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Team Fat Man is Unleashed: Sponsoring Athletes

Posted Oct 16 2008 11:04pm

A few months ago I was talking to a buddy of mine that happens to be an avid runner. He is a mad man when he runs and I like to think that he kicks ass-phault (I saw that slogan on a shirt)! He is always talking about entering races, running times, and Gatorade. He even plans on running the upcoming Boston Marathon, as well as a few smaller local Tampa races. This guy is a beast, and could be even better if he ate like some hardcore marathoners ate. So, this Saturday is his first race since I have met him. I like the guy, he is cool, hilarious, and is into health. Plus, he is always on top of me about exercising. That’s a good accountability tool. I even plan on running my first 5K because of his peer pressure, ummm, I mean support.

He is the first official Team Fat Man athlete and you should all be hearing (or reading) from him soon.

What is Team Fat Man?
Well, it’s pretty simple really. You are Team Fat Man. More specifically though, Team Fat Man is an initiative I came up with to help sponsor and promote health and fitness. will:

  1. Sponsor any person/athlete that enters a race, marathon, biking race, swimming race, sports event, contest, etc, etc, etc.
  2. We will reimburse your entry fee (up to a specified amount that needs to be agreed upon prior to any commitment from FMU).
  3. Provide you a free t-shirt.
  4. Feature you on Fat Man Unleashed as an official Team Fat Man member.

I am working on providing an extra goody for being a member of Team Fat Man, but that is in the works and open to ideas.

What is the Catch or Athletes Role?
The catch is:

  1. You have to place within the top 8% of all entrants (open to change).
  2. Wear a t-shirt during the event (or after if it’s a race or some other obstacle is presented).
  3. Write a blog post about the experience that will be posted on FMU.

If you have any suggestions or comments regarding Team Fat Man and the whole sponsoring thing, let me know. I am always open to ideas. This is open to athletes and potentially to people that walk for charities.

If you want to become a Team Fat Man member, please contact me so that we can get started. Please provide the race you will run, the entrance cost, a link to the race web site, and a little bit about yourself.

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Team Fat Man is Unleashed: Sponsoring Athletes

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