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FloridaHSFootball.com launches Patreon account for supporters to become a part of the site

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Over the last few months we have been asked how fans of FloridaHSFootball.com can support us.

Today, we have your answer.

As of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Thursday, we launched our new Patreon account as a way for fans to be able to contribute to what we have been doing over the last eight years.

So what is Patreon? 

Patreon is a platform for people to support creators of various mediums including journalists and podcasters. Patreon is an extension of the site, not a means to replace a site or it its content, nor is it meant to charge a subscription for our content that is found on FloridaHSFootball.com (per FHSAA rules, we are not allowed to charge a subscription fee for content if we are to receive media credentials). Patreon also doesn’t replace the need for sponsorships, as we will still be seeking corporate sponsorships out. As such Patreon will only enhance what we are doing overall.

On Patreon, a supporter is called Patron. By being a Patron, you can help contribute to FloridaHSFootball.com through the various tier level rewards offered, which we will get into in just a moment.

Overall, Patreon is designed for us to be able to produce more content, make the website better, and work on future goals that we envision to give high school football fans and girls flag football fans around the state the best product possible they can be proud of and say they contributed to making it happen!

Goals

What is neat with Patreon is we can set up goals. As such we have set up goals that give our Patrons a chance to see what they are contributing to being a part of.

Here are the goals we have set and you can see we are pretty ambitious about it, but it is something we are looking at in order to continue further growth as we head into 2018.

$2,000 / month – FloridaHSFootball.com App for iOS and Android will be developed!

$5,000 / month – Hire some freelancers or correspondents to help produce even more great content for FloridaHSFootball.com!

$10,000 / month – We can hire an editor and content manager to handle all the great content being produced for FloridaHSFootball.com!

$15,000/month – We can hire a graphic designer and social media manager to handle all of our graphics and social media responsibilities.

$20,000 / month – We will be able to create a small paid internship program for select college interns each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

$25,000 / month – We will be able to secure premium office space in Gainesville to build a studio to produce our shows from including the FloridaHSFootball.com Gridiron Report, the FloridaHSFootball.com Scoreboard Show as well as few other possible programs that would air on FloridaHSFootball.com, Varsity Sports Network, and NFHS Network.com.

$50,000 / month – We would be able to do a lot of things beyond what we have mentioned. If we get to this level we will be off the charts rolling! We can dream big and if we hit this level, we will turn to our Patrons for the next big ideas!

What are rewards? 

Rewards are just exactly that, rewards for becoming a Patron. However, the rewards you get for becoming a Patron vary depending on the tier level you select. The more you contribute, the more rewards you get.

Here is what we have for rewards:

The Awesome Fanatic
$2 or more a month
You appreciate the game and are a fanatic of what we do, so we appreciate your support. With that, we do offer a genuine thank you for your support.

The Insider Fanatic
$5 or more a month

So you really want to know a little more going on, eh? This is that level that gets you closer to inside some of the thoughts going on.

  • Instant takes on some of the news going on in the world of high school football and girls flag football.
  • Access to a private members-only message board on the FloridaHSFootball.com Forums.
  • A sticker denoting you as an Insider Fanatic on the FloridaHSFootball.com Forums (must be a member of our forums, which is free, to get this sticker).

Super 11 Club
$11 or more a month
Everyone at one point wanted to be part of a Super 11 list right? We are pretty sure about that (we think)!

  • Ask me anything or AMA once a week. However, there is only one of me so some questions may get combined or potentially not answered depending on time. Some AMA questions will get featured in an FREE post on FloridaHSFootball.com to show fanatics what they are missing out on.
  • Access to a private Facebook group where AMA will be conducted, plus allows you to chat with fellow Super 11 Club patrons. The URL to your Facebook profile must be provided to us at time of sign up.
  • A sticker denoting you as a Super 11 Club member on the FloridaHSFootball.com Forums (must be a member of our forums, which is free, to get this sticker).
  • Your name listed as a Super 11 Club Patron on FloridaHSFootball.com and on Patreon.
  • Plus everything mentioned in the previous tiers

Super Fanatic
$25 or more a month

So you are really a big fanatic of what we do, as well as a big fanatic of the game? Well, this level is for you.

Besides getting access to everything on the previous tiers, you will get:

  • A follow from us on our Twitter account, where you can DM us questions. Again, remember there is one of me for now and until I can hire some full or part-time staff all questions may not get answered.
  • A FloridaHSFootball.com T-Shirt, produced by Legacy Team Sales in Ocala. Shipping address must be provided and shirt will ship within six to eight weeks (if not sooner) after sign up.
  • A sticker denoting you as a Super Fanatic member on the FloridaHSFootball.com Forums (must be a member of our forums, which is free, to get this sticker).
  • Your name listed as a Super Fanatic Patron on FloridaHSFootball.com and Patreon.
  • Plus everything mentioned in the previous tiers

Touchdown Club Fanatic
$50 or more a month
Alright, now you are taking this further than I would expect most people to even do so. You are really just wanting to make sure we can continue the growth of what we have worked on and work towards building a super staff and hire freelancers who can provide us incredible content for us in all corners of the state. With that in mind, this level is going to be really special for those who want to be a part of it.

Besides getting access to everything else in the previously mentioned tiers, you will get:

  • A FloridaHSFootball.com Ball Cap. Shipping address must be provided and ball cap will ship within six to eight weeks (if not sooner) after sign up.
  • A sticker denoting you as a Touchdown Club Fanatic Patron on FloridaHSFootball.com and on Patreon.
  • Plus everything mentioned in the previous tiers

The Ultimate Fanatic
$100 or more a month – 30 spots

You are really just going to make me question your sanity, right? Are you really going to make me do this? No just kidding, no questions asked about your sanity. Instead, I am going to be really forever grateful for you committing to this level.

With this in mind, you will get everything in the previous tiers, plus:

  • A 10 Questions feature about you as a fanatic that will be featured on FloridaHSFootball.com at some point.
  • A sticker denoting you as an Ultimate Fanatic Patron on FloridaHSFootball.com and on Patreon.
  • An ultimate end-of-the-school-year meetup (sometime in June depending on my schedule) to talk football and ideas for the upcoming season.
  • Plus everything mentioned in the previous tiers

NOTE: To be on this level you must commit to it for 1-year to get all rewards.

The Rolling Billboard Sponsor
$500 or more a month – 6 spots
With the growth and more added travel to come we are in the process of getting a new SUV. We are going to offer six spots for any kind of business (within reason and appropriate for our audience) to place their logo on the SUV wrap. This kind of spot does not come along often. Money directly from this will allow us to make the monthly payment required, plus keep the SUV maintained and insured (as required by Florida law) as needed to stay on the road from Pensacola to Key West! Thousands of eyeballs will see your logo every time we are on the road!

Rolling Billboard sponsor will also get:

  • One Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram shoutout per month for your business.

IMPORTANT NOTE NO. 1: A rolling billboard sponsor must commit to a 2-year agreement to be on the wrap of the SUV. Wraps are not cheap, plus they are designed to stay on for a long period of time once installed.

IMPORTANT NOTE NO. 2: SUV will not be purchased until all spots are sold and committed to. Time paid for prior to SUV purchase will be included from the time the wrap is installed on the SUV.

As you can see, this was heavily thought out and designed for all kinds of fans to take advantage of the rewards being offered.

Do you want to be a Florida HS Football Patron?

If something interests you, come on join us a Patron over on Patreon. You can click here or click on one of the Patreon buttons on the site to become a Patron







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