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About Team Kentucky

About Team Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Tourism and partner communities actively pursue any and all athletic events with the goal of bringing them to the Commonwealth – resulting in jobs, tourism and economic development. TEAM Kentucky is responsible for the state’s sports marketing initiatives, providing a coordinated effort of Kentucky’s communities, and the state as a whole, to build the Commonwealth’s image in the sports industry. TEAM Kentucky partners are eager to demonstrate what we can do for your sports event. We understand that, as with any business, you need a partner who understands your needs and exceeds your expectations.


The Sports Sponsorship Program is for new events or events that are less than three years old and are being expanded. Only applications from non-profit organizations will be considered. Applicants must show that the sponsorship funding is needed to carry out the event. There is a maximum amount of dollars awarded, please see Program Materials for additional details about the specifics of the program.


TEAM Kentucky - Kentucky Department of Tourism
100 Airport Rd. 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(P) (502) 564-4270
(F) (502) 564-1512


Seth Wheat
Director of Tourism Development
Kentucky Department of Tourism
(502) 564-4930
[email protected]