General Sponsor Info

SOUTH HAVEN STEELHEADERS SPONSOR INFORMATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

— About the Tournaments
— About the South Haven Steelheaders
— Sponsor Definition Levels

About the Tournaments:

In May of each year, the South Haven Steelheaders, a chapter of the Michigan Steelheaders & Salmon Fisherman’s Association (MSSFA), holds a Two-Day Professional-Amateur Salmon and Trout Fishing Tournament out of the Port of South Haven, Michigan. This tournament is the third in a series of tournaments that run the length of Lake Michigan throughout the season taking advantage of the spring migration of fish from southern to northern Lake Michigan. Anglers travel from around the State of Michigan and surrounding states to participate in these large scale tournaments. They dedicate a great deal of time and money preparing for and participating in these events where the goal of winning is not only monetary but also for bragging rights.

The participating anglers fish in teams comprising usually between 3-6 members on vessels ranging on average from 20-40 feet in length.  Catch limits are defined in the rule set each year and are based in part on the State of Michigan fishing regulations. Scoring is based on a quantity and total weight basis. Each team receives 10 points per legal fish and 1 point for each pound of fish weighed.   At the end of fishing, the points are totaled and the team with the highest number of points wins.

The South Haven Pro-Am Tournament format is an annual event that began in 1985 with roots all the way back to 1970 when it was known as the South Haven Sportfishing Safari. The chapter also holds several smaller local tournaments throughout the season primarily targeting Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead Trout, Brown Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bluegill and Crappie.

About the South Haven Steelheaders:

The first local chapter of the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fisherman’s Association (MMSFA) was formed in South Haven, Michigan on January 15, 1974. Since that time, the Chapter has dedicated itself to educating the general public on improving, preserving, and promoting sport fishing in the Great Lakes and their tributary streams and rivers. The chapter is also dedicated to supporting local charities and projects through financial assistance and volunteer work.

Sponsor Definition Levels:

The South Haven Steelheaders (SHS) are looking for sponsors to help support the costs associated with running the Two-Day Professional–Amateur Salmon and Trout Fishing Tournament on Lake Michigan in May of each year as well as costs associated with other local tournaments throughout the season. The following levels of sponsorship have been defined by the SHS Tournament Committee for cash and merchandise:

GOLD:
Level of Support $1,250

SILVER:
Level of Support $500

BRONZE:
Level of Support $200

PARTICIPATING:
Level of Support $50

MEMBER:
Level of Support $40 (cost of annual dues to become a member).


GOLD SPONSOR INFORMATION:

A $1,250 donation in cash or merchandise to the South Haven Steelheaders Sport Fishing Tournament will entitle the sponsor  to the following awards and benefits:

1. Letter of Thanks.

2. Formal introduction at Friday evening’s Pro-Am Captains meeting.

3. Logo on Tournament T-Shirts.

4. Logo on Tournament Sponsor Boards.

5. Name listed and/or logo on the Sponsor Guide distributed to all Fishing Team Captains.

6. Logo on the Chapter website.

7. 2 Tournament T-Shirts.

8. Lake Michigan fishing trip for 2 people.

 

SILVER SPONSOR INFORMATION

A $500 donation in cash or merchandise to the South Haven Steelheaders Sport Fishing Tournament will entitle the sponsor to the following awards and benefits:

1. Letter of Thanks.

2. Name announced at Friday evenings Captains meeting.

3. Name listed on Tournament Sponsor Boards.

4. Name listed on the Chapter website.

5. Name listed on the Sponsor Guide distributed to all Fishing Team Captains.

6. 1 Tournament T-Shirt available to be picked-up.

7. Lake Michigan Fishing Trip for 1 person.

 

BRONZE SPONSOR INFORMATION

A $200 donation in cash or merchandise to the South Haven Steelheaders Sport Fishing Tournament will entitle the sponsor to the following awards and benefits:

1. Letter of Thanks.

2. Name listed on Tournament Sponsor Boards.

3. Name listed on Chapter website.

4. Name listed on Sponsor Guide distributed to all Fishing Team Captains.

5. Cruise and excursion on Lake Michigan for 1 person aboard The Sun Setter.

 

PARTICIPATING SPONSOR INFORMATION

A $50 – $199 donation in cash or merchandise to the South Haven Steelheaders Sport Fishing Tournament will entitle the sponsor to the following awards and benefits:

1. Letter of Thanks.

2. Name listed on Tournament Sponsor Boards.

3. Name listed on Chapter website.

4. Name listed on Sponsor Guide distributed to all Fishing Team Captains.

 

MEMBER SPONSOR INFORMATION

Even if you cannot donate at this time, we would like you to consider joining our great organization. For $40 +$2 fee, you too can become a member of the South Haven Steelheaders by clicking the “Buy Now” link below.

 

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