Sponsor an Event
Supporting Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) events through sponsorship is an excellent way to broaden your community involvement. Event sponsorship not only helps area businesses reach thousands of families throughout the Basin, but also supports the Foundation’s important restoration activities, educational programs, and advocacy efforts.
LPBF hosts exciting events throughout the year. There are a variety of event sponsorship opportunities available to corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Being an LPBF sponsor is about much more than writing checks. It is about building a relationship with LPBF and getting to know us, our mission, and our supporters.
While helping to Save Our Lake & Coast is the greatest reason to sponsor an LPBF event, there are many other benefits—including having your name placed on promotional materials and signage, recognition in our newsletters and Annual Report, tickets to special events, and more.
To learn more about these great LPBF events and how you can become a proud LPBF sponsor, please click on the links below:
Back To the Beach Festival
The Back to the Beach Festival – the Foundation’s signature event – is held the weekend after Memorial Day in Kenner’s Laketown (where Williams Boulevard meets the Lake). The three-day Festival has something for everyone: a family atmosphere with New Orleans’ best live music, out-of-this-world food from great area caterers, arts & crafts from local artists, and lots of children’s activities. It all kicks off with a Run/Walk on Friday evening, and the rest of the weekend is jam-packed with a Bike Rally, a Car Show, and much more – all while helping to Save Our Lake & Coast! Sponsors receive many benefits, including tickets to both the Back to the Beach Festival and the Patron Party, a post-event evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and an amazing silent auction! For sponsorship details, click here.
Back to the Beach Run/Walk
The Annual Back to the Beach Run/Walk kicks off the three-day Back to the Beach Festival on Friday evening. The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) administers the Run/Walk, which starts and ends at the Festival site. Sponsors receive many benefits, including their name or logo on the Run/Walk participant T-shirt and entries into the Run/Walk. For sponsorship details, click here.
Back to the Beach - Bikes at the Beach
The Annual Bikes at the Beach event is a motorcycle rally held at Saturday’s Back to the Beach Festival. Participants park and display their bikes on the Festival’s grounds for all to admire. Sponsors receive several benefits, including entrance into the Festival. For sponsorship details, click here.
Back to the Beach Car Show
The Annual Back to the Beach Car Show is held at Sunday’s Back to the Beach Festival and showcases more than 500 street rods, custom cars, junior dragsters, trailered cars and antiques at the Festival site. Awards are given to the Top 100 cars, along with 25 specialty awards and the coveted “Best of Show” trophy. Sponsors receive many benefits, including entrance into the Festival. For sponsorship details, click here.
Back to the Beach Patron Party
To celebrate the success of the Back to the Beach Festival, the Annual Back to the Beach Patron Party is held three weeks later at the Lakeway Two Mezzanine in Metairie. The evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing is capped off by a fabulous silent auction with items ranging from restaurant gift certificates to weekend getaways! Sponsors receive many benefits, including tickets to both the Patron Party & the Back to the Beach Festival. For sponsorship details, click here.
The Annual Beach Sweep is a day in September designated to clean up the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. The Beach Sweep is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. Over 1,500 volunteers and sponsors team up to help clean up the areas that drain into the Pontchartrain Basin. Sponsors receive several benefits, including recognition at the Beach Sweep Picnic held at the old Pontchartrain Beach site. For sponsorship details, click here.
Northshore "Let's Make Waves" Patron Party
The Annual Northshore “Let’s Make Waves” Patron Party is held in the Fall at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville. The nautical-themed party offers cuisine from the best local restaurants, cocktails and live music and the evening ends with an incredible silent auction with items to suit everyone’s taste. Sponsors receive several benefits, including tickets to the party. For sponsorship details,
Save Our Lake & Coast Fishing Rodeo
The Annual Save Our Lake & Coast Fishing Rodeo is held on a Saturday and Sunday in May. The Rodeo encourages both adults and children to fish in the Pontchartrain Basin area, which includes the bayous, rivers & tributaries of Lakes Pontchartrain, Maurepas, St. Catherine, Borgne & Breton Sound. Don’t miss the Awards Presentation on Sunday – there is plenty of food, drink, and music to enjoy while the winners are announced! Prizes are given in categories such as “The Big Kahuna,” “The Lil’ Kahuna,” and in various sizes by Species. Sponsors receive several benefits, including tickets to both the Rodeo and the Annual Back to the Beach Festival, which is held the weekend after Memorial Day. For sponsorship details, click here.
Save Our Lake & Coast Golf Classic
The Annual Save Our Lake & Coast Golf Classic is held in March at the Chateau Golf & Country Club in Kenner. The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start that is capped off with an awesome Awards Party where golfers enjoy lunch and drinks. Sponsors receive several benefits, including golf gifts & complimentary LPBF memberships. For sponsorship details, click here.
Lighthouse Events vary from year-to-year. Please check back often for the latest!
Events in addition to our annual events vary from year-to-year. Please check back often for the latest!
For more information on sponsorship and events, please contact Angela at (504) 836-7117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to LPBF are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.