Nike Chairman Phil Knight has previously said that sponsoring a gay athlete is a nonissue.
Senator Dodd is sponsoring a bill that would—the wording is from The New York Times headline—“Curb [the] Financial Industry.”
As the names of the sponsoring organizations suggest, the new survey was particularly interested in the role of religion.
On the Senate side, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is sponsoring companion legislation.
On occasion, presidents of the eating clubs have been arrested for sponsoring under age drinking.
(h) sponsoring training to help improve the competence of specialized enforcement and other technical personnel.
So our captain says he will defeat Stonewall Cogswell in return for you sponsoring his becoming a member of the nation's elite.
We are sponsoring a contest among those members who are interested in forestry.
The article described how some of the most prominent women in metropolitan society were sponsoring the dances.
We also would like to acknowledge the support and role of the National Defense University in sponsoring this first effort.
1650s, from Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in Latin "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give assurance, promise solemnly" (see spondee). Sense of "person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program" is first recorded 1931. The verb is attested from 1884, "to favor or support;" commercial broadcasting sense is from 1931.