The vape industry needs to band together and fight as one. Period.
Unfortunately, advocacy isn’t free or cheap. There’s a small group of us here in the state of FL who are constantly working behind the scenes for the industry, not just when the heat is on legislatively. We are all small business owners, trying to balance family, business and supporting this industry with time and money. But there is never enough time or money when it comes to fighting big tobacco which is why we are asking for your support with what will hopefully be our largest fundraising effort to date.
With this event we are hoping to raise enough funds to get a head start financially on the 2020 legislative session. In 2018 our membership dropped considerably, after the 2019 session, our membership grew substantially. Due to the lack of funding in 2018 we were caught off guard and were faced with what could have been devastating legislation that included a flavor ban, T21 prohibition, artificial categorization as a tobacco product which then leads to vape taxes, like the ML tax that is going into effect in many states. We need your help to prepare for the battle that will surely come our way in 2020.
Here’s how you can help:
VMX Classic has partnered with Florida Smoke Free Association to host a fundraising golf tournament in Tampa on October 10th at Babe Zaharias golf course. We are currently seeking prize sponsorships to raffle off with all proceeds going to the organization. Prizes can include items from outside the vapor space such as restaurants, spas, hotels, motels, wine and spirits, apparel, golf items, just about anything anyone is willing to contribute and be a part of the marketing of the event while donating to a non-profit. Call 727-692-6452 for details or questions regarding this opportunity, or you can reach out through our contact page.
In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities to include Hole Sponsorship’s, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Straightest Drive and Trophies.
Thank you for your consideration.