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View Poll Results: Would you be okay with your club sponsoring members for tourneys?
Yes, my club already does this and I approve 3 5.08%
No, my club already does this but I DO NOT approve 1 1.69%
Yes the club should sponsor a member for tournaments 7 11.86%
No the club SHOULD NOT sponsor a member for tournaments 51 86.44%
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:41 PM
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Thoughts on club paying an entry fee

So within the past year, I've heard a local constantly bring up about how our club should pay for all or part of a players entry fee/gas to tournaments with the excess funds they have. It got me thinking, do other clubs do this at all? Should clubs do this? Would it be a conflict of clubs did this?
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:43 PM
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So within the past year, I've heard a local constantly bring up about how our club should pay for all or part of a players entry fee/gas to tournaments with the excess funds they have. It got me thinking, do other clubs do this at all? Should clubs do this? Would it be a conflict of clubs did this?
So the player wants the club sponsoring people? Personally, I would think that would take away from the direct purpose of the club and would need to be overwhelmingly approved by membership. If it's passed by the masses and everything is above board, then why not? But the membership should be the ones dictating how that money is spent, and something tells me that the whole of the membership isn't going to want to spend money to send a few to tournaments.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:50 PM
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So the player wants the club sponsoring people? Personally, I would think that would take away from the direct purpose of the club and would need to be overwhelmingly approved by membership. If it's passed by the masses and everything is above board, then why not? But the membership should be the ones dictating how that money is spent, and something tells me that the whole of the membership isn't going to want to spend money to send a few to tournaments.
I think his main thought process is that if we send someone who plays well and is a good ambassador to the club, it will help grow our club.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:53 PM
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So within the past year, I've heard a local constantly bring up about how our club should pay for all or part of a players entry fee/gas to tournaments with the excess funds they have. It got me thinking, do other clubs do this at all? Should clubs do this? Would it be a conflict of clubs did this?
I've never heard of such things. Or even a suggestion of them.

What kind of gold mine does this club own?
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:57 PM
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Maybe as a prize for winning a club event? "Join the club for an opportunity to win an entry to event X"
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
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I've never heard of such things. Or even a suggestion of them.

What kind of gold mine does this club own?
The club is a front for a very lucrative business...
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:02 PM
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Unless EVERY member of the club is planning to enter the tournament, or at least offered a chance to have their entry paid into the tournament, then no. I could potentially see this as a use for the ace pot rather than rolling it over to the next season.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:04 PM
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RADL (Raleigh Area Disc League) used to hold tournaments, for which the prize was a contribution toward the entry fee for Worlds and/or the USDGC. But the funds came from the entry fee for those tournaments. And the ADV winner of the Am Crosstown won entry into the Pro Crosstown, but the Crosstowns are club-run tournaments.

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I think his main thought process is that if we send someone who plays well and is a good ambassador to the club, it will help grow our club.
Color me skeptical, but I've never heard someone say, "I joined the club because I played with X at a tournament."
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:39 PM
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This sounds bizarre.
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Depends on the type of club you're a part of and what the goals of the club are.
The goal of DisCap is to educate people about the sport and get more baskets in the ground.

So.......... sponsoring players at tournaments is outside the scope of our mission.
Paying a touring pro to come do a clinic is something we could sponsor.
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