C.O.R.E.  the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition

Be A Sponsored Athlete


The Athlete and Ambassador Sponsorship is awarded to individuals involved in both athletic and creative pursuits. Through C.O.R.E.’s affiliation with the Primer Group of Companies, a major retailer and distributor of outdoor apparel and adventure gear,
this particular grant can enable grantees to complete their expedition in comfort, style and safety. Professional and amateur athletes in adventure sports aren’t the only possible recipients of the grant, called C.O.R.E. Athletes.

C.O.R.E. also supports a diverse group of people who have different interests – travel, natural science, environmental conservation, and community building – interests that C.O.R.E. itself is passionate about. Because of this shared passion, we call this group of people our C.O.R.E. Ambassadors.

C.O.R.E. Athletes & Ambassadors

A. Full Sponsorship & Management B. Outfit Sponsorship C. Project Basis
Scope of Sponsorship A B C
Management legal representation, logistics, solicitation, training, promotion, marketing full management limited none
Outfitting (apparel + gears) based on agreement 1 full
25% discount on personal gear purchase Primer brands in Primer stores cash basis for approval
Product lock-out based on agreement for approval
Footage rights C.O.R.E. have all access and usage for all materials

I. General Information

(e.g. mountaineer, surfer, biker, runner)

II. Affiliation Reference

III. Accomplishments

IV. Required Attachments

  • Letter of intent indicating why you deserve to be one of the CORE Athletes and Ambassadors. Include a brief description of your career objectives and aspirations. Discuss how the C.O.R.E. Grant fits into your plan/s.
  • Breakdown of apparel or/and gears needed for sponsorship.
  • Photocopy of two (2) valid ID’s. For students, include school ID showing current SY enrolment, most recent transcript of records, or any document proving current affiliation with an academic or research institution.
  • Recommendation letter from indicated reference person/s

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who share our passion. The Athlete and Ambassador Sponsorship is awarded to people who embody C.O.R.E.’s mission and represent our program thrusts: Scientific Expedition, Environmental Conservation and Tourism Development.

What kind of support will the grant provide?

C.O.R.E.’s Athlete and Ambassador Sponsorship grant include three types of
funding and support. You can apply for one of the following:

1. Full Sponsorship and Management (AAA)

This package has the works. C.O.R.E. will not only provide apparel and gear outfitting of the athlete or ambassador but also handle logistical and management support for the approved expedition or project. Recipients will also receive a 25% discount on personal purchases at Primer stores. Under Full Sponsorship and Management, C.O.R.E. will provide legal and media representation.

2. Outfitting Sponsorship (AA)

Under this package, approved athletes and ambassadors will receive gear sponsorship for the duration of the approved project or expedition proposal and will receive a 25% discount on purchases made at Primer store.

3. Project Basis Outfitting (A)

For shorter projects or one-time events like marathons or climbs, this package is best. Recipients of this type of grant will receive apparel and gear only for the agreed upon duration. They will also receive a 25% discount on purchases made at Primer stores.C.O.R.E. will evaluate applications and establish the appropriate amount of support that can be provided to applicants.

Who can apply?

Filipino citizens, all ages, are eligible recipients. Foreign citizens’ applications are subject to strict evaluation. The Athlete and Ambassador sponsorship is open to professional and amateur athletes, writers, photographers, videographers, artists, journalists, scientists and staunch advocates of causes.

What kinds of sports are included in the sponsorship?

Although we support all sports and activities, C.O.R.E. is partial to outdoor sports. But write us at core@primergrp.com if you’re not sure if your sport qualifies.

I’m not an athlete, can I still apply for this grant?

Yes! This sponsorship grant also supports people from all walks of life. If you have a great idea or a compelling story that resonates C.O.R.E.’s beliefs, we would be proud to sponsor you.

How to apply?

Fill-up the application form on this page. Qualified applicants will be notified via e-mail. Terms of the sponsorship will be discussed in an agreement between  C.O.R.E. and the beneficiary.

If my application is approved, what do I do next?

Wait for instructions from C.O.R.E. on how to go about with picking out gear and apparel as part of your sponsorship. When you are all set, go on your expedition or start on your project. Once completed, all approved athletes and ambassadors must comply with following requirements and basic agreements:

a. Documentation Report

The documentation report must include a summary of events that took place during the sponsorship duration. Photos and videos which show Athletes and Ambassadors onsite of their expedition or project venue are preferred. The report must be submitted within two months of the expiry of the sponsorship. C.O.R.E. requires that grant recipients offer the right of first refusal for coverage to Dispatch Media Group, the media arm of C.O.R.E. Media coverage includes books and other Dispatch publications, lectures, exhibits, our web site and other electronic media, as well as publicity about the project.

b. Content Usage

All grantees must first share findings of their expedition or project with Dispatch Media as part of the publication and media coverage component of the grant. Photography, videography and writing during the expedition must be provided for by the grantees unless negotiated separately with C.O.R.E. and Dispatch. However, C.O.R.E. also reserves the right to assign exclusive coverage of the expedition to Dispatch Media photographers, writers and film crews.

Do you have more questions? Write us an e-mail at core@primergrp.com or call us at +63 (2) 5670611.