Elk Grove is an athlete’s delight, with over 100 parks, miles of trails and dynamic lineup of fully-equipped and state-of-the-art sporting venues and multi-purpose facilities conveniently located just a short drive from downtown Sacramento and the Sacramento International Airport.
A meeting, event, and sports destination
To help build strong communities and enhance the quality of life in Elk Grove, we take pride in marketing Elk Grove as a meeting, special event and sports destination and offer a range of funding for events in the form of grants. The purpose of this fund is to support and encourage the hosting of local sporting events that will have a significant impact on the economic, social, and health benefits on the community and to bring those groups and their spectators back again and again.
So plan your next tournament, equestrian show, swim meet, team building activity, corporate outing or other sports-related event here and save money in the process.
For more information, download our Sports Facility Guide here.
Events considered for grant funding include but are not limited to special events, youth, amateur, senior, and collegiate athletic events. These events must be planned, presented, and played in Elk Grove. When awarding grants, the Explore Elk Grove Board of Directors places emphasis on economic impact, confirmed room nights, media/ TV coverage and other marketing or sponsorship opportunities.
The following criteria must be met to qualify for any grants (both financial and in-kind):
- Housing listed and/or promoted for the event must be located within Elk Grove.
- Event must show proof of insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 in coverage for said event and naming Explore Elk Grove as additional insured.
- Hotel room nights must be confirmed with the return of:
- Room Forms
- Explore Elk Grove Official Housing Room Pick Up Results
- Recognition of Explore Elk Grove must be included where appropriate on all printed material, the organization's website with reciprocal link, official program and referred to in all public relations activities for the event.
- Grant application must be completed and returned to Explore Elk Grove no later than three (3) months prior to the event start date. All financial grants will be awarded after the event and upon confirmation of actual room nights used, media coverage garnered, and sponsorship opportunities to Explore Elk Grove have been fulfilled. In-kind grants will be awarded based on previous year event room night history and fulfillment of obligations by the event planner. No financial grants will be awarded until a W-9 has been completed, signed and is on file in our office.
How to Apply
Contact a member of the Explore Elk Grove team to learn more and start planning or download and complete the grant application here.
Situated in the heart of Northern California and a short 30 minutes from Downtown Sacramento, you’ll find Elk Grove.
Elk Grove is an athlete’s delight, with 100 parks, miles of trails and an exciting mix of sporting venues to choose from.
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