by Keith Anderson, Founder, PCAA
June 7, 2011
Greetings Press Concerns,
The PRESS ARTICLE below is for your consideration of publication. It describes, what I believe to be, the perfect way to pay college athletes.
If you wish, you may run it at any time. If you can, please include the PCAA logo, which can be copied from this page.
Besides printing the press release, I
also invite your firm to join the cause and profit from the PCAA product line. The first
item is the line of caps.
Below the article is an ad example for the black cap. We'll begin with only one cap because my supplier will embroider the caps in bulk units of 120, and all 120 must be the same cap. The other colors will be offered later. (Also, PCAA T-shirts will be available in the future.)
You would simply fill in your company info and run the ad in your publication (as many time as you wish) and take reserve-orders but no payments. When all participants have accumulated enough dozen-unit orders, you will be instructed to send payment to the suppler (Aida Embroidery & Printing), who will ship your dozen-units to you.
You may then collect payment from your customers and get their caps to them. Keep all profits you make! I make no profit from this. My goal is to gain the publicity for the PCAA and for CentList.
I request that you set your sales price at no more than $14.75 per cap plus shipping. This will give you at least a $3 profit (more if you order multiple dozens and reduce shipping per cap) while maintaining an attractive price for consumers to get the caps moving.
I'm seeking 100 Main Members--with the Main-Member cap price being $126 per dozen + *$15 shipping/handling. (*Flat $15 shipping--no matter the quantity ordered.) Join now. Membership is FREE!
This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY! I've seen no other entity marketing a product line specifically dedicated to paying the college athlete!
Let me know if you're interested in the article and/or the caps. And thanks for any help you may give.
For a better
My Preferred Title Choices:
"The PREFECT Way to Pay College Athletes"
"Ending the College-Athlete Plantation System"
Whether or not you believe college
athletes should be paid: With the billions of dollars at stake, plus with many
coaches making millions per year, it’s hard to argue that college athletics is
anything but big
business. It appears that everyone’s allowed to make the money...except those
performing the actual labor: the athletes themselves.
Yes, they get their “room and board,”
but, for those who don’t think that’s quite enough: What if there was a way
to pay college athletes that was completely voluntary and democratic and that didn’t involve taking money away from the
colleges, government, or even from the NCAA itself?
The solution: Allow the fans themselves
to pay the athletes, plus also allow companies/organizations seeking endorsers
to pay them. Allow the fans and endorsement-seekers to select their preferred
sports and divisions (Men’s Div. IA Football, Women’s Division III
Basketball, etc.), whereto they could contribute/pay as much as they want or are
contracted to, with all applicable athletes of those sports and divisions each being paid equally
from the pot.
This is the plan of Keith Anderson—founder
of the Pay College Athletes Association (PCAA): www.pcaa.us. Anderson’s plan
is to use the PCAA to establish the Fan-sponsored College Athlete Payment Fund (FCAPF),
where the fans and endorsement seekers would send their contributions/payments
and from which all athletes would be paid equally according to sport and
division regarding fan contributions and endorsement payments.
“The first plan is to circulate the
PCAA Survey Form and try to gather enough supporters to persuade the NCAA to
allow the establishment of the FACPF. If the NCAA refuses, the next step will be
to continue gathering enough supporters to lobby and persuade a Court, or even
Congress, to sanction it.”
Anderson hopes that the benefits of the
FCAPF, along with the many existing supporters of paying college athletes, will
be enough to have it adopted: “Not only would the FACPF be completely voluntary regarding
contributions, it would also avoid influencing gambling or point-shaving because
of equal pay regardless of game outcome. Also, it wouldn’t influence
recruitment because all applicable athletes would be paid equally no matter
their school. And it would serve as an incentive for academic achievement and
discipline because athletes may decide to stay in school longer if they’re
paid, and they would have incentive to obey the rules or risk losing money. Then
there’s the fact that money being concentrated into the athletes’ hands
would allow them to buy more big-ticket items and help stimulate the economy.”
To help promote the PCAA cause, Anderson
seeks people interested in organizing sporting events across the nation such as
basketball games. “I’m especially seeking community, grassroots organizers.
I’d love to keep this opportunity ‘street,’ allowing the people to make
the money rather than Corporate America, which, of course, would also make the
PCAA popular with youth culture.”
Anderson also plans to market a PCAA
product line and will seek no profit from it or from the sporting events. “All I want is to get PCAA
caps on heads, T-shirts on bodies, and audiences at the events. Those selling
the merchandise and organizing the events can keep the profits.”
Anderson seeks publicity for the PCAA as
well as for CentListInteractive.com—a marketing site and enterprise of
Adspread.com, the umbrella organization in development, housing his many
He welcomes you to contact him if you want to participate in any way.
EXAMPLE (with suggested pricing)
(Note: Ad may appear blurry because of Web-publishing program used.
I would, of course, send a clearer, editable, version to interested parties.)