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Old 06-26-2018, 06:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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In reference to the OP, I was just thinking about how the AG sponsorship worked. To be accepted as a registered "field team" at AG, every player on that team needed to commit to reffing at least one day a month.
Similar experience with AG in the mid 2000s, right after Paul bought it. We reffed the three man tournaments and did field maintenance, then essentially got discounts on paint and free entry. The other team at the time, Encore, was made of most of the refs.

Oddly enough, most of Encore and Paul were at AG this weekend when I played. It was like stepping into a time machine, since I haven't seen most of those guys in years.

Breweries seem less apt to sponsor teams these days, though a few have shown interest in ours. Works pretty decently now, Half Cock'D can just choose new beer every event!
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would have LOVED to have (more) players dedicated to a degree they were willing to lose their real job over it.
The ultimate paintball catch-22:
WHen you are young, with the time to play constantly, you can't afford it.

When you are old, with plenty of money to afford all the best, you no longer have the time to play.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The ultimate paintball catch-22:
WHen you are young, with the time to play constantly, you can't afford it.

When you are old, with plenty of money to afford all the best, you no longer have the time to play.
This is a good point. It highlights a lack of paintball Sugar Daddies/Momma's.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:46 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I’ve enjoyed reading all these sponsorship stories of old. To put my original post in perspective: I started playing paintball in December 2002 when I was just shy of 8 years old, so the “sponsored” players I encountered in the Central Valley of California were space dildo shooting, parentally funded, douchey teenagers that simply got a small discount on paint and gear. I’ve heard that “I was/am sponsored” story a few dozen times from strangers I’ve met, but never have I ever run into a stranger in passing from the good ol’ days of paintball.

I need to cruise around the eleventy billion breweries in my neck of the woods and find a beer sponsor...
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Just to add my story, We were sponsored by Air America back in the day. I didn't get to make the trip but the team went to play Sky Ball one year and picked up the very first batch of 4500 tanks with Apocalypse regs on them. The guys made quite a splash as even the big boys didn't have them yet. If I recall correctly, those "sponsored" tanks only cost us $550 each. Might be off on the price but I think about the only thing our sponsorship got us was getting them first.
And since the team consisted of field owners of 3 different fields we didn't get many breaks on the field either.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I feel like there is a fine line between sponsorship and employment.

One pays you to display some advertising, the other just pays you.

So, if one is employed, are they not sponsored?
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I feel like there is a fine line between sponsorship and employment.

One pays you to display some advertising, the other just pays you.

So, if one is employed, are they not sponsored?
Not sure if meant as quip, or srsly?

In the case of employment you are expected to show up (somewhere) and perform duties in return for monetary pay and possibly benefits.

When sponsored you are being given a discount or outright free equipment/materials in return for promoting a product or service.
In the case of a "pro" player, you are both sponsored, and employed.

Just my .02
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I feel like there is a fine line between sponsorship and employment.

One pays you to display some advertising, the other just pays you.

So, if one is employed, are they not sponsored?

My lil paintball shop "sponsors" me and occasionally my friends. Does that count?

Side note, I had a one time "sponsorship" with J&J as my dad knows him from back in the day Still wear his shirt around events just cus.
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