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Old 09-17-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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A note to sponsored athletes.

First, I want to apologize. This year has been difficult for me. Earlier in the year I was on the road for 6-8 weeks and lost touch with some of you.

I don't want this to happen again, so beginning in 2012 sponsorship checks will be issued on January 1st for the entire year. This will make things much easier on both ends.

This year has been exceptionally tough. We have had a couple of athletes blindside the sight, and take sponsorship money and run. This put the site in a hole a bit.

Our best way of preventing this is to limit sponsorships to athletes who have been on the forum for longer than 6 months, and to provide sponsorships to athletes who not only post in their logs, but also are active on MAB in general.

I don't want this to pressure the sponsored athletes to post more. This isn't my intention. On the other hand, if an athlete is here only to collect a check and paste a workout in a training log, I would rather give the sponsorship money to the other athletes who do post here and are waiting in line.

MAB will still occasionally sponsor one time meets if the funds are available. This means that if you are not a sponsored athlete, but are an active member of the community and decide to do a meet, I will help if the funds are available.

Lastly, if an athlete is sponsored for an entire year and doesn't remain active in the community, I will have no choice but to discontinue the sponsorship. "Active" meaning they post here because they enjoy the site, post outside of their logs, and don't do so in an obligatory manner.

Any questions? Comments? Concerns?
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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All makes sense mate. Out of interest, who do you guys sponsor and what would you consider the requirements for being sponsored? More an inquisitive query than anything else.
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All makes sense mate. Out of interest, who do you guys sponsor and what would you consider the requirements for being sponsored? More an inquisitive query than anything else.
Right now the minimum standards will be:

--Active community member for at least 6 months.
--As run a training log for 6 months.
--Posts outside of his/her log on a regular basis.

I will be adding new sponsorships come January.
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Right now the minimum standards will be:

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I will be adding new sponsorships come January.
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,Thanks Steve. Id love to take you up on this someday.It would beb a day to remember getting on stage and making the people proud who have been involved in my training. Especially MAB!
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