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American Cornhole, LLC seeks to televise the national launch of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII

Project Objective:  To air the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII on LiveStream and ESPN3 or another national sports network.

Project Funding Purpose:  The funding will be used to contract with a video production company, acquiring services of on-air talent for interviews and match discussions, securing the network uplink needed for a strong video feed and securing the network time periods.

American Cornhole Comittment: It is important for you to understand these funds will be exclusively used for airing the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII. In the event ACO cannot secure a time period on a national sports network, ACO will commit to airing the show through LiveStream or some other means using the secured video production company so our audience can watch the competitions.

Be a part of cornhole sport history for a $25 pledge.  Receive 1 of 3,000 Limited Edition ACO World Championships DVD for your support.

The video clip we display on this project shows a glimpse of where we want to take this sport. An top-level quality production will allow more player interviews, display more intensity from the competitors through close-ups, provide instant replays and multiple camera angles.

Story of ACO: American Cornhole Organization was founded in 2006 and currently stands as the world's largest cornhole league. Twenty three states are represented by competitors participating in regional and national tournaments scheduled throughout a seasonal campaign culminating in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole.

ACO is emerging as the organization that will set the standards for international competition. In the same way that FIFA is central to everything that happens in soccer, ACO is leading the way in organizing casual game play into a set of clear rules and regulations for players.

The key to the success of ACO is clear. The league does not simply operate for social or professional players only. ACO is a community where enthusiasts can compete at all different skill levels. While there are of course local variations in the nature how cornhole is played, there are players everywhere and the underlying appeal of competitive cornhole is universal. The ACO has developed a platform for allowing these players with common interests from across the country to network while displaying their talents and passion for the sport.

Competitive cornhole shares many attributes with traditional sports. Games are being played at amateur, semi-professional and professional levels at organized leagues and tournaments with prize purses being awarded to successful players. Similar to the evolution of traditional sports, cornhole also started as a participation sport where individuals competed at home with each other. The game transformed into local tournaments and has finally developed into a professional league with ACO planning to turn it into a TV sport where all major tournaments are broadcast to the masses.

Thank you for your support!

Game On!

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Our project timeline consists of the following:
May - Secure production company and time periods on national sports network
5/24 - VIP Party held in Cincinnati for celebration of Kickstarter Campaign Success
June - Event planning and layout of video execution
7/20 - ACO World Championships
8/16 - Commemorative DVDs mailed out

There are many moving parts with this event. We have experienced many challenges in running events over the past few years and even experienced some challenges with a streaming production back in 2011 at the ACO World Championships V.

Fortunately, these experiences have made us better at overcoming obstacles and preparing for them. During this event, we could experience event competition delays, poor quality video signals, last minute production company changes, proper lighting, etc. We have assigned a project manager to be responsible for managing these elements and minimizing risks associated with the activities.

We have also selected an highly experienced video production company which specializes in live sporting events, has worked with various networks. We chose this company to overcome any challenges ahead and provide full confidence to the sports network in our ability to deliver a high quality production.

The timeline detailed above shows when we need to execute agreements to secure their services for the 2013 video production. We are confident in our ability to deliver a high quality experience displaying our sport with the funding we secure from this effort.

Thank you for your support in the growth of the sport of cornhole!

FAQ

  • American Cornhole will be providing T-Shirts to all pledges starting at $35. We added the T-Shirt reward after the launch of the program. Once the program is launched and we have pledgers for rewards, we are unable to change the copy of the reward.

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  • First, the project must be fully funded before a pledge is charged. Second, you will not be charged prior to the project end date of April 30th, 2013.

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    Honorable mention on a permanent web-site listing and listed in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII event program

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    A copy of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII Commemorative DVD, Honorable mention on web-site listing and event program

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    Access to the VIP party at Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH for two (May 24th, 2013 -subject to change), one copy of the ACO commemorative DVD, Honorable mention on web-site listing and event program

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    BEST VALUE! (1) ACO Pro PlayersChoice Cornhole Bags Case, American Cornhole T-Shirt, 1-year ACO Membership, In-Studio Portrait Session and (1) 11x14 Wall Portrait by Essenza Studio www.essenzastudio.com, Access to the VIP party at Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH for two (May 24th, 2013 -subject to change), one copy of the ACO commemorative DVD, Honorable mention on web-site listing and event program ($600 Retail Value)

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    Corporate Sponsor: Cornhole Kit (includes AC Tournament Boards and Bags and a set of Custom Logo Pitch Pads), (2) 2-Person team entries to Corporate Cup Challenge, (4) tickets to the Bogarts VIP Party (May 24th, 2013 -subject to change), (4) ACO Commemorative DVD, 1/4 page ad in event program, Promotion on American Cornhole Web-site

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    Advertising Package: (10) tickets for the Bogarts VIP party (May 24th, 2013 -subject to change), (10) ACO World Corporate Cup ticket entries, (8) :30 second commercials (live streaming), (3) :30 second commercials (ESPN3), (2) ESPN3 logo billboards, (1) Live stream score bug (rotator), (1) Event Banner, (1) 1/4 pg ad in ACO event program

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