Originally Posted by $acceleration$
I'm sorry but I just don't understand how this is good for anyone but you Mr. Raehl
There are three options:
1) The NCPA has more revenue than expenses.
2) I personally make up for any difference between NCPA revenue and expenses.
3) The NCPA ceases to operate.
I'm willing to "finance" the NCPA - I have on several occasions loaned my personal money to the league (at 0% interest) when there's a cash flow issue (usually around Nationals when we spend a whole bunch of money at once and don't necessarily get all our entry fee/sponsor revenue until after the event). But I'm not willing, in addition to all of the time I donate, to fork over $10k or more to keep the league running.
So, the option is, we operate in the black, or there is no more NCPA.
It does not seem unreasonable to me that after generating hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in revenue for the industry that the industry can't come up with $15k to help support the league.
I doubt this will effect players at all. All the manufacturers have marketing budgets and the cost to participate is a very small fraction of it tied with a much larger financial benefit to the manufacturer. This just provides an incentive for manufacturers to provide the same support to NCPA that they do to other leagues.
And more money not from the players is ultimately less money we need from the players.
4) Someone else makes up for the difference between NCPA revenue and expenses. If you would like to volunteer, the NCPA address is on our website; make the $15k check out to NCPA Inc.