2013 YOUR NAME HERE team!
SS Branden Blake
CF Davis Bilardello
RF James Curtis
C Dan Dillingham
P Greg Neal
OF Dan Kirkwood
P Tony Elrod
IF Mike Wrenn
Manager – Jeff Whitman
Sponsor – Bobby Vasaturo
This was last years team picture
What if the softballcenter.com and oldscout community did a "kickstarter project" to see if it was possible to come up with the money necessary for this team to compete in the Conference as they had planned?
6-8 Conference events, A World, Conf Championships, B World, and Major World Series (if qualified). Most of the players if not all are from Florida.
Pledgers would get access to the team website, stats, player pages, pictures, team finance balance sheet, and all of the archived game video.
There would be pledge tiers:
Tier 1 $10: You pledge $10 just to see this team stay together.
Each tier gets the tier above its "perks".
Tier 2 $20: You get 2 "buy one get one free" Westshore Pizza coupons and entry into monthly raffles to win a TPS bat
Tier 3 $30: You get Tier 2 + entry into the new SoftballCenter Fantasy Softball league, details on the rules of the league to be determined.
Tier 4 $50: You get Tier 2-3 + you get to watch all of SBC/Westshores games live streamed on SoftballCenter.com's special SBC/Westshorte/TPS channel
Tier 5 $75: You get Tier 2-4 + you get to participate in weekly Wednesday night chat sessions with manager Jeff Whitman to discuss the team, lineup, defense and the past weekends tournament as well as the next tournament. And you get a team tshirt.
Tier 6 $125: You get Tier 2-5 + you get to take batting practice with the team at a conference event where you and the SBC/Westshore team is playing. A tryout/evaluation of sorts and a SoftballCenter player page. And you get a team hat.
Tier 7 $200: You get Tier 2-6 + you get to coach first base for at least one of SBC/Westshore's games during the season. And you get a team jersey with your name on it.
Tier 8 $300: You get Tier 2-7 + you get to hang with the team in the dugout at the Major World Series if they qualify or the Conference Championships or both.
Tier 9 $500: You get Tier 2-8 + (this ones for the ladies) you get to party with Branden Blake at the hottest night clubs in Orlando after they lose a given tournament…
Tier 10 $1,000: You get Tier 2-9 + you get to be a bench coach at any tournaments you can make it to.
Tier 11 $5,000: You get Tier 2-10 + you are minority sponsor involved in all aspects of the team and tournament weekends that you can make. Your company name is added to team name.
Tier 12 $10,000 and up: You get Tier 2-11 + you can vote on team decisions on roster moves, tournaments, everything… Your company name is added to the team name.
Obviously these tiers can be discussed and tweaked. New ideas or value can be added if anyone can think of anything good. The way a kickstarter works is either you get all of the money it takes to play a season pledged by the final date, say March 1st or the project doesn't happen and there is no team.
And it could be a situation where if the kickstarter funds successfully, half of the money would be due in March and half in June or July.
An interesting idea so answer the poll now. The hypothetical poll is just to see if it is a possible idea…
This team is too good to fold.