Updated: Mar 27, 2022
Want your costs covered and some free swag for matches and events this year? Consider applying for the Rapid Defense Sponsored Shooter program.
Rapid Defense is seeking a shooter to sponsor throughout 2022 in an effort to promote our business to the general public and shooting communities.
We are very involved around SE Wisconsin, but understand that it would be helpful to have our name more visible with a wider reach.
This sponsorship offers a shooter a chance to be affiliated with Rapid Defense and have their costs substantially reduced when participating in shooting events this year.
The ideal sponsored shooter will be an outgoing person with a good reputation within the shooting community. This shooter is active throughout 2022 participating in matches, training classes, and local club events. Above all, they are enthusiastic about firearms in general and willing to share their expertise and excitement with others as a true ambassador of RD and the community.
They are knowledgeable about the firearms community and have an understanding of the responsibility required for owning and using one. They support the right to bear arms and understand that people from all backgrounds enjoy firearms. They also understand that there is a large variety of firearms use aside from self defense. These include action sports, defensive training classes, long range shooting, professional training, vintage collection, and others.
The sponsored shooter must be at least 21 years old and reside in SE Wisconsin or NE Illinois, free from controlled substances, and have a clean background.
The following goals will be the focus of this program:
Drive excitement and engagement with Rapid Defense
Provide information on classes and services
Generate interest and drive revenue through class sign ups and paid services
Develop positive relationships between RD and the shooting community
Grow RD’s social media following on Facebook and Instagram
Increase the number of subscribers to the newsletter
Rapid Defense will provide the sponsored shooter/ambassador with the following in 2022:
$300 towards the cost of match entry fees and supplies
T-shirt, hat, tech shirt, and other assorted RD gear depending on availability
1 free entry and 1 entry 25% off to any RD training class
1 free firearms transfer
Sponsored Shooter Requirements
The sponsored shooter will be required to complete the following in 2022:
Compete in at least 8 matches, with at least 2 of those not being USPSA or IDPA (minimum/at least 1 per month, in each month specifically, April through November - meaning you can't shoot 8 events by May and be done)
Must wear RD shirt or other external apparel at those 8 matches
Must get at least 1 photo or video competing in each of the 8 events with RD visible
Must share match photo(s) with RD visible and tagged within 48 hours of event
Must represent RD exceptionally and have a well-rounded knowledge of the business (we'll teach you)
Must drive training class registrations through primary promotion of classes (our name comes up first, unless we don't offer it)
Must distribute RD flyers when requested and engage related social communities
Must write 3 short blogs throughout the course of the year (200 words max, RD will provide subjects but these will be based on shooting activity)
Must provide a summary of experience and review of goal metrics at end of the year
How to apply
To apply for this sponsorship, send a short paragraph describing why you believe you would be the best person to sponsor. In addition you must submit:
Links to social media profiles
Your experience in the shooting community (matches, clubs, etc)
List of potential events/matches you’d participate in
What are your personal goals related to shooting - this year and beyond
Of course, efforts above and beyond what is required is a great way to increase your sponsorship and be considered again in the future. All information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st.