The KCMO convention and tourism is a big proponent of ours, but they don't "sponsor" in terms of dollars. In fact they won't even send requests or give lists to help.
KC Sports Commission has been approached in the past as well, they haven't had deep pockets so it hasn't been as good as I'd like, but this also hasn't been met with the enthusiasm as I would like. Our conversations ended up having the KCFDC join the commission, in hopes of being able to reach potential sponsors, so they actually got out of us more than we got out of them at the time. THe best thing that came from that though was our relationship with Women's side of the commission, and helped in many years with clinics to promote the sport in the WIN KC programs.
You are absolutely correct in the timing of presentations though. This conversation was started by the BoD because I was asking for a logo for the event to start to publicize.
I would like to see KC have a logo that defies time and we can use every year, and then every year we continue to have a new logo for the event, but we also have a logo that is timeless in nature that convey's the history of disc golf in KC over the last 30 yrs, and remains true so that at every event as it ends we have a limited run of the new plastic du'jour with that to start raising money for next year.
I was really ticked off at worlds with the Memorial already selling plastic for next year, as we seem to always be reactionary at times to it.
I understand that the Memorial is the first warm weather event, and its really Discraft's baby event to start off, but why couldn't we be that way, and why aren't we?
Some good thoughts in here for certain, some thoughts I don't agree with, but good thoughts all around, keep them coming. If you know a good artist, I am sure that we can find some funds to make it a paid deal to get a logo that is timeless, and every year they're logo will be a hit!