INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CORPORATE SPONSORED EVENTS OF THE GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES

We are looking forward to your support in 2015. A survey carried out as a research project by students at N.C. State University revealed some interesting demographic information about the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Our four- day event draws 25,000 to 30,000 people. The typical Games attendee is 34 years of age, earns a median income of $89,834, and is accompanied by family and friends who share an interest in Scottish heritage and culture. The survey indicates 93% of our respondents are from the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. 44.6% stated it was their first time attending. 55.5% of our respondents are male, 44% female Our attendees are well educated. 27.4% attended college, 24.81% graduated college, and 36.5% of those who graduated college attended graduate school. 20.85% are retired. 64.8% surveyed are of Scottish heritage and have joined one of 133 Scottish Clans or Societies represented at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

During the past years, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games was selected twice as one of the Top Ten Events in the Southeastern United States. The readers of the Blue Ridge Country Magazine picked Grandfather Mountain Highland Games as "Best Moment for the Mountains" in 1997 and "Best Festival" in 1998 during their choice awards.

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games was also one of a few events nominated in the United States to represent North Carolina in a national Local Legacy exhibition at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

In the fall of 2004, National Geographic Traveler Magazine selected our event as one of the 20 "must see" events in North America. This recognition appeared in the April 2005 issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

In 2007 GMHG was featured in the July 23rd issue of Sports Illustrated with a two page "Leading Off" photo by Associated Press photographer Chuck Burton. In 2010, GMHG was chosen by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 events to attend in North America. The Games is very proud to be recognized by so many respected organizations and we look forward to continuing this standard of quality for many years to come.

As a Corporate Sponsor your company or corporate logo will be featured on 40,000 brochures which are distributed worldwide. Your participation will be acknowledged along with other current GMHG Corporate Sponsors: Coca-Cola, Duncan Soutar of St. Andrews, High Country Media, Aisling Broadcasting, and The Thistle School on our 2015 brochure.

As a Corporate Sponsor you will also receive a prominent advertising space in our souvenir program, of which 3,000 copies are printed.

We have a corporate sponsor form on our website with various choices and levels of Corporate Sponsorship for your consideration if you wish to participate in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Corporate Sponsorship Program.

Thank you for considering the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games as a venue for helping you increase your sales and expand your corporate image internationally. We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Frank Vance, Former
GMHG Vice-President of Operations