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#88603 - 04/18/09 10:46 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: mikeyyy44805]
4StepShaun Offline
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Registered: 03/02/09
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I know somebody who uses them for landscaping. You certainly can't 'recycle' bowling balls that I am aware ofm so being used as an interesting stone sure beats sitting in a landfill.

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#88605 - 04/18/09 11:32 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: 4StepShaun]
mikeyyy44805 Offline
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true. smile thats nice.. but i just noticed this is my sponsorship thread. lol.. this got WAYYYYY off track. haaha
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#88665 - 04/19/09 12:09 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: mikeyyy44805]
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A/S/L: 39 m bayonne nj usa
ball reviews.com a guy has a choice of 2 different 14 lbers $40 shipped

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#88671 - 04/19/09 02:00 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: larry m]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Mikey, this site tends to have ADD, HADD and several other acronyms that causes one thread to jump around through dozens of different topics.

I remember one that I believe was lost in the Server Crash of 08, where it somehow got steered from bowling related to pink cooking aprons. Of course in the same crash some very good threads that stayed on topic was lost as well.
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#88684 - 04/19/09 03:58 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Cal, I remember that thread. We were talking about ball finishing with sandpaper, abralon or Scotch Brite pads. Lefty brought up that there are abralon pads on mittens, like oven mits, that led to other items and ened up with aprons in pink.

It didn't go off topic. It was a logical extrapolation of the original tought.
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#88687 - 04/19/09 04:10 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: Dennis Michael]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Ok maybe that one stayed on topic, kind of, but there have been many others that went completely off track, and then somehow ended up back on the original topic. It's the nature of the site.
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#88696 - 04/19/09 08:00 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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So... We need to sponsor pigs with our old bowling balls?

*attempting to bring it back around*

Honestly though, if anyone has experience with getting sponsorship into tourneys (and not just from a rich uncle), etc, I'd be very interested in hearing it.
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#88702 - 04/19/09 09:24 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: cgeorg]
Dennis Michael Offline
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This was posted on an older thread. The days of sponsorship were much better in the 60's/70's. First, any bowler who aspired to go pro had to have his bowling averages validated by the House they bowled in. There was no automated statistical accumulation of averages in USBC nor ABC back then. The house urged the better bowlers to join because the house received prestige by having a traveling team, that was sponsored by the house. The house usually paid for all fees, even individual tournaments, because the House name was almost synonymous with the bowler. You were always John Doe of ABC Lanes.

Also, there were many local businesses who contributed to a House fund that paid for bowler expenses. Even the local Auto dealer would give the team or certain bowlers a service loaner car with their name proudly printed on the door for use in travel to tourneys. Tourneys in the Chicago area were usually reachable within a few hours.

Team sponsorships were the responsibility of the House or the league. On rare occasions, a bowler would have their own team sponsor. But there were usually waiting lists of sponsors with the house. That was a primary method of advertising locally. Not only on the shirts, but hanging on boards over the lanes or prominently displayed somewhere in the house. Advertisers were displayed for a year, and assigned to a team.

Should a local bowler choose to bowl in a tournament, regionally, where overnight travel was required, it was not uncommon to have a donation box in the bar, or the house would run a raffle to raise funds.

But, those were the days of more private owners of lanes. They were also the trainers, coaches, and organizers of the House team.

I was young, but I remember our house ran Friday night poker games in the basement, and took a cut of every pot to support the bowlers from that particular house.
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#88711 - 04/19/09 10:06 PM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: Dennis Michael]
mikeyyy44805 Offline
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that would be cool! haha, i should try to set somethin up.. or just play poker and win. lol. but im 17, so prolly not allowed.
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#88726 - 04/20/09 12:19 AM Re: Finding Sponsorship. [Re: mikeyyy44805]
4StepShaun Offline
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Registered: 03/02/09
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A/S/L: 34/M/Rochester, NY
Dennis, it's all AMF's fault!! They are the downfall of all bowling!!

Actually sarcasm aside, I do believe that.

I am proud to bowl in a privately-owned house!! Though their bartender and lane oil machine suck.. at least not AMF-owned!!!

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