REI, an outdoor retailer with a location in Hyattsville, MD (near College Park), has agreed to sponsor Chipapalooza for $500 to help cover our cost of purchasing t-shirts made of recycled materials to sell at the event. Please check out www.REI.com to learn more about this great company. They are a great example of corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship. REI recently release an "EcoSensitive" line of merchandise which contain a high percentage of recycled, rapidly renewable and/or organic fibers.
Check out http://www.rei.com/stewardship to learn more about REI's initiatives to better the environment.
Also, www.Chipapalooza.com has been updated with a section for band's to apply to perform, a form for companies to sponsor the show, and some other cool things. Check it out!