I am brainstorming some ways to acquire sponsorships on a local level to help deflect some costs. I'd like to start competing in some national meets and being in the middle of powerlifting nowhere I'm going to need to fly to a few of them. This is a tough time for everyone & I know it will be difficult sale for such an obscure sport. In order for someone to give a sponsorship - I know they need to get something in return.
I live in a small but great city where everyone knows everyone and I've already had one of our local stations do a story on my lifting. My accomplishments pale in comparison to many of awesome lifters that reside here but I think I can do some good things soon.
Here are some of the places/areas I was thinking of
GYM membership - I train at 3 different gyms
Nutrition - at least be able to get stuff at cost
Chiro - college teammate is a local Chiro starting up
*I am a personal trainer at two smaller fitness centers & I plan on talking to our owner about sponsoring me.
*I've been planning on trying to do a lift-a-thon type concept for one of my upcoming meets to raise money for a local chairty. I really feel that it can be a great thing for our city & great exposure for powerlifting as I am trying to grow the sport here.
I have a background in minor league sports so I have some ideas on working trades & so on but I wanted to consult with you guys to get your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time.