The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week awarded $353,850 in sponsorships to 124 arts, civic and educational organizations.
With the latest sponsorships, the Port has given a total of $794,500 to 251 organizations in the current fiscal year, which will end Sept. 30.
The Port of Long Beach’s community sponsorship program helps the Port educate and engage the public about the Port’s role in international trade, environmental sustainability and education outreach.
“Our community sponsorship program allows us to support diverse groups and events in the city,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “The program highlights the Port’s dedication to social responsibility, and helps to spread the word on our positive economic impact on the city and region.”
Events sponsored this time include Pow! Wow! Long Beach – the annual citywide mural project, Meals on Wheels of Long Beach’s 5k Run, Walk and Roll, the United Cambodian Community’s Heart of Long Beach Summer Health Fair, and WomenShelter of Long Beach’s Domestic Violence Awareness.
Port staff members attend select sponsored events to provide information about the Port. The Port also receives advertising benefits such as booths, signage or other promotional opportunities to spread awareness about its mission.
Sponsorship applications are accepted twice a year, in March and September. More information about the sponsorship program can be found here.