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sponsor

1. a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc.
2. 
a. an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
b. a person who presents a candidate for confirmation

sponsor

[′spän·sər]
(communications)
The advertiser who pays part or all of the cost of a television or radio program.
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Even though we are a global organisation, one of Penn Pharma's tag lines is: "We areWelsh and proud of it", and we are certainly proud to be giving something back to Wales by being the first and sole commercial sponsor of the new Wales Innovation Awards 2008.
The deal will involve Britain's number one ale and racing's biggest commercial sponsor, John Smith's, sponsoring the event for the next two years.
Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and SpikeSource, a provider of open source solutions, have announced that SpikeSource will certify its business-ready open source applications for Ubuntu, and deliver support for Ubuntu through its growing channel of solution providers.
The lighting of the Coliseum flame at the start of the fourth quarter of USC games has a commercial sponsor.
It's the first time in the Association's 75-year history that a commercial sponsor has been taken on board for the competition.
Reading Cinemas calls its version "Spit the Dummy" (Oz slang for throwing a childish tantrum) and Village Cinemas relaunches the scheme this March with Coles Supermarkets as a commercial sponsor.
Project leaders need to have attracted a commercial sponsor before they apply for Sportsmatch cash.
As a commercial sponsor, partner or vendor in a radar satellite venture, Vexcel likely would help receive the data from it, process it and manage it over a period of time.
Some of the products in development at academic institutions that do not have a commercial sponsor are also included.
Chief among the efforts is becoming the first commercial sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, which will be observed Oct.
The football club announced a new four-year deal which will see the internet loan company become the club's lead commercial sponsor.
Diversified health care benefits company headquartered in the US Aetna (NYSE:AET) on Monday announced that it has completed a deal with Great Britain's Olympic beach volleyball squad to become it's first major commercial sponsor.

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