Run entirely by volunteers East Coast Bays Softball has a proud 45 year+ club history. We are passionate about creating an environment where players enjoy participating in our great game and where they can achieve higher honours if they desire.
Softball is a great summer sport played between October and March. All our games are played at the world class softball facility at Rosedale Park, Albany under North Harbour Softball Association which has over 9 softball clubs within its association. With 18 Diamonds available there are several games being played at any one time, creating an exciting atmosphere with hundreds of people at the ground to play, support or officiate.
In our 2021/22 season East Coast Bays Softball had 12 junior teams with over 130 players and 5 senior teams with over 80 players and is the only club within North Harbour to have three senior women’s teams.
We are looking to welcome another two senior teams in our upcoming 2022/23 season.
Our committee look at fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and apply for grants to help with funding. This funding helps keep our junior fees low to get more kids into softball, with upkeep and replacement of team uniforms, catchers safety equipment, gear bags, helmets, bats, training, game balls, prizegiving’s and equipment storage.
Although we have four tiers of sponsorship we are grateful for any level of support from the ‘gift of time’ by being part of the committee or coaching, scorers and umpires or through donation or sponsorship.
To see our ECB Softball Club Membership Growth year on year CLICK HERE or www.ecbsoftball.org.nz/membership-breakdown
If you would like to find out more and have a sponsorship pack sent out, please contact the sponsorship team via email@example.com
BRONZE SPONSOR <$500
- Donate to the club - by selecting “Make a Donation” on our Merchandise order form.
- Provide a prize for our fundraising activity ie: Gift Voucher for our annual Calendar Raffle Fundraiser. Your company name will feature on the ticket, we including Facebook shout-out during Raffle month and Facebook live draw for your prize.
- Player Sponsor – Ranging from giving a helping hand to a junior player who due to circumstances would otherwise not be able to play through to helping a talented player with fees when playing in multiple grades.
SILVER SPONSOR - $501-$1200
Sponsor the club with a value to help us keep our junior fees low and get more kids and families into sports. By supporting the club as a Silver Sponsor your sponsorship reaches more players and families. if you are keen to help our junior grades between the value of $501 - $1200 and you’ll receive:
- Sponsor logo with weblink under our sponsorship tile on the ECB Softball home page.
- Business description and contact details will feature on our Sponsors page.
- Sponsor announcement post on our ECB Softball Facebook Page
- Sponsor announcement segment in our Club Newsletter and added to our list of sponsors highlighted in our monthly Club Newsletter
GOLD SPONSOR - from $1250 Sponsor an ECB Softball Team
- All of Silver sponsor benefits +
- Naming rights to sponsored teams, shown on the North Harbour Softball Association Draws ie: 'Company Name' Ravens
- Team photo with Sponsor Logo on it.
- Badge Logo placement on player shirt sleeve for sponsored team. These shirts will be in use for a minimum of 2 years and you having first right of renewal.
PLATNIUM SPONSOR - Sponsor the NEW Premier Men's Misfits Team
- All of Silver and Gold benefits*
In the 2021/22 season we had our first Division 1 mens team in years. The Misfits was made up with experienced players, young men and teenagers. Some of these young players have been identified as players to watch and invited to NZ Development camps.
The Misfits won the Division 1 Grade and at the North Harbour Softball awards pitcher Simon was awarded the Division 1 top pitcher and Most Valuable Player.
This season the Misfits will create two teams one will play in the North Harbour Softball Premier Men’s competition the other as their skilled development team in Division 1. These two teams will form the nucleus of premium men players for East Coast Bays Softball.
Creating a NEW team within the Premier Men’s competition requires a sponsor to help with funding so we can see these players reach great heights. They will require new playing jerseys for both Premier and Division 1 men, training and game equipment. While hopefully supporting the younger players who are paying multiple team fees.
We are seeking one or two Platinum sponsors for the Misfits team. The level of support negotiable.