I have seen a few sponsorship agreements and in one of them the term "sponsee" was used to define the organization being sponsored.

The context was a company who sponsors a local team. The agreement specifies the sponsor's benefits (advertising on the team's shirt, etc) and the sponsor obligations (providing X amount of money, support...).

Is this an actual word? If not, please provide me with alternatives.

  • Interesting. I'm on a soccer team that is sponsored by a local bar. I was unaware that lawyers were typically involved in this. – T.E.D. Oct 30 '14 at 21:38

It is not a common term (Ngram - sponsor vs sponsee ) but it is increasingly used (Ngram - sponsee) since the 80's.

Sponsee: (from www.yourdictionary.com)

  • Noun(plural sponsees) One who is sponsored.

If you don't feel comfortable with this term you can use, 'the sponsored team'.

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