Originally Posted by Mav
Sorry to hear about the speed bump.
Just a heads up for when you're back at it, the Naval Academy might be losing their paintball program for two years because a woodsballer attempted to solicit sponsorship from Angel. Superiors caught on and have already frozen the program (no Nationals etc for them, even though they won a bye through Cup and have already paid). I hope you got some good guidelines from the law office because I'd hate to see your program get hurt the same way.
I'm going to clear this issue up a bit since I'm reading about it and I'm on the Academy team. What you said is true about the Angel sponsorship, we did try to get a sponsorship from them. We contacted them and they said they were interested in sponsoring a rising team since we on the woodsball side were starting to actively participate in scenario games, winning MVT at the first game we went to as the Navy Team. We only had a draft of the contract and it was never signed.
However, he is what you probably don't know. The speedball side had already signed a contract with MacDev and had been receiving the benefits of said sponsorships such as discounts on their markers, clothing, etc and they have had this for sometime, I'm guessing at least 2 years.
Now what happened is that the person who runs the speedball team doesn't really like what we do, and when he got wind of what we were trying to do, he went to our officer representative to basically taddle on us, but somehow in the process, he also revealed that the speedball team had a signed contract with MacDev, while we only had a draft and had not signed anything.
So this is how it ended after all of that. Only one person on the woodsball team got in trouble for other reasons that are slightly related, but he did not get in trouble for the sponsorship thing. The people in charge of the speedball team did get into a lot of trouble plus they are under investigation for inappropriate use of funds as the club was in a lot of debt for reasons unknown to me and for buying items such as markers, tanks, etc for discounted prices (through the sponsorship deal and other methods) and reselling (or attempting to resell since we are not as stupid as he thinks) for higher prices so he can make money off of it to send the speedball team to tournments without any of the benefits reaching the rest of the club.