Little league team looking for a phony sponsor

Filed under: Media, Decor, Toys, That's Entertainment

So, your kid wants to play on a little league team. You hunt around and find a team and next thing you know, you're the manager. You handle the coaching, you take care of the equipment, you make up the name of the team's sponsor... wait... what? What's this about a team sponsor? In order to help cover the costs of the program, you need to make up a sponsor.

Rarely do the player registration fees cover the all the costs of having a little league team, so the manager is responsible for securing a corporate sponsor -- a company that will fund the program in exchange for having their company name on the backs of "12 pint-size, base-stealing billboards running around the neighborhood."

Well, one team manager has found a rather odd sponsor. The company agreed to sponsor the team, but only on the condition that the team does not wear the company's name on their jerseys. The sponsor apparently told the manager "Make up a phony company, do whatever you want, just don't use our name." Who's going to argue with that?

So for the past three years, the team has sported the names of made up companies on their uniforms. First it was Vandelay Industries from Seinfeld, then the Acme Invisible Paint Co. of Roadrunner fame, and, most recently, the Krusty Krab, the undersea snack bar from SpongeBob SquarePants (the kids chose that one.) Now, it's a new year and he needs a new sponsor.

He's got some ideas -- Arnold's Drive-In; Dewey, Cheatem and Howe; Wally World from National Lampoon's Vacation! (the current favorite) -- but he's looking for more. Personally, I would go with Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems or perhaps the Stay Puft Corporation (great logo too!) What would you suggest?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.