2022/2023 NEW Pro $1,500/$2,500 Sponsorship Opportunity
With the ACL Pro qualifier just around the corner, you better bet that nerves are on edge. Compared to last year’s 532 Participants, this year boasts an incredible 820 registered players! Fighting for only 32 available ACL Spots, the battle among the elite will prove to be fierce! Bust You Up Cornhole will have a front seat at this event and will offer one lucky BYU warrior a chance at a 22/23 dual sponsorship
Win a $1,500/$2,500 Pro Sponsorship!!
1. The easy part! Sign up for the Pro Qualifier and then enter our contest! From what we understand the Pro Qualifier is already SOLD OUT. So you should have verification of entry to provide to us.
2. Check in with us at our tent at Worlds in the vendor area to verify your application was received. You can check in with us on Thursday (August 4th) through Saturday (August 6th) at the tent only on the designated days. Take a photo with one of our staff to be used on social media platforms, our website, etc.
3. Currently be a Non-Pro in the American Cornhole League. This opportunity will only be available to new pros who go through the Pro Qualifier process. **We have sponsorship opportunities available for the 22/23 season for current Pros**.
4. Be one of the Top 32 players to qualify for the pro status chosen by the American Cornhole League. We will choose between the “Top 3” finishers who entered this contest at our discretion. There will be different factors we will consider before we pick the winner. (ie: Player finish in the pro qualifier, social media activity and followers, involvement with other like kind companies, etc). If for some reason we can’t reach an agreement between these top 3 players the invitation will be extended to another player in the top 32 who entered.
5. There will be an opportunity for the winner to choose between a $1,500 sponsorship and a $2,500 sponsorship. The $2,500 sponsorship will be a dual sponsorship with Bust you Up Cornhole and the newest approved bag manufacturer with the ACL, Cornhole Coastal. They will be offering five bag designs, 4 Pro and 1 Rec, with varying speeds from 3/7, 4/8 (carpet), 5/9, 6/8, and 7/8. We’re excited to partner with Coastal Cornhole, and we think you will be too. I can get an apparel sponsor and bag sponsor my first year in the league????? Yessir!
6. How do you enter? Simply email us at email@example.com ← and tell us your full name, which state you represent, what bags are you currently throwing, what clubs or organizations you’re affiliated with, and that’s it!
We look forward to working with the winner of this opportunity to kick start your pro career in the American Cornhole League! As we’ve all seen the league has grown tremendously over the last two years with larger payouts, and national television coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, ACL TV, and CBS Sports Network. Even celebrities are embracing the game. This is your time to make a run at the top and we’re here to help get it started. Good Luck!
Players with sponsorships for the 2021-2022 season.
- 2021 Doubles World Champion
- 2018-2021 National Championships
- 2020 Pro Invitational Champion
- 2018 Today Show Appearance
- 2017 ACL Player of the Year
If you’ve been around the cornhole world you know the name, Jordan Camba! Jordan is coming off a 2021 ACL World Doubles Championships, with partner James Baldwin, not to mention 4 National Championship appearances from 2018-2021. He also is a Conference Cup Champion in 2018 and 2019 and Crew Cup World Champion in 2018.
- 2019 Crew Cup Champion
- 2018 Top 5 Doubles
- 2017 Top 5 Singless
- Two time ACO Singles Champion
- Doubles ACO Champions
Having been a fixture on the cornhole scene for many years it only made sense for us to get ACL Pro Derek Fateiger in the “Bust You Up Cornhole” family. A former two time singles Champion in the ACO and Doubles Champion, Derek has made his mark in the ACL also finishing in the Top 5 in singles in 2017, Top 5 in doubles in 2018, and a 2019 Crew Cup Champion.
- Turned Pro in 2021
- 2020 College Singles Champion
- 2020 College Runner-Up Doubles
- 5 years service in the Army
- Attends N.C. State College
After seeing Draven Sneed on ESPN in the college championships this past year and then doing a little bit of research on him and discovering he was already an Army veteran and was currently enrolled at NC State University in the business program we knew this was another “good fit” for Bust You Up Cornhole.
Sneed won the singles title at the ACL National Championship, as well as second place in the doubles tournament with his partner Alex Lippard.
- 2021 Western Conference 2nd place Doubles
- 2021 7th place overall in Singles at the San Diego Open
- 2021 9th place overall in Doubles at the San Diego Open
- 2019 season ACO Western Conference Singles and Doubles Champion
ACL Pro Ben Biagioni from San Diego, California has been playing cornhole out on the West Coast for over a decade and now Ben has qualified as an ACL Pro for the 2021-22 season. We’re looking forward to Ben making some noise this year in the ACL.
- 2021 9th place finish at Open #5 in Atlanta in Doubles and in Singles
- 7th in Advanced Singles at 2021 World Championships
- 4th in Advanced Blind Draw at 2021 World Championships
- 6-2 in Pro Qualifier at Worlds
ACL Pro Garrett Chapman from Clayton, NC has been playing cornhole in the Triangle area of N.C. for over five years and qualified as an ACL Pro for the 2021-22 season. Garrett turned Pro after only 1 year in the advanced division.
Garrett served 9 years in Law enforcement and received the Medal of Valor Award.
Steve Sileo – Suffolk, Va.
Bradley Babson – Shallotte, NC
Kyle Andrews – King William, Va.
Travis Purser – Monroe, NC
Chris Kingbury – Orlando, Fla.
Joseph Johnson – Jacksonville, NC
Sheree Higgins – Swansboro, NC
Nic Moore – Maryville, Tennessee
Kara Mather – Morrisville, NC
Brian Ogle – Forest Hill, MD
Jacob Greer – Pink Hill, NC.
Neil MacKay – Cary, NC
Ken & Lindy Brand – Deshler, Ohio
Phil DeBuhr – Oceanside, Ca.
Jo Nathan – Augusta, Ga.
Jordan Michell – Rolesville, NC
Colby Shearer – Four Oaks, NC
Zack Schibner – St. Pete. Florida
Landon Bass – Chesapeake, Va.
Tre Turner – Franklin, Va.
Hailey Price – Rock Hill, SC
Dave Porterfield – Myrtle Beach, NC
Please read this information before you send a request.
Cornhole is upon us and there are many players, both professional and non-professional, looking for sponsorship. But how many actually know what sponsorship is and what is involved? A sponsorship is a partnership between a company and a player. A sponsorship deal has to add mutual value for both parties involved.
Before you ask for a sponsorship, ask yourself what value am I going to bring to that company?
We are going to break down what we feel a Bust You Up Cornhole sponsorship is and what’s involved from both parties.
Sponsorship needs to benefit both parties
We are not going to go into much detail about what the different levels of sponsorship offer because that is up to the sponsor and the player to negotiate and it is different for each company. What we do want to talk about is the commitment that you as a player are making to obtain the sponsorship. Many people don’t understand what their job as a sponsee is after the deal is made and think it’s just a matter of a company giving you money to travel and play cornhole.
So from the company standpoint, we are seeking players that are going to get our brand maximum exposure on a nationwide level. So if you’re a player and you only stay in your local area playing tournaments and blind draws then that really doesn’t offer any benefit for us. So why would we throw that guy cash and apparel when it’s only going to be seen by the same hundred people each week?
But if you’re a player that likes to travel and loves to compete in big tournaments then yeah, you are the person we are looking for to represent our company. Whether it is a sponsorship deal or a brand ambassador. In my opinion, both of those are important for any brand.
How will you represent our brand?
A sponsorship is a two-way street. We understand that you are seeking benefits such as paid travel and entry fees, etc. but the sponsor needs to benefit as well. After a deal is made you are not finished. In fact, you have not even started to fulfill your end of the deal. You will now need to represent the company as per the contract. This can include things like wearing our gear during play, being a good person and representative on and off the boards, being vocal on social media to promote our brand, pushing sales of our products, etc. The terms of your deal will all be laid out in a contract and could differ from person to person.
So, before hitting someone up for a sponsorship, make sure that you are committed to the game and that you’re ready and willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill your duty as a sponsored player. As well as figuring out ways that you are going to represent the brand. An example that comes to mind is Nascar. After the driver wins the race and is about to be interviewed, he removes his helmet and someone slaps a hat, from his sponsor, on his head. Or maybe they give him a can of RedBull if that is his sponsor. Get the idea?
Sponsorship is not just for Professionals
While we do focus on the ACL Pro players we don’t just stop there. We feel that all skill levels are important and worthy of either some sort of sponsorship or to be labeled as a brand ambassador. But with that being said, we only have so much budget and definitely cannot take on everyone. So we need to pick and choose the right people to represent our brand. We need to find those people that can get our brand in front of the most eyes, as mentioned above..
Drop us an email if you’re interested in collaborating with us. We look forward to hearing from you.