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More Sponsorship: Coalminer in Lethbridge, AB

We probably don’t do a good enough job promoting this, but we sponsor a lot of tournaments. Sometimes the level of sponsorship is small, and is really in kind contributions, or knowledge sharing or services, other times it’s significant financially either in terms of product supplied, cash added, or discounts provided. It varies with the needs of the event.

There are events like the DCO where you can’t help but know that we’re involved, and then there are other events where you might not have even realized we were part of the behind the scenes support.

Well, we’ve expanded our support now and welcome the annual Coalminer Tournament in Lethbridge, AB, as our first foray being involved as a sponsor outside of the Province.

Much of our Disc Golf audience is local to Metro Vancouver and the Coast, but we’d like to think that we support Disc Golf throughout Canada. We’re not travelling to Lethbridge this weekend (July 25th), instead we’ve helped them source quality prizes at reasonable rates, as well as some additional sponsorship items. If you however do happen to be in Lethbridge, you can take advantage of the fact that the event actually permits day of registration (anybody remember that? 😉

If you are planning to go, use their handy registration form and let them know to expect you. Just tell them in the “Where are you from?” box, that The Disc Cellar sent you…

I’d like to thank my sponsors…

It is wonderful to see all the posts on Facebook and the tag board and elsewhere of people talking about how much of a great time they had at the Canadian National Disc Golf Championships 2015. Most people are even remembering to thank the TD’s and the many volunteers (as many as they know by name). That’s awesome, your right to be thankful, and you’re right to be grateful.

There is however one very important group that seems to not be getting the same level of credit or love. So let’s change that!

I’d like to give a HUGE shout out to Daredevil Discs who came through in a big way for the player’s packages with some appropriately custom stamped discs for Nationals. I was involved to various degrees behind the scenes with the event, and Daredevil’s contribution was very significant. Let’s do some math: they provided 400 discs to the event so that each player could receive 2 in their player’s package (everyone got a Polar Bear, and either a Timberwolf or a Mammoth). Other custom event discs were going for $15 at the event, so those 400 discs are worth a cool $6,000 (which fails to account for the fact that they actually retail for 16.99 before taxes). Yeah, so we’re talking a sponsorship value of $7,000. Sure it didn’t cost them $7,000 to provide those discs, but it wasn’t free either, and they certainly didn’t have to do it. So how’s about giving Daredevil some love, try their discs and let people know what you think. Share pictures of you and your nationals discs. Reach out to Daredevil and thank them for being part of such a memorable event.

Polar Bear, Timberwolf and Mammoth with the Canadian Disc Golf Championships 2015 stamp

Daredevil is not alone in stepping up in a big way with sponsorship, the City of Vancouver also provided some grant funding to help with running the event, and again the sums involved were not insignificant.

So definitely keep talking about Nationals, and keep thanking the TD’s and the volunteers, but let’s also reach out to each and everyone of the sponsors who in some way helped the event be bigger, better or cheaper for the players than it otherwise would have been.

Those lucky few of you who have some sort of personal sponsorship arrangement have probably already thanked your sponsors, which is awesome, but let’s take it a step further and ask the community to thank those sponsors for sponsoring Disc Golfers. Professionalism in Disc Golf to a large degree is an attitude, but more so than any number of collared shirts it’s the sponsors that help push Disc Golf to that higher level. We may talk about #GrowTheSport and other initiatives, but these sponsors are actually doing it, and they’re doing it with real support or funds.

Let’s reach out to the Nationals organizers and make sure that all sponsors big and small are getting recognized for their contributions, and then let’s all of us as participants or passionate supporters of Disc Golf reach out to them and thank them for their contribution. Disc Golf is very much a community, and if we as a community show sponsors some love, we’ll be helping to build and strengthen those very relationships which will take things to the next level.

So thank you to all the various sponsors out there (I know this list is not exhaustive, but it’s the best I’ve got):

And don’t forget to support Disc Golf on the local level by joining your local Club(s).

 

Reg: Lower Mainland Champions League

If you haven’t heard already, Rob Abel is organizing a Lower Mainland Champions League and The Disc Cellar is happy to be on board as a sponsor. If you look to the menu, you’ll see that it has it’s own whole section of the website.

Anyway, check it out. Registration is open NOW until March 18th. Good luck to everyone who opts in.

Clinicians Wanted!

Looking for one or more people to host one or more clinics.

Specifically looking for someone(s) to host a driving clinic at Jericho Hill before the Vibram Birdie Bash. So if you’re interested, let me know. Don’t worry too much about qualifications or experience, step one is being willing to do it. I’ll vet whether or not I think you’re ready to handle a clinic, and it might be that you’d be perfect as an additional helper for a main clinic leader. So basically, if you’re interested, speak up.

Compensation: working on it, and may vary based on the individual, but it would probably be something along the lines of free player’s package (and entry to the Birdie Bash if you wanted to play) and up to say $50 in Disc Cellar vouchers or cash. Compensation will vary based on qualifications and the number of clinicians, but it gives you a ballpark of what I’m thinking.

Registration for the Birdie Bash is open until March 9th (and is through Disc Golf Scene).

I am also looking for people to do clinics on other topics in the future (I’m open to additional suggestions) which would include:

  • Putting
  • Approaching
  • Forehand Drives
  • Jump Putts
  • Overhand Shots (Hammer/Thumber/Tomahawk)
  • Understanding stability
  • The Science of Disc Golf
  • Turbo Putts
  • The mental game and how to finish strong
  • Translating improved skills into improved tournament performance
  • How to practice
  • Match Play Strategies
  • How to be a better doubles player
  • Designing your first course
  • Running a PDGA event
  • Selecting the right disc

Restocking Gateway

In your player’s package at Provincials you’ll be getting a nice custom stamped stash mini set courtesy of The Disc Cellar (in addition to the other services we’re already providing).

They’ll be shipping out shortly, so we’re adding a few discs to the shipment to restock where we’re low. So if anyone has any particular requests for Gateway plastic, especially if it’s not something that we currently have in stock (e.g. non-putters, Chief or Shaman) or it’s something specific SSS Voodoo for example then let me know and I’ll bring it in for you.

On Location: QE 10 May 2014

We’ll be on site at the Van City Chick Chuck tomorrow all day, and we’ll have about half of our inventory with us.  If you have anything in particular you’re looking for let us know in advance so that we can make sure it’s in the half that we take.

If you’re looking for light plastic, we’ll have lots with us, should be about 250 that are 163g or lighter.  That’s right 250 light discs, which is more than many retailers have in stock in all weights total.

This will be your first opportunity to pick up a GStar Daedalus prototype, or the limited edition Van City Chick Chuck Star Lite Valkyrie.

So again, we’ll be at Queen Elizabeth Disc Golf Course from about 9am to 4pm-ish.