters. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Placement of company logo on the www.navylifesw.com/elcentroairshow website

Detachment Sponsor – $1,000

  • Food & beverage voucher booklets to the Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival for two (2), offering an opportunity to meet and greet Airshow performers
  • VIP passes to the Pearl of the Desert Chalet for two (2)
  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner (up to 4′ x 10′) displayed on the base fencing two weeks prior to the Airshow (approximate exposures 50,000)
  • Name/logo recognition in the official Airshow Program(10,000 color copies)
  • Commercial display 10′ x 10′ booth area with tables and chairs provided in high-traffic zone under covered quarters. Sponsor may bring own display setup.

Airshow Booth Sponsor – $500

  • Commercial display 10′ x 10′ booth area in high traffic zone under covered quarters with tables and chairs provided. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Vendor parking passes for two (2)
  • Verbal recognition at Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival

Small Business Sponsorship – $100 per person (5 person minimum)

  • Includes one (1) food and beverage voucher booklet per person for use at the Entertainment & Food Festival; one (1) Airshow Pearl of the Desert Chalet ticket per person; and one (1) Airshow VIP parking pass per person. We will include your company name/logo in the official Airshow Program.

NAF El Centro’s 20th Annual Entertainment & Food Festival – Friday, March 10, 2017

Sponsor – $500

  • One (1) Sponsor-provided banner displayed at the Entertainment & Food Festival
  • One (1) 10′ x 10′ commercial display booth area in high traffic zone under covered quarters with tables and chairs provided. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Vendor VIP parking passes for two (2)
  • Two (2) food & beverage voucher booklets

Booth Sponsor – $250

  • Friday night Entertainment & Food Festival 10′ x 10′ commercial display booth area in high traffic zone under covered quarters with tables and chairs provided. Sponsor may bring own display setup.
  • Vendor parking passes for two (2)

Support the Blue Angels 10K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, March 6, 2017
Military and community participants run as the Blue Angels practice overhead. The Fun Run is a family event that attracts around 500 active duty, military family members and supporters throughout the Imperial Valley. Refreshments and awards add to the fun of the Finish Line Celebration Party. Participants run, walk with strollers or bike the course. This is an open house event, all are invited!

Sponsorship Levels

  • Presenting – $1,000
  • Supporting – $500
  • Official – $250
  • Booth – $150