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06-09-2011, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Declassified View Post
Restaurant/Bars are best. They are also more likely to say yes if the team goes there for beer/wings after the game.
This is the best bet. Restaurants are easy because they're still making money off of you coming in every week, and they get good exposure. Many other businesses won't buy the "supporting the community" idea unless it's a kids team, because they have no direct stream of incoming revenue from the deal.

We used to go to Kelseys after ball hockey every week a few years ago, and eventually got to know the waitresses and even the owner. After the winter season we just asked for sponsorship with an estimate of costs and what not, and got sponsored for our summer season, and then our winter season after that. We also got a good deal on food/drinks, because virtually *everyone* would show up.

The only thing they really ask of you is to show up after every game to chow down on their food and that your players wear jerseys with their name/logo on it somewhere. They might want a team photo as well.

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