Wouldn't it be great if we could all be paid to play Dodgeball? Its something every competitive Dodgeball player dreams of. Yet, even with the increasing professionalism afforded to us by organizations like Elite Dodgeball, USADodgeball, and The Dodgeball Tribune (but to name a few), the day in which Dodgeball players will be compensated for their time on the court is a ways away and there are still a lot of expenses to cover as a Dodgeball player.
Despite the best efforts of organizations trying to keep the cost low, the fact of the matter is Dodgeball is a hobby at the end of the day and until it pays the bills, that is what it will remain.
It is because of this, that many savvy teams have resorted to fundraising efforts, from poker tournaments to dining events, to even hosting local tournaments of their own in order to curb the cost of entry fees, uniform costs, and of course, travel expenses.
While all of the above listed can provide great opportunities to fundraise, one new trend Ballistae has noticed has been seen within the influx of jerseys being made by newly formed or newly rebranded teams. Back in the day, one would have to purchase at minimum 10-12 jerseys for a 6 to 8 person roster, leaving the remaining excess orders to be filled via extra jerseys, or coming out of the pockets of the team itself.
Thankfully, this seems no longer the case, and teams are not only able to outfit their players, but can offer others outside of the team a chance to dawn their team's latest creation. While this is an awesome and most welcome change, one obstacle still remains, and that is the cost.
For many, purchasing a $40 to $50 jersey just for one's own use, can prove to be quite a financial burden in of itself. Being able to spend money on acquiring the jerseys of other teams, may prove even more difficult, especially since that jersey will not serve a purpose other than personal gratification.
It is in this realization, that Ballistae has come up with a potential solution to being able to support, and collect other team apparel, while raising funds for Dodgeball related expenses. Thus, introducing:
The Team Assist Program.
In working with team captains, or team representatives, Ballistae will offer its platform and resources to assist teams in the creation of affordable team-branded shirts and apparel. This will provide teams with an opportunity to sell their logos, designs, and or "brand" to fellow players, family members and supporters, while retaining a large portion of the proceeds, to go back into the team's coffers.
(Designs are simple, and can come close to replicating the jersey.)
While this in no way wishes to take the place of offering quality jerseys, or any other endeavors from companies faithful to Dodgeball, the Ballistae Team Assist Program is simply another resource making itself ever ready for those that may be interested in helping them stay on the court.
Have something else in mind? Let's talk. :)
If you're interested in finding out more, or would like to enter the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss the details with you.