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Old 04-06-2013, 06:31 PM #1
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:07 AM #2
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:42 PM #3
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play paintball, get good, get on good team, establish yourselves, then get a rep (captain) to talk to companies. fin.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:16 PM #4
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PRACTICE! practice as much as you can with your team. Play in tourneys and look for a sponsorship from your local field once when you have a team and learn play like a team
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:56 PM #5
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Be professional at all times. Do stuff for the community give the sport a great name. If you're an ******* or people on your team are ppl with think others are as well be humble but know your ****. Know what you want ahead of time. Don't go in thinking oh ill take whatever I can get. Its much easier to get real sponsorships from local businesses and most of the time they are worth so much more in the long run.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:52 PM #6
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Id make a team or get on one and like everyone said practice and get in tournaments. One thing thats good is to email the company and explain to them why you want a sponsorship and most important why they would be beneficial sponsoring you. good luck.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:05 PM #7
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Look for a list of paintball companies, complete a full resume and send every single company an email, this got my team 6 sponsorships
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:50 AM #8
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Hit up your local corporations. Many small businesses enjoy sponsering local teams. But don't have high expectations, and be greatfull for what you do have. Paintball is expensive and always will be. Respect the sport, respect your sponsors, work hard, and enjoy the game.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:31 AM #9
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:53 PM #10
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Get good, make them want to sponsor you.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:32 PM #11
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Establish yourselves at a field that you call your "home field". Then reach out to that field for sponsorship after you have played in many of their events, tournaments, and scenarios. Having a field sponsor you is great, reduced entry and paint prices, practice facilities, and often times you will receive discounts at their retail stores as well.

You need to establish yourselves at the field first. This will show the field owners what you are willing to bring to the table. Offer to help out, clean up, volunteer for events maybe, show the field that if they give you sponsorship you will give back to them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:39 PM #12
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Make sure you are dedicated to the sport. Practice, both on and off the field. Train hard. Find a team that has the same drive and motivation as you and stick with that team for awhile. Help build that team up, and before you know it you'll be talking with the businesses. When you go to events, have a positive attitude with your team mates, and competitors. Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:15 AM #13
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Act professional and don't expect to get a bunch of free stuff.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:41 PM #14
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Are there team minimums before applying for sponsorship?
We are a two man team, but we can provide a lot of value to sponsors.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:51 PM #15
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Are there team minimums before applying for sponsorship?
We are a two man team, but we can provide a lot of value to sponsors.
Good luck finding a 2man league...
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:46 PM #16
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With no experience, realistically you're only going to get sponsorship from companies you know. You need to get experience, and show you can win. Once you have a good season under your belt, then you can go to relevant companies and show them that you are out in front of their potential customers, and that they pay attention to you.

Once you're there, small, local businesses may be the best bets for you. Less politics and you can work directly with the owners. Talk to them about why you need sponsorship, and what you plan to do with it. Even seen Shark Tank? It is kinda like that, but instead of selling a product that they want to invest in, you're selling advertising space.

Keep in mind that sponsorship may not come in the form of cash, but as something you need. Jerseys and banners as good examples; all those sponsorships you got, you'll need to actually show their logo somewhere, and getting a local jersey shop to give you discounted custom jerseys is better than paying straight out of pocket for it.

You may also have to provide something for them. I've seen local teams (not paintball but other sports) mowing the business's lawn or doing cleanup work around a business.

Keep in mind that overall this is pretty much a business deal. They're giving you money (or something of value), for you to do something for them in return. Those that agree to give you money for log space on your jersey might expect that A) you podium a few times throughout the season, or B) at least play in a certain number of events. If you quit halfway through the season, they may demand their money back because you didn't provide your end of the bargain. Agree to mow lawns or something similar for the business, you and your teammate are responsible for this. If your teammate can't do it one day, are you going to do it all by yourself? Something to consider.

Getting a sponsorship isn't as hard as many make it out to be, just most want unreasonable amounts from it. One sponsor isn't going to pay for everything. For example, on sponsor may only offer $100 for the whole season (this is actually a good amount for a team like your own). This isn't going to pay for much, but it may get a few events worth of entries, or a few cases of paint. If the events are BYOP, then you may want to look for someone who will give you cheap or discounted paint. Tell them you'll advertise their shop, and you'll only get paint from them.

Biggest thing is to not get discouraged from being told "No." It will happen, move on to the next and try again.
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