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Old 03-24-2008, 03:32 PM #22
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The biggest hurdle that I see is finances. The industry (pb) will not help out in a significant way, so forget them. They got enough to deal with. I remember after years of shooting Draxxus, they dumped us due to cutbacks. That really hurt us and after years of being spoiled, we had to buy our own paint at events.

But for a one time thing where it is out of wallet, I think an event later in the season, say Cup, would be a great goal. PFDs could pay for the trip

In my experience, as long as everyone has the fundamentals down and keeps playing and doing drills on their own, you only need to get the whole team together say once a month to mesh. Of course, more the better, but I think you can see where I'm getting at with this.
it wasn't that expensive for me in phoenix
i think i spent like 300 in total for paint and entry and ****
as a team though we might have to rent a van, hotel rooms, and fly though too which are the expensive parts
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:57 PM #23
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dont u think we could get sponsered if we go to some compaines as an AK team wanting to compete.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:01 PM #24
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dont u think we could get sponsered if we go to some compaines as an AK team wanting to compete.
maybe
not by pb companies though
i would try all kinds of stores for that
you can get em to pay for the plane tickets at least that would be great
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:11 PM #25
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dude if we got a roster going and team id be all up and down everywhere looking for sponsers, but u dont think well get any pb companies.
also i did a quick search and didnt see any events in the fall in the western region. i see a couple on the other coast but that fight would cost more.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:17 PM #26
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True sponsorship is a two was street. You have to be able to offer the sponsor something in return. Otherwise it's just charity and a tax write off for the business. If you go out asking for sponsors, be prepared and tell them what you can offer them.

D3 x-ball event champs don't get much more than stuff at cost and some paint, so a team from AK as no shot at PB company sponsors.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:23 PM #27
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True sponsorship is a two was street. You have to be able to offer the sponsor something in return. Otherwise it's just charity and a tax write off for the business. If you go out asking for sponsors, be prepared and tell them what you can offer them.

D3 x-ball event champs don't get much more than stuff at cost and some paint, so a team from AK as no shot at PB company sponsors.
exactly
the closest ur going to get to a pb company sponsorship is someone like redz or angel selling u stuff at a very cheap price
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The only "sponsorships" you'll get is wholesale priced gear from the pb industry. Forget the pb industry, it is a waste of time... theirs and yours.

Local businesses do like write-offs for charity and non-profits. There is no business positives for them to sponsor uniforms or entry fees for pee wee football and little league baseball except that they can boast to the community that they care.

Be very careful how you approach business owners for money. If you come across the wrong way, you will be permanently despised. The best thing that I can think of that is proven is to ask a local business if they need help distributing coupons. Believe it or not, it is very costly to distribute them if you hire a company to do it for you. It is an insane amount of time for a small business owner to do it themselves.

That is one proven method that I have had the kids that I coached do and it has paid off pretty well for them. Key in begging for money is asking a business owner what they need. If you can provide that service cheaper and give the same results as a professional, that owner would be a fool not to use you. Often times, you have to keep casting your lure before you finally score.

In terms of begging for money, you will spend a ton of time initially, persistence is the key.

This now concludes my lecture on begging for money.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:49 PM #29
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well we should do it to the paint comps to try and to get at least reduced paint prices. but ill help with sponsering i like to do that kinda stuff im a people person. so DMD u wanna join the casue?!
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:01 PM #30
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well we should do it to the paint comps to try and to get at least reduced paint prices. but ill help with sponsering i like to do that kinda stuff im a people person. so DMD u wanna join the casue?!
That might be possible. Most paint prices are tournies are reduced severely. I know the tourney I went to a couple years ago we paint $20/case for chronic. But that was before all the companies started cutting back.
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i could try the behind the scenes stuff... paint is already at a reduced cost at the NPPL and PSP.

there is no way that this team will get help any further than reduced cost at the big events. stuff like ninjaball, nwps, or survivor series... you pay what they charge.

but I really do think that Cup would be a great goal with PFDs and time to prepare for it skill wise and financially.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:16 PM #32
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so ur thinking world cup?
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:28 AM #33
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no, that is my recommendation... play local events to get the team part down and everyone has to do their own personal drills on an individual basis when the team isnt together.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:57 AM #34
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That might be possible. Most paint prices are tournies are reduced severely. I know the tourney I went to a couple years ago we paint $20/case for chronic. But that was before all the companies started cutting back.
down in phoenix, DXS was having a special for ppl whose home field was 23bps (big field down there) and it was buy one get one free
so my team bought paint together and most of em played there so i got 6 cases of silver for like 130 or sumthing about that
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:20 PM #35
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dang we need to get more people so we can get a team and start sponserships. but i hope we get some adults cause my parents want to talk to an adult before they let me go down to play in the lower 48.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:02 PM #36
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dang we need to get more people so we can get a team and start sponserships. but i hope we get some adults cause my parents want to talk to an adult before they let me go down to play in the lower 48.
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we probably won't have a rost together until summer due to the fact that many of the ballers in alaska don't hang out on here and we need to try to get the best players on the team to rep AK
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:36 PM #37
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:22 PM #38
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I don't want to play anymore, lol.
Finally , but u best show up and ref.
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