Skateboarders often have a reputation for doing things differently as
they should. Not everyone can flip and turn through the air.
attract many different types of people, from young kids, to teenagers,
and even adults. Skating has something about it that many people like.
Itís probably the adrenaline rush you get while skating. Skaters donít
need heaps of equipment. Itís like
in the fact that you just need your
elbow and knee pads, and a helmet. Despite the fact that you donít need
much skating gear, if you can get quality goods cheaply, or even free,
then you should. Thatís where sponsorship comes into play. Sponsorship
can in many forms, friends, family, companies, or even fellow skaters.
Below you can find three sponsorship ideas.
from locally run to international, there are many different competitions
out there. Check the back of skating magazines to find out about coming
up competitions. Prizes can range from cash to skating gear and can
also help you get noticed by recruiters or
Practicing is necessary in order to place in competitions, so head down
to your local skate park, talk to your friends and see if they know
about anymore competitions that you can enter.
lessons to the neighborhood kids
find that as a skateboarder, many kids will look up and admire you.
Theyíll try to copy your tricks and will be very happy when they can.
If youíd like to have the kidsí parents sponsor you, then make a couple
of business cards and send the children home with some flyers
advertizing your classes. You could give discounts for group lessons
and discounts to those who book a certain number of hours.
Put on a
love watching skateboarding. Like other sports, people will pay to
watch you skateboard. You might have to talk to the local skate park
and figure out how you can control admission, but once youíve got that
settled, all you have to do is pick a date and find other people who are
willing to put on a show.
If this sounds like something that interests you, consider contacting
one of our
sponsorship consultants to find out more