This is a question that we are asked quite regularly.
Many years ago, Hyperflite elected not to employ the promotional model used in the disc golf industry, for two reasons.
- First, because canines are involved, we want to make sure that folks always act in the best interest of their canines and that they don’t take action solely because they feel pressure to perform for a sponsor.
- Second, because Hyperflite is the sponsor of the Skyhoundz Series — the largest disc dog series in the World – it would not be appropriate for Hyperflite to pick and choose individual teams upon which to bestow special sponsorships while excluding other teams. Doing so, in our view, might call into question the impartiality of the judges who judge for us, as well as suggest to unsponsored teams, a potential corporate bias in favor of the sponsored individuals.
Notwithstanding the above, although Hyperflite does not sponsor individual teams, every team that competes in the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship receives free discs, gear, shirts, jackets, bags, awards, etc, not to mention admission to the free events that Hyperflite stages for the enjoyment of competitors during the weekend of the World Championship.
In many cases, the competitor kits provided by Hyperflite to every competitor at each year’s Skyhoundz World Championship exceed the token sponsorship often provided to teams who are sponsored by other companies.
In 2015, for example, we rolled out the red carpet in Chattanooga for 126 of the elite teams in canine disc sports.
By according everyone special treatment, we hope to always ensure a memorable experience for both human and canine in which everyone can be assured that they will have an equal opportunity for competitive success.