The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts play in June and July at Montgomery Blair Baseball Stadium. The Thunderbolts are a non-profit community organization incorporated in Maryland whose goals include assisting local youth baseball organizations and improving baseball fields in the downcounty area. You can help support the operation of the team and the achievement of these goals in a number of ways.
To download a .pdf version of available Business Opportunities, click here.
To download a .pdf of the Business Opportunities Order Form, click here.
1. Business Ads
Take out an ad in our Season Program. The Program will have information about the Thunderbolts (including pictures and short biographies of the players and coaches), the league schedule, field directions and feature articles.
Rates (based on an 5.5 x 8.5 inch page) are as follows:
Business Card: $100 | 1/4 page: $200 | 1/2 page: $330 | Full page: $430
We will distribute the Program, without charge, to people attending our home games. In the Program and at our home games, we will urge Thunderbolts fans to patronize the businesses of our supporters. You will also receive free tickets, good for any regular season home game.
If you have questions about the advertising specifications for the Season Program, click here
2. Business Night
Sponsor individual Thunderbolts home games.
As a Game Sponsor (we will have one per game except Opening Day) you will be listed in Thunderbolts publicity (including press releases, our web page, newspaper ads, the brochure containing the schedule and the Season Program) and identified over the public address system throughout the game you sponsor. You will also receive free tickets, good for any regular season home game.
You may also provide business promotions (for example, discount coupons) at the game.
Rates are as follows:
Weeknight games are $100
Friday, Saturday, Sunday games are $200
Donate a raffle item to promote your business. At each home game we will sell raffle tickets for 7-10 items to be given away that night. We will acknowledge your contribution at the game. If you make a commitment to provide raffle items before the publication of the Season Program, we will acknowledge your contribution in there as well.
4. Boosters Club
Advertise your business in our program and web site as a Thunderbolts Booster.
Diamond Club Level is $500
Contributor Level is $250
Donor Level is $100
Buy a banner at Montgomery Blair Baseball Stadium. Advertise your business on a banner on the outfield fence or inside the stadium which will be displayed throughout the season. The outfield wall is readily visible on University Boulevard in Silver Spring where an estimated 20,000 cars pass every day. The outfield banner should be at least 8′ wide x 5′ high. You will also receive free tickets good for any regular season home game. The advertiser is responsible for providing the banner. Call (301) 983-1358 for rates. Multi-year discounts are available.
6. Call to the Bullpen
Advertise your business each time a new pitcher is brought into the game. In addition, your business will be listed in the season program and you will also receive free tickets good for any regular season home game. Call (301) 983-1358 for rates.
7. On-Field Youth Activities
Advertise your business each time on-field youth activities are held during Thunderbolts games. For example, in past years we have featured two rounds of races around the bases (usually between the fourth and fifth innings), where kids were selected from the stands to participate. Your business will be announced as the sponsor of these events, and will be listed in our newspaper ads, in our program, and on our web site. These events are very popular with our fans. Call (301) 983-1358 for rates.
For questions and information, e-mail: Tboltsbaseball@gmail.com or call (301) 983-1358.
Please print the appropriate form listed above, fill out and mail to:
Thunderbolts, 8639B 16th Street Suite135, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Make checks payable to Thunderbolts
The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We do not sell, loan or lease our mailing or donor list to any organization.
Check telephone message line for latest news: (301) 983-1358