Looking for a way to help the coast while aligning your business with a great audience?

You can help support a healthy and beautiful coast by sponsoring a coastal program or a special event. In addition to providing important support to protect and restore our coast, you can also enjoy special recognition for yourself or your business.

Current sponsorship opportunities are listed below.

For more information, contact Catherine Snead, director of business engagement, at 252-393-8185 or email catherines@nccoast.org.

Special Events

Pelican Awards

August – Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

Our flagship annual event celebrates North Carolina’s beautiful coast and the extraordinary efforts of this year’s Pelican Award Winners. The celebration includes gourmet seafood selections from local restaurants, as well as fresh local oysters from different waters of our state, such as Stump Sound, Hatteras and more. The event also fearures a fantastic silent auction with a range of coastal items and experiences, as well as live music. This event takes place the first weekend of August on the banks of Bogue SOund at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized at the event and receive complimentary tickets along with a range of other benefits.

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

February – Oden’s Dock, Hatteras Village

This old fashioned oyster roast celebrates the Outer Banks community and the bounty of our healthy coast with fresh oysters, seafood chowder, corn bread and other refreshments. The event includes a silent auction featuring items from local artisans and fishing guides, as well as homemade dessert in the bake sale and live music. Proceeds from this event benefit the federation’s oyster education and restoration programs.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized at the event and receive complimentary tickets along with a range of other benefits.

Low Country Boil

April – Hanover Seaside Club, Wrightsville Beach

Enjoy a casual evening on the southern coast with a traditional Low Country Boil celebrating North Carolina’s beautiful coast and delicious seafood. This popular event features fresh, local shrimp, craft beer, live music and a coastal-themed silent auction. Event proceeds support the federation’s local work restoring wetlands, oysters and water quality — keeping our coast clean and healthy.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized at the event and receive complimentary tickets along with a range of other benefits.

Coastal Programs

Each year, the federation offers a suite programs to meet the changing needs of the coast. Support from sponsors makes these program possible, and helps keep our coast healthy and productive for all to enjoy. Recognition opportunities vary by program. To find a program that is a fit for you and customize your benefits, please contact Catherine Snead, director of business engagement, at 252-393-8185 or email catherines@nccoast.org.

This year’s programs include:

 

Hands-on Education for Students

The federation leads hands-on education programs for students of all ages up and down the coast. Programs range from summer exploration on Jones Island in the White Oak River, to scientific monitoring of restored wetlands, to field lessons on solutions to stormwater pollution.

Touch Tank Tuesdays – Wrightsville Beach

Ever wonder what a live shrimp, crab or whelk looks like? Visitors to our Coastal Education Center at Wrightsville Beach enjoy hands-on experiences at our touch tanks. Fish and shellfish are carefully collected and released each day. Guests are invited to float in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Tuesday from June to August.

Coastal Clean-Ups

The federation leads coastal clean-ups up and down the coast throughout the year, cleaning up trash and debris that pollutes our beaches and waterways, impacts wildlife and spoils our beautiful coast. Over 1,000 residents and visitors volunteer with the federation each year.

Adopt a Trail

The federation manages nature trails at Hoop Pole Creek in Atlantic Beach and at Patsy Pond in the Croatan National Forest. These trails allow public access to spectacular views of our coastal marsh and forest habitats. Maintenance and upkeep includes signage and educational displays as well as invasive plants and trail maintenance.

Our Reach

Each year, the federation reaches thousands of coastal residents and visitors who care about keeping our coast healthy and beautiful. Join our community of:

  • 800,000 visitors to the federation website

  • Over 425,000 readers of Coastal Review Online

  • Nearly 200 programs reaching over 10,000 youth and adults

  • 22,476 followers on social media

  • 1,158 volunteers and over 200 partner organizations

Request Information

Sponsorship is a wonderful way to shows your support for the coast you love, For more information about how you can get involved, contact, Catherine Snead, director of business engagement, at 252-393-8185 or email catherines@nccoast.org.